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Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 5:03 pm
by meh
Sweet! :happy2:

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:56 am
by Crazygar
You want to put in your RCS before any fish. This way, the population will get to a good size to the point that no predation will decimate them. Though I will warn you that the Amano Shrimp from time to time will pick a few off.

Tank is looking good though, add in a whole ton of Hygrophila, this will totally help with nutrient uptake.

Gary

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 3:41 pm
by twotone12valve
The tank is finally reaching a balance, the hair algae is about 90% gone and still melting away. There is still a few places that are covered in BGA but they also seem to be gradually shrinking.

I do have a ton of hygrophila I don't remember witch type at the moment, there were three healthy large "mother plants" when I moved, I was able to trim these back and replant I want to say there is 18 4"-6" hygrophila and the three 12" mother plants. All of the plants have finally seemed to get used to the new lights and water flow. So they have started growing much faster than I have seen before, this is probably what is helping with the algae the most.

I used a large marine land wave maker for flow this time I think it was rated around 600gph now it has a large chunk of drift wood in front of it to help break up some of the flow. With that and my old fluval canister surely the tank has enough flow.

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 11:20 pm
by freshfish
I think I see some Hygrophila corymbosa in that earlier tank pic?

We need new pics! :D

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:40 am
by Crazygar
Yeah, will have to agree, new pics would be great. Sounds like you are getting a handle on the BGA thing, you just most likely needed more flow in that area.

Gary

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:11 pm
by twotone12valve
No pictures yet, I have taken a few but I'm having issues getting them uploaded. I split the light schedule and it seems to have helped a lot with my fight with BGA.

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:00 pm
by twotone12valve
I'm in need of a good image hosting site, or some way of getting my pictures up so I can get them to the forum. I can not get photo bucket to work for me anymore.

I do have an update on the tanks, the 125 is looking better than ever. I have not seen any signs of BGA in a few weeks now, the plants are loving the new light schedule and the "dirt" substrate is working wonders for the plants. Though it is extremely messy the water has a haze 50% of the day it seems like every thing settles to the bottom at night.

The 55 is no longer running, I now have a 30 running with 7 sub adult kribs and a bichir. Hopefully I'll be able to trade the kribs for something soon.

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:35 pm
by freshfish
Photobucket drives me insane these days too. Only way I can even get it to work is in Chrome, and it still locks up the browser regularly. Still like it better than any other alternative I've tried, though. Frustrating.

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:49 am
by Crazygar
I have no problem with Photobucket, I dunno if VillagePhoto is still around, but you might want to try that.

Freshy, what do you have running in the background or enabled that seems to be blocking Photobucket? That's odd.

Gary

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:59 pm
by twotone12valve


Well I finally got a picture up hopefully there will be more to come this is a shot of my 125. It's a bit over grown, and almost empty as far as fish are concerned.

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:47 am
by Crazygar
Not a problem, when I had my huge planted tanks, I was more concerned with my plants than fish, and like yourself, it was noticeable. I love the nice dense look though why is the water so "milky"?

Gary

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:16 pm
by twotone12valve
My only guess is the dirt in the water, it is extremely clear every morning but by mid day the tank becomes a bit cloudy and by night fall it looks like the picture. My guess is on my loaches digging for snails, they seem to spend most of the day digging in the substrate.

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:20 am
by Crazygar
I would look into that, not really a good sign. Might need to up the filtration a bit to get rid of that. Also, what is the temp? I noticed that if you are running hot, when the lights go, this is what happens as well.

With a combination of lights, heat and particulate matter in the water column you are asking for Green Water. I would start with small daily water changes until this situation stabilizes itself.

Gary

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:24 pm
by twotone12valve
The temp stays in between 77-79 all day in the summer it tends to stay at 78-79. I haven't seen a start to green water but I'm sure it doesn't start slow. This tank is extremely under filtered, I am only running a fluval 303 now, and a 1300gph wave maker.

Re: 3 Tanks One Room

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:59 am
by Crazygar
Pump up the jam when it comes to filtration and water movement, this is a major breeding ground for the dreaded Cynobacteria! It just loves low flow environments just as this!

Gary