- Sep 20, 2020
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- Pacific Northwest, US
I've put some of the trimmed stems in the middle right which looks a bit odd but but wondering if it will help fight the staghorn algae here?
They do like high oxygen levels in the water, and though I do inject low levels of Co2 my plants do grow and pearl. I will also set up my airstone for on a night.
AA, Wills might be too nice to come right out and say it in his own journal, but your combative, insulting attitude is not appreciated. Everything you said here could have been said in a courteous, respectful way. Please be nice.Where did you get this idea from? I heard it from a lot of people and I never could see the sense of it considering these people also advocate excess doesn't cause algae.
By admitting to this you've indirectly confirm that some fast uptake of whatever nutrients it is, is required. Is that not the conclusion from adopting this?
So I ask where did you get the idea that your CO2 is "low" and 30 mg/l is normal?
Try 30 mg/l on these gobies and watch them gasp - some fish don't like this concentration and I don't blame them, I seriously doubt it's even seen much in nature.
You DON'T have "low" CO2. You have sufficiently HIGH CO2 - you just don't know it.
This 30 mg/l level is retarded, which idiots like George Farmer following Tom Barr and his promoters want to impose onto the rest of us when there are plenty of "low" CO2 tanks with high light that grow plants successfully.
When you are poisoning your plants (and your fish, snails and shrimp) with high levels of nutrients everything behaves perverse and goes into overdrive. ...Also, strangely enough, some algae die because the nutrient levels are too damn high, this has been observed.
My thinking on putting the limnophila at the front was simply that the stag horn does not grow on it else where in the tank and it’s a fast grower where as most of the plants in the problem area are things like crypts.
I'm not trying to put you down. I rather know where you got all this "advice" from.
It just seems absurd to me how most people accept things just because others say so, follow the crowd because that's what others are doing.
I'm NOT being insulting or combative.
If he doesn't want me to comment on this journal of his then I'll respect that and post no more.
I didn't call him retarded. I said that 30 mg/l CO2 is retarded and I would like to know where he, and others who are having algal issues, are getting that value from. Where?
I'll answer that for you: from following self proclaimed experts whose advice "appears" to make sense.
I find "courteous and respectful" a euphemism for being weaselly and manipulative and self righteous. Wouldn't you rather have honesty and blunt straight talking? Or else you can't call people out when they should be called out because you fear offending them? Hence the backlash against the SJWs and this talk about "toxic positivity" now.
But since you subscribe to this I'll give you a lovely example:
Some of the kids these days get to 20 pages in a couple of hours. I guess the more impressive thing is this journal was started on the 26th of July! So 10 months to get fish in haha. I do blame lockdown thoughWoohoo. 20 pages in and we have fish. Is that a new record?
I just did a daily 20% change for a week and then switched to my normal weekly routine of 75%.Some of the kids these days get to 20 pages in a couple of hours. I guess the more impressive thing is this journal was started on the 26th of July! So 10 months to get fish in haha. I do blame lockdown though
Still need a bit of advice on how to transition the tank to RO btw