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  1. Kader

    What Is Causing Holes In Leaves?

    I have read that it is magnesium deficiency, and in another post here they say potassium deficiency, but this started happening recently when I started dosing ada fertilisers (Brighty K, Minerals, Nitrogen, & iron) and increasing co2.
  2. Kader

    Shrimp Infected With Black Spot/ Rust Disease

    The picture is not clear for me to see, so I am not sure that's what it is. Many times there are other reasons for deaths, like chemicals introduce in the air, fragrances of candles, cooking, and even laundry detergents, as well as through unwashed hands and utensils. Look elsewhere for reason...
  3. Kader

    Help Too Low Ph From Substrate

    I use salty shrimp ghkh to remineralise my ro and it comes out at about ph 7 but with the substrate it goes down to 6-6.5 which is perfect. Unfortunately now I have the ph issues in 2 tanks, so the crystal reds are having to stay with my yellow king kong until I can have one of the tank ready...
  4. Kader

    Help Too Low Ph From Substrate

    Thanks for your input! Yes I've also heard of several others running into this issue but haven't heard how they solved it. I do remineralise the water with GHKH+ which brings the kh to 3. My tap also has kh 3 with other pollutants, so I don't use that. I would like to bring it up to kh8 but that...
  5. Kader

    Help Too Low Ph From Substrate

    I decided to try out ada buffering substrates as they are supposed to be one of the best out there especially for planted tanks. I planed to put caridina shrimp which require ph of about 6-6.5. I set up 3 x 54l aquariums at the same time around 5th of Feb. ’19 - all 3 aquariums were set up with...
  6. Kader

    Cloudy Water In Mature Tank

    I added a small sponge filter to see if it was a filtration deficiency problem, and to it I added some beneficial bacteria. 2 days later and the cloudiness disappeared! So it seems that the double sponge filter is a tad too small for this 80l aquarium and the fact that I did H2O2 treatment to...
  7. Kader

    Cloudy Water In Mature Tank

    Yup! NO3 mg/l (ppm) The test matched that color 1 ±0.4
  8. Kader

    Cloudy Water In Mature Tank

    what do you mean? both no2 & no3 are ok. you think because of trace nitrates could have trace ammonia which is causing the cloudiness? and that relates to filter too small?
  9. Kader

    Cloudy Water In Mature Tank

    Okay so I just retested: Temp: 24.3C (should be 23) PH: 6.65 (after a full day of co2 which lowers the ph by about 0.4) TDS: 235 (higher than expected) GH 7 KH 0 NO2 0.01 ppm NO3 1 ppm don't have ammonia test
  10. Kader

    Cloudy Water In Mature Tank

    Hi, I keep crystal black & black sakura (about 20 little guys) with some ram horn snails. The parameters are 23C ph6.3 gh 7 kh 2 & tds 175. I haven't done the other tests for a while now, but I will test for them now. Do you think it is due to cycling problem? or what was mentioned in the other...
  11. Kader

    Struggling With Perpetual Cloudiness

    Tried to mention you in the thread by doesn't seem to link to you. new thread is called Cloudy Water In Mature Tank
  12. Kader

    Cloudy Water In Mature Tank

    Hi everyone, I have several 54L & 1 85Ltanks with double sponge filters, that all seem to be doing fine except for 2. They have cloudiness that doesn't seem to clear up. They have been running for several months and they should definitely be already cycled. I could maybe accept that the double...
  13. Kader

    Struggling With Perpetual Cloudiness

    Hi everyone, glad to read this post as I have a similar situation with the white perpetual cloudiness. I have several 54L & 1 85Ltanks with double sponge filters, that all seem to be doing fine except for 2. They have cloudiness that doesn't seem to clear up. They have been running for several...
  14. Kader

    Dark And Brown Plants Problem

    Happy New year to you too, and thanks for your followup. Not much improvement in the beginning, but recently I have been adding minerals which started to turn things around. New growth is starting and I look forward to taking some photos and posting them soon. Been busy during the holidays so...
  15. Kader

    Upward Swimming Fish

    Definite swim bladder problem, but what can be done about it, is the question.
  16. Kader

    Upward Swimming Fish

    Update: still swimming upwards and looking thin, I put her in another tank thinking with one other fish so less competition when feeding, as she isn't as fast as others. Is there something I can do for her?
  17. Kader

