Search results

  1. FishBR

    Getting CO2 this week! Journal of tank's evolution

    I respectfully disagree. The plants are thriving right now with 65% weekly water changes. I am not sure what you mean by constant dosing and letting CO2 down the drain. The plants do not consume CO2 overnight and when lights are off and therefore CO2 will dissipate rather quickly. There is no...
  2. FishBR

    What Should I stock in a 55 gallon?

    Boesemanis are indeed amazing. Here is a video of my two males sparring: 2 male Boesemani facing off again There are a significant number of rainbows of the Melanotaenia genus that are smaller, not growing more than 3 inches: M. Boesemani “Kromsa” M. Catherinae M. Exquisita M. Garylangei M...
  3. FishBR

    What Should I stock in a 55 gallon?

    Rainbowfish. And then a few other rainbowfish...
  4. FishBR

    Getting CO2 this week! Journal of tank's evolution

    Time for an update. It has proven difficult to grow plants successfully in New Orleans’ very alkaline and hard water, even with CO2 injection. Several plants died or faded away, including: Alternanthera Reineckii (regular and mini), Nasea Pedicellata Golden, Rotala Macrandra "narrow leaf," and...
  5. FishBR

    Rainbow fish !

    I have Boesemani, Parva, Macculochi, and Kamaka. You can see several videos of my rainbows in my YouTube channel: Wild Discus and Rainbowfish
  6. FishBR

    Hair algae identification and removal

    I am dosing Thrive All in One Liquid Fertilizer 3 times/week, as per instructions.
  7. FishBR

    Hair algae identification and removal

    So here is the summary of the changes I made: - Reduced the intensity and time (one hour less) of the lights. I now have a gradual sunrise from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 90% in all colors (with the exception of blue) from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and then gradual sunset from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM. - I...
  8. FishBR

    Hair algae identification and removal

    I haven't tested the water lately, but before CO2 started the tank's phosphate ranged from 0.6 to 0.9.
  9. FishBR

    Hair algae identification and removal

    Thanks. I start CO2 injection 1.5 hour before lights come up and stop 1.5 hour before lights go off. I use a drop checker to measure CO2, which always turns green when CO2 is in use.
  10. FishBR

    Hair algae identification and removal

    I am reducing the intensith and the duration (1 hour less) of the lighting period.
  11. FishBR

    Hair algae identification and removal

    The tank is in the living room with daylight but no direct sunlight. Here is the full setup: Filtration: 2217 Eheim canister filter and Hydro sponge filter attached to a powerhead. Heater: Hydor in-line heater. Light: Fluval Plant 3.0 LED. Substrate: Black diamond blasting sand. Aeration on a...
  12. FishBR

    Hair algae identification and removal

    Thanks, but the information available online recommends increasing, rather than reducing, CO2 levels. That would make the plants grow faster than the algae. Any other thoughts?
  13. FishBR

    Hair algae identification and removal

    So I am getting this horrible hair algae in 55 gallon (208 liters) tank: The light is a Fluval Plant 3.0 LED, with gradual sunrise from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 100% in all colors (with the exception of blue) from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and then gradual sunset from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM...
  14. Pic1.jpg

    Pic1.jpg

  15. Pic2.jpg

    Pic2.jpg

  16. FishBR

    Vote Now! - November 2021 Tank of the Month Contest (31 GAL & Larger)

    Hi everyone, here is my 55 gallon (208 liters) “Rainbow Garden” tank. The tank is 48 inches (122 cm) long and it was rebuilt in September after I lost power for 10 days following hurricane Ida. Fortunately, I found someone to foster the fish. I decided to replace a low-tech tank by a planted...
  17. Tank (2).JPG

    Tank (2).JPG

  18. FishBR

    Getting CO2 this week! Journal of tank's evolution

    Thank you. Let's see how the AR mini will do in this second attempt. Three of the four plants that I recently introduced have survived and seem to be doing OK: The Ludwigia Repens are doing really well, developing a beautiful red coloration. The pictures make no justice:
  19. Repens2.jpg

    Repens2.jpg

  20. Mini.jpg

    Mini.jpg

Back
Top