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10-25-2014, 11:15 PM
Good point Mommy
10-25-2014, 08:00 PM
...Yeah Ive been doing weekly water changes ....50% !!!!!!
Geeesh what the heck do I have to do
I'll step it up to daily 20% ers til I shake it....and yeah I'll test the tap water, could be part...
10-25-2014, 06:26 PM
Well color me stupid !!!
I have been using an API chemical drop test kit incorrectly for two years now.... and I'm pretty sure I've been paying the price.
If you (ahemm) read the test kit...
...... This is an old post but I thought I would update for those that have had similar problems....
I had some interesting discussions with an independent Fish store over time... This guys...
I have a sun sun canister as well. I love it. I did a review on it that you can look up here.
It my be a little much for a 36 though but they do come in smaller sizes.
Great Article on Cyanobacteria from the Skepticle Aquarist
Cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are always mentioned along with algae (they used to be called "blue-green algae") because...
Crispy...yes I removed em in favor of Biomax ceramic rings
Crud is right Trill..... was startin to take over, ...will see what happens with my plants now.
I seem to be under control so will keep ya posted when I see where it goes.
Tks for the input...
That's interesting. One way to identify what the heck this stuff is.... You will have to patten the "Sun Dry Test" to identify BBA..!!
i certainly will give it a try if I have enough to...
I was getting worried.....
now I think I am more worried about keeping my new favorite fish - the Siamese Algae Eaters fed !!! lol
oh well ....we shall see what happens ! There...
Hey jeffs... ..... "Must have more Cowbell" !!!!! Love that Avatar hehh hehh
Yes the Marimo is a form of algae.... here is an excerpt from one article:
"Helps Prevent Excess Algae Growth":...
Ok so a little update .... should be of interest to anyone following this thread..... 1-28-14
I was Going on the assumption that I do not have the Cyanobacteria .... I kind of ruled that out...
Yeah ... I thought it was an easy inexpensive suggestion for use as a "24 hour water clean up" kinda thing.
also I had never thought to just go by a big ol bag of polyester fiber though from a...
Good little inexpensive plan I came across to clean up your water.
Thought it may be of interest
I agree Cliff ...but certainly it will help eliminate some of it from the tank while I keep cleaning up and doing water changes and anything else I can do etc..
The article you posted is the...
Yes I'll step up the gravel vacuum/ water changes for sure
And continue with the trim job on the plants.... What a shame.
I'll hold on the peroxide for a little though and see if I...
..yes I'll step up the water changes for starters Cliff
I think I'll add some a few Siamese algae eaters as well...
If nothing changes then I'll have to assume its the Cyanobacteria and I'll go...
I love my GBR's ... I have a male/ female pair with a total of 30 other fish in my 90 gallon including two dwarf guarami's ...
everyone seems to play nice.
Well.... as I start to read up I would like to think I do not have Cyanobacteria ... but this is certainly a possibility.... especially with the way it is coating my plant leaves...
..... good articles.....
but now I have no idea what to do..... hahahaha.......less light....more light ....... I'm totally confused.... ohhh boy
I just checked my water params... everything...
Good article on this subject... Cliff what do you think...?
.....lol well i made a mess of that
I know this might look like rotting plants but it is not...
Since I have cleaned everything ....the best picture I can come up with is one of my plant leaves...(only thing I could not clean...lol)
I feed once a day with one day a week off....I try to feed...
.....So I cleaned / bleached all my monuments and artificial plants, I clean the glass once a week when I do water changes with gravel vacuuming - thoroughly I might add. I probably...