Thats an interesting one too, I have been dosing my dry ferts over the front of the tank since I rescaped it a little last time I replanted the glosso, and since then my glosso as also been suffering, I will start dosing them again in the internal filter as they can mix with the water there and then disperse into the tank, thanks for the heads up on that one.Matt Holbrook-Bull said:The second sizable issue was the Glosso was dying off and getting extremely sick.. while I wondered if this was due to the very hard water, I think its more to do with my dosing method... I just tend to dump dry ferts directly into the flow of the FX5, unfortunately this tends to sink straight to the bottom. I suspect that this is causing the Glosso some serious issues as dry ferts are basically salts! So now Im dosing daily (to lower the amount at a time) and dissolving in tank water before adding.. after nearly a week, the Glosso is already picking up so Im pretty sure that was the issue!!
your not wrong clive. since i jacked up my co2 on your recomedation ive had limited algae just 1 otto. ive only just released 5 amano shrimp. ive upped it on my big tank yoo.ceg4048 said:But guess what? I don't have algae (until my CO2 bottle get below some threshold pressure level. That tells me to change my bottle.) and I don't even have any algae eaters.
no i was really silly and didnt get a pic before I cut the whole lot back. It was a pale yellow/white, maybe 4cm across, beautiful. Looked extremely like a chrysanthemum oddly!Goodygumdrops said:Did you manage to get a pic of the lotus flower?I've always thought that would be something pretty amazing in an open topped tank,I'm even planning on setting up 3 planters on my decking with waterlillies for summer.