Lesson Learnt

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by altaaffe, 28 Sep 2008.

  1. altaaffe

    altaaffe Member

    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:
  2. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

    Lincoln UK
    Rescape always means heavy water changes daily for a week.

  3. misscaretaker

    misscaretaker Member

    Thanks for the reminder, it's an easy one to forget! ;)

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