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    Dragon rocks and monte carlo

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    Hello people. I am new to this hobby. I have done a fair share of reading and decided to go for a DSM for my monte carlo growing. It already 30 days. However I notice some green algae growth on the soil line surfaces.will need some advise on should I get rid of it at the moment.

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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    That type looks like Blue Green Algae (BGA) / Green Dust Algae (GDA). You can use the tissue paper to wipe it off. Try to keep your tank in good moisture but also prevent algae as much as possible. The plants look healthy for now. You will have a great tank soon. Cheers!

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    Thanks jacky. Yes I wipe them off using a cotton bud. I planning to flood the tank soon. I am thinking do i use some flourish excel to clean this algae?

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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    Yes, you can. Flourish excel is one kind of bactericide, which can use to kill BGA (BGA is bacteria, not really algae).
    But be careful not to drip too much that might affect other plants.

    After 30 days the roots should be spreading quite nicely already. IMO, you can do flooding anytime soon. :-)

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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    Some updates.. day 37 so far.. those 2 ends.. the MC are not really growing...I am thinking maybe I grow other plants at the edge instead.. any recommendations??

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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    Looks like u are using the original LED that came with the tank right?

    If so, then the lights would be harder to reach those 2 corners as the rocks might block the lights. You might consider replacing the lights or bring the ground higher.

    I find it weird and off centric to have only 2 corners with tall plants.


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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    Yes. The tank is a fluval spec.. comes with a 7k lumen LED light. I also think the light spread is not wide enough to cover the ends.

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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    I decide to try input more light. I got this from IKEA

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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    Some updates.. I decided to re scape the left side.. replace with smaller rocks and arrange them vertical up..to prevent shadowed spot.. should I flood the tank soon?

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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    Yes, I think you can flood it anytime now. Looks good, mate!

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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    I am flooding it at the moment. I notice many protien on the surface.. do I need to flash the tank a few times?

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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    As I suspected, your lights not strong enough. Thats why your mc are growing tall. U might wan to consider modifying or replace the existing light


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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    Yes the MC look way too tall.. I will need to trim it and maybe consider another light.. any suggestion?

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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    I believe beams work would do the job and affordable. My friend used to have the exact same tank as u and was recommended by the owner to use that light.


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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    Hi genki89. Which aquarium sell this beamworks?

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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    Quote Originally Posted by Fr0zenheart View Post
    I am flooding it at the moment. I notice many protein on the surface.. do I need to flush the tank water out a few times?

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    Re: Dragon rocks and monte carlo

    I am not sure where sells but u can try nangyang and c328. Probably call the shop and enquire before heading down.

    This is tank


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