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  1. Yeah im thinking the Brown stringy algae isn't the diatoms, but i really can't find anything about it and it grows very long. It is slimy and easy to come off but if i take it off it just comes right back.
  2. ive thought about getting an RO system for water changes. Maybe, i should go ahead and invest in something like that with a 55g tashcan.
  3. yeah its just the roots that are submersed. I do have Otocinclus in there just 4. And a bunch of bladders snail. So the algae shouldn't be an issue. Ive got this Brown stringy algae everywhere. Even the amano shrimp i have aren't doing anything about it. I have even done a blackout for 4 days and still it persists.
  4. Hey., Ive had my 65g tank setup for over 3months now and im still having a Brown algae issue. Its everywhere. Ive Lowered my lights down to 50% Blue light to 0% and not dosing any extra ferts. I have fluval stratum., and plenty of plants. 2 big Water wisteria plants 1 Pothos which is dying 8-10 clumps of Microsword 3 stems of Scarlet temple (which is looking terrible) I do put NilocG roottabs in the substrate once a month Change water once a week and feed every other day. I use the hakari Micro pellets and sinking wafers Im using Nitrasorb., Purigen, and Chemi-pure Elite for phosphate removal. It is also CO2 Injected. I don't understand what to do please help
  5. I meant to upload a screen shot of my Light period. starts at 9 am and is complete darkness at 6 pm 65 Gal tank dimensions are 24x18x36 24 inches deep. FX4 filter with a slightly reduced flow. Just enough for a bit of surface agitation. Co2 injection (DIY) 3-5 bubbles per second. Should i reduce my lights and see what happens? At the same time i really want my microsword to carpet well. I don't dose Easy green every day more like 2 times a week at about 4 pumps each time i dose. I do dose Easy carbon every day 4 pumps aswell.
  6. Hey guys, Im having a terrible issue with Brown hair algae. Its everywhere. Its on my microsword, its ALL OVER the roots of my pothos. Its starting to grow on my wisteria. I have put 1 bag of Phosgaurd in the filter aswell as Chemipure elite, 2 bags of purigen. Still grows. 2 water changes a week (20% each time). I dose EG everyday. My nitrates stay at about 30-40ppm. tank temp is at 85F (housing GBR's). I feed every other day to keep down on excess nutrients in the water. I use well water. Well water stats: PH 6.8 Amonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 20 I have tried everything. I even dip the pothos roots in a small bath of water and hydrogen peroxide and helps for a week then its covered again. I regularly remove the Brown hair algae with a toothbrush every time i water change. Am i missing something? I need help lol
  7. yeah pretty sure they are all 3 females. Her colors arent as pronounced but there is a pink belly on her. Those 2 you mainly see are the "Alpha Females" and the third less colored one is the runt.
  8. @Fish FolkHere is a video. Not a good video as im still trying to figure the camera out. But hopefully i got everything.
  9. I will post a video here a bit later. I keep my tank between 80-82F. They seem to be doing great. Would love for them to live a couple of years. I really need to set up a smaller tank for "pairs" and growing fry. Would love to eventually go into business with these guys, even if its just to support this hobby.
  10. I have read all of your journal and it has inspired me to do the best i can for them. Any tips? @Fish Folk
  11. i really hope so! I think i have all females hoping to get 1 male this week. Would love to get some babies at some point.
  12. Just got these guys a couple weeks ago and they are thriving! I am being very deligent about keeping tank parameters good. I am really enjoying these fish! They are absolutely gorgeous!
  13. Yeah maybe if i turn the blue to zero i can take out the bigger chunks of algae. And of course you were help! I need any info i can get lol!
  14. Hmm it would seem that my monte carlo wouldn't get enough light with that. But idk im no expert at lighting. Im trying to see if anything of mine would need optomized. Your tank looks amazing.What is the plant on the drift wood with very fine leaves?
  15. Thrilled to have found this thread 🙃 But i have a 65g tank with 2 Fluval 3.0's and this is my light setting. my tank : Depth 24in. Width 36in. I have: Anachris Monte Carlo Anubias Scarlet temple Java Moss Looking for some critiques for any experts. I am getting Green hair algae and brown algae (very little brown algae)
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