Delhezi Bichir Growout Thread

Deadeye

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Algae probably didn’t help the duckweed. It took all the nutrients. An explosion in hornwort growth plus a hair algae outbreak killed off a lot of mine.
In fact, the initial duckweed death probably sparked the algae outbreak. When a clump of Val I bough died, it provided all the necessary nutrients for cyano to take over.
 
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Ok, so I got some kind of duckweed-like plant at a pond store For free. I also put some in the filter. What is this plant? The Congo Tetra was rehomed to the same people I got the corys from.

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I look over to see sparky hanging in the floating plants!
 

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He seemed to have stopped growing, or is growing very slowly. He is around 10 inches, and not very thick, though he seems to be growing thicker.
 

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Sparky is checking out his new accessory! It is a UV water sterilizer - 180 dollars, an investment. It basically makes sure that algae can not grow. Super cool. The show tanks at my lfs use them. Apparently, it works super well. Let’s see how it is.

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Why is it not generating fine bubbles? You might have to tap it to get rid of the trapped air under it.

This is not an UV.
 

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It releases fine bubbles a few times every 10 minutes. Those bubbles are always there, and on the ones at the show tanks at afd. I apologize, I didn’t mean to say UV. I flipped it sideways, and the bubbles wont generate now. I think it measures something in the water, which is why I don’t think it releases it all the time.
 
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Sparky loves whatever these top fern plants are!

This photo shows pretty much all the algae in the tank. Diatoms of which I missed, and BBA and CITA resting on the bottom because I scraped it off. I’m doing another wc today to suck all the stuff on the bottom out, and scrape the diatoms off.

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The tank has at least 20 snail egg cases, and an additional 30 snails cleaning the glass and eating the roots :nilly:
 
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