journal oct 2009 new pic page 4

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  1. chilled84

    chilled84 Member

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    :D GO STRAIGHT TO LAST PAGE FOR LATEST PIC! :D

    GOT HORRID ALGAUE CREEPING IN. PIC HEAVY! EXSTREME PIC HEAVY! SORRY FOR DOUBLES, DIDNT MEAN TOO..

    tank is 2 and half feet long by one foot high.
    25w lighting,10 hours a day
    co2 optimat 2 fills a day
    easy car a 2mls a day
    10 water change every 3 days, declorinated tap water.

    Help me. I cant rid this horrid algau prob. Its creeping in. Its like dust. Thought it was bba but i think i got rid of that as its not realy black in couler. :(

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  2. chilled84

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    Ok, Here its is. Had a dilema this morn. My worst nightmare! Even after boiling loads last night with six or more fresh pots of water the wood i placed into my tank last night has leached and now i have tea couler water. lol.

    Best way to sort this people?? 50% Water changes????

    I realy liked the wood in there too. so nmow its in a bucket ov water soaking!!!!
     
  3. Nick16

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    just plenty of filter floss in your filter and add a bity of carbon for a day or two (dont dose ferts those days)

    and yes lots of W/C's
     
  4. Dan Crawford

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    That looks really nice.

    I'd do a water change and carbon will help. It'll stop after a couple of weeks or so, tannins aren't a bad thing as such. It WILL stop after a while, just be patient.
     
  5. Nick16

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    your neons might prefer it, after all many fish dont come from places with crystal clear water, often tannins are natural.
     
  6. chilled84

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    Ok. Amazing comments. How much ov a water change you reckon?, and how often will be safe?.

    Its an 80ltr tank. i would say with all the things in it its in totall a 65 ltr tank. I am running carbon inside my filter as we speak. Ill renew the carbon the afternoon.

    Does anyone have any nice wood with will suit my tank??
     
  7. Fred Dulley

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank


    How come?
     
  8. Nick16

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    carbon removes the ferts from the water.

    Its the same principle when you are using meds, remove the carbon otherwise it absorbs the meds.
    You could dose ferts but it would be a total waste. :D

    HTH
     
  9. JamesC

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    Don't know where you got this info from but I'm afraid it is wrong. Although it does remove a small amount of the ferts we dose it's definetly not a reason to stop dosing. Somewhere there is a chart listing the amounts of various chemicals that are taken up by carbon.

    James
     
  10. Stu Worrall

    Stu Worrall Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=6980&start=0&hilit=carbon remove ferts#p77766
     
  11. Nick16

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    i stand corrected then, so how come it removed meds then?
    when i used meds, it removed them from the water before i managed to do a w/c a few days later.
     
  12. chilled84

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    o god! My post has become a post obout meds and carbon! This debate would go on forever.

    SERIOUS! i just asks how big ov a water change and how often??

    :lol:
     
  13. Stu Worrall

    Stu Worrall Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    sorry for taking off topic.

    Nick16, id send a PM to ceg, im just quoting what ive read on here.

    Chilled, for me personally Id get some purigen in there and do 50% water changes every couple of days. the tannins will clear eventually, its just looks orrible is all :(
     
  14. chilled84

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    who is ceg
     
  15. Nick16

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    hes a member on the forum. If you re read the sentence it will make sense.
     
  16. Stu Worrall

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    sorry, its ceg4048 whom I quoted on page 1 of this thread (as above)
     
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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank


    only small amounts, it is more effective at removing medications.
     
  18. Nick16

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    ah, thanks for clearing that up aaron, having never tested it on ferts (i just followed advice i had been previously been given, believing it will remove ferts like it does meds). Well chilled, you have your answer, keep dosing as usual!
     
  19. chilled84

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    dont matter now. Going to soak the wood alot longer. For now i just spent the last few hours rescapeing then whole thing lol. :D
     
  20. chilled84

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    Re: chilled84's 1st Planted tank

    Not sure if im happy yet. Can see me rescapeing this very soon again!

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