No - reading through one of your previous thread https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/algae-identification.58371/ you have altered your lighting...
Tank spec's would help: tank size - how many litres, what filter inc. flow rate, fertz regime, Co2 - yes or no, the big question "how much light...
here lies the issue https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/4ft-tank-1st-in-5-yrs.58007/page-4 with your algae.
Your have got more wattage over that tank than my car headlight have as standard, your issue is lighting way to much. Lift your lighting hood up...
A picture of said screw would help as there are that many
Always had an issue with diatoms only minor / medum and after reading a thread on here I change from 1x 11 watt 6500k 865 daylight (for...
I does not want to get back my diatoms which I have been suffering from for years - since changing from 6500K (S.A.D Daylight...
As per above,
2 x 7 watts CFL tubes @ 4000k which gives me 0.969 watts per gallon / 910 Lumens
2 x 9 watts CFL @ 4000K which would give me...
Arh now we have a better picture of whats going wrong - the key thing to getting a correct diagnosis of algae issue is giving all relevant...
The issue is the strong afternoon sunlight - so move the shrimp jar so it not in direct sunlight if you cannot physical move it put something...
by adding more lighting your plants will grow better and quicker - but the downside is that you will require more injected Co2 gas, you will have...
Looking back through your previous thread postings https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/first-aquascape.58314/. Lighting is your problem too...
Trace mix does leave a stain or residue - always worth while given the bottle a shake before dosing.
I have a Aqua mode 600 - 14.44 gallons or 65 litres, EI fertz and Co2 injection, furna is crypts and Blyax
Current running with 2 x 7 watts CFL...
Water will alway get into the Co2 diffuser when the Co2 is not in use, the gas (C02) pressure will force the water out of the diffuser and enter...
I dose both daily leaving 3 hrs between dosing with no issues.
yes you could - the only issues is that your flow rate will be reduced - it wont be 1200 litre per hour, as your restricting the flow with media....
Always suffered from diatoms on the leaves - was running with CFL tubes x 1 @ 11 watts 6500K day light over 65 litres or 14.44 gallons which gave...
+1 for ember tetra's I have these in a 60 litre tank
The lights are to bright - can you lift the lighting unit up that will reduce your lighting intensity, say 12" from the top of the water
Personally - I would leave it as it is - good growth with your hair grass
Yes - T5 tubes are classified as high lighting - if you want a low energy tank go for T8's
An air stone will produce a surface ripple which will vent residual co2 gas within the water column.
is that M&S Fire Protection Limited in rutherglen if it is, that who I use.
Could always weight them in as scrap metal and get some pennies for them.
To sustain good plant growth you need light, fertz and Co2. If you have bright lights or high lighting / long periods of lighting you need...
or cover the inlet nozzle with some old stockings or cut an old fish catch net up and wrap around inlet nozzle.
Looks healthy to me, as you have reduced your lighting, what I would do is increase your fertz regime.
turn your lighting period down to 5 hrs, double you dose of liquid carbon, triple does your fertz, 50% water change every week and buy some...
looks like Ludwigia repens...
Pictures as promised.
The pictures are a bit deceiving there is about 30 stems in there, I have no room to plant anymore, ever struggle to wipe teh glass. I...
Going to cut semi hard at the weekend - rows 2 & 3 are to cut back just leaving 2 / 3 sets of leafs up from substrate and row 1, 2 sets of...
Thanks for the reply - the cut would that be below or above a leaf node or does it not matter, example in the middle of a stem.
With a tank of 183Litre I would use E.I fertz (these being dry salts) http://www.ukaps.org/index.php?page=dosing-with-dry-salts. As for stocking...
Please find attached pictures taken today - back two rows are very similar in height. Some of the stems front, middle and back rows are...
I have three rows of stems, some of the stems on the back row are reaching te desired height so I am nipping the tips, when the...
Quick question above staurogyne repens some of my stem are at the correct height as I am trying to tier or produce a slope with the growth...
You need some back ground plants
very nice - I do prefer the smaller one of the two tanks - maybe because it has more plants than your larger one, have you thought about...
I would plant as normal, then place the mesh over the top and make some "U" shapes from garden wire to peg the mesh down. Hopefully once the...
Nout to do with Co2 as XIM say and I'm of the same opinion - your issue is your lighting especially the 10 blue & 10 red, the 6500K is ok, its...
If this is your first planted tank - my view - keep your tank low tech, but buy some decent substrate like ADA as for plants crypts...
Seperate the two area using some flexible plastic sheeting - bottom of the tank to just underneath the subsurface, this should stop the runners....
Are you storing the old water for watering the garden or storing the water prior to a water change.
Could you advise why the need for a bin to keep the other half in.
That what Im afraid of - thx for the replies - going to buy submerged plants.
As per the above thread title - are these 1-2 grow plants any good, grown within a lab where there is abundance of Co2 - I would...
LED lighting is bright - bright light = lots of fertz + lots of co2 + good flow. I would incease fertz regime to 15mls and reduce your lighting...
