RE: NANFA-L-- Photos of my tank

Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Photos of my tank
From: Bob Bock (
Date: Mon Dec 13 2004 - 07:22:05 CST

Ancistrus also help, if you don't mind adding a non-native.

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From: Kudzu
Sent: 12/12/2004 2:35:31 PM
Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Photos of my tank

One way to beat algae is faster growing plants. They use up the nutrients before the algae. So extra light might-in-first aggravate you situation but once the plants caught on it could help it.

Also it's controversial to say the least but treatments with Hydrogen Peroxide works wonders on algae. I have use this on many tanks and never lost or harmed a fish. It sounds terrible but it's not and it kills algae. If you go to the Krib and do a search on Hydrogen Peroxide you can learn a lot of the treatment and the chemistry side of it.

Jeff <*\\><

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From: matt ashton
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 2:24 PM
Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Photos of my tank

ah well that will do it...I have a 55 with half of the light you have, so I may be buying another shop light soon. I had another single strip but the wiring was old and melted internally and its beyond salvaging. And even with a decent amount of plants, I had a week with about none and I have been slowly winning long battle with algae.

Kudzu <> wrote:
For some reasons I can never get my Java fern to do more than add more leaves. It never seems to grow vertically. What are the details of your setup for the tank?

 My guess would be that you don't have enough light. Of course I can get my Java in my 30 long with a standard strip light to put on babies. It's just slow.

As for my 65G in the photos it's pretty basic. I have just sand substrate. However I have 2 - 2 bulb shop lights in the hood. So that 120(?) watts of fluorescents light in this tank. Without lots of plants its an algae farm! I have run DIY Co2 but I quit. So it's just fish fertilizer and what ever is in the water. Maybe I am just lucky but I think it is all the light. I just don't have a lot of plants that don't do well in here.

Jeff <*\\><

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