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post #1 of 15 Old 09-09-2013, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Tank Cycled BUT...

The tank finally cycled completely everything looks great, but, my Jungle Val's. Some of the leaves are starting to turn almost black. attaching a photo is anyone can help...

Using 1 cap full http://www.amazon.com/mn/search/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=fishlorecom-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=flourish&url=node%3D2975446011 Excel daily and http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000255NCI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=fishlorecom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000255NCI http://www.amazon.com/mn/search/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=fishlorecom-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=root%20tabs&url=node%3D2975446011
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post #2 of 15 Old 09-09-2013, 10:57 PM
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The tank finally cycled completely everything looks great, but, my Jungle Val's. Some of the leaves are starting to turn almost black. attaching a photo is anyone can help...

Using 1 cap full flourish Excel daily and API root tabs
How much fert are you dosing? Sounds like way too much.

Consider the needs of your fish before acting on your desires.
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post #3 of 15 Old 09-09-2013, 11:32 PM
what size tank? i think you'd do better with flourish comprehensive than excel, has more nutrients.
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post #4 of 15 Old 09-10-2013, 12:17 AM
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How much light intensity do you have, for sure, comprehensive would be better, excel is just a liquid carbon, used by the plants when co2 is not available. Hopefully you have enough light to sustain the other additives. How long were those vals in your tank? I am not a val expert at all, but in my amateure experience found that they need some time to adjust. Do you see new growth? How does it look?

Also some say excel is detrimental to vals, to each their own tank and experiences.
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post #5 of 15 Old 09-11-2013, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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54 gal corner
3-Gold Panda Mollies
2-Danios
9-Harlequin Rasbora
4-Jungel Val
3-Bronze Wendtii
3-Anacharis bunches
Java Moss
Aqueon QuietFlow 55/75
Aqueon 150 watt heater
Solarmax H.O. high output 236, (2) T5 10,000K daylamp
Fluval air pump with small stone (for night time)
35lbs natural gravel
45lbs CaribSea FloraMax substrate
API master testing kit + GH&KH
API tap water conditioner, ONCE I run out I will be changing to Seachem Prime
Seachem Stability
Seachem Flourish Excel
Brightwell Aquatics Florin-Fe (Liquid Iron)
API root tabs


noticed some green algae today when i got home so i set my programmable timer down to 9 hours from 10 hours.
Also i noted it seems that there are small brown circles of algae/mold??

Vals have started to produce new laves so i guess there ok and they started a whole new plant! :) :) The Vals, Wendtii and java moss are about 2 1/2 weeks old and the Anacharis bunches are just a week in the tank
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post #6 of 15 Old 09-12-2013, 12:53 AM
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Green algae is green spot or slimy? I have seen brown circles of algae in my tanks before, I have decided they were brown algae, if we are talking about the same thing, it wipes off easily? I have also seen brown string-like algae on the plant leaves of my newly setup tanks, or attaching to the glass in tiny strings, but they usually go away with time and water changes. It looks different then the brown algae that blankets the leaves. Just what I saw in my tanks, if it helps, and I found out that if you overdose with sulfur based water conditioners, like Prime, which I did, this can contribute to brown algae.

I like your tank btw, always liked those 54g corners, and like the way you scaped it with the rocks, should look really nice as a contrast to the wendtii.
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post #7 of 15 Old 09-12-2013, 01:47 AM
very pretty tank. a nerite snail (or really almost any snail) would love eating your algae :)
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post #8 of 15 Old 09-12-2013, 08:06 AM
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Hello eaking:

While looking at the picture of your aquarium I noticed it is a quarter of a circle and iam curious do you notice that the curve of the glass magnifies the view for you. I have a quarter circle tank and I am amazed how light refracts through the tank and how large and colorful the livestock appear. I donít have my tank in the corner; it sits with the backpoint against the wall making a giant backwards V so ambient light refracts threw both sides making a rainbow of colors.
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post #9 of 15 Old 09-13-2013, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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angelcraze, they are just green spots, and the brown is def. algae. I am going to the LFS to pick up a Gold Nugget Pleco tomorrow. I'm sure it will be more then happy to help me out...

Pop, It is the only tank that I have so I dont have anything to compare it to but I do really like the look that it has. only one of the sides is completely covered the other hang past the other wall which is really cool because when i sit on my couch I have two total different views. Although it sometimes gets me because I end up thinking i have some how gotten more fish in the tank while i was at work. LOL
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How much fert are you dosing? Sounds like way too much.
I have pulled back on the Excel and everything seems to be calming down
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