Well I have to disagree - been running like this for 12 mouths with no issues at all.
Depends which Neutro or Tropica fertz your purchase....
How many ltr of water does you tank hold.
5mls of fertz does not seem a lot - could you advise on the fertz you are using.
I use E.I for my 60 ltr tank, but I treble the quantity...
What quantity of fertz are you dosing at the moment.
I too dose with E.I but I mix my fertz to what I thing is right, I started off low...
Could you advise of the lighting period - if its greater than 5 hrs especially with LED lighting as it very bright - I would turn down...
There is a all in one Fertz available Neutro+ this contains all element plants require for growth NPK (macro nutrient + Trace Elements)...
Its advisable to add liquid co2 in your case Neutro Co2 as well as Co2 gas - I add both to my tank + E.I fertz
I should have stated last night in my thread reply - that the LPH stated by filter manufactures is when there is no filter media within the...
Just stock my 60 ltr tank with ember tetra's super looking fish and they are only tiny.
As for Co2 injection add fish, let the tank cycle with...
many thanks - plants to consider.
A couple of weeks ago I suffered from minor melting after I had moved some crypts trimmed the roots and re-planted, I think the main reason for...
Can anyboby advise on a foreground plants - I would prefer a leafy plant rather than a carpet covering plant like hair grass or glosso...
Do you have a plec within the tank.
Drawf hair grass - plant the plantlets and trim straight away or leave until established then trim. best method please.
Co2 needs to be on before any lights come on - as hoggie states at least two hours prior to any lights coming on.
Thx Neil for the reply - considering Christmas Moss but I dont know how much (quantity) to buy to cover and area of 500 x 300 mm.
There lies the problem. I have tried and it does not work - well didn't for me. My idea was to get an established tank full of tank than...
Sound like the "O" rings which is a seal is missing from that needle valve. Remove the reg from the bottle and unscrew that needle valve - you...
Photoperiod of 8 hours is to long and I would not use the blue light - had a similar issue with a red and blue light, change to 6550k day...
Thanks for the info Marcel
Filter media in the correct position - could be that's it's move blocking the flow
Have you turn the power on :p
I want to make a moss wall - could any advise on the quantity of moss required to cover an area of 50 x 30cm and what is the best moss...
All my red cherry shrimps have died - but on Monday morning I did see a very tiny baby shrimp so I dont think there is much wrong with my water.
Thats what I plan to do next.
Quick up date - all diatoms g
Quick update - change CFL tubes from white / red to 6500K day light CFL tube which are brighter, also increased my...
Your spot on with your comment - that securing nut is part of the regulator - if the threads are damaged you need a new reg.
I have a issue with my shrimps as per the thread title.
Amano shrimps - bought 4 at the end of last years still got 4, shed their...
Buy yourself a diffuser with ceramic disc like these ones...
High lighting, poor feet and poor flow = ALGAE I feel your pain as I have been there too. remove the reflector turn the lighting period down,...
Plec's usually suck the green pigment from the plant lleaves - not bite holes, as time goes by and the plecs sucked all the pigment out of the...
Injected co2 via filter for years with no problems. People do say that it damages the filter seal - i have not come across this
I have purchase some Tetra Wafer mix.
3 - 4 months is about right, I was using 2 kg in 3 months @ 4 / 5 bps. If you have used 2 kg in 1 month you have a leak somewhere.
Gang @ UKaps
Recently purchased some more red cherry shrimp as I lost eight from my previous purchase of 10, they didn't die straight away - fine...
Same issue as yours - but mine started as I injected the Co2 - still dont know why it happened.
Please advise whether the lighting unit is T5 or T8 tubes and the lighting periodicity (how many hours).
Any sterilising fluid - like Miltons sterilising fluid -this is use to clean babies feeding bottle...
Oh "NO" Dolly Sprint was not joking - Co2 switched off and diatoms is dissappearing - Neil you were correct in your remark
Co2 has been turned off - see what happens. I have my suspions that the ligths I am using AquaOne white / red CFL x2 - the red spectrum is causing...
Out of all my tanks 3 off - 2 previous (no longer have these) and 1 new one (current), I have never ever encounted Diatoms until now. The...
Rather than testing your water perameter you would be better off purchasing a Glass drop checker and fill with bromide blue solution. This fuild...
Sorry to say this - "Yes" snail damage. Snails usually appear during non lighting period, so an hour after your lights go off, switch them back on...
Bubbles are too erattic - as they pass up the spiral.
The top of the ceramic plate become dirty (not the one within the glass tube) - I give mine overnight soak in Morrison or Milton's baby...
I wouldn't know, I will check, but I doubt very much. I have always use a seperate bubble counter situated between the solenoid valve...
Did you reduce your lighting period or turn them off whilst you were away - if you did - this could be your answer. Light drives plant...
No extra circulation has been added to the tank, if you into the tank your question should be answered.
All glass diffuser with ceramic plate produce small bubbles - they are cheaper if you buy them from china rather than the UK. I use these and...
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