Hi, it is 2 weeks since I dumped my dying plants, bit the bullet and added Co2 keeping only 4 of the healthiest plants. Added root tabs at the same time. Initially the change was dramatic, and I was really pleased. However in the second week many of the leaves developed a dark green speckled appearance, one of them curiously, having only part of one leaf affected, the border being an almost straight line! They are still pearling as in week 1. I have T5 lighting, one growlux tube, or whatever it is called, and one to show off the fish colours. Any suggestions would be appreciated, Elliott
It is 2 weeks since I dumped most of my dying plants, and bit the bullet and added Co2 with the remaining 4 healthy plants. This may or may not be relevant, but I mention it anyhow. Now I have an infestation of these small (about 1.5mm long) buggy things. What are they and how do I get rid of them please? I have some issues with the plants, but will post that in the plants forum. Thanks, Elliott.
Thanks James! I bought the Eden 501 gravel cleaner you recommended, and am really pleased with it. This enables me to take as long as I want cleaning up, no longer a race against time with the bucket filling up too quickly! Thanks again, Elliott.
Thanks James, the gadget that you linked to looks like a great idea, although it seems to have mixed reviews on Amazon. I am thinking that my problem is mostly due to a bad choice of siphon. Thanks again for your helpful reply. Elliott.
Thanks Fishlady, I had a suspicion I might be overfeeding, and also as I have a sand substrate, I tend to hold back a bit with the suction, to avoid removing all of the sand! I think I may go over to gravel in the future. Thanks again, Elliott.
I have a 125 litre planted tank with a dozen guppies in it. This morning, the glass was coated with loads of really tiny white worms, mostly between 1mm and 2mm long, and less than 1/2 a mm wide. I have researched the web, but cannot decide what sort of worm they are, please could someone identify them and say what action I need to take? Many thanks, Elliott.
Hi, I have one guupy who spends most of his time resting quietly, does not find any food to his liking, even though he comes to life and chases flakes at feeding time, he does not eat them. I can see some white strands on his underside. Tank is Fluval Roma 125,planted with sand substrate, has been cycled since the first week of December. Stock: 5 guppies and a few tiny snails that must have arrived on the plants. Recently changed to a Hydra 30 internal filter, (after minor flooding from the external) Water parameters: Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 25 PH 8.2 GH 9 KH 6 All done with API Master Kit, except Nitrate, which was Salifert. Any help would be much appreciated! Elliott.