Loving your Aquarium a little too much….

You know how they say that you need to do regular water changes and all that good stuff… Well, I usually don’t. I tend to change things very slowly (including the water, heh). Well, the new light hood really sparked my interest into the tank again. I have been poking and prodding and basically loving my tank to death. During the peak of the Angel Fish Spawning, my PH was down to about 6, so I thought to raise it up a bit. A couple of partial water changes and a small handfull of crushed coral into the filter and the PH is now right at 7. The angel fish quit breeding and the tank looks terrible.

icky nasty algie overgrown live planted fish tank

I think I may have over-fertalized the fish tank. I have not had serious trouble with green algie on the glass on this tank before, and now I am scrubbing it off weekly. It is even growing on the leaves of the plants. I have not had problems with black hair algie except for setting up new tanks, and now it is overgrowing my tank!

Heavily pruned live plant aquarium to remove algie and damaged foliage

Another heavy hand at the pruning. Well, I think this could be considerd a case of weeding my aquarium. Many of the leaves where just nasty looking. The tips basically just rotted right off, green algie everywhere, and the whole thing covered in black hairs of algie. Yuck.

Lesson learned. Don’t love your aquarium to death.

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