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Old 02-01-2017, 12:16 PM   #81
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Hey Erol !!!

Nope didn't get rid of Cyano. In the "before maintenance" photo, you can see Cyano at the substrate line at the front. That's the only place where it exists but needs to be cleaned on a weekly basis. It's been there for as long as I can remember (maybe a year?)

Not sure how to get rid of it. Light is is kept at 28% on 4 bulbs.

5 Angelfish
10 Sterbai Cory
20-30 small fish (rasabora/tetras/cherry barb)

Feeding once a day. I add a bit of No3 once a week.

The only filter on the tank is a single Eheim 2217 that is not cleaned very often. I'll start cleaning the filter once a week and try to rid of it.

My mom said she wants to breed the Angelfish in a separate tank. Too much work for her IMO. If she wanted a 24" tall breeding tank with branchy driftwood and white sand + oak leaves for tannis + some schooling fish, that might work in terms of getting a breeding tank that is display worthy.
Usually cyano in a planted tank is a tell tale sign of low nitrates, some have reported low co2 saturation triggers it also.
In my personal experience with it , i first remove as much as possible then zap it with some Hydrogen peroxide, followed by a large water change, i then try and up my Nitrates as required.
The black out method works as well, but you still need to address the underlying cause.
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Old 02-01-2017, 02:40 PM   #82
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Hey Erol
Thanks for info. The tank is still growing in after I replanted the background section. Let's see what happens when it's more grown-in. if Cyano is still there, I'll use your methods to zap it.

I might add some E tenellus as the carpeting plant since that helps block the light that refracts through the front plane.

E tenellus is fully carpeted in the 125g but not sure how to remove it without getting bald spots.

Hows your tanks doing? Been a year since update no?
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Tanks are doing fine, just did some changes, will update when the plants grow back in
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Got 7 Discus + 2 of mine previously as gift for mothers day. Then got 180g aquarium for her Discus. Will be set up as low maintenance nature aquarium. Will take down her current 75g.

Meanwhile, will sell my 125g. No time for aquarium here.

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Doh - Tank looks terrible due to lack of plant maintenance. It's been almost 4 months since last update.

Added some Discus for mothers day. Upgrading to 180g soon.

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