Thursday, March 28, 2013


Replaced filter gaskets.
cleaned filter.
Removed plants with fungus and large sword. 
Replaced far back pink light with another plant grow pink light.
Replaced front light with 6700K light last week.  All lights have now been replaced in last 6 months.
Fe 0.  This is where my problem with plants probably lies.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

2013-3-24 current plants

carolina bacopa
water hyssop
dwarf hair grass
ludwigia peurensis
water shamrock


Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Replaced a bulb with 6700K bulb.
Plants don't look green and swords are anemic in particular.  Foreground plants are not doing well.  May need renewed substrate or more fert supp of substrate.
CO2 has remained in green level.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Cleaned tank last night.
Added 2 tsps baking soda and all ferts.
Cleaned filter about 3 weeks ago.
Swords are looking pale.  Added 3-4 fert tabs to each.  Need to monitor iron closer.
Today Free Fe=0.
Fe chelated=0
KH 60ppm
Added 15ml Fe.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Fish healthy except as noted. 
Albino still has some ? hole in head. but he's eating well and more vigorous than in the past.
Need to add more discus to try to see if OD blind discus can be incorporated back into big tank.  The others picked on him toom much when added back alone.  But don't have time before Merlefest.
Need to give medicated food again this month.  No signs of capillaria infection.

Swords never have looked as good in this tank.  Not sure why. 
I need to keep up with iron better.