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New Tank Setup Tricks Needed

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by Kevmo, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. Kevmo

    Kevmo Junior Poster

    Jan 23, 2005
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    I have recently set up 5 new planted tanks from scratch... three 10g, one 25g, one 150g.

    Of the 5 new tanks I have been met with 4 BGA attacks of various sizes. In one of those four I also have the complex hair algae that has multiple "limbs."

    Of course these things will go away using EI in time.

    However, how do I set up a tank and avoid this problem in the first place? I generally do slower growing plants, so I'm wondering if I need to stuff some stem plants in there to help get the intake going faster. But I'd rather not have to. There has to be a trick or two I can employ to avoid this...


  2. Wö£fëñxXx

    Wö£fëñxXx Prolific Poster

    Jan 24, 2005
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    Re: New Tank Setup Tricks Needed

    Start with a clean tank (duh) ;)
    Vaccum as much mulm from another tank as possible, even if you have to go to you're LFS to do it.
    Place alot of mulm in clean tank, (sound's wacked huh?) insert substrate of you're choice, fill with fast growing plant's as many as possible(then wean to plant's of choice) start light's, C02, dosing regime, and enjoy!

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