02-07-2013, 10:06 AM #11
Adding ferts (Flourish) and iron (becareful with iron, Fe is toxic in high levels to fish) should help the plants; some plants use root tabs so that might be needed.
Good doing the large water change and vacuuming up the BGA is the best method.
So far, all is well - the car now works fine, the CO is zero, and I am catching back up with the tank. The commute will get far better when I move in the next ten months ... .Knowledge is fun(damental)
A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.
For Fishless cycling:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640