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Lesson Learnt


13 Jul 2008
Thornhill, Egremont, Cumbria
- AGAIN !!

Having done it once in the past, I forgot the lesson learnt and have done it again. After a couple of plants went a bit haywire, I decided to revamp a little and put something different in. So I trimmed the plants I want to keep & removed all the glosso & H Zosterefolia from the foreground. It's at this point that you are suddenly reminded how much ammonia plants take up and that my filter is doing nothing more than providing circulation for the tank.

I probably reduced the plant mass by at least a 1/2 and started a min-cycle, losing a couple of my newly bought ottos in the process. Fortunately, I keep several of the same types of filter on other tanks so swapped them over to rid the tank of toxins.

Hopefully the lesson will sink in this time. :oops: