Is it(hygro)?Ah well Saintly,seems I dismissed your suggestion too early,I really didn't think reading the description on AE that it would grow in this tank.It is growing but I'm not sure if it will thrive,time will tell.Beeky,does your's have very distinctive pale veins,almost white,runing through leaves varying from pink/orange to green?beeky said:Nice "teasing" pictures! Do we get to see the full tank?
Just a thought, but if you have got Flourish Excel, it's got no NPK or Trace, but it is an organic carbon, which the plants will greatly benefit from, and has some good effects on some algae which might occur. If you want to use a liquid fertiliser, i would highly recomend Tropica's TPN+ which is available from Aquaessentials.Ray said:Nice journal. I'd put the spraybar at the top to circulate water accross the surface then down the other side, across bottom and into intake. Back to front or side to side is OK.
Just one thought - does your florsh excel contain NPK or just traces? If it does not contain NPK then you may get deficiencies, depending on what is already in (or not in) your tapwater.
You would still dose the Flourish Excel and the TPN+ daily or dependant on the plants needs.Goodygumdrops said:Yep,Iv'e looked at the TPN+,would that replace the flourish?Ie,I'd still dose excel with TPN+?
And enthusiasm?Buckets for something I have an interest in.
My bf was watching me doing yet another water change the other night and said 'I don't kow how you can be bothered,what a pain in the arris'.
It's very like gardening,which I also love),a bit of work but very therapeutic and rewarding.But I suppose you either appreciate it or you don't.
Firstly it might be an idea to check your bogwood for any particularly sharp bits and remove them to prevent this happening again, just incase it is the cause. A split fin will usually repair itself given good water quality & a little time. Is your tank cycled fully as the fish with the split could be susceptible to a bacterial infection such as fin rot,so it's best to keep up the regular water changes & keep an eye on him? If you're finding it doesn't heal then a mild treatment like melafix will probably do the trick but as I say there are lots more knowledgable people at planet catfish for this kind of info.Goodygumdrops said:I was checking them over this morning before I left for work and one of them has split his tail right down the middle.Hardly surprising when you see them though,I have sand substrate and they dig under the bogwood