Ive never been a big fan of planted tanks........ I AM NOW... AWSOM!
That makes sense. But why not two filters of same kind. Two renas or two fluval. That way the expense of filters and maintence would be better.I use 2 filters for better circulation and cleaning. Even though each one is "rated" for my size tank or larger, the fact is that you actually want a certain amount of flow per gallon in a planted tank (7-10 x your tank in gallons). Mine is 75 x 7 = 525gph minimum and keep in mind that most filters are rated higher than they actually run once media is added to them. On top of this I have a UV sterilizer that moves some water and a mini koralia pump for more water flow.
I'll keep all updated. I'll be posting pics of my empty tank soon.My heater is not in the gravel It is in the middle of my tank on the back glass. My substrate consists of Flourite and Flourite black, no gravel. It goes from about 3" to 6" towards the back corner. Good luck with your tank and I would love to see pictures as you go.
Sounds like coincedence or bad luck. Check your pH to see if it was affected at all. I can't see how a small change in kH could cause this. Make sure you are not adding baking power? Baking soda should just be 100% Sodium Bicarbonate.Dmaaaax I think my chemistry experiment causing some negative effect on my fancy guppys. They developed some type of white (looks like small piece of coral) fungus on the bottom of their mouth. Two of them stop eating (both are female), but they are still active ...
The only things was added to the water is baking soda (1/8 of tsp on 4Gal)
and Excel 2ml on 4Gal recommended in the bottle for initial setup
I started with the Fluval and did not care for it too much so I decided to try the Rena. If I had to do it over again, I would have 2 Renas.That makes sense. But why not two filters of same kind. Two renas or two fluval. That way the expense of filters and maintence would be better.
Sounds like coincedence or bad luck. Check your pH to see if it was affected at all. I can't see how a small change in kH could cause this. Make sure you are not adding baking power? Baking soda should just be 100% Sodium Bicarbonate.
Check the color of the "fungus". There are 2 types of mouth fungus, one is a fungus and the other is bacterial. Melafix and Pimafix are good for planted tanks.
I used regular Flourite gravel 2-3, Flourite black 2-3, and a bag of Onyx black sand. I got them online from Dr.Foster and Smith since they did not charge extra based on weight.Hey Dmaaaaax,
A few quick quick question.
1.) How much flourite (bags) did you use?
2.) Which type (seachem has many different tyes listed)
3.) Did you mix black and red to get the color you have?
And now a request:
Any new pictures of your aquarium. I like to see how it looks now after a few months.