    Upward Swimming Fish

    The only difference is that this Rummy nose is a young one, so I don't think it is old age issue.
  18. Kader

    Upward Swimming Fish

    Have a rummy nose that has been swimming upwards for a week now. I tried a slat bath, and I fed it peas, even though I don't think she has bladder disease or indigestion, so it didn't help. As you can see it is quite thin, and isn't bloated. She has no other symptoms of infection or anything I...
  19. Kader

    Shrimp Infected With Black Spot/ Rust Disease

    Update: 4 days in with antibiotics, not any better. Someone who is a long time breeder said that it isn't bacterial infection and they just get darker as they get older. not sure what to think now?
  20. Kader

    Shrimp Infected With Black Spot/ Rust Disease

    Thanks Jellibeen! That is really great info you have provided. So far I have taken out my most severe infected shrimps and given them a separate tube to test out see if there is any improvement with them before I treat the whole tank. I also read that soaking food in the solution and then...
  21. Kader

    Shrimp Infected With Black Spot/ Rust Disease

    Was able to get Doxycyklin 20mg tablets with the help of one vet that happens to also have shrimps. Yay! so now it is a matter of figuring out the dosage. I hope this will work to cure this issue. The link you gave me for SKF aquatics doesn't open. so I am unable to see what dosages they do, and...
  22. Kader

    Shrimp Infected With Black Spot/ Rust Disease

    Found out that Levamisole is no longer available in Sweden, because it is used to cut it with cocaine, my luck ... And it is just as hard to get tetracycline, because it is a prescription medicine .... Will go to the vet tomorrow and see what they can provide, otherwise will try to buy it on...
  23. Kader

    Shrimp Infected With Black Spot/ Rust Disease

    update: After 2 more H2O2 and Alder cones, lowering the temperature, still no improvement or deaths Been throwing away all molts looks like going to have to find the Levamisole medicine somehow.
  24. Kader

    Shrimp Infected With Black Spot/ Rust Disease

    Thanks for the link! Thats where I got most of my info Appreciate your help I’ve done 1 h2o2 and will do 1 today 2 almond leaves and blackwater as well One casualty that was too far infected but the other seem stable Will keep you updated
  25. Kader

    Shrimp Infected With Black Spot/ Rust Disease

    Thanks jellibben for your suggestion. I was actually doing that just now! The thing is I have done it a couple of weeks ago to treat algae, and I did it twice. will continue to do it for 5 days and see if that helps. found my 1st victim already too late to save. Hope its the last!
  26. Kader

    Shrimp Infected With Black Spot/ Rust Disease

    Have a tank with over 60 Red sakura that are infected with Chitinolytic bacterial disease (gram negative rods). I also have tiger shrimps in there but because they are darker so it is difficult to see if they are infected as well, Anyways as I understand it the best way to treat this bacteria...
  27. Kader

    Dark And Brown Plants Problem

    Hello Roy, Want to thank you for your help and effort in editing the photo with arrows pointing to the different issues and identifying them. I am so grateful that you would take the time and do such an elaborate explanation. I do have all the test kits you mentioned, and for sure my nitrate...
  28. Kader

    How To Grow Algae?

    Is this Algae? or something else like fungus or spirulina? I have some of this at the bottom of the jar now. The larvae are growing!I have taken a little to the new breeding jar. Hope it is algae. You are right Stella1979, it is a very clean/sterile jar as it is RO water + red sea salt only.
  29. Kader

    How To Grow Algae?

    From the replies it seems like my only choice is to find a salt water shop and try to get some salt water Algae from them ... It's funny because in my fresh water aquariums it is always hard to stop the algae from growing... You guys are lucky that algae doesn't want to grow in salt water...
  30. Kader

    How To Grow Algae?

    I only have fresh water tanks. Can't add fresh water to salt water or it will screw with salinity and larvae are very sensitive... and I tried to use the algae from fresh water tank to seed the salt water, but doesn't seem to grow...
  31. Kader

    How To Grow Algae?

    I have mentioned that I have the lights on 24 hours for a month now. I do give little sprinkle of spirulina to keep them alive. but I would like to grow algae instead. Any thoughts?
  32. Kader

    How To Grow Algae?

