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  1. Kathylee

    Working on a new 29gal Planted Tank

    Update: I Think she's been all set up for 1.5 months now. September 15th: October 18th: (today) I've never had frogbit before- it's grown so fast, I've had to remove it TWICE and I've been adding it atop my 20g. So I used a lot of threads on here about using nutrient-rich substrate & then...
  2. Kathylee

    Mold on driftwood and a very smelly tank

    Yes there is carbon in the filter insert, it's old though, I have extra carbon inserts. I put a new one in on October 7th, and it didn't help the smell at all. The cholla wood has been in here since last winter, and surprisingly seems fine! Just the large piece of Manzanita looks mildewy...
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    Mold on driftwood and a very smelly tank

    In my 20g I have 1 Large, thick, heavy piece of Manzanita wood, then 1 Manzanita "stick" (looks like the type a reptile would crawl on) and 3 small pieces of cholla. A few weeks ago I walked by the tank and could smell mold so badly it made me cough, the Manzanita branch was poking above water...
  4. Kathylee

    Green algae on floating plants?

    I don't think I can because by adding MORE fertz I just see more algae. The algae is growing on TOP of the outer edges of the RRF, Its bright green and fuzzy, I've never seen any like it before, that's why I was wondering if maybe it cane in from the windows. My other tanks are all downstairs.
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    Green algae on floating plants?

    So I had a very odd experience, this green algae on the RRF & Duckweed keeps spreading & I'm starting to wonder if it's from outside.. Because its bright green and fluffy, the bin has no filter, I stir the water daily though & try to keep it clean BUT it's sitting by the kitchen windows- which...
  6. Kathylee

    29 Gallon Tank Something is terribly wrong, fish repeatedly becoming ill

    Do you have any experience treating fish for multiple diseases? I'm just wondering what to do next with the ill fish in the 15G. Right now the Pleco is only one showing ICH spots.
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    29 Gallon Tank Something is terribly wrong, fish repeatedly becoming ill

    I did. I brought it outside the 29g and I cleaned it out with Vinegar. Couple weeks later I found a crack in it. So I purchased a new 29g. I restarted it- with all new stuff, new lights filter, plants... I'm not going to add any fish until I know parameters are good and fish are cleared up... If...
  8. Kathylee

    29 Gallon Tank Something is terribly wrong, fish repeatedly becoming ill

    I ordered 3 Ottocinculus, 4 corydora and 1 BN pleco back in Feb/March. I had my 29g all set up there was 3 Otto & 3 cories already in there & a few molly fry. I tried to QT the new fish, one Otto died right away. And after a little bit my nitrites were high, the fish seemed healthy enough...
  9. Kathylee

    29 Gallon Tank Something is terribly wrong, fish repeatedly becoming ill

    All my tanks have the same sand, (Caribsea super naturals) all Aqueon HOB filters, Aquarium coop sponge filters, plants all came from the same retailers, even the driftwood is same. The PH in them stays 7.2-7.4 in them. They had weaker lights than the 29g. I have Livebearers in other tanks...
  10. Kathylee

    29 Gallon Tank Something is terribly wrong, fish repeatedly becoming ill

    I really need some suggestions. I've been on the c.a.r.e forum & was suggested to try Nitrofurazone medication again. I have Jungle Fungus Tabs on hand, so I tried that. The white fuzzy patch on pleco it NO longer looks fuzzy, it looks really flat RAW, and yucky... And now she's peppered in...
  11. Kathylee

    Working on a new 29gal Planted Tank

    I called Aqueon about it because the Warranty is on the sticker it says tanks size 15-55 have a 5 year warranty on them. They asked me to E-Mail photos, which I did & her response was ridiculous! Haha I just purchased a replacement anyway, but wow, a silicone string? Haha "Thanks for the...
  12. Kathylee

    Plant ID; is this a chain sword or micro sword?

    Huh, interesting! it's not in great shape, kinda brown, but I thought it looked liked some type of plantlets from a sword! I Purchased : "Micro Sword Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis Pot" From Marcus Fish tank last year, it looked similiar, but melted & died on me.
  13. Kathylee

    Best practice for Floating Plants?

    I used a little feeding floating ring in a 5g to keep a small area clear. Sometimes floaters will take up all the available room! If you end up with too much, you can always ask your LFS is they'll take it for trade. Do you have any other plants down bottom? Only potential problem is the...
  14. Kathylee

    Plant ID; is this a chain sword or micro sword?

    I received an order from Aquatic Arts last night, they are beautiful plants, expensive, but my first order from them. I have 6 bundles of Ludwigia, and this oddball plant was wrapped up in one of them. It almost grows in a chain, there's a little plantlet-connector-plantlet: Almost the way...
  15. Kathylee

    Working on a new 29gal Planted Tank

    Alright NEW 29g.. Because the other one cracked. I put the vinyl background on & ran out of my roll, so I had to cut different square shapes out, it's fine for now though. When I applied it to the 1st tank it came out much smoother. I had a 4.4LB bag of Stratum I wanted to kind of blend in...
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    29 Gallon Tank Something is terribly wrong, fish repeatedly becoming ill

    I have a 1LB bag of crushed coral, but I haven't used it yet (because my water is so hard Im afraid it will increase the GH even more). My tank parameters are a bit unusual. My tap water is very hard, but has a 7.2-7.4PH, low alkaliny/KH, so I've been using wondershells. They help the KH stay...
  17. Kathylee

    29 Gallon Tank Something is terribly wrong, fish repeatedly becoming ill

    The kanaplex treatment is every other day, for 3 doses, Then a water change and if your still having no improvement then it says to repeat the treatment one more time. The pleco is a female super red Bristlenose, but she's stressed & pale right now, the 2 corydoras are trilineatus (or false...
  18. Kathylee

    29 Gallon Tank Something is terribly wrong, fish repeatedly becoming ill

    I'm sorry, I am not Sure what a Plenum is? I Searched it and it sort of looked like an under gravel filter? I swear the 29g had a curse on it. I updated parts on it, and went to restart it last night.. And there is a crack in the bottom. I'm going to buy a new one, restart it & it will be a...
  19. Kathylee

    29 Gallon Tank Something is terribly wrong, fish repeatedly becoming ill

    Septicemia? I'm not sure, but she's still not looking very well. I used Aquarium Co-op's QT trio, which is Maracyn, ICH-X, and it did absolutely nothing. They told me if it was NOT working the to use salt, which I started to do & then she started getting red spots on top of the white stuff, so I...
  20. Kathylee

    Journal for my tank(s)

    I was just browsing through new posts, and started reading yours, I'm glad your tank is doing better & hope things improve from here on out for you :) once Ottos get established, I find them to be very hardy fish (and adorable). Are you still going to try and add "leaves" to your tree with...
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