Hi all. I've recently converted from the group to this list, so this is
my first post here.
I have a few questions. First off, my 29 gal tank has been having some
problems recently. I've noticed small but increasing amounts of green
spot algae and a hairlike algae. Also, my water wisteria has been losing
little bits of leaves, and holes are appearing in some of my other
plants. I add the tetra iron stuff every water change because that's all
my budget will allow. The affected plants are some of my oldest, so I
don't think its just that they're running out of stored nutrients.
However I could be wrong. I already checked the FAQ on this and it
wasn't any help. Lighting is two 20 watt FL, and pH is about 6.5. The
fish load is fairly light. Oh, and the water turns yellow too, although
this may be from the driftwood. Any suggestions on how to get rid of any
or all of these problems?
Also, someone mentioned sandblasting gravel as a substrate. Where does
one acquire this stuff? Hardware stores just give me a blank look when I
ask. Same thing with laterite, vermiculite, etc. Fish stores have never
heard of any of it (I gotta try some better stores! =)). While I'm
looking for stuff, a source for SAEs and trumpet snails in the Seattle
area would be greatly appreciated.
I'm building a heated-water-pump PVC-pipe substrate-heater-widget for a
larger tank like they had in AFM a while ago. Has anyone out there tried
this? Does it work?
Thanks for any and all replies!
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