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  1. ellamay

    Green/brown water from driftwood

    It’s sort of green/ brown ish and is definately much worse because of the log because even with just the water in the bucket it was VERY brown every time I changed it. All the plants I’ve currently got are doing ok but I’ve not had much luck with fast growers 😂 I do need to get some floating...
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    Green/brown water from driftwood

    I’ve had this piece of driftwood (middle) in my tank for a few months and since it’s been in there it’s making the water look so green!!! I soaked the wood for two weeks changing the water every few days before it even went in and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Is this normal? When I...
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    Green hair algae & cleaning tips

    I’m going to get some plants today so I’ll have a look for some good floaters ☺️ I’m pretty sure it’s LED
  4. ellamay

    Green hair algae & cleaning tips

    I’ll just do a few flakes and pellets at a time and get to about a minute and go from there! Thanks for the advice!
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    Green hair algae & cleaning tips

    I’m not using fertilisers. And it’s summer here so that makes a lot of sense!! I work nights actually so a lot of the time my blinds are closed during the night. I’m not sure what intensity my bulb is, it came with the tank. I’ll try and find out. It’s been fine up until now though so hopefully...
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    Green hair algae & cleaning tips

    I’ve found it hard to judge how much food to give because everyone says different things 😂 will definitely reduce now
  7. ellamay

    Green hair algae & cleaning tips

    I did have lots more plants for him but took them out today because they were all furry 😂 I’m getting him more tomorrow.
  8. ellamay

    Green hair algae & cleaning tips

    Thank you so much for your advice. I’ll definitely reduce the food then 😂 I thought I was doing alright because I do have a small snail population that aren’t over breeding so I assumed I was feeding the right amount!
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    Green hair algae & cleaning tips

    Oh yes I can see how that could happen 😂 well I’m getting some more plants ASAP. There was quite a lot on the leaves so I couldn’t really ignore it.
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    Green hair algae & cleaning tips

    This is what lots of my leaves were like!
  11. ellamay

    Green hair algae & cleaning tips

    Before I start, I realize I should've taken a 'before photo' of my algae situation, but I didn't think about posting here until I'd finished cleaning. So the photo attached is the after photo. So a couple of weeks ago I noticed green hair algae growing on a couple of my plants so today I...
  12. ellamay

    Frozen brine shrimp vs bloodworms

    I have ember tetras, cory's and a betta in my 105l tank. I was thinking about adding some frozen food to their diets. Is there any nutritional differences between the frozen bloodworms and brine shrimp? I'm mostly thinking about the frozen food for the betta to be honest, I was thinking...
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    Why are my moss balls stringing out?

    Are you sure its not algae growing on the moss ball rather than the actual moss ball its self? If so, I assume it would be a case of treating the algae. I'm pretty new to fish keeping but have been doing a LOT of algae research over the last few days to try and work out what some of mine is.
  14. ellamay

    Things growing on wood.. identification?

    After some more research im pretty sure the black one is black beard algae. I still can’t work out what the little stringy bits are though
  15. ellamay

    Things growing on wood.. identification?

    I’ve noticed two different things growing on the spider wood in my tank. These little black dots and the light colour stringy bits. I do have black sand which I initially assumed the black bits were but they look slightly smaller and darker than the sand. A lot of it is attached all around the...
  16. ellamay

    Fat ember tetra chasing others

    That’s a relief. I researched for months making sure all the fish I was getting would work in a peaceful community so I think I panicked a bit when it looked like they were fighting! I wonder if it’s just as they’ve aged a bit more they’re just challenging eachother a bit more then? This big one...
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    Fat ember tetra chasing others

    Sorry, looks like I’ve posted this thread twice by accident! I can’t work out how to delete so if an admin could delete one for me please ?
  18. ellamay

    Fat ember tetra chasing others

    I’ve got one fat looking ember tetra chasing other ember tetras away from the middle of the tank during feeding time. Everyone else is getting along fine, it’s just this one that’s being rude. It’s also quite fat and slightly larger than the others so I’m not sure if it’s a female about to lay...
  19. ellamay

    Confused by cycle

    I went through all this a couple of months ago, I tried to follow the method on here perfectly but definitely made some mistakes! Everyone on here is SO helpful though. I read over the method over and over and struggled to get my head around it all as I'd never had fish before. In the end I was...
  20. ellamay

    Want to add some floating plants into Discus bare bottom Tank

    I got a TINY pot of Salvinia natans from Maidenhead Aquatics and it has covered the entire top of my tank. I'm having to throw some away every week! Definitely good value for money!
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