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post #31 of 48 Old 07-19-2013, 07:12 PM
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post #33 of 48 Old 07-21-2013, 01:28 PM
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I see now that I probably should have used the peroxide instead of the diluted bleach, like I did. I lost a few leaves on my Anubia Frazeri. Maybe that wouldn't have happened had I used the peroxide? Next time that's what I'll do. The stuff is still trying to come back. It sure helps a LOT if you keep ahead of it. Otherwise, it tries to take over, and it doesn't take long! I had it only on my Anubias, then within days I saw it on some river rock, then a miniature sword. I know I need more plants--my big sword died, and I can't seem to keep any kind of moss alive. No idea why. Can't keep duckweed or frog bit alive either. I think the filter is moving the surface too much. About the only thing that does well for me is Java Fern and my Apon. Oh, and I have the tiny anubia too. Minima, I think it is? I love it! Always stays green and so cute!

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Duckweed doesn't care if there is current or not, I've got it being pushed under constantly in one tank and it just keeps getting thicker and thicker. Frog bit is similar enough that i doubt movement bothers it either. What's the water hardness?
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post #35 of 48 Old 07-21-2013, 02:34 PM
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PH is 7.6-7.8. Hardness is considered medium-hard. (Forgot the number).

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20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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post #36 of 48 Old 07-28-2013, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Ok...So I used the Hydrogen Peroxide on my plants and Driftwood.Lots of bubbles but nothing changed.I also put in the 6,700 Coralife bulb lastnight.Now I have 2 of the same bulbs on my fixture.I'm not sure i'm liking the way my tank looks under both these lights:(Makes it look a little more yellow.Also makes it look like its kinda cloudy but it's not.So are these the right bulbs then?Looks a lot brighter.Is this ok for my fish too?
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post #37 of 48 Old 07-28-2013, 09:51 AM
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The algae didn't turn a reddish pink color? It should show some results in about 24 hrs. You may have to do a few treatments to get results. The 6700K bulbs are the correct ones for plant growth. They do show a little yellowish cast. It's something you can get use to in time. If you really don't care for the color, you can add a 10,000K bulb. this will change the color enough to make it appealing to the human eye. If the peroxide don't take care of the algae issue to your satisfaction, you can try using Excel in the same manor. It will work also, but just more expensive to use.
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post #38 of 48 Old 07-28-2013, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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I already have a bottle of Excel.I even took my driftwood out and put it in the sink and poured the peroxide all over it and my Anubias.Nothing changed:(...So dose the plants with Excel?
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post #39 of 48 Old 07-28-2013, 11:02 AM
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Did you leave the plants/ driftwood set for a while before you put it back in the tank.
With the Excel being more expensive I would put it in a spray bottle, and mist it, as opposed to pouring it on. Once you mist it, let it set for about 20 minutes before returning it to the tank. Also don't rinse it before returning.
I am finding that BBA is building a resistance to both peroxide, and Excel. It might take a few treatment treatments to eradicate it
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post #40 of 48 Old 07-28-2013, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Ok...I will try it again.I did rinse it before I put it back in.I was only like 5 minutes I had it out
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