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    Right now I'm using a combination of three different ferts based on my obersations, reseach and typical water parameters before adding the plants: trace elements (mostly for the iron), a potasium, and a nitrate. All of them are pre-mixed liquid ferts made both Brightwell Aquatic and Seachem

    At least this is my starting point. I will mostly likely need to adjust as time goes on.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    Some people believe that hair algae is usually caused by excess iron. Whether or not iron is the culprit, it's definitely caused by some imbalance of lights, CO2, and nutrients. Do you happen to have Seachem Excel lying around? A double dose should take care of the problem and give you time to get everything balanced out.

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    I'll look into iron as a part of the cause, I never read that before. Thanks for the tip

    I was thinking about trying excel as I had pretty good results in the past, but I had read a few reports that using excel can also cause Anacharis ( proper name Egeria densa I think) melt or die off. I have held off untill I can figure out if those reports are valid or just a excuse used by others for not being able to keep their plants alive.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    I was thinking about trying excel as I had pretty good results in the past, but I had read a few reports that using excel can also cause Anacharis ( proper name Egeria densa I think) melt or die off. I have held off untill I can figure out if those reports are valid or just a excuse used by others for not being able to keep their plants alive.
    It does melt certain plants when overdosed (which is what you would need to do to get rid of the algae) so it might be a good idea not to dose it. Sorry, I didn't pay attention to the specific plants in your tank.

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    LOL, I'm still figuring out the specifics of my plants as well. I'm still working on confirming all the plant IDs. The Anacharis and java moss are about the only two that I am positive on right now. But I can't really complain as I really got this plants given to me. I still need to google some more plant pics so I'm sure on the rest of them
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Post some close-ups and I'll see what I can do. The broad-leafed plant looks like melon sword. The red one looks like myriophyllum tuberculatum. The yellowish one may be nesaea pedicellata.

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    Thanks Funkman, I will try to get some pics up tomorrow
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    I really need need to up-date my journals more often. I'll try to get a FTS soon, but here's few congo pics I took a while back





    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Wow, Cliff. i wish I could get photos that good. My congos are that size now too. i love them. Where yours are burnt orange to almost red, mine are lighter orange to apricot color and they have blue behind the orange.
    What do you feed them? Maybe I could get more color out of mine with a different food. I'm about to order so this is great timing.
    Mine are all males. Do you think that females in the mix might also heighten their colors?
    Don't get me wrong. I love mine and they're gorgeous but yours definitely have more color.
    Mine are under led lights - are yours?
    Bet you never expected so many questions. sorry.
    Again, nice pics.
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    Nice Congo's Cliff. I don't know how soon Cliff will respond, FM but it could be the lighting that makes a difference. Mine used to come off as more green.
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