Wednesday, February 22, 2012


10 days ago added fert tablets to sword plants and they look better.

Lost an apple snail.  Brown algae present.

N03 and NH3 =0.

Cleaned aqua. 30% water change.  Added liquid fert.

Blue Diamond eating only brine shrimp but shows appetite.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


40% water change. 
Cleaned filter..
Had brown algae problem in the last couple of days.  Hopefully filter change will help.
Blue diamond is still only eating brine shrimp.  Cannot swallow blood worms.  Not sure what else to do.  Treated him with metronidazole and fungus cure for 2 weeks.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Blue Diamond eating brine shrimp only still.  Cannot swallow blood worms and won't eat flakes.

Added 30ml Comp fert + 30 ml Fe and today iron is over 1.0 mg/L...too high.
Added 10 API fert tablets to swords yesterday.  Swords will probably benefit more from substrate fert than water column liquid fert anyway.  We'll see.  Swords have never looked as good in this tank as in the old tank.  I still don't know why.  Consider changing substrate.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Returned blue diamond to main tank.  Though he does not look as good after the transfer; slime coat not uniform.  Picked on by tank mates.  Hiding in corner.  Will return to QT if necessary.

Fe 30ml.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Swords need to look better.  Look thin with holes and not dark green.  Have added more iron without resolution.
Will try the following:
Will add Excell 30 ml(2caps) QOD to other supplements QOD including
Potassium 30ml
Comprehensive 30ml
trace 4 small caps

Iron is added 15 ml daily.