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Recent content by swackett

  1. swackett

    Air pump to fend off BBA

    How often do you clean the filter sponge?
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    Air pump to fend off BBA

    Good comments guys, yes I was asking about the effect of higher o2 on BBA, and although I know it will not kill it, it should help stop it spreading along with an enhanced cleaning schedule. Removal will only be done as said by chemical intervention of removal of affected leaves. So I think...
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    Air pump to fend off BBA

    Brilliant thanks for the information, maybe I'll go for a skimmer as it would be good to get rid of the surface film we have. Not sure about which one yet, I like ehiem products as they seem well built, so may end up with that one. We don't have any RCS, just Amano shrimp, lemon tetras and...
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    Air pump to fend off BBA

    So would go for the aps one? How do you fix the Eheim one to stop fish being sucked in?
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    Air pump to fend off BBA

    Should I get a surface skimmer then? They seem cheepish at £20 for an Eheim 350. How long is yours on for, overnight only?
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    Air pump to fend off BBA

    We do water changes every week with monthly or less filter cleans and we change about 42 litres of our 100 litre tank each week. I have an old air stone so I'll put that in on a timer to run overnight for a few weeks and see if it helps stop the spread of this algae and improves the overall...
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    Air pump to fend off BBA

    I've been reading about BBA and it appears extra Oxygen is helpful to ensure organics in the tank are broken down better. I know BBA is potentially caused by a build up of organics so we have upped the water change to 4 buckets a week rather than 3 and also are feeding the fish a bit less. Has...
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    A place for Corydoras

    Thanks, I've read the BBA threads on here before and it appears to be a maintenance issue mostly. We have Armano shrimps in the tank so I think I need to be careful with easycarbo
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    A place for Corydoras

    Thanks, its seems to be on the edge of most leaves in the tank, even the leaves in strong flow.
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    A place for Corydoras

    Can anyone advise on this for me?
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    A place for Corydoras

    Having a few issues with what I think it's BBA, can someone confirm from the photo attached please? If it is I've read that easy carbo is a good way to kill it.
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    EI ratio question

    Yes agree, well that's what I later found out. However a lot of articles I was reading mentioned rations of 10:1 which is why I posted the questions. I still not having great success with some plants in the tank which just melted away over a few weeks so I guess something is still not quite...
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    A place for Corydoras

    A quick update, still not getting any growth from the Hygrophila mini, its just about hanging on with a few leaves left :( Maybe these plants dont like water at 11 dGH?
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    Dry ferts shelf life

    Thanks just got 2.5L of de-ionised water from Sainsbury for £1, remixed and within hour all mixed in with no settlement. Thanks Darrel.
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    Dry ferts shelf life

    Per Perfect thanks Darrel, we have some precipitation with our solution. If boiling then what would I strain it with (how fine should the strainer be)? thanks again
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