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    War against blue green algae

    I don't have a sure cure but can tell you- the bright light and fine sand substrate is a good home for BGA. You would be better with gravel IF it returns....
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    Unpopular Opinions (fish related)

    Try some epsom salts for the Betta as a cheap cureall. Worked on fungus for my Rainbows the other day.
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    quick question on Fuzz Algae

    It looks ok. I would say the biggest problem was you had the lights on too long. 8 hours is plenty. Your plants look healthy to me. Easy green is mostly iron right?...its the other ingredients that might be a problem for right now.
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    67 pound hybrid Koi and its lake..

    Article splains it all.. https://people.com/pets/giant-goldfish-caught-weighting-67-lbs/
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    quick question on Fuzz Algae

    Stop with the fertilizer and use iron instead- it wont fuel the algae growth. Adding algae eaters would help for that kind of algae. Green fur algae is what they are made to eat. Also- add more plants the more the better to fight algae. Using bunch plants and later the more slow growers is how...
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    Plants turning brown in new planted tank

    A bleach dip might kill off the plants. Just leave them as is- they might not be showing growth above,while growing fine roots below. Try the iron,do not make huge water changes. That whole thing with big water changes works if you have Co2 and high intensity lighting to compensate for the loss...
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    Unpopular Opinions (fish related)

    A lot of people spend huge amounts of money for giant aquariums- build them even,for only to have a mediocre or poor looking mish mash collection of fish. Be glad its not you!
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    Unpopular Opinions (fish related)

    Fish and aquariums are not your family. Your family is your family. Just to remind some who get lost in the fervor of collectoritis. oop.too serious. no reaction-lol.
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    Plants turning brown in new planted tank

    You would be surprised at how little iron- applied consistently- does the plants so well.
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    Plants turning brown in new planted tank

    Try the Seachem Iron,,that should stop the melting and brown.
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    Unpopular Opinions (fish related)

    No,these float in air like Autumn leaves. You don't get science!
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    Clown Loach Emergency - 16 yr tank sudden problems

    I only have a trio that's three years old in my 240 gallon. I wont get more since they should each get to 6" or more eventually. Right now they are 4" fish from the little guys they were back in 2019. They eat a lot,big eaters so more would just add to the load. Also..I havent added any fish in...
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    Wouldn't it be fun to have cheeseburgers float by? French fries?...just wait around and then catch a bite of them. Free too!
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    Why is my Tetra Glofish so huge compared to the others.

    I think it has an internal parasite or possible swim bladder issue. If it swims fine and upright than I would bet on parasite. I don't know what you do to treat that..usually its fatal that advanced.
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    Iron does for low tech what Co2 does for high tech.

    Thats it. Iron with zinc in a blue gallon bottle. Safe in small doses. Everything in moderation.
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