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10 Gallon Planted (please give me tips)

Discussion in 'Critique My Aquascape' started by lucasgg, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    Well, I believe that the stink was caused by the yeast, or the yeast causing something. The fact that it disappeared I believe is a result of the water changes. I am collecting all the things I need for a high quality reset.
     

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Lucas

    Until you learn stick to a good "Low Tech" Aquascape its very hard to make a mistake providing you do not start playing around trying to mix both.

    This time start slowly and get every thing checked here first and ask plenty of questions regardless of how silly you may think they are.

    I just saw a post on another Forum who wondered why every thing died Oh I never did a water change in 6 Months just a top up if necessary.

    Now that person is asking questions.


    Keith:):)
     
  3. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    Ok, I've gotten some pics:

    So far, I have turned off the powerhead to encourage upward growth on the left side of the tank. I have gotten some light pearling, after increasing surface agitation. The algae isn't growing nearly as fast as it used to. I'm still keeping up with the dosing, and the fish seem to enjoy the clean tank.

    The close up pictures of the fish were shot by a canon 30D in RAW using a 10-55mm lens with Servo AI focusing.
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    The growth looks pretty good. Although, there is an indicator (besides the algae) you are pushing your light too much with DIY CO2. The gold color on the blyxxa along with the golden hues in the myrio are both indications of higher light. Not a good combination with DIY CO2. I feel like I'm probably beating a long dead horse, but this is the source of your struggles. The good growth is a sign your dosing routine has been good, but it will never make up for more light than you have CO2.
     
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    ok Ill higher my light more.
     
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    I think Shawn has every thing under control, keep following his excellent advice.

    Keith:):)
     
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    I also have a dimmer option, but new, it costs about $70... >_<
     
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    I'm not sure I understand the powerhead / DIY yeast problem. Are you saying you feed the airline into a powerhead? If so that is a bad idea with DIY. If you don't have a diffuser and need the CO2 to go into the powerhead to be 'chopped up' then place the end of the line directly underneath the intake but a distance away from the powerhead so when it rises it will be sucked in. Say 6 inches below it.

    You shouls also have a bubble counter of a decent size. You can use a 330ml coke bottle or similar. That way if the yeast solution does get sucked down the tube it will collect there rather than go straight into the tank.

    The white worms sound like planaria to me. That is from overfeeding and/or disturbing the substrate too much. Its nothing to worry about and fish like Corys will eat them.

    I think Shawn pretty much has it right though. DIY CO2 is notoriously hard to maintain a highlight tank. Its just not worth it in my opinion. If you need CO2 then pressurised is a must unless you have low light and in that case it isn't really needed anyway.
     
  9. lucasgg

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    Major growth after the light was highered to 5.5 inches!
    I got a nice pair of trimming scissors for Christmas, and they work well. I also stopped using my power head, since I don't have a use for it anymore.

    Oh and by the way, MERRY CHRISTMAS :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Hi Lucasgg,
    Great news :)
    A Merry Christmas to you have a wonderful time(y)
     
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    Merry Christmas :)
     
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    A very merry Christmas to you too.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Merry Christmas!
     
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    I got an inline heater by hydor and it is very good. I also got some driftwood, which i got to pick out, but it floats... It is ADA driftwood slim, or how the fish store titled it.
     
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