01-23-2012, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by russp
The cichlid tank has some amazon swords, wisteria and a couple java ferns and absolutely no algae. All the plants are doing well so I may try cutting back the timer to both tanks and see what happens. I haven't been running any fertilizer. The one time I did a few years back, the algae went crazy so I've stayed away from it ever since. Would the wisteria from the cichlid tank grow as a floater in the smaller tropical tank?
I see your from Vancouver, my favorite place on earth. I've been there a number of times and took the wife there for our honeymoon; she fell in love with it also. There is even a 40" wide panoramic phote of the Vancuver shoreline at night over my cichlid tank.
I moved here 26 years ago, deliberately. It is a beautiful city. I remember then-President Clinton when he was here for the summit with President Yeltsin in 1993 or thereabouts, saying that he could never have imagined such a beautiful city, and he would be back. And he has been.
Wisteria will grow floating. I have no luck with this plant, my light is not sufficient. Wisteria should be good at keeping algae at bay because it grows fast and thus assimilates nutrients and uses the light.
If the plants are doing well, don't worry about fertilizer. Some tanks need these, some don't. Nutrients come from the fish food (directly or from organics) and tap water. If the plants are getting what they need naturally, fine.