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Old 02-16-2017, 09:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah looks like you've got all low light plants, good luck!


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Old 02-16-2017, 10:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks and one more thing. This morning I noticed there were snails in my tank. I didn't buy them myself so they must have been on the plants when I bought them. Should I keep them or should I get rid of them?
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I would get rid of them asap because they lay eggs and reproduce out of control!


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Yikes! I don't want that. I know it doesn't relate to my original post, but do you know an efficient way to get rid of them?
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One way to control snails is to put a few loaches in the tank. I have used Zebra loaches and YoYo loaches, and both quickly ate all of the snails. Then, of course, you need to start feeding them appropriately. They aren't extremely expensive, and they are very entertaining at times. 3-5 of them would probably be all you need, but they do like being around family members, so 10 would be best.
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Okay thank you. I'll be checking my LFS this weekend for loaches.
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Okay thank you. I'll be checking my LFS this weekend for loaches.
Don't get clown loaches! Clown loaches grow into very big fish, and in doing so, they go from cute to major annoyances.
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Oh okay. Thanks for the heads up.
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Hey I have another question and didn't think it was necessary to start a new thread. Should I use Flourish or Flourish Excel? I've been using only Flourish and, like I said, my plants aren't doing very well. I bought the new lights, just waiting for them to come in. So would you guys recommend Excel or only Flourish or both?
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Seachem Flourish (comprehensive) is a trace element mix, with tiny amounts of nitrogen in it. It does not supply a significant amount of the macro nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium (NPK). Seachem Excel is a source of bioavailable carbon for the plants. Both of those are useful in low light aquariums. Your plants might need NPK also. If so you will want to dose at least Leaf Zone, for potassium. Usually in low light tanks the fish waste and excess fish food will supply enough nitrogen and phosphorous.
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