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#74234 October 15th, 2006 at 11:14 PM
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i recently had a really bad case of black beard algae, which basically looks like thick black hairs growing on everything. i tried a "drastic" treatment. I used Hydrogen Peroxide in a 3% solution and used a baby medicine syringe to squirt the peroxide directly on the algae. here are some before and after pictures

Before:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Celeste_Eden/pets/beforeh2o2-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Celeste_Eden/pets/P1010025-1.jpg

After:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Celeste_Eden/pets/10-14-06-right.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Celeste_Eden/pets/10-14-06.jpg

and just because i love him, here is a picture of Sid, my Ctenopoma acutirostre, or spotted climbing perch.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Celeste_Eden/pets/sid.jpg

#74235 October 16th, 2006 at 12:17 AM
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That is looking so full and lush! I'm sure your fish just love it.

I will be upgrading mine in the next week or two...do you use co2?

#74236 October 16th, 2006 at 12:41 AM
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i have a yeast CO2 system (2 litre bottle with airline sciliconed to a hole in the cap) i use a powerhead as the diffuser. i have it hidden on the far left side behind some plants about halfway down in the middle of the tank. the airline tube from the bottle runs to the bottom of the powerhead and every few seconds you see a little spray of tiny bubbles shoot through the tank. it works really well.

#74237 October 16th, 2006 at 12:49 AM
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That is soooooo neat lookin' Sorathien....
Looks like a really cool lookin' little world in there..
(I have a small tank and my snails eat my plant life right down to nubs)

Thanks for sharing those pictures.. thumbup clp cool

#74238 October 17th, 2006 at 10:40 PM
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I just wanted to add that your tank look great! I have been a plant lover for a while now, and I am just getting into some fish, so far I only have a beta tho. Can you reccomend any specific plants that would go well with him?

#74239 October 18th, 2006 at 06:59 AM
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Your aquarium looks absolutely wonderful!!! thumbup

#74240 October 19th, 2006 at 11:00 AM
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That is a beautiful aquarium!

#74241 October 19th, 2006 at 11:14 AM
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Originally posted by Amber Petersen:
I just wanted to add that your tank look great! I have been a plant lover for a while now, and I am just getting into some fish, so far I only have a beta tho. Can you reccomend any specific plants that would go well with him?
amber, its not really a matter of what plants will go well with the betta. he would enjoy any type of live plant.

the question is what plants would do best in the environment you have. aquatic plants are a bit different to care for than terrestrial plants. you need a delicate balance of fertilizer, light, and CO2 injection. too much of one, or not enough of another will cause the plants to not grow, even die, and algae to take over. some plants do well with very low light, no ferts, and no added CO2. others require very high levels of all three.

i'd suggest you start asking questions at a forum like http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/

#74242 October 20th, 2006 at 01:59 AM
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It looks so beautiful....great job thumbup thumbup thumbup


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