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Recent content by Peter F

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    keeping Vallis under control

    I recently purchasd a some Vallis from my local aquatic store. I'm not sure which variety this is but it is growing very fast, about 24-30 inches in length and it is starting taking my 90 ltr tank over. I would like know if I can trim back the length of the plant leaves to regain some surface...
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    King British WS3

    I am trying to find out if WS3 White Spot treatmant is safe to use in my planted aquarium before I purcahse it. Protozin hasn't been totally successful so I'm looking to other remedies. Please advise accordingly. Regards: Peter
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    BBA and Flourish Excel

    I have started to reach the point of no return with frustration, after many months trying to fight all types of algae in my tank and removing it. I have now had a breakout of BBA, despite all my efforts and following advice. Without going into the finer details again, I have maxed out on CO2 and...
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    Help! Brown Algae Returns?

    Yes, I am using the bucket method but can easily increase the volume of my water changes. I clean the external filter approximately every two weeks. Regards: Peter
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    Help! Brown Algae Returns?

    It has been some weeks since I last posted an update on my algae problem. However, I can say it is still continuing to plague me. Co2 has been pushed to the point where it starts to upset the fish. I am continuing to dose Tropica + 10mls per day. Water flow around the tank has been maintained...
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    Water Flow

    I am currently just using the return pipe from my external power filter to return water back into my tank. There seems to be an adequate flow around the tank but I'm wondering if the use of a spray bar at one end of the tank will improve the flow and distribution of nutrients to the plants. I...
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    Help! Brown Algae Returns?

    An updated shot of my tank. I am still fighting with the brown algae but I think I am beginning to win the battle. Regards: Peter
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    Help! Brown Algae Returns?

    Further to my previous posts regarding this algae problem. I am pleased to say the attack has not increased in its vigour. However, a status quo seems to exist. I am still feeding Tropica Nutrition at 5mls per day and TN+ on alternate days. (Please see my prevoius post seeking dosing rates)...
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    Help! Brown Algae Returns?

    Please can you give me some guidence on my dosing rates. From the previous posts you know I am using Tropica Nutrition and Nutrion + (with phosphates) The manufacturers recommended rate for both products is 5ml per 50 ltr's per week. Currently I am cotinuing to dose 5mls of Tropica Nutrition...
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    Help! Brown Algae Returns?

    Chris/Clive, I have been thinking long and hard about the questions you gave me to reflect on. As a result I started doing some detective work on the aquarium. 1. Yes the biomass has increased dramatically. 2. Had I incresed the C02 rate to compensate, no. 3. On closer inspection I found the...
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    Help! Brown Algae Returns?

    I am running a 180 litre heavily planted tank. The tank has been set up for over two months and has already passed through the brown algae stage for new tanks. However, after approximately five weeks of the brown algae being absent it has returned! Lighting, C02 and water changes have been...
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    Microsorum Windelov

    Has anyone had experience or know why Microsorum Windelov leaf tips go brown in colour and seem to die back before new growth appears, on some of the plant leaves? I would like to know if the brown marks could be a result alage growth, a natural phenomena or lack of nutrients? I have also...
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    Water GH Concern !

    Re: GH Concern ! Ed, Thanks for the prompt reply. Regards: Peter
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    Water GH Concern !

    I have two tanks that I monitor water quality on a regualr basis. However, I have just noticed that one of the tanks GH has dramatically changed to 180PPM from 40 PPM . The only difference about the tank in question is C02 injection and regular dosing with Tropica fertilisers. Both have the same...
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    My Newly Planted Tank (4weeks old)

    Mark, It's not a question of trying to fool anyone, as you will see from one of my previous posts I am totally new to aquascaping. Hence the amount of posts I have made requesting advice. However, I have been keeping fish for over thirty years. I am in the process of adding more plants to...