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post #11 of 14 Old 03-23-2010, 09:33 PM
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I would put some plants in and see what happens. a good liquid fert helps too. If I'm not mistaken, as long as the current in your tank is not too fast, the gravel in your tank will be fine.
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post #12 of 14 Old 03-23-2010, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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I would put some plants in and see what happens. a good liquid fert helps too. If I'm not mistaken, as long as the current in your tank is not too fast, the gravel in your tank will be fine.
Great I will pick up some plants tomorrow.

I did butcher the "ciclads" ha... c.i.c.h.l.i.d.s ok, I think I got it.
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post #13 of 14 Old 03-23-2010, 09:51 PM
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yeah, I've been battling a minor algae problem too. I got a timer for my light, set for 10 hours of light a day, more plants and a comprehensive liquid fert. the algae growth has visibly dropped since the changes. my tank looks a lot better than it once did, thanks to the plants.
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If you want to give your fish a treat you could buy a Daphnia starter culture.. they'll eat the algae out of the water until they're eaten.

Thats not a replacement to the other advice... just in addition.

Also, stem plants should, theoretically, do well in any gravel.

Bulb/tubers as well, although temporary.

Something like a swordplant might not do as well, since they feed through the roots...

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