Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:47 pm Post subject: Re: How to re-do? Or should I give up?
Can you explain to us what the diagnosis of fellow aquarists was? Since Nirant has seen the tank first hand, he would know best. Can you tell us what he said the problem was & what remedy he has suggested?
from the looks of your substrate, it looks like coarse gravel to me. IMO they are too large in size for a planted tank. ut other than that I can't tell you much unless you give us the entire details.
The blue coloration will not harm your fish. The methylene blue has that effect on the silicone seal. It will not go away, but it is not harmful either. But DO NOT USE it every week. It is not some vitamin tablet that you feed regularly. It is a medicine for ICK/ICH. So you have to use it only when your fish have ICK/ICH.
Experts: could the regular methylene blue dosing have affected the slime coat and thus the fish deaths?
now do this. Fill up the details in the list below & post...
Tank size - L x B x H
Filtration - what filter - type of filter, brand/model, how often you clean it. How you clean it (whether you take the media out or not, etc)
Lights - wattage & type of light (T5, PLL etc)
Substrate - branded or DIY (if DIY, please specify what all you have used. If you have multiple layers and what is each layer)
Water - what water you're using (municipal or ground water or RO). whether you're using any water conditioners like dechlorinator, pH changers etc.
What is the water change schedule
Fertilization - what fertilizers (branded or DIY), if DIY what are the components, what is the dosing routine.
What all fish you have - also include any invertebrates that you may have.
what plants you have.
for the above, please state only the facts and not opinions
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