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Dissolving Cryptocorynes?? why are they dying?
Old 04-07-2011, 09:49 AM   #11
 
There is really no point at all to add fertilizers if you are changing 50% of the water daily. Within a few days you will have removed all the fertilizers.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:57 AM   #12
 
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There is really no point at all to add fertilizers if you are changing 50% of the water daily. Within a few days you will have removed all the fertilizers.
I need to fix my overfeeding habits..I was worried about this too but the plants grow very rapidly nonetheless. Both The Large-leaf Amazon and the Flame sword grow a new leaf every week and the Rotalas and the alternantheras have to be pruned every three weeks in half..

I wonder how fast plants grow under accelerated growth in a hi-tech aquarium? how does one go about selling plants? sounds like fun

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Old 04-07-2011, 10:57 AM   #13
 
Judging by you nitrate I don't see how you could be overfeeding that much. You tank water is better then my tap lol.

With the plants I keep which includes a lot of crypt. Trimming is usually required weekly IF you want to keep the plants off the surface. Its mainly the stem plants.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:28 PM   #14
 
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Judging by you nitrate I don't see how you could be overfeeding that much. You tank water is better then my tap lol.

With the plants I keep which includes a lot of crypt. Trimming is usually required weekly IF you want to keep the plants off the surface. Its mainly the stem plants.
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oh no your tap water?? see after then water changes the nitrites decrease but before the water is dark violet!

Cryptocorynes are so pretty I will be heartbroken if they dont come back:(
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:29 PM   #15
 
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I also overfeed the tank and I do 50% water changes everyday and have done so since my aquarium cycled.(Im paranoid to boot) my pH is 6.8 and the Ammonia is zero the nitrites zero and the nitrates 5 to 10 ppm.
Nitrites or nitrates? Yeah going by what I quoted from your first post your tank is better then my tap. I use straight tap on all my tanks. Tap has 20ppm nitrates before it goes into tank, I stopped paying attention to what it is before WCs. My main tank has a really heavy bioload. Nitrates can go up or down depending on which tank. I rarely test anything so who knows. I change 50% a week regardless. My WCs may reduce or increase nitrates depending on the tank lol!

If you are ever looking for a really hardy crypt, wenditti var. 'tropica' I have found impossible to "melt". Its also a very pretty plant IMO.

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Old 04-07-2011, 10:55 PM   #16
 
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Nitrites or nitrates? Yeah going by what I quoted from your first post your tank is better then my tap. I use straight tap on all my tanks. Tap has 20ppm nitrates before it goes into tank, I stopped paying attention to what it is before WCs. My main tank has a really heavy bioload. Nitrates can go up or down depending on which tank. I rarely test anything so who knows. I change 50% a week regardless. My WCs may reduce or increase nitrates depending on the tank lol!
yes the nitrites the nitrates are usually 5 to 10 ppm after water changes. Yeah I can I magine that those caecilians plus all the other fish it really must be heavy. If I had your aquarium would be freaking out doing 50% water changes in the morning and at night!
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:36 PM   #17
 
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yes the nitrites the nitrates are usually 5 to 10 ppm after water changes. Yeah I can I magine that those caecilians plus all the other fish it really must be heavy. If I had your aquarium would be freaking out doing 50% water changes in the morning and at night!
How can nitrites be 5-10ppm ??? The API kit only goes to 5ppm for nitrite. 5ppm is pretty much instant death to a lot of fish, so IMO something might be up with your test kit... A cycled tank should always have 0 nitrites.

Yeah my 55 has a lot of fish in it. I just checked my profile and its says stocking from way back when. I got a lot more larger fish then that currently XD. Most will likely be leaving on the 30th once I figure out if I am moving this summer or not. If it says at home which is likely, I'll just stick a bunch of cardinals and rummys in there to keep the eels company lol.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:58 AM   #18
 
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How can nitrites be 5-10ppm ??? The API kit only goes to 5ppm for nitrite. 5ppm is pretty much instant death to a lot of fish, so IMO something might be up with your test kit... A cycled tank should always have 0 nitrites.

Yeah my 55 has a lot of fish in it. I just checked my profile and its says stocking from way back when. I got a lot more larger fish then that currently XD. Most will likely be leaving on the 30th once I figure out if I am moving this summer or not. If it says at home which is likely, I'll just stick a bunch of cardinals and rummys in there to keep the eels company lol.
its the Nitrates that are 5-10 ppm. I only have Danios for now because Im just a beginner and I am afraid and very hesitant about buying anymore kinds of fish. I only have 8 fishies in my little 20 gallon so that should keep them happy no? Oh no whats going to happen to your tank?? company? are the eels friendly? judging by your wonderful video they seem very peaceful.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:38 PM   #19
 
5-10 nitrates is perfectly ok. 8 danios in a 20g is a good size group to have. Pretty close to full stock imo. Unless you really abused the crypt roots when you planted, they will probably come back after the melt. Crypts are hardy plants once adapted. you should see new leaves soon.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:23 AM   #20
 
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its the Nitrates that are 5-10 ppm. I only have Danios for now because Im just a beginner and I am afraid and very hesitant about buying anymore kinds of fish. I only have 8 fishies in my little 20 gallon so that should keep them happy no? Oh no whats going to happen to your tank?? company? are the eels friendly? judging by your wonderful video they seem very peaceful.
8 fishies is fine, its just light stocking IMO. If your happy with it though, there is no reason to get any more. Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Which is a rule I never follow lol... I'm thinking I will be able to take all my tanks with me. If I am able to get on ground level. Thats a lot of crap to have in one room though... 90 gallons of tanks for starters. I have empty ones I'm not allowed to fill here... They just state, "No dogs or cats - caged maybe OK". So I'm gonna go with anything I can keep in a cage I can have. Hopefully there will be trees nearby to maul for my caterpillars. Roommate is getting a tarantula, I forgot what we are gonna be calling it. I feel like I should get snake if I have room/time. I said I should get a bunny, but apparently thats the one thing my friend is allergic to. Sucks cuz I learned some amazing stuff about bunnies today.

Yeah eels are friendly, their current tankmates are much too robust it seems for a planted tank. Stick with the tetras because they have a smaller bioload so they fill the tank better w/ more fish. Angels and rainbows have taken to munching my stargrass. I'm keeping a few of the bows for breeding, never intended to keep all 11ish of them though.
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