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how clean algae and snail for my " Neverland "

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by adrian praz, Apr 6, 2015.

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how to clean algae and snail.

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  1. adrian praz

    adrian praz New Member

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    hello all, im from indonesia. and this is my first tank.
    im a newbie. i hope this forum can help me how to clean my tank from algae and snail.

    thanks. this is my tank.
    3 hours after setup.
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    14 days.... setup.
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    18 days after setup
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    here is my tank spec :

    Tank :
    DIY aquarium 9mm | 1200 x 300 x 250 mm
    Above :
    5 element ADA
    Powersand Special M x1
    Amazonia soil II *x1
    Amazonia Soil powder type x1

    wood & stone :
    fossilsed wood
    seiriyu stone.

    habitat : red cherry x10
    : Tetra Cardinal x 30
    : guppy x2
    : CAE

    Light :
    Aquazonic 1200mm T5 12000K @54 watt x 2
    8 hours a day.

    Plants :
    Hairgrass jpn
    fissiden us moss.
    im forgot the name.

    CO2 :
    5 kg steel CO2,
    bubble counter, diffuser, presized regulator, all ista brand.
    2 bps.
    + little powerhead for mix the co2.

    filter :
    Canister Jebo 625
    day start - 3 weeks :
    japan mat, bambboo charcoal, sponge

    Maintenance :
    week 1-2 : 2 times water change a week.
    week 3 - 4 : 3 times water change a week.
    my plan : week 5 - : 1 times water change a week.

    need critic im newbie and this is my first tank.


    if any wrong from my post. sory.
    thanks.
     
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  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    adrian

    Welcome to ASW that is a very unusual style of Aquascaping and is very interesting to look at.

    To help you give us as much details as you can about your lighting type and hrs per day, fertilisers and quantities used.

    Do you know the type of snail you have also the type of Algae?

    http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_freshwater_algae.php

    This link might help you with the Algae.

    Keith:):)
     
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  3. adrian praz

    adrian praz New Member

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    Big Thanks Keith.

    nice link.
    i dont know much about snail type. but i will update. soon.
    i will edited my post for details about my tank spec.

    i will learn the article.

    sory for my bad english :D
    thanks bro...


    God the Life - Save our Nature and Nature will save you.
    adrian
     
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  4. isla

    isla Aspiring Aquascaper

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    hi , nice setup .
    can i ask two questions ?
    12000°K for the light , why ?
    why is not the co2 diffusor hidden ?
    thanks
     
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  5. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Adrian.

    Welcome to ASW , I like the layout of you Scape and the planting (y)

    Get some Assassin snails :) They will eat the unwanted snails :cool:
     
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  6. adrian praz

    adrian praz New Member

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    thanks bro... isla
    jaja... im just learn.

    12000°K for the light , why ?
    - based on im read on internet. plants need 6300 - 10.000K .
    so.. im here use Aquazonic coz i dont have a choice for highlight that simple and cheap.
    coz im in low budget :D. and 1 watt per litre is'n enought for highlight.
    but i will makes different when i have budget.
    this is my new ration for light.
    *based on im find on internet.
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    correct me if im wrong. i need critic. im newbie :D


    why is not the co2 diffusor hidden ?

    - my plant is beside co2 diffuser..
    im still confussing to place co2 difusser and mini power head to mix co2 good.
    coz when im put co2 diffuser another place. co2 come up on surface and not mixed.

    CMIIW.

    but thanks for comment. im already think about that. :)
    its hard for me to do good aquascape in large tank with low experience like i have. he he he jaja....
     
  7. adrian praz

    adrian praz New Member

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    thanks Roy | Greenfinger 2

    this day my plan is buy assasin snail. jaja....
    " kill those snail "
    thanks bro....
     
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  8. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Adrian,

    A couple of other things you can do to get rid of the snails,

    Suck out as many as you can when doing water changes.

    Place a couple of blanched Iceberg lettuce leaves in the tank overnight remove in the morning with snails.
    Keith reminded me of this old trick the other day Thanks mate(y) Its working too :cool:

    With the assassins eating them as well. It will be bye bye pest snails :cool:
     
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  9. adrian praz

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    thanks Roy | Greenfinger 2

    "Suck out as many as you can when doing water changes.
    - do you mean, i should water changes till 70% of tank or do 3 times a week.
    coz i will do 3 times a week.

    Place a couple of blanched Iceberg lettuce leaves in the tank overnight remove in the morning with snails.
    Keith reminded me of this old trick the other day Thanks mate(y) Its working too :cool:

    - " blanched Iceberg lettuce leaves in the tank "
    = do you mean cold leuttuce leaves and put in the tank and put it out in the morning.
    so after that put assasin snail.

    ok i will try.

    With the assassins eating them as well. It will be bye bye pest snails :cool: "

    thanks Roy and Keith.
    and thanks for all.
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Adrain

    Glad we can help you.

    Put the lettuce leaf in as soon as it cools down, blanching only softens it up a little.

    Over night is the best and take it out as soon as the light comes on in the morning.

    Its not going to happen over night just think every one you catch or the Assassin gets that is one less that can breed more of the stinkers.

    You can syphon as much as you can and strain it through a fine net/medium and return it to the tank every day if you want to.

    Keith:):)
     
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  11. adrian praz

    adrian praz New Member

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    keith. thanks. :)

    ill try to syphon, coz i dont have much time for this week to buy some assasins.
    ill try best i can.
    can i ask something. what fish or shirmp that could eat hair algae on my fossilsed wood?
    here is the picture. is that hair algae?

    [​IMG]
     
  12. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    deanc8159 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi,

    I found both sucking up the algae during water changes and covering the tank for a few days did the trick, other than that shrimp 'should' take care of the rest from there?

    Amazing setup though, I'm jealous
     
  15. adrian praz

    adrian praz New Member

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    keith thanks. :)
    for link.

    deanc , cover ing from what? can you discribe.
    thanks.
     
  16. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Adrian, Deanc Means he did a black out on his tank ;)No lights on and tank covered for a few days. This helps kills off algae :)
     
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  17. isla

    isla Aspiring Aquascaper

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    hi ,
    are there enough algae to do a black out here ?
     
  18. adrian praz

    adrian praz New Member

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    ok i will try. thanks btw.
    i have a problem : how to make co2 mix. coz if i set to 1 bps, water surface had a lot of bubble.
    i will upload soon.

    hard maintain shalow tank. :D
     
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  20. adrian praz

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    thanks. i will try....
    updated.
     

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