snails breed like no tomorrow and poopy.
some people like them, I personally don't but they do eat algae.
they usually sneak in with plants.
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I’m only adding about 2/3 capful of the Seachem Excel every other day, so maybe about 2-3mL and 1mL of Seachem Iron for my red plants. One of my plants have been doing really well. But my java fern (I think) and the red one isn’t really flourishing.
Sep 18th, 2020 11:00 pm
bacteria that converts nitrites take a longer time to reproduce (compared to ammonia). Don't do any water changes, just let the bacteria build up. The more water change you do the longer it is gonna take.Didi_beee wrote: ↑
Okay so for the past week, I have been doing the 24hr test after doing the major water change. My ammonia disappears after 24hrs but my nitrites take 48hrs. This is after 2 tests. Is nitrites suppose to be gone at 24hr? After 24 hr, my nitrites is about 2-5ppm and gone after 48hrs.
I think my tank is cycled but nitrites are taking longer to disappear. How should I proceed?
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I think I need to do some work / modifications regarding to the fluval flex filter intake..
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I only changed the water once after the algae incident. My light is on about 5-7hrs a day now. Sometimes I forget to turn on the light now. I should probably get a timer, but there seems to be minimal algae now.yau1225 wrote: ↑ bacteria that converts nitrites take a longer time to reproduce (compared to ammonia). Don't do any water changes, just let the bacteria build up. The more water change you do the longer it is gonna take.
If you're doing water changes because of your algae issue, then just turn the light down even more. I don't see that there should be any issues with 6 hours of lights like I mentioned before. How long is your light on now?
Sep 19th, 2020 2:09 am
Ah thanks. I googled both plants but mine doesn’t look like any of them at all. Maybe mine are dying. Should I uproot it and wedge them between rocks like a java fern?
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