I remember read somewhere not to remove the mounts and the shrimp eat them as a source of calcium. I tend to leave mine in there and they "disappear" very quickly.I did a good old maintenance today. Trimmed the plants down to about midline in the background.
Removed some hair algae, removed a blue looking algae from rock and wood, came out really easily in a solid clump, wasn't gooey. Can be seen in video above post.
Found a moult, removed it.
Changed water approx 30-40%
Going to ease off changing water daily now. Shrimp and snail all seem active.
My marsilea crenata isn't doing so hot... Not entirely sure why. Got a new light coming soon twinstar 900sa, maybe that'll help. But could be too late as when crenata started melting it spreads over to nearby leaves. Seeing as this is the second time it's dying, I might change to a different plant. Like mini hair grass... Not sure.
True. Eh, it was just one in the middle of the sand and no shrimp were coming near it.I remember read somewhere not to remove the mounts and the shrimp eat them as a source of calcium. I tend to leave mine in there and they "disappear" very quickly.
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I did a good old maintenance today. Trimmed the plants down to about midline in the background.
I removed the filter, cleaned the pre filter with aquarium water, wasn't too bad actually, then I removed each platform and rinsed the media again in aquarium water.
I know exactly what you mean, but you really need to let things settle down and get some stability.These constant up downs are starting to get the better of me
Just have a couple of weeks with minimum maintenance (pre-filter clean once a week?) and water change, nothing else.........I'd probably keep changing a bit more water and make sure you have <"plenty of oxygen">, possibly via a bit more <"surface agitation">. The last thing is don't remove any of the growing vegetation at the moment, <"more plant mass"> will definitely help reduce NH3, NO2- and NO3- levels..........
I decided to add stability today just because I did big filter maintenance. Just for upkeep really.Are you sure you need all those additives? One water conditioner such as prime should be sufficient if your tank has properly cycled.