I'm suspicious that there might be driver error involved. I'll retest again tonight.
If you'd like some Limnobium laevigatum @Karmicnull - I have a pot (tropica) unopenned, and needing a home. I'm in central Cambridge, if you're not too far away I can deliver to your doorstep.
As for Cambridge water; it's hard. The only (2) aquarists I've met have reported having problems with algae, and now using 50% RO.
There’s a useful compatibility chart here:and discovered that, aside from corys and otos, the answer is nothing really.
<"Epiphytic">, technically if they grow on rock they are "Epilithic", but they are usually all referred to as "Epiphytes".All the new plants were chosen to grow on wood or stone (is there a technical name for this?)
Sounds familiar, it always happens to me. When everything is damp it just cures instantly. It is easier with the gel formulations.Do other people struggle with superglue? By the time I'd finished I had superglue all over my hands, the tweezers, the tank glass, and even on my elbow.
Plant growth looks pretty good.Picture of the updated tank below.
I suspect that Fluval don't know either, but I'm willing to bet it is a cheap product that <"magically increases in price"> when you bottle it.but I have a bottle of 'Fluval Biological Aquarium cleaner' that is still untouched. Largely because I have no idea what it does
That made me laugh! I'll put it at the back of the cupboard, and then bring it out occasionally and marvel at the power of marketing.
Thank you! I have bookmarked that along with a couple of other intersecting charts. I'm compiling an unnecessarily large spreadsheet of fish, and Cherry-friendly is now a column in that spreadsheet. Other columns include temperature, minimum number and water hardness. There's a lot of interesting debate about keeping soft water fish in hard water, and there are good arguments for why you don't need to worry too much about hardness, but in the end I've decided to only look at fish who are happy with >=268ppm, which is a little lower than my water (~290ppm) but not by too much. That rules out a ton of fish I really fancied (Harlequin Rasbora, Otos, German Blue Rams, etc) but I stil have a shortlist of 44 who can cope with harder water, will be reasonably low risk with neocaridina, not nip fins, and generally rub along well together. I shall continue to research...There’s a useful compatibility chart here:
Unless your completely wedded to the idea I would give the neos a few weeks to figure out the flow and adjust if they're your concern.
I am thoroughly enjoying this journal
I'm definitely holding that in my back pocket as an option (don't know what it will do to my water lettuce and frogbit to be bombarded)! I've seen that most tanks where the spraybar is 'end-on' have the intake under it, so the water flows along the top, down the opposite side and then back at ground level. I think I'd try the same if I were to do that. I have no concrete evidence in the tank that I'm worrying with any justification, so I'll leave it for now. I'm operating from a position of almost total ignorance so I've been trawling youtube to see what other people's flow is like, and visually my tank appears to be within the 95%.did you consider slapping the spraybar to the right (short side of the tank)?
Thank you! I will gratefully accept all the luck going - I'm going to need it at some point.Good luck with the scape!
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