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    Too Much Algae & Plant Stems Rotting

    I think I may be seeing an improvement in the amount of algae. Ammonia is gone. I couldn't get the pump pointed at the back of the tank as no matter what I did it knocked my plants on their sides! I got the weakest nano pump I could find. I did leave it in the tank, though, and have it...
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    How To Treat Fish Scrape

    I did a 50% water change to get some of the meds out. The fish immediately stopped dying. The barb whom had the white fuzz is getting much better! Only a small amount left. The company who made the product wanted the lot numbers of the products that killed the fish. My advice - stay away...
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    How To Treat Fish Scrape

    Yep. No more chemicals for me. Actually, this is an "all natural" products. I contacted the company and they said that "sorry for your loss. that is not the intention of our product". seriously? on their site - they have a warning that it can cause cancer in humans!!!!!!!! ****
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    How To Treat Fish Scrape

    well, good news and bad news. More fish that were not sick at all have died. The small fish. The large barb is showing definite signs of improvement. Having had this experience I will never use Milafix or Pimafix ever again. I am certain that is what did it. The fish who died had no signs...
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    How To Treat Fish Scrape

    After looking at pics of saprolegnia and columnaris I do think it is the fungus growing where he scraped himself. So, I guess just keep treating - even after the 7 days? maybe I should try that other brand that starts with a K that folks talk about sometimes..... also all natural? And why the...
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    How To Treat Fish Scrape

    I have been treating with both melafix and pimafix for 5 days. The perimeter of the original scrape fungus has not gotten bigger but two other areas he scraped are now developing fungus. Should I switch to a chemical medicine as opposed to these natural ones? And would they harm my plants...
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    Too Much Algae & Plant Stems Rotting

    I did a water change, stopped using the co2 boost, ordered the circulation pump and purigen filter, took out the nitrate and phosphate pillows to allow nitrate and phosphate to develop in the tank and added in some of my well water which has nitrates. i think it is too soon to see results. Oh...
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    How To Treat Fish Scrape

    Thanks. I will run to the store tomorrow. No way I can catch this guy without ripping up my entire aquarium and my plants are not rooted in yet. I will have to treat the entire tank. how will i know when it is infected?
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    How To Treat Fish Scrape

    One of my bigger fish tried to swim through a hole in my bark and got stuck! We had to push him through. He has a scrape. At first it was just sorta the same color as the rest of his body now it is turning white. I put extra stress coat in the water but am not sure if I should be putting some...
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    Too Much Algae & Plant Stems Rotting

    Great! Thanks for your help. I will post when I have results!
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    Too Much Algae & Plant Stems Rotting

    By the way, will the algae go away once I correct or do I have to clean algae off plants in addition? what ppm should nitrates and phosphates be?
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    Too Much Algae & Plant Stems Rotting

    i guess I over did it on getting rid of the nitrates and phosphates. They were so high for a while - I'll take out the nitrate pillows.
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    Too Much Algae & Plant Stems Rotting

    I figured out too late that eco complete wasn't too good. everybody raved about it when I was shopping around. I have root tabs in the water already. forgot to mention that...... Will stop with the liquid carbon and see how that goes. thanks for your feedback
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    Too Much Algae & Plant Stems Rotting

    Thank you for the complement on the tank and plants! I am talking about the algae spots (not the dark spots on the ferns that grow into roots)
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    Too Much Algae & Plant Stems Rotting

    yes sunrise substrate: CaribSea Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate - some red, some black did the pictures ever show up?
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    Too Much Algae & Plant Stems Rotting

    I have switched to a new substrate and planted new plants - it has been about 4 months since. At first I almost lost some of them. I was able to save some and they are starting to come back. But, my current issues are: 1 - too much algae on plants, rocks, glass 2 - difficult time with plants...
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    Get Rid Of Roots High On Plant?

    so, no truth to the idea that a stem plant will rot below the roots? And, should I be cutting them off?
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    Get Rid Of Roots High On Plant?

    So, I bought quite a few stem plants and am trying to get them rooted. I am noticing that there are quite a few that grow all up the stem. I have read that the plant will tend to rot just below a root. Should I be cutting off all the roots that are not at the bottom of the plant to avoid the...
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    Led Lighting Requirements For Planted Tank

    OK, thanks. I will cut down to 8 hours.




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