How do you propagate cryptocoryne Parva?

How do you propagate cryptocoryne Parva?

The Cryptocoryne Parva's main method of propagation is through rhizomes. Rhizome is the term for a plant stem that has nodes that send out shoots and roots.

What causes crypt melt?

The plants will shed their old leaves quickly to grow new leaves more suited to their environment. Things such as water changes or changes to fertilization or CO2 levels can initiate this phenomenon in the aquarium. Relocation or changes in lighting can also cause Cryptocoryne melt.

Why do my plants die in my fish tank?

Most plants prefer a pH level of 7-7.

How do you know when tank is cycled?

Once the nitrate-forming bacteria take hold, nitrite levels fall, nitrate levels rise, and the tank is fully cycled. Your tank is fully cycled once nitrates are being produced (and ammonia and nitrite levels are zero).

How long will a tank stay cycled without fish?

It will not remain cycled for two months. The bacteria will begin to die off within 24 hours.

What happens if you don't cycle your tank?

Ammonia is deadly to your fish in even small quantities. Luckily, there are bacteria that love ammonia and want only to consume it. This leads to another problem, though, the bacteria's own waste product- nitrite. ... A few tiny fish in a very large tank will likely be just fine even if the tank was not cycled beforehand.

Does Ammo Lock affect cycle?

From what I understand Ammo Lock makes ammonia non toxic but does not actually remove it. Which in turn allows your bacteria to still grow in result of remaining ammonia. It should be used to protect fish during the cycle but does not actually aid in cycling. ... it is a very good product while cycling.

How often can you use ammo lock?

every 2 days

Can Ammo locks kill fish?

This stuff like all ammonia locking products will not solve your ammonia problem. It is only for making high ammonia levels non-toxic to fish for 24-48 hours. ... kill fish if starting a new tank. This is for when you are cycling your tank with fish in it.

How long does it take for nitrites to go down?

2 to 8 weeks

Can seachem Prime overdose?

Prime® is very safe and quite difficult to overdose to the point of harming tank inhabitants, but a large enough overdose can start to deplete the system of oxygen. This effect is temporary, typically lasting an hour at most, but in case of extreme overdose can be significant enough to harm fish.

Will nitrates lower on their own?

The nitrates should break down some at the end of the cycle but they will always be there in some quantity. Personally I strongly recommend getting rid of the API kit and going with Red Sea, Salifert, etc. The Nitrate readings with API are pretty inaccurate by comparison.

How do you get rid of nitrites?

How do you reduce nitrite levels?

  1. Water change! A 30-50% water change should be the first thing you do after confirming a nitrite spike. ...
  2. Add cycled filters. As I touched on earlier, bacteria turn nitrites into much less harmful nitrates. ...
  3. Water conditioner. This is essentially a nitrite remover in a bottle.

Why would I have ammonia and nitrates but no nitrites?

Have you tested your source water for nitrates they could be coming from there. The other possibility is that your filter is too small allowing some of the ammonia to be processed to nitrates but not all.

What is more dangerous nitrate or nitrite?

Nitrate is less toxic than nitrite and is used as a food source by live plants. The process of converting ammonia to nitrate is diagramed in the nitrogen cycle.

How do you reduce nitrite in Biofloc?

Jack Crockett (Email [email protected]): You can control nitrite levels by organic carbon addition. Any carbon you add is first used by heterotrophic bacteria in combination with ammonia to build protein. If there is an excess of organic carbon, bacteria next use nitrites as a nitrogen source to build protein.

How is ammonia reduced in Biofloc?

One critical method to control the accumulation of toxic nitrogenous compounds in biofloc technology systems, particularly ammonia-nitrogen (NH3–N) or total ammonia nitrogen (TAN), is the manipulation of the C/N ratio to achieve a ratio that favors the activity of the heterotrophic bacterial community.

How do you make Biofloc?

And don't forget to check out the training reference section at the end of the article for some very useful links.

  1. Step 1: Tank or pond set-up. ...
  2. Step 2: Aeration. ...
  3. Step 3: Pre-seeding beneficial microbes. ...
  4. Step 4: Species selection and stocking densities. ...
  5. Step 5: Balancing carbon source input. ...
  6. Step 6: Biofloc growth.

How is ammonia controlled in Biofloc fish farming?

Ammonia is the waste and toxic compound generated in fish culture tank which must be controlled. In BioFloc fish farming, it is controlled by maintaining 10:1 carbon to nitrogen ratio.