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  1. It looks like your anubia are starving. EG will definitely help. With your nitrates being so low, it is reasonable that the other nutrients are equally low. My anubia required extra potassium to stop the decay. You could try increasing the EG dosage. Remember it will be weeks to see real changes. I trimmed all but 1 of the damaged leaves, keeping 1 of the least damaged. The theory being that the plant will continue to absorb that leaf first if there is a problem. If the leaf does not continue to decay, you are on the right track. @RockoBalready mentioned hydrogen peroxide treatments in and outside the tank are effective for BBA treatment. Inside the tank, this is best done just before the lights go out at night.
  2. I picked the smallest plants I could get but I may have to drop the water level or trim them to fit under the covers. They are in my pond for now, so I have a few more weeks to come up with a plan. Have you gotten them to bloom?
  3. I've never kept this plant before, so this is all new. I'd like to overwinter these in the aquarium if possible, but logistics will a problem. A tub in the basement is doable and may finally provide the motivation to seal the ancient metaframe tank I've been storing.
  4. It was the first thing that came to mind.😆 If you have ponds or pools nearby, they could be Water Boatman eggs. If I am guessing correctly, than they are harmless algae eating fish food. https://pondinformer.com/water-boatman-corixidae/
  5. A friend is moving and forced to give up his ponds. Water hyacinth was the only plant that I did not give him, so I grabbed some plants. These are not a dwarf variety. Now what? Can I grow them in the aquarium? Will they dwarf themselves over time?, will the Silver dollars and Barbs add them to the menu?, Is this a bad idea? Any thoughts?
  6. I've seen them somewhere before...
  7. Talk to some of the local roofers, handymen, or homeowners in old neighborhoods. Slate roof tiles and pavers work well.
  8. I'm with the can't have too much filtration group. A. Filter Check the filter. If the filter isn't full of uneaten food than there is no problem. Food in the filter could also be an indicator of over feeding. In the real world fish do chase their food. B. Flow It depends on the fish of course, but if the fish are using all of the aquarium than flow is not likely to be a problem. If the fish appear to be sheltering behind plants and decorations most of the time than flow might be an issue. I use flake food primarily. Dropping the food into the filter flow will show you where the currents are strongest, and deliver food to everyone. My tetras seem to enjoy a little fast flow occasionally. If you find that there is a problem, than the others here have given you some solid advice.
  9. My first common pleco learned to surf the surface of the aquarium. I don't know which is sillier: the fish doing the back stroke vacuuming down all the food, or me giving it a belly rub
  10. I have at least one Nerite that goes on a walkabout for a week or more. A tracker that could map out the snail's travels in 3 dimensions would be interesting.
  11. I'm not lucky enough to have a fish room. My aquarium tools are usually in a tray on the dining room table. or wherever I use them most often. I do occasionally put them away. My aquarium JUNK is in boxes, baskets, totes and tubs, on the fish cart or hanging on a hook in the basement.
  12. If I ever have an actual fish room, my recliner will be the the first furniture in there. That would make everybody happy.
  13. There is an old Shaker song called Simple Gifts. This carries over to everyday joys in the aquarium. The Tinfoil Barbs forming an aquatic mosh pit every time I enter the room, all of the others just being there and healthy... My biggest everyday joy right now is the wonder stemming from a long dormant plant (8 months) in the 10 gallon tank, lit by a flashlight that has a pair of new leaves. If it continues, It will be the third plant brought back from the brink. I spend as much time staring at this aquarium as I do the ones with fish.
  14. Ohhhh you're talking about Hornwort! I thought you knew something about my Moneywort. Eight months to produce a pinhead sized pair of leaves. It only took the Wisteria 5 months. I guess I should have waited a little longer for the Hornwort.
  15. I worked for a winery for many years. Each spring the vines must be cut back to produce the best possible crop that year. Each cut requires making a decision as to which grapes to sacrifice. The new people were always told "when in doubt, be cruel". Best practice for me may be to trim back all new stem plants from this point forward. I can start with the only surviving PSO.
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