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    did the snails make it ?
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

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    Sadly no. When I very first got this tank 2 years ago, I used copper safe to treat of a mild case of ich on my QT neons. Apparently the copper leeched into the silicone sealant and for that reason, I can't keep a snail alive.
    They flourish in my 30 and 90 but it's a no go in this 5. darn.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  3. #33

    Join Date
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    Location
    Northeast Pennsylvania
    Posts
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    Awards Showcase

    Let's have a toast...TO DISCUS!!! - Slaphppy7 So I don't have to drink alone to celebrate your new discus ;-) - wgoldfarb One more fish for the tank, happy the Discus got thier in such great shape. - steeler1 A Toast To An Awesome Discus Owner! - Slaphppy7 For a succesfull Discus move!! - steeler1 
    A toast to more discus! - Slaphppy7 For another safe arrival! - steeler1 For the loss of you Cory's - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - fishmommie 
    Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Christmas!  Hope you and your family have a great one! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 
    I can't send you a real one, sorry for your loses - steeler1 Happy belated Birthday. - steeler58 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 Sorry for you loss, wish it was a real one. - steeler58 

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    Have you ever tried purigen in the filter?
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    I use Purigen in my 90 and love it. But I still have brown algae in that tank no matter what. Ii's better than it once was - I'd say cut down by 1/2 over the past few months.

    I'm convinced it's sunlight. No direct sunlight on either tank but one is in the sunroom and one in my office and both rooms have tons of windows.
    The last time I cleaned the brown algae off the log in the 5 gal, it was only on the side facing the south windows. Same thing with the rocks in my 90.
    So now I just flip the rocks around when I clean the tank and put the algae free side front and center. When that starts getting covered, I flip them around again and by that time, the back side is once again clean.

    So clearly, sunlight - even though indirect - plays a part in my tanks.
    My 30 gallon doesn't get as much indirect sunlight + I have nerite and apple snails in it - never any brown algae.

    So I guess I just get to live with it in the other 2 tanks.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  5. #35

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Northeast Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,385

    Awards Showcase

    Let's have a toast...TO DISCUS!!! - Slaphppy7 So I don't have to drink alone to celebrate your new discus ;-) - wgoldfarb One more fish for the tank, happy the Discus got thier in such great shape. - steeler1 A Toast To An Awesome Discus Owner! - Slaphppy7 For a succesfull Discus move!! - steeler1 
    A toast to more discus! - Slaphppy7 For another safe arrival! - steeler1 For the loss of you Cory's - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - fishmommie 
    Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Christmas!  Hope you and your family have a great one! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 
    I can't send you a real one, sorry for your loses - steeler1 Happy belated Birthday. - steeler58 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 Sorry for you loss, wish it was a real one. - steeler58 

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    Ah, my tanks are all in the basement family room so no sunlight at all so I guess I'm lucky there, except for the fact that I have to leave room lights on during the day or they would always be in the dark if the tank lights weren't on
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    Since I've tried everything else to get rid of the brown algae, that only leaves sunlight. I've done Chemi pure also - which leaves the water sparkling btw - and changed substrate, cut way down on feeding - the only thing I haven't tried is an algae filter.
    Can't keep ottos in the 90 - the cichlids kill them and it's a lot of work for snails even though they clean some of it up
    I've never missed a weekly water change and vac and nitrates are low so --- guess I'm just stuck with it.

    I do plan to change the 5 gal out for a 15 soon. At that point I'm adding snails and ottos and am figuring (hoping) my problem will be over :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  7. #37

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    Lovely tank - found you found a solution in the end!

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    Thought I'd update. I upgraded the 5 gallon to a 15 for several reasons. I wanted more neons :o) and I wanted snails (which would not survive in the 5 gal) and I was weary of the brown algae covering the plant leaves. So, here's a photo of the 15. I transplanted the banana plant, the crypts and the amazon swords and added some cambodia and floating hornwort.
    I now have more neons, 6 pigmy cory cats, the crowntail and a blue apple snail and 2 nerites snails. They are all thriving AND no brown algae. so yea!!
    1-question 043.JPG

    And here's a photo of the crown tail (Raylan) It's difficult to catch him in the right light but this is a great representation of his color. Just not a great photo :o(
    1-question 002.JPG
    Last edited by fishmommie; 12-20-2013 at 08:09 PM.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  9. #39

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    This is looking really nice. All your plants look really healthy. That cabomba is going to get pretty big pretty fast. Maybe consider moving it behind that nice piece of driftwood you have so it becomes more of a backdrop plant.

    That is one pretty betta - how old is he?
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    thanks for the suggestion, firefly. I actually have one camboda behind the driftwood and the shorter one in front of it. BUT as you said, it's growing fast so you're right. I need to transplant it soon.

    We've had Raylan a little less than a year. I selected the smallest one I could find hoping he would be less than a year old. He's grown and filled out nicely and his colors are simply gorgeous. his body is that deep water blue and his dorsal is robin's egg blue with his tail and under fins burgandy with the occasional splash of blue. He's a great fish - leaves the neons alone and loves to sleep on the plant leaves.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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