09-27-2013, 08:25 PM
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Long time no update. I promise pictures just as soon and I figure out how to make my camera's shutter speed settings cooperate with me.
Finished the treatment for Ich I think two weeks ago? no signs of it coming back. The final death toll was three of the glassfish and one ADF.
The remaining glassfish is still hanging out in quarantine. Labored gill movement, not eating, barely moving, but not dead. I've been treating with Aquarium salt for now, but I don't know what else to do for the little dude. I'm not putting him back in my tank before I am 100% convinced that he/she's healthy and not going to bring back any other parasites or disease to my tank. I CANNOT risk another infection in the tank right now; my schedule is super tight.
Happier notes. FINALLY got the new light fixture in; dual t5 bulbs instead of the single t8. the plants are EXPLODING. I finally got around to doing a trim on I think tuesday, and I swear I pulled out more plants than I put in to begin with.
brown algae is starting to pop up a little. Photoperiod is probably too long (~15 hours of one full spectrum light and one daylight spectrum light. I need to get a timer) I'm trying to decide if I want to reduce my photoperiod and nip the algae in the bud now, or if I want to think about adding an algae eater.
Also cleaned out my betta tank really good, vacuumed up as much of hte BBA as I could get, and pulled out all the ludwigia to put in the 20GAL the leaves have/had about 1/4 inch pad of algae clinging to them, and the flag fish are ecstatic about it. They've already made a good headway into cleaning it off.
I"ll probably wait until the next trim to decide if I want to move it back in to the betta tank, or if I just want to leave it in and stuff the betta tank with Anacharis.