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Revival project 2016

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by jagermelifter, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    jagermelifter

    Looks like you have been very busy with your tank I hope every thing works out for you.

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  2. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thank you keith, im hoping that the bba gets under control. thats the only algae that i seem to have trouble with from my past scapes.


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  3. keithgh

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    Keep at it and in the end you must win the battle against the BBA.

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    My experience with BBA has been in situations where CO2 build up and light timing were off as well as a build up of organics from a dirty filter.

    A steady consistent CO2 supply keeps it at bay in my tanks, but if something goes off like water level drops and degassing increases or the timers get messed up (my light timer and my CO2 timer drift apart over time) then CO2 levels are not where they need to be when the lights get rolling and I find myself getting BBA. This has happened in more than one tank with the same causes.
     
  5. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Shawn

    It proves even with your experience things can go wrong.

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  6. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    hmmmm.. yes that makes sense because i started noticing it when i switched the lights off an hour later instead of half an hour after the c02 turns off. and sometimes i notice my bubble counter off count when its a bit colder in the room. im gona have to take a closer look into this. thanks for sharing this bro!


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  7. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thats true, i think even amano gets algae


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  8. ashley

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    Why do you think Amano used Japonica shrimp then later also known as amano shrimps? Lol...

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  9. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    day 35. spot treating 2nd sesh. just a short clip to show you guys how i do it. i have lots of practice since i can grow algae better than my plants.




    also the lights will turn on again tommorow after my 3 day partial blackout. wish me luck!



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  10. ashley

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    Where did you get that syringe needle from?

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  11. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I stole it from my fiances work stuff.


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  12. ashley

    ashley Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Lol nice

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  13. St3phen

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    bet your fish greets you with a smile. this really a nice piece. are those buce? not yet widely known here in PH. for sure it will be truly an amazing

    its sold here for 180php a rhizome.
     
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  14. ShadowMac

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    Looks like you are using hydrogen peroxide. How effective do you find it as opposed to spot treating with excel? Do you think it is safer with mosses? Lastly, do you consider how much you end up adding to the tank?
     
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    i think excel is more effective in bba, but for green algaes i use h202 cos i think its less toxic. i try to not go over 1ml per gallon. yes i think h202 is safer for mosses as i use it for my mini pelia too. excel would melt it quick. before i would just use a syringe witout a needle, it empties real quick so i only treat a small area. i tried using needles and i found out that the thinner the needle, the more accurate it is to spot treat. less waste too and i can cover a bigger area with 1 reload of syringe.


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    thanks boss!


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    I had gotten some staghorn algae in my 30 cm and began heavy dosing of excel. I think it got it. It did not melt the mini pelia at all and I saw some melting start in the hydrocotyle.

    I also got this very strange algae I cannot identify. I need to get a photo of it to see what folks think. I haven't seen it mentioned in anything I've ever read. It looks like a macro algae.
     
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    This is going back a few years now I had algae in my 45lt tank and the info I was given use Excel I did not list all the plants in the small tank, it melted all my Valls.

    I used it in another tank that did not have Valls and it worked perfectly.

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    maybe you have created a diff strain of algae? haha but yeah i am trying to have an excel free setup, just my own little experiment to see if its possible to lessen my algae with just having balance inside my tank. its something that ive always wanted to learn how to achieve.


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    i have used excel in my low tech setup as c02 supplement back in the day. it worked out pretty well and i did not have any algae problems at all. i remember having vals in there but i dont think they were affected by excel. maybe i was not doing an excel overdose thats why?


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