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    Blue green slime survey

    Thanks I guess I need to do bigger water changes
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    Blue green slime survey

    I have cyanobacteria in my tank. I'm not sure how to get rid of it because if I reduce the light by how much and how will I know it is working. Just a thought but I'm quite frustrated.
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    What is this green slimy algae

    It looked stagnant where the cyanobacteria was sitting. It started when I changed the lighting time and the intensity of the light. Before that I had bba which I would prefer. The cyano looked like a stagnant pond. I haven't been able to grow any plants on the surface. Indian leaf fern got...
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    Getting sand underneath gravel

    Hygrophila polysperma and hygrophila willow leaf and some crypts. That's what I would like to try
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    Getting sand underneath gravel

    I'll put sand for the plants to put down roots. Then maybe just adding a bit more gravel will also work?
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    Cycling if adding new substrate sand

    Do I have to cycle the tank if I want to add a bit of sand to the bottom of my tank? (I thought I read that had to cycle)
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    Getting sand underneath gravel

    This is the gravel substrate. Thanks
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    Getting sand underneath gravel

    I am thinking of putting a layer of sand underneath the gravel on bottom of tank. How do you do this with an already established tank?
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    What is this green slimy algae

    If I leave a little bit on the plant will it grow from there?
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    What is this green slimy algae

    I've cut back the plants to half, added another piece of light gel over lcd lights and have cut down the light to 8 hours.
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    What is this green slimy algae

    On the floating plants I have green slimy algae. Will it harm the fish at all?
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    Heater broken

    Yes it was 32degrees it was very hot. I panicked. I thought about it and I got one today from the shop.
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    Heater broken

    No it's not the glass broken. It was so hot this morning. Yes, it's just outside of the 2 year warranty. From what you saying I don't need the heater over summer. Maybe I'll get one in the winter. It might get cold overnight.
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    Heater broken

    I found this morning my heater had broken. I'm just wondering if I need one? The temperature in the room is warm in winter, it hardly ever gets cold and in summer which it is now gets very hot in the room and doesn't use the heater. Can I leave the heater out or should I replace the broken one...
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    Water change

    I've had an operation and can't lift for 4 weeks It's a 70litres 8 black phantom tetras I feed them bug bites little at a time for 5 mins nearly every day The plants in there are not planted, they will grow at the top a bit and some roots on some of the plants.
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