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  1. Zacahriah

    I. Need. Help. Algae.

    ok so. I have an itty bitty issue. I've got quite a bit of algae growing in my tank recently. Now the thing is I've also recently started dosing my tank with ferts but this was due to many of my plants showing an assortment of deficiencies (basically NPK). Even before I had started dosing, there...
  2. Zacahriah

    Plant Fertilizing Routine?

    One final thing I forgot to ask. What exactly do I need GH booster for? I think that's general hardness, yes? And how would I incorporate it to the routine?
  3. Zacahriah

    Plant Fertilizing Routine?

    Got Got it thanks
  4. Zacahriah

    Plant Fertilizing Routine?

    Awesome Thanks so much! Although What do you mean when you say that the resulting K will be enough from the plants?
  5. Zacahriah

    Seachem Plant Fert Routine

    This is a repost. I posted in the wrong thread but didn't know how to move/delete it. Hello, I am a bit of a beginner when it comes to understanding ferts. I have a Co2 setup, 32 watts lighting in 20gal and fairly heavily planted aquarium. I am using Fluval stratum. I have been using Flourish...
  6. Zacahriah

    How To Stop Fish From Digging Up Plant?

    So I have had a similar issue. I have Tiger barbs and a pleco who loves to dig holes EVERYWHERE. I have only Fluval Stratum (no gravel) and that stuff is SUPER light. I had several planted Dwarf hairs and monte Carlo planted but every morning I would wake up to see and least half of them...
  7. Zacahriah

    Plant Fertilizing Routine?

    Hello, I am a bit of a beginner when it comes to understanding ferts. I have a Co2 setup, 32 watts lighting in 20gal and fairly heavily planted aquarium. I am using Fluval stratum. I have been using Flourish for the past few days but still have had browning, yellowing, black tips and some...
  8. Zacahriah

    Why Are My Plants Browning?

    Ok, so I literally don't know what I am doing wrong. Heres the full story. I started up a tank a little over a month ago and went through a full cycle. Added 8 Tigerbarbs and a Pleco (adopted them from a friend who as moving). Had Dwarf hair grass and Montecarlo in the tank but realized my...
  9. Zacahriah

    Whats That Growing In My Tank?

    ok thanks!
  10. Zacahriah

    Whats That Growing In My Tank?

    Not sure what the name of the plant is, but after I immersed it into my tank it started to grow some sort of strange thing. This is the only leaf these things show up on. They almost look like tiny bundles of eggs. Also, the tank is in the process in of a redesign so that's why ceramic rings are...
  11. Zacahriah

    Do I Wash Fluval Stratum?

    Hello! Pretty much what the title says. I bought some Fluval stratum for a planted aquarium. Do I need to rinse it? I heard some say yes and others say no because it causes it to go to mush.
  12. Zacahriah

    How To Completely Redesign Tank?

    Really! Sweet did not realize this. So once the biomedia has built up the beneficial bacteria, I could theoretically remove all the water and refill with a new one?
  13. Zacahriah

    How To Completely Redesign Tank?

    Hello, I just finished cycling my tank but Im a bit disappointed with how it looks. When I first started this project I did not intend on making as big of an investment but at this point, I've spent so much on the lighting, filtration ect. that I might as well have purchased a more quality...
  14. Zacahriah

    Upgrading To Canister Filter Help?

    Hello, I've decided to upgrade to a canister filter. Im getting the Penn Plax Cascade 1200. Im just curious what types of filter media I should get? I am transferring my bio-rings from my current filter to the Canister filter but should I add more? Im also planning on using Purigen, a course...
  15. Zacahriah

    Upgrade To A Canister Filter?

    Cool! Will the media from the current filter be enough or should I by more and mix it together?
  16. Zacahriah

    Upgrade To A Canister Filter?

    Hello! I just finished cycling my 20gal fish tank. It has some tiger barbs and a pleco. I like the benefits a canister filter has and was wondering if 1) is it worth the upgrade and 2) if I will need to recycle the tank? If so how would I go about doing this? Thanks!
  17. Zacahriah

    Whats That Growing In My Tank???

    Super thanks!
  18. Zacahriah

    Whats That Growing In My Tank???

    The tank is 20g, I have 8 Tiger Barbs and a pleco. I did not intend on putting in fish as early as I did and also not as many. It was an emergency situation as my friend was moving and needed someone to take his fish so I sort volunteered. Thanks! Got it thanks! And by frequent water changes...
  19. Zacahriah

    Whats That Growing In My Tank???

    All wood in tank was boiled for at least 2 hours. Gravel was all washed. I suppose the plants may have harbored it but I so strange that it would appear out of nowhere. Literally yesterday there was no trace of the algae. Do you think doing a complete blackout would be safe or perhaps too...
  20. Zacahriah

    Whats That Growing In My Tank???

    I started up a tank a couple of weeks back and noticed green hair growing on my Christmas moss and my driftwood. I also see tiny tiny particles of it growing towards the bottom of the glass but its barely visible. Im almost positive its algae but at the same times its looks so pretty on my...
  21. Zacahriah

    Tigerbarb By Himself

    Hello, I have 10 Tigerbarbs in a 20g aquarium. It has a large piece of driftwood and quite a few plants (photo below). I understand that 10 may be a bit much for an aquarium my size but I did it as a favor for a friend while he was moving out so I did not have much of a choice. I have one tiger...
  22. Zacahriah

    White Fungus On Branches?

    Thanks for the advice!
  23. Zacahriah

    White Fungus On Branches?

    Super thanks!
  24. Zacahriah

    White Fungus On Branches?

    Hello, I am new to the Aquarium hobby and was hoping to get some answers to a few issues my tank is having. Firstly let me say that when I first started I was a bit more uneducated on fish keeping than I thought. I let my system run for twoish weeks with a daily dosage of seachem Stability. A...




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