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    Awful algae growth

    Other than Flourish, that's it. I was planning on starting a CO2 system but wanted to deal with this issue first.
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    Awful algae growth

    So it's been about a year since I've had my 29 gallon aquarium and I couldn't be happier. Except, there has been a glaring issue I've been having recently. I have unfortunately became victim to black beard algae and have used Excel Flourish to help get rid of it, and it works but only...
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    29 Gallon Tank Any ideas on what plants I should add?

    Had this 29 gal tank for about a year now and have rescaped it before but I still feel it's empty. I added some Seachem Black Sand over some old gravel I had before and planted 3 Amazon Swords and several Anubis Dwarfs. Any ideas of plants I should add to the background, mid-ground, and forground?
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    29 Gallon Tank New to lighting

    I'm planning on gradually adding some more plants to my planted aquarium. I wish to add some Dwarf Hairgrass, Rotala Rotundifolia, Hygrophilia Polysperm, and Rotala Indica. I'm aware that these plants require moderate to high light and CO2, however I don't quite understand how the lighting...
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    Cycling is apparently stuck - Update

    Now that you mention it, the Ammonia does look a bit dark. I'm going to change that it's probably at 4.0ppm. I'm about 3 weeks into the process now to this upcoming Friday. Not that I think it should be done but I just wonder if something is supposed to be happening? It's kinda just been stuck...
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    Cycling is apparently stuck - Update

    This is an update from a previous thread I started with this same tank. This time I've finally gotten somewhere with my aquarium tank. After restarting doing a 100% water change and adding pure amonnnia instead of flakes, I've finally gotten more nitrites. The cycle started @ 2.0ppm and then...
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    Weird algae growth

    My 29 gal aquarium has been doing great for the few months I have had it. However I seem to noticing a weird growth of algae on my decor. The algae gives a weird stringy appearance and is dark grey in color. Any idea what this may be and how could I control it?
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    Cycling is apparently stuck - Update

    Well I'll be. The nitrates from the tap water is also 5.0ppm. This is so weird because I did a 100% water change a while back and a 50% before and there was no nitrates present. This is actually the first time I found any since this a whole month since I've been cycling it. Is it probably the...
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    Cycling is apparently stuck - Update

    And there's the change. Ammonia has went down to 0.50ppm, nitrites are at 0ppm, and nitrates are at 5.0ppm.
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    Cycling is apparently stuck - Update

    I have like a heater for like 20 gal tanks but I can like change the setting however it may just be too big Okay. So I switched the heater. Did a 50% water change and added Tetra Safestart. Crossing my fingers for a change
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    Cycling is apparently stuck - Update

    Okay so apparently the PH of the water is already at 7.6 on a normal scale and 7.4 at a high range scale. Now there's 2ppm of Ammonia, 0ppm of nitrite, and 0ppm of nitrate. Clueless why it's stuck Yikes. The water is over 100F
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    Cycling is apparently stuck - Update

    Unfortunately I haven't tested the pH in a while (I just ordered another kit that's gonna arrive tomorrow) but the last time I checked the pH was between 6.0 - 6.5. I haven’t done anything to change the pH however
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    Cycling is apparently stuck - Update

    My 10 gal aquarium seems to be stalling at the cycling process. I started the process about a month ago (not exactly sure what date) doing a fish-less cycle. I added fish food and let it decompose into Ammonia and got a decent start of about 1ppm. I kept adding the fish food until the kit read...
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    29 Gallon Stocking?

    I have mechanical Filtration with those disposable filter cartridges. Yes the tank is planted with 3 Amazon Sword plants, duckweed, and some store bought plants. The only decor is some driftwood,a plastic log, and a rock Huh never knew. I've had them in since the beginning of this tank and...
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    29 Gallon Stocking?

    I have a 29-gallon tank which is housing a small community of fish. The tank currently has: 5 Zebra Danios' 2 Mollies 3 Neon Tetras 1 Playtfish Im unsure on how many fish I could put in the tank. I tried calculating it with information I found on the web but I'm nervous on adding any more...
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