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  1. ArmouredUnicorn

    2 Tanks One Algae.

    My phosphates are at 1ppm at nitrates at 40ppm. I live in a hard water area and the nitrates dont seem to be a problem in the other tank. Just every plant i put in the spec dies eventually or gets covered in algae. maybe ill try removing the carbon balls and see what happens.
  2. ArmouredUnicorn

    2 Tanks One Algae.

    Sounds like the start to a great film huh. I'm ripping my hair out. I have two tanks, one is 2 years old, sits near a window and has NEVER had an algae problem. The other [the problem], a newish 5g Betta tank currently blanketed in cyanobacteria alongside another sort of freeformed algae...
  3. ArmouredUnicorn

    Help With Dosaging / Adding Phosphate?

    I'm in Basildon Essex. We have Super hard water! Yeah ive stopped dosing the iron and phosphate on the same day. Will check the potassium, thanks for info! My phosphates seem to be at 1ppm with my nitrates being around 40ppm. My bottle says dose 10ml for every 500ml for an increase of .1ppm, its...
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    Help With Dosaging / Adding Phosphate?

    Hello! I have the Dennerle Nutri Basis substrate In a 70L tank. I don't dose CO2, due to lack of space & instead use a liquid carbon, alongside an array of ferts which seem to be pretty successful in my tank. However I do not dose phosphate & have started to see that I need to due to spot algae...
  5. ArmouredUnicorn

    Hardscape Maybe Done? Thoughts?

    I feel that, I felt I paid more attention in the first one to the shape of the rocks and position and somewhat imagined a stream and how it would shape.
  6. ArmouredUnicorn

    Do I Have An Iron / Nitrogen Deficiency?

    I've recently as off 5 days ago started dosing iron so hopefully all will balance Thanks.
  7. ArmouredUnicorn

    Hardscape Maybe Done? Thoughts?

    Had alot of feedback saying it looks out of place and inconsistent. Will probably chissel at it tomorrow to get a more jagged look. Thanks for your feedback! Ah cool! I also have a piece of driftwood that will be the length of the tank so I aimed for the low profile end on the right to...
  8. ArmouredUnicorn

    Hardscape Maybe Done? Thoughts?

    First time properly aquascaping. Just got the rocks through but still have a piece of wood on its way in the mail. Will be planting DHG, valis and some flame moss. Keeping it minimal. This is what it currently looks like; https://i.imgur.com/PvS0hWV.jpg This was my first layout...
  9. ArmouredUnicorn

    Do I Have An Iron / Nitrogen Deficiency?

    (60litre tank) So I dose; 1ml EasyCarbo daily, 6ml Algexit / ProFito / Kallium-Pottasium / Ferro. When I test my nitrates are stable around 40ppm. I only have the API master kit so can't test macro / micro other than nitrate which I guess shows the nitrogen content. Anyway, think I have an...
  10. ArmouredUnicorn

    [nsfw] Just Lost 3 Tetras..

    Hopefully! I was reading and it said it dematerialises in light and water fast so I guess that maybe theres a chance. Guess lesson learned, always go 100% cyanoacrylate and always double check before putting into the aquarium. The shrimp were fine despite being all over the driftwood which...
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    [nsfw] Just Lost 3 Tetras..

    Just done a tonne of research on it, and pretty sure by the time I get back to the tank all my fish will be dead. Pg.4 Environmental Effects
  12. ArmouredUnicorn

    [nsfw] Just Lost 3 Tetras..

    Odd.. I did see that once I checked the back after though surely if it was the glue all the inhabitants would have died and not just half the group of phantoms?
  13. ArmouredUnicorn

    [nsfw] Just Lost 3 Tetras..

    Thanks, someone mentioned it may have been a gas pocket that disturbed when I gravel vac but I dunno. Everbuild HV50 50 g High Viscosity Industrial Superglue
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    [nsfw] Just Lost 3 Tetras..

    Pretty frustrated / upset. They've been amazingly hardy until the past few days. However only 3 out of the 6 died and I have no idea why. I may have stressed them I guess, it was annual fish tank deep clean day where I took out the ornaments and drift wood and gravel vac where they were. I did...
  15. ArmouredUnicorn

    Black Phantom Tetras "sleepy" / "stressed"?

    Yeah I guess it threw them off, as I was writing the post they were perking up and darkening and an hour later swimming for food and showing off,
  16. ArmouredUnicorn

    Black Phantom Tetras "sleepy" / "stressed"?

    I guess its still weird for me to see fish in a slumber when I'm so use to corys and plecos that apparently never stop moving around :')
  17. ArmouredUnicorn

    Black Phantom Tetras "sleepy" / "stressed"?

    Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet Linked to an album, sorry for bad quality, it's 6:30am and everyone's still asleep. So I did the blackout method for killing algae and had the lights off for 24 hours. I just turned them back on and usually lights on mean feeding time and the...
  18. ArmouredUnicorn

    My Plecos Spots Are Changing Colour?

    Its definitely the pattern on the pleoc. However its odd because the fins are still orange. I dont know whether its stressed as I use stresscoat dechlorinator and it gets a very varied diet. The black on him hasn't turned pale.
  19. ArmouredUnicorn

    My Plecos Spots Are Changing Colour?

    Think its a she as her bristles aren't very obvious and its a bristlenose pleco.




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