Is there anyone here knowledgeable on the growth rate of these fish? I've had them 15+ months now and they barely seem to be growing, beyond the size that I bought them.
I still have those original 10 as above stocking.
Feeding and water change routine noted in original post.
Great, let us know how it goes. Give it some time to see how the plants look.
I think that Youtube video I linked, although he talks too much haha, I do like his thoughts of dousing the entire tank with 1 ml / gallon of peroxide. Apparently even safe for his shrimp I thought he said. I'd have...
Bleach dip works, as noted above.
Although last week I used hydrogen peroxide (3%).
Equal parts H2O/H2O2
I use a spray bottle and mix 1 cup water + 1 cup peroxide.
I took Anubias out of tank (rubber banded/thread tied etc. to rocks/wood) and sprayed them in the bathroom.
Sit for 2 minutes...
1. Seachem Flourish tabs (3-4 months per tab).
2. NilocG Thrive tabs (better bang for the buck - and apparently has a better npk profile) (3-4 months per tab).
3. Osmocote+ capsules (amazon/ebay/your local garden center (use gel caps to make your own)). (6 months/cap).
I've used air pumps when hatching brine shrimp in a bucket.
Or, attached to a sponge filter for a 10g filtration / quarantine tank etc.
They definitely still have a use to this day, especially in breeder tanks.
Neat topic for sure - yes, I've had good luck with Tetra as well.
Well that's interesting about the potassium & excel.
What did the potassium help with? Was your fertilizer lacking in sufficient potassium?
Also, a bit interesting that Seachem right on their website says, if a CO2 injection system is a 10, that Excel is a 7 (paraphrasing...
Made a minestrone soup the other day in a dutch oven.
sausage/kale/cannellini beans/crushed tomatoes/carrots/celery/chicken stock/whole head of garlic/various spices/parmessan rind.
So yummy and makes about 10-11 servings. Sprinkle a little bit extra parmessan cheese on top when serving...
Interesting - ok, so just a regular powerhead with a little sponge on it, so your fish don't get into trouble?
I haven't used those since the days of under gravel filters.
I don't remember - can you control the output strength, hi/low etc?
I'm quite fascinated by the Seachem Tidal's but here in Canada, they are pretty expensive vs. AquaClear or similar.
I understand they don't have self-priming issues that AquaClear's can have (sometimes), but I think I'll wait until my AquaClears or Tetra Whisper give up the ghost - which you...
Thanks for your thoughts.
It might be more trouble than it's worth for owning only 2 aquariums. Besides, siphoning up the debris makes me more active (more exercise is never a bad thing lol) and aware of my tank conditions.
I like your idea of air stones/pump, haven't used those in ages...
In my 38 gallon, I do a weekly 50% water change (pats self on back) and sometimes I suck up the plant debris/mulm etc. on top of the sand bed.
The tank has 2 HOB power filters (1 x AquaClear 50, 1 x Tetra Whisper 40) / many plants / 10 x Odessa Barbs / 1 Kribensis / 1 Bristlenose...
Darn! That would drive me bonkers.
Perhaps a little white petroleum jelly on the impeller? It may quiet it down and yes, is safe to use - just a little.
You've obviously checked for impediments in the shaft housing.
Edit: You already replaced the impeller - learning to read101 with Mike.
I have a lifetime supply of double edged razor blades.
Note: I was apparently bored one year of my life and ordered a couple thousand different brands for my double edge razor.
I use them for scraping off my coralline algae. Yes, I actually that have circular rusty red algae all over my 2...
Actually - I have 2 different Anubias species in my 38G & they are both growing quite well.
There are new leaves visible at least every month. Same with the Java Fern.
Purchase date: Feb.21/2020
The problem is:
1. Anubias - a couple of the leaves in each of the 2 plants have holes in them...