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NatureScape - When Algae Attacks

Discussion in 'Aquarium & Aquascaping Journals' started by TimHarrison, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Keith

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    Its looking great one question are you planning on planting low plants in the front RH general area to soften the well sculptured rocks a little.

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    Thank you Keith, I'll leave it bare for now. I like the idea of an overgrown area contrasting with the starkness of the sandy bit.
     
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    Its a matter of getting the proportions correct and allowing for future plant growth if left untrimmed.

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    You're right about that Keith. I think I've got the balance right. My only concern is the Bolbitis attached to the lefthand side of the wood. It's not so slow growing in CO2 and good light, in fact it can be a bit of a thug and take over if you let it.
     
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    Been away a lot over the last month or so...

     
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    Oh no!:( just underlines the importance of good maintenance ,sometimes difficult to do and the dark lord of algae will return.The fish look very healthy though Tim and tank back on track and looking better(y)
     
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    Thanks Paraguay :)
     
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    Excellent Video

    One big lesson to be learnt here never neglect your tank.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Haha...great minds think alike :D
     
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    I don't think I ever neglected a tank. The most I ever had at one time was three any way.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Its always a dilemma,we were away a couple of weeks not long ago and luckly although hes got no tanks now our son is a knowledgable aquarist so he called every day on his way home from work to feed fish check on everything etc on four aquariums one high tech CO2. Thats not always possible and can you always trust a well meaning neighbour who despite best intentions may overfeed fish or woundnt know what to do with equipment failure. A couple of years ago I was asked to look after a fish house of a chap who keeps and breeds Discus. It had some really beautiful fish the highlight a massive tank with about 10 wild Discus.. The tanks were in a kind of L shape with all goods ,testkits of various types, spare filters and equipmement.on one side even a fridge It was red hot in there and I managed to follow his instructions but everything worked out on his return. It was a enjoyable 2 weeks but a little nervous I have to say
     
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    When I was away for several weeks fishing the Wife looked after the tanks for me.

    She had a prepared list plus about 80lt of prepared water.
    For a week before I left she looked after the tanks.
    Every day she took out 2lt of water and topped up to a line I had marked on the tank.
    That is not much of a water change but it worked. If I was land based (fishing on a boat all day) and sleeping on land every night. If possible I would ring every night and not once did I have a problem.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    That's nice, having someone you can depend on. My eldest son usually takes care of my aquarium/s but he was also away a lot last month too.
     
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    It worked very well for many years.

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