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Conversation Between Oldfishlady and SilverCaracal
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  1. Oldfishlady
    05-21-2012 10:24 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Have you made a thread on this with some pics.....
  2. SilverCaracal
    05-20-2012 06:13 PM - permalink
    SilverCaracal
    Hey Oldfishlady! There are tons of air bubbles covering the bottom of my tank. It's all over the gravel and dwarf hairgrass. I've also noticed a sudden algae bloom. The tank is planted lightly, and I change 50% of the water each week. The light is on for 10 hrs each day and is 6500 K and 13 watts. What is going wrong with this tank? Thank you!
  3. SilverCaracal
    04-22-2012 11:05 AM - permalink
    SilverCaracal
    Thank you Oldfishlady!
  4. Oldfishlady
    04-22-2012 10:13 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Okay...its a planted tank-not a NPT.....if the plants are actively growing I would decrease water changes to weekly 50% and you may need to start feeding the plants-and if the light bulb is nearing the 12 month of age-you need to change it.
    Crowntail melt may have nothing to do with the system-but it could be due to hard water-you need to find out what the KH/GH and pH of the source water-you may need to cut your source water with some R/O water.
  5. SilverCaracal
    04-22-2012 09:58 AM - permalink
    SilverCaracal
    Hi! Here's some information about my 2.5 gallon NPT tank
    -tank is about 6 weeks old
    -the subtrate is small gravel
    -1 anubias, 6 wisteria, and dwarf hairgrass covering the bottom
    -bulb is 6500 kelvins, 10-13 watts I think, and almost a year old
    -No added ferts or CO2
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  6. Oldfishlady
    04-22-2012 09:45 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    I need more info and a pic...is the NPT mature, how many and what specie of plants, type of soil, how deep, lights, age of bulb, kelvin, PP, how long running, other livestock.....water changes twice a week on a mature NPT is too much-do you know the KH/GH of your source water...
  7. SilverCaracal
    04-21-2012 11:16 PM - permalink
    SilverCaracal
    Hi Oldfishlady! I'm new to NPT, and I have a 2.5 gallon one with a betta. There's no filter and I change 50% twice a week. My crowntail's fins are melting...is my water not clean enough? Thanks!
  8. Oldfishlady
    03-07-2012 10:36 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    It shouldn't hurt him....
  9. SilverCaracal
    03-06-2012 05:20 PM - permalink
    SilverCaracal
    Hi OFL! I was feeding my betta and I think it ate a piece of dwarf hairgrass with the food. Is it going to be fine? Thanks!
  10. Oldfishlady
    02-27-2012 08:50 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    I would need a pic....

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