Plants for Creek/River Biotope?
Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:55 AM
Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:26 AM
I am not in Germany at moment, and have never looked for fatheadminnows there, but found this source in internet source for the gold form ( die Goldelritze). The wild form seems hard to find in Germany. In USA, wild form are often mixed with gold form in petstore aquariums. Find them from German source earlier, but now can not, or were your minnows from N America?
Edited by flusskrebs, 22 August 2013 - 09:28 AM.
Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:51 AM
Edited by flusskrebs, 30 August 2013 - 11:54 AM.
Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:16 PM
The plants are often coated in nitrosomonas bacteria. They compete for food (ammonia). Who wins the competition depends on how fast the plants are growing. It sounds like if you've got 5 ppm nitrate, the bacteria are getting a chunk of it. Keep adding the ammonium chloride. The bacteria is rapidly dividing as it eats and grows, and once the plants settle in, they'll also start competing for it. You'll know the tank is ready for fish when you are adding ammonium every day but all you see is nitrate.
By the way, something to keep in mind with test kits is that they should be replaced a year after they're opened. New ones are $10 on ebay for 130 tests, which is plenty. (Yours might be new, I don't know, but it's worth thinking about.)
Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:23 PM
Edited by flusskrebs, 30 August 2013 - 01:25 PM.
Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:27 PM
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