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Re: MTS die off
> It has been the curious loss of my MTS that has prompted me to post. I have
> searched the archives, the Krib, etc. and have not found any answers to this
> problem. The MTS are most like;y completely dead in my planted 55 gal. tank.
> I have two 10 gal. tanks with healthy MTS populations. H2O parameters are
> What's going on?? Any help would be appreciated. I read that Chuck Gadd had
> a similar experience. Was there any resolution to this?
I never did figure out what caused my MTS die off. Mine were definitely ALL
gone. Not caused by any snail-eating fish. I reintroduced a handful, and
they are completely back and thriving again.
My water is soft (6dGH, 3dKH), with CO2 injection. Shortly after the MTS
die off, I did have some problem with stem plants dying off, and I pulled all
the plants in half the tank, and vacuumed the substrate on one half very
heavily. I intended to do the other half, but never got around to it.
Everything is doing very well in there now. The same water is used in my 29g,
and in a 10g. The MTS have never died out in the 29g or 10g. Neither of
those tanks use CO2 injection.