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    embsidney20 replied to the thread Honey gourami.
    No sign at all sadly. The others seem fine and two even seem to have formed a little pair. I will monitor them for a couple of days and...
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    embsidney20 reacted to Byron's post in the thread DIATOMS with Like Like.
    Barlow sand was recommended on CorydorasWorld, and it has nothing whatever to do with cyanobacteria, so you're OK. Forget fussing over...
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    embsidney20 replied to the thread Honey gourami.
    Thanks I will look into that! Have cleaned it all off now and it looks lovely but I'm sure it will be back! My deformed little guy has...
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    embsidney20 reacted to Ellebrius's post in the thread Honey gourami with Like Like.
    Gouramis are shy when there are other fish around but on their own they are the friendliest fish around. Mine eat out of my hands and...
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    embsidney20 replied to the thread DIATOMS.
    Thank you so much. I have cleaned everything last night and tank is looking gorgeous this morning, so many leaves were so healthy...
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    embsidney20 reacted to xxBarneyxx's post in the thread DIATOMS with Like Like.
    What kind of sand did you use? Diatoms need silica to grow. This is why they are so common in new tanks where silica levels are often...
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    embsidney20 replied to the thread DIATOMS.
    Wow a lot to read. Have added some pics and stock is, 6 peppered cory 4 honey gourami and one green phantom.
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    embsidney20 reacted to Bruce Leyland-Jones's post in the thread DIATOMS with Like Like.
    White light contains all of the different colours. If you have separate blue and red, lose those for the time being. Filters supplied...
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    embsidney20 replied to the thread DIATOMS.
    Thanks! Floating plants on order too! Should I be lowering the white light or all of them? Re the filter, I've always been told that...
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    embsidney20 reacted to Bruce Leyland-Jones's post in the thread DIATOMS with Like Like.
    Diatoms are just another form of algae and the same rules apply for controlling them; Stop overfeeding them with nutrients Reduce the...
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    embsidney20 replied to the thread DIATOMS.
    Thank you so much. Weekly change due today so I'll make it a big one and get it off everything. I have some filter floss so I imagine...
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    embsidney20 reacted to Circus's post in the thread DIATOMS with Like Like.
    I would rub the diatoms off of the plants, glass, and decorations. Do a large water change to get as much out as possible. If the...
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    embsidney20 replied to the thread Honey gourami.
    You can clearly see the lump on the head and can almost make out the lump just in front of the tail (it's on both sides)
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    embsidney20 reacted to Circus's post in the thread DIATOMS with Like Like.
    The best ways to keep away diotoms is to add live plants and not to overfeed. With the live plants, they will out compete the algae for...
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    embsidney20 replied to the thread DIATOMS.
    I have 7 plants in the already but they are absolutely coated in diatoms and starting to look like they are dying underneath it. Had...
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