New 450 liter

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by JJ Mes, 2 Jun 2016.

  1. JJ Mes

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    hi guys. Just wanted to put my new tank up. Its been running about 7 weeks. Parameters are looking good. Amonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 5ppm, phosphates 10, calcium and magnesium are nearly at propper levels and theres a big diatom bloom. Well at least i hope its diatom bloom. Hope it will dissapear soon. Heres some picks
     
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    JJ Mes

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    I also have a nano tank. Been running for a year now and its still doing well. Heres a pick

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    JJ Mes

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    This is my nano

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    Cool tank :lol::lol:
     
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    That is one serious bloom you got there. it'll last a while and clear up. Your nano is in great shape. i love the scaping and life. Yes, its a nice...
     
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    Tanks look good, the Bigger tank will get there.
     
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    JJ Mes

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    Thank you. The nano is my little jewel. I do hope the bloom goes soon. But at least there is life in the tank which I am happy about. My hermit is chomping the diatom. I wonder if thats normal.
     
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    thats completely normal. get one more if you can
     
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    I might do that this weekend. And maybe another turbo snail. will have to see what the misses says.:thumbup:
     
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    Just be patient till the diatoms clear up. Nice nano.

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    JJ Mes

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    • Thought i must share this with u guys. I asked my mom to paint me a marine fish and it just came back from framing. I think its pretty awesome

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    Wow

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    gonna take my chances.. Dibs

    Haha, just kidding, nice painting :)
     
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    :)Sorry this one is priceless.
     
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    Why is phos so high??? I have sneaky suspicion those aint diatoms.
     
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    What could it be

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    I am not 100% sure. Could be algae of some sorts. But i think its the result of to high phos.
     
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    Rock maybe leeching phosphate??
     
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    @JJ Mes maybe vacuum the substrate. It will just help in the end.
     
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    Where did you get the sand from? Was it from an existing tank?
     
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