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  1. Manrock

    Slackers Igwami

    My first Igwami. Basic lights and CO2 unit and only using two plant species. Rocks from the garden. 30% water changes twice a week, squirt of Seachem every other day. Still filling out and needs trimming in areas. Hope you like it.
  2. Manrock

    Slackers Igwami

    Maturing nicely now I think. I've trimmed patches of the HC to see how it grows back as I've never grown it before. I've trimmed the redneki too but it grows quickly! No algae except on the rocks and glass, so fingers crossed. Appreciate any input on trimming and plant care and any ideas or tips?
  3. Manrock

    Slackers Igwami

    So, doing a 30% water change every other day. Dosing Seachem at the same time, CO2 at green dropper. Filling out okay and no algae save for a dusting on the mother rock. Fingers crossed!
  4. Manrock

    Slackers Igwami

    Flooded, fizzing and fauna. All up and running. Had a bit of a disaster when the circulation pump holding magnet got knocked off and the pump fell, driving a great wedge of substrate and MC into the water column. Repaired and replanted but still a little cloudy. I've got hundreds of wild type...
  5. Manrock

    First aquascape

    Nice tank. I'd have fish that don't root about and pull up the plants next time. Barbs and platties can rip all your hard work up in hours!
  6. Manrock

    Slackers Igwami

    Okay, I've managed to dry start for a few weeks now and plants doing okay. No mold and Cuba is filling out okay. Today I'm flooding tank with rainwater, which I've added RO Right to remineralise it. I'm going to 'flood and fizz' for a few days before putting fauna back into the tank - 30% daily...
  7. Manrock

    Will liquid CO2 kill emersed algae?

    I have tried physically removing it, including using an electric toothbrush. It's a 15 year old tank that's been in constant use all of that time. The silicon is embedded with algae, I need a chemical solution. Cheers. Never heard of that. I'll try it on a small section today. Cheers.
  8. Manrock

    Will liquid CO2 kill emersed algae?

    Yeah, I have given that a go already. It just won't shift, seems to be embedded in the silicon. Cotton bud in liquid CO2 directly onto area? Then carefully clean area afterwards? I'm worried about chemicals leaching into substrate. Not tried anything like this before :p
  9. Manrock

    Will liquid CO2 kill emersed algae?

    Hi, doing a dry start and have a very old tank with algae growing/embedded in the corner seals. Would a brush with liquid CO2 kill it off? Or bleach?
  10. Manrock

    Slackers Igwami

    So I think the MC is filling out okay and I'm thinking about flooding the tank next week, about 14 days in. Does that look like a good idea? Also, in the corners of the (very old) tank there is residual algae that I can't physically remove. It's 'in' the sealant I think. Could I dose it with...
  11. Manrock

    60x40x40 90l first attempt at an aquascape

    They look pretty awful and would need lots of extra time to recover, I'd think. I'm just doing a rescape with Monte Carlo - got it from Aqua Essentials - excellent condition as always.
  12. Manrock

    Slackers Igwami

    Day 5 of dry start. Looks like it's growing to me?
  13. Manrock

    Slackers Igwami

    Substrate sorted, rocks added and MC and Altaranthera.mini planted. Lights (Denneral Trocal LED strip) on for 12hrs a day 9 hrs at 100%. Fingers crossed :p
  14. Manrock

    Slackers Igwami

    So tanks down and I've added some JBL Proflora to give the older substrate a boost. I'll also add some more JBL Manduro to top up. Rocks from the garden and some Misc. Monte Carlo and Altaranthera reineckii mini.
  15. Manrock

    Slackers Igwami

    Ha, thank you but I don't think that counts as a carpet. More like straw and sawdust! :D
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