Ok so I can convert 4ppm of ammonia into 0ppm Nitrites and lots of Nitrates.
My recent purchase.
Here is a pic of my tank now.
I hope I have placed my PowerHead in a good position.
is currently off.
I have ditched my current plants and am going to a different LFS
for some new ones.
The reason I have ditched them is that I had an outbreak of Planaria with some Copepods thrown in for good measure along with a solitary snail of some description.
There is nowhere else they could have come from. My current LFS
buys in their plants. The alternative LFS
grows their own in house. They have also won countless awards for aquascaping. So that's great!!!
I have treated the Planaria outbreak with something simple from my local supermarket.
After doing research I found everyone recommending Fenbendazole. Which is used for treating worms in cats and dogs. So I went into the pet isle in the supermarket and set about trying to find a de-wormer with this ingredient. Hey presto the very first one I picked up. Lol.
Planaria is now under control. Snail is gone and only a few copepods remain.
I know these things are non parasitic but it was doing my head in looking at them.
Once the tank is stocked I know these creatures will be extra food for some of my fish.