    I am trying to grow algae in 2L salt water jar for the purpose of feeding amano shrimp larvae. I tried to scrape some algae from my fresh water tank to seed and have kept the light on 24hrs for a month now but without success. Is it that fresh water algae cannot thrive in salt water? What should...
  33. Kader

    Dark And Brown Plants Problem

    Reporting back after a few days, I have started to notice a turn around in some plants, and a reduction in Algae. So you have definitely hit the nail on the head with your advice. I did loose all my RICCIA FLUITANS plants in my tanks, but I do feel that it was due to H2O2 Algae treatment. So I...
  34. Kader

    Dark And Brown Plants Problem

    Thank you for your quick reply. I have not done a water change but I will do one tomorrow. Frustration over a long period had made me too impatient and expect immediate results when plants take time to grow and show it. Will keep at it, and eventually we should be able to solve it. Your help is...
  35. Kader

    Dark And Brown Plants Problem

    I still feel that the problem has not been resolved. Either these nutrients I bought don't have all the Macro nutrients needed or it is something else that is causing plants to continue to die. The same thing is repeating in my 2nd tank. Just last week plants were still pearling and growing with...
  36. Kader

    Dark And Brown Plants Problem

    Have acquired 2 different brands that are available here that provide Macronutrients. One is from tropica specialised Nutrition: Contains nitrogen and phosphor for fast-growing and demanding plants Also contains iron, manganese and vital micro nutrients Suitable for aquariums with many and...
  37. Kader

    Dark And Brown Plants Problem

    Yes my Nitrates are at 2ppm. You are awesome for figuring it out, thank you. Please elaborate a little more on the macros, and how I can boost it.
  38. Kader

    Dark And Brown Plants Problem

    This is how my Riccia (fluitans) looks now, and it used to look like the other tank (2nd pic) Frustrating .... Can't seem to figure it out.
  39. Kader

    Dark And Brown Plants Problem

    Or is it the Light that I have reduced? Because if you look at the 2nd photo the row of Alternanthera (reineckil "mini"), the ones on the right seem healthier than the left and they get more light. The ones on the left are in the shade of the roots and the tall background plants (pic1).
  40. Kader

    Dark And Brown Plants Problem

    This is after cleaning up. The picture of the micro sword plant, I had already taken them out and did H2O2 bath for them and replanted. Before they were infested with hair and spot algae But even though there is little growth now, the speed of deterioration is faster. Do I just keep dosing more...
  41. Kader

    Dark And Brown Plants Problem

    I am using Tropica specialised nutrients. The reason why I started decreasing light was because the algae was getting out of control. And with not enough of something( maybe nutrients) that is making imbalance allowing for algae. That's my reason, because I have no more other choices. I should...
  42. Kader

    Dark And Brown Plants Problem

    Advice please! The 1st few months of set up the plants were doing really well, pearling and growing like crazy. Had to trim all the time. Suddenly growing stopped & started turning dark & brown, and algae started, green Algae, spot algae and hair Algae. So I cut back on lights from 10 hr to 8...
  43. Kader

    Help Rummy Nose Sick?

    This morning went to our local fish store and was able to get the medicine for Columnaris, and I already started treating all the tank. Here is a link to the medicine: https://www.aquarium-munster.com/en/products/remedies/virumor/ I look forward to freeing the tank from fish diseases and try to...
  44. Kader

    Help Rummy Nose Sick?

    Okay, I will have to find some antibiotics and treat the whole tank. I have over 40 tetras and platinum hatchetfish that are at great risk now along with other shrimps ... Many thanks for helping to identify the problem and potentially saving my tank from a catastrophe, for I thought for sure...
  45. Kader

    Help Rummy Nose Sick?

    Thanks for your fast reply! That is unfortunate and I am guilty of not quarantining my new siamese algae eaters. After reading about Columnaris, it seems I have stumbled onto a highly contagious disease I gave the fish a 15min salt bath but died soon after.. Does this mean I need to treat the...
  46. Kader

    Help Rummy Nose Sick?

    Hello, Woke today to find one of my fish as in photos. Is this fungus? Salt bath infected fish? or should do all aquarium so to treat all other fish just incase?
  47. Kader

    Fertiliser Overdose

    Thanks for your fast reply. If there is no danger then I'll wait a couple of days and keep checking the readings.
  48. Kader

    Fertiliser Overdose

    Had a spillage of Iron fertiliser (Fe plantain from Tetra) and now Fe test is 1.5 mgl. Is this too much and harmful? There is nowhere where I could find that says it is bad except you get BBA. Will the Fe eventually be consumed?




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