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Thread: Platy - Ich?

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    That is anubias coffeefolia, and yes, it's rhizome should not be buried in the substrate. It is a slow grower which should do well in your tank but it will not help reduce nitrates quickly due to it's slow growing nature. You should add some fast growers like hornwort, elodea, watersprite etc... to suck up the extra nitrates quickly. You may need to upgrade your lights for these, depending on what you currently have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingFisher View Post
    That is anubias coffeefolia, and yes, it's rhizome should not be buried in the substrate. It is a slow grower which should do well in your tank but it will not help reduce nitrates quickly due to it's slow growing nature. You should add some fast growers like hornwort, elodea, watersprite etc... to suck up the extra nitrates quickly. You may need to upgrade your lights for these, depending on what you currently have.
    I will make a search and see where i can get those plants. The light is a double color white and blue. It was installed in the tank when i bought it. The Anubias is the only one which is real. It was buried in the Pet shop and so i was told to do.

    Thank you a lot for your help. I will open a new thread for the nitrates as soon i get rid of the ich.
    Dimitris

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingFisher View Post
    That is anubias coffeefolia, and yes, it's rhizome should not be buried in the substrate. It is a slow grower which should do well in your tank but it will not help reduce nitrates quickly due to it's slow growing nature. You should add some fast growers like hornwort, elodea, watersprite etc... to suck up the extra nitrates quickly. You may need to upgrade your lights for these, depending on what you currently have.
    LOL - the first time I responded I thought the anubias was real and did the whole rhizome bit - but then I deleted it and went for the one on the right being real.

    Just an fyi - he needs to get rid of 3 of the angels - this is only a 30 gal t ank but he needs to get rid of the ich first. His nitrates straight out of the tap are 25.
    Anything else he can do besides add plants?
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    Plants are the cheapest way to get rid of nitrates. There are also nitrate reactors and RO/DI units he could buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    LOL - the first time I responded I thought the anubias was real and did the whole rhizome bit - but then I deleted it and went for the one on the right being real.

    Just an fyi - he needs to get rid of 3 of the angels - this is only a 30 gal t ank but he needs to get rid of the ich first. His nitrates straight out of the tap are 25.
    Anything else he can do besides add plants?
    I am aware of both the stocking and the ammonia from the tap. The immediate problems need to be addressed before other issues are dealt with, that being the nitrates, since the ich is already being handled.

    Plants are the quickest, easiest and cheapest way of dealing with nitrates for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    Just an fyi - he needs to get rid of 3 of the angels - this is only a 30 gal t ank but he needs to get rid of the ich first. His nitrates straight out of the tap are 25.
    Anything else he can do besides add plants?
    I think it's a 60 liter - 15-16 gal, not 30. I think being it's a small tank, an RO/DI unit would do the trick.

    Sorry about the loss of your fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    I think it's a 60 liter - 15-16 gal, not 30. I think being it's a small tank, an RO/DI unit would do the trick.

    Sorry about the loss of your fish.
    Thank you. Yes it is a 60 lt tank.
    Dimitris

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    the two to the left and center appear to be plastic. the one to the right looks real but I don't know what it is.

    see if you can find some hornwort and just let it float on the surface of the tank. that will definitely reduce nitrates. get a nice big clump of it.

    also - I don't see any driftwood in there. A pleco must have driftwood :o(
    When you say driftwood you mean a real one or fake?
    Dimitris

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    Real. Supposedly(I am not experienced with plecos) most loricariids/ plecos require a certain amount of wood in their diet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    Real. Supposedly(I am not experienced with plecos) most loricariids/ plecos require a certain amount of wood in their diet.
    I would wait till the ich is gone, that way there's no ich on the driftwood. They do need real driftwood to munch on.
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