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  1. 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...
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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...
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    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...
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    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...
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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...
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    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...
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    My Plecos Spots Are Changing Colour?

    So my pleco recently seemed to have had a growth spurt. I feed him couple slices of zucchini one day hikari the next and then leave a day for him to forage the tank. All behaviour is normal however his orange spots have started to turn white, yet the orange on his finns haven't changed. Is...
  8. ArmouredUnicorn

    Is my pleco undereating / thin?

    I feed flakes and sinking pellets daily in the morning and after lights out will put some more sinking pellets in. Feed a couple algae wafers every other day / every two days I'm worried because plecos seem to be the only thing that doesn't survive in my tank for a reason unknown to me...
  9. ArmouredUnicorn

    Phyllanthus fluitans floating OK? Pics inside.

    http://imgur.com/a/zC4PH a group of pictures I took of the floating plants. They're amongst silvinia natans. I'm mainly worried about how submerged they're keeping. They just don't seem as floaty as the natans. Dont want them dying off from being too submerged. I got them today. I heard...
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    [Floaters] Phyllanthus Fluitans purchased - Wondering whether they thrive

    Recently bought some Silvania Natans however a load of Phyllanthus Fluitans came with it which I wasn't expecting. I love the red roots and the plant looks great, however I'm not sure whether it'll survive in my tank. It's a 20g and ive sectioned off some surface to reduce agitation and put...
  11. ArmouredUnicorn

    Is this algae? White specs on water surface during water change. Now settled

    White specs on surface during water change, then settling on driftwood. Should I During my water change today I noticed the 'scum' on the top of the water and then checked to see once it had filled if it settled on the driftwood, it had. I noticed this in the past on the driftwood but assumed...
  12. ArmouredUnicorn

    Does my pleco have parasites? White poop.

    Extremely worried. Had really bad runins with bristlenose plecos so far. This is the 4th in the tank, the first two was due to other fish the third one minute he was fine the next stuff as a stick on the floor not breathing or moving. Really don't want to lose another. Been in the tank 2 weeks...




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