Duckweed reproduces faster than anything in your tank. Allelopathy is questionable in an aquarium.
The cabomba actually seem to be doing well, but they are spreading towards the front of the tank, away from the swords. I have trimmed them quite a few times as soon as a couple of their stems reach the surface.Is it my imagination or does the cabomba and elodea eventually run out of steam in these heavily planted tanks?
I attribute the change to the two things you specifically advised me on, the water hardness and the oxygenation from the HOB filter.Terrific! This is the way a swordplant should grow.
What do you think turned this tank around?
That's a very important point to make. That it isn't necessarily how big or how lush your plants look, but the rate at which they are actually growing that counts.Hi everyone,
So the last few weeks my ammonia level went up slightly, not quite .25 but not exactly zero, and nitrites went up smidge as well, between .25-.50. I ended up doing a small water change, which helped but nitrite still giving a reading, now below .25
I decided to do a major plant trim, I thought maybe the plant growth might be stalling. Hopefully in a week the readings will be normalized.
It was fun trimming the dwarf sag, now I can actually see all my Corys again! They were always hidden away within, I couldn't find all of them for the life of me! I'll post a picture later of how nice it looks all trimmed.
I agree totally. I'm probably older than johnwesley and my patience has not increased with age.My bad. It took me a while to figure out that the tank from ten days ago was the so-called, "4th tank" that you and your boyfriend have set up. It might be useful in the future to start a separate journal for different tanks. I'm getting old and it's not easy to remember which photos are from what tank a month later.