Category Archives: Water

Making progress

I’ve continued to treat the tank with Excel and the algae has continued to degrade. The color has gone from brown, to red and now to a dull grey. The fish are feeding on it, especially the Boraras brigittae who … Continue reading

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Excel is working!

On Sunday Excel was added per the label at 1 capful (5ml) per 10g. I put in 7 capfuls since my net water column is a bit over 65g. No observable difference noted on Monday. I added 3 capfuls on … Continue reading

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Algae War

Today began the attack on the algae. Here’s some of the pix of the algae: First came a 50% water change and while the water level was down I removed all rhizome plants including java fern, anubias and the remaining … Continue reading

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Algae r Us

The algae have discovered my tank and the otos and amanos are feasting! Suspect causes are too much light (probably around 80-90umol) from the T5HO plus some afternoon direct sun, a¬†huge increase in bioload and inattention to fertz. The new … Continue reading

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It’s been a busy week!

After several days of zero ammonia and zero nitrites I’d gotten comfortable that the tank had fully cycled. I was then ready to do some dosing Estimative Index style to give the plants a boost. I also wanted to begin … Continue reading

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