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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:31 am Post subject: Re: Problem regarding fungus. Reply with quote

 It  is  not  fungus,  as  far  as  I  know  aquatic  plants  don't  get  fungus  except  for  driftwood(if  not  dried  properly).
 It  is  algae,  your  tank  has  too  much  light  and  not  enough  co2.
 More  than  availbilty  it  is  stability  of  co2  levels  in  water  which  are  desirable.
 Cut  down  your  lights,  stop  dosing  for  some  time.
 Do  not  make  too  many  water  changes,  each  water  change  will  bring  fresh  nutrients  for  algae  to  feed  on.  Make  25%  weekly  water  changes.
 Introduce  algae  eaters,  mollies,  ottos,  shrimp,  and  feed  them  very  lightly  and  they  will  eat  algae.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:37 am Post subject: Re: Problem regarding fungus. Reply with quote

 Prabuddha,
 
 Looks  like  Fuzz  algae.  And  it  is  trapping  the  sediments  in  your  tank  becoming  grayish  in  color.
 
 You  have  mentioned  gravel  fertilized.  With  what?  Make  sure  your  DIY  CO2  is  consistent,  i.e  you  have  a  replacement  ready  before  the  earlier  one  tapers  off.  Remove  the  corner  filter  and  add  a  sponge  filter.  This  will  remove  the  sediments  and  reduce  the  dead  spots  in  you  aquarium.
 
 How  long  since  you  set  up  this  tank?  Be  patient  Smile  
 
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 Thanks  for  the  reply.  Now  I  am  in  a  deep  problem.  I  have  brown  patches  on  the  walls,  I  have  a  total  cloudy  water.  I  have  changed  the  water  4  times  since  yesterday,  but  as  soon  as  I  add  new  water  it  become  somewhat  clear,  but  within  1  hour  it  is  becoming  even  more  cloudy.  What  kind  of  problem  it  is  I  cant  understand.  I  have  put  down  the  light  to  40  W  now  and  photo  period  5  hrs  a  day.  Dosing  I  dont  have  KNO3,  should  I  use  KCl?  I  dont  have  much  plant  in  it,  will  get  by  this  monday,  till  then  what  to  do?  CO2  I  am  adding  another  bottle  of  yeast.  Please  suggest.  All  the  plants  are  getting  black  deposites  on  the  leaves.  Now  I  have  removed  all  the  whitish  affected  plants.  Others  are  getting  blackish  thing  after  sometimes  of  water  change.  And  their  growth  is  almost  stopped.  
 Thanks  in  advance
 Prabuddha  Sarkar
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:01 pm Post subject: Re: Problem regarding fungus. Reply with quote

 Pleas  help  me  to  get  out  of  this.  Actually  now  I  have  got  your  post,  will  follow  accordingly.  But  the  problem  even  is  getting  increased.I  have  used  soil  from  LFS,  they  said  it  was  fertilised.  I  think  they  have  added  cowdung.  I  am  new  to  it  and  used  it.  I  dont  know  whether  they  will  creat  any  problem  or  not,  dont  know  these  problems  are  coming  from  the  soil  or  not.  Please  suggest  me.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:16 pm Post subject: Re: Problem regarding fungus. Reply with quote

 Prabuddha,
 
 Cow  dung  or  any  other  fertiliser  in  a  low  tech  tank  is  not  acceptable.  I  am  truly  sorry,  but  you  will  have  to  rip  your  tank  and  start  over  again.  Discard  that  fertilized  substrate.
 
 Take  two  to  three  mugs  of  red  soil(Even  more  if  you  like).  Make  sure  it  does  not  have  any  ferts  mixed  in  it.  Make  a  slurry  by  mixing  this  with  2-3mm  dia  river  gravel.  This  slurry  should  come  to  around  2  inches  in  your  tank.  Above  that  have  another  1  inch  of  pure  river  gravel  to  make  sure  the  red  soil  is  not  disturbed  into  clouding  your  tank.
 
 Trim  the  infected  stems  and  leaves  of  the  aquatic  plants  already  with  you,  the  algae  infected  parts  only.  Replant  the  good  cuttings  with  you.  Change  to  your  original  lighting.  Start  the  CO2  immediately.  Do  not  dose  for  a  week.  Change  30-40%  water  every  week.  Keep  a  watch  on  the  plants,  and  as  they  start  reviving  you  can  start  dosing.  
 
 Eventually  you  will  get  the  balance  by  watching  you  plant  health  Smile  
 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:57 pm Post subject: Re: Problem regarding fungus. Reply with quote

 Thank  you,  It  is  a  big  task  then  Crying or Very sad  .  Sir  another  question,  if  I  want  to  make  it  a  somewhat  high  tech  tank  to  keep  the  present  gravel,  then  what  is  necessary?  I  will  introduce  a  HOB  or  power  filter  on  Monday.  And  what  are  the  other  things  to  be  taken  in  considerations?  If  it  is  possible  then  I  will  give  a  try  or  else  I  will  readily  follow  you.
 Thanks  you
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:35 pm Post subject: Re: Problem regarding fungus. Reply with quote

 Thanks  for  all  the  replies,  the  tank  setup  was  wasted  by  massive  algae  growth.As  suggested  by  Nayak  Sir  I  am  now  planning  to  set  it  up  again  with  river  sand  having  no  fert  and  red  soil.  Wish  me  luck.  And  please  suggest.  This  time  I  will  introduce  a  HOB  and  with  lots  of  plants  and  40  W  instead  of  60  W.  photo  period  of  5  hrs  a  day.  Will  minimize  the  fish  load  for  sometime.  Thanks
 Prabuddha  Sarkar
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 If  you  are  going  to  use  river  sand,  please  make  sure  that  the  particle  size  is  between  2-3  mm.
 Sieve  it  twice  once  with  a  fine  sieve  throw  out  fine  particles,  use  the  coarser  sand.
 Next  sieve  it  with  sieve  with  larger  holes,  throw  out  large  particles.
 This  way  you  will  substrate  between  2-3  mm.
 Wash  it  thoroughly,  put  in  substrate.
 If  possible  do  not  put  in  any  fish  for  first  month.
 Any  soil/substrate  when  submerged  freshly  continues  to  gives  out  unwanted  gases  for  some  time.
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