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    Anoxic filter members

    Just wondered how people who have just started anoxic filters this year and have them planted how are the plants going some of mine seem a bit slow but others are thriving
    I take it the baskets are now working as I'm feeding a lot more than last yr I've got a lot more lg koi as well and amonia nitrate and nitrite are all spot on
    My only problem is the blanket weed but I'm working on that too a couple of pics of the planted filter some of the flowers are just starting to appear hopefully we will get a good bloom in a month or so



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    Looking good, i dont have an anoxic filter but am also affected by the dreaded weed. Good luck
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    I know it is hard to do but just be patient and the filter will reward you in the end. My water lily plants are already blooming in my AFS and water temps are about 68 F now. Anoxicfiltrationsystem.blogspot.com

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    i must say since mine is in a box and no plants its doing very well. nitrate is down to 40ppm same as the tap water. and as no light is getting in no weed or algae at all. but it has take some time to get to where it is now.

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    I've got 6 plants in mine. My smallest lilly has shot up with 4more leave poking out from the base. My bigger lilly I only put in this weekend.
    I only have 4 baskets in right now, I need to get some more cat litter, laterite is in the shed already. I should get 18 or 24 baskets in.

    Tony.

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    I will be when I get round to it, hopefully in the next week or two. Just need to level out spoil and do the raised brickwork

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    I'd love to know why we're all getting the blanket weed in anoxic filters (except Vince!).
    I'd have expected that if they're reducing the nitrate so much there'd be no weed but they seem to attract it for some reason.
    Even my little floating anoxic filters had a horrible build up of blanket weed on them until I added the shower.

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    its not just the members on here as well John. when i was reading up about the filter it came up with blanket weed problems on other sites too. must say i do lots of water changes . around 10% every two days. this might help as well as been in the dark

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince View Post
    its not just the members on here as well John. when i was reading up about the filter it came up with blanket weed problems on other sites too. must say i do lots of water changes . around 10% every two days. this might help as well as been in the dark
    You are a very naughty boy.. Changing water .. Tusk.. thing of the past with Anoxic..

    Go to the back of the class..

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davej View Post
    You are a very naughty boy.. Changing water .. Tusk.. thing of the past with Anoxic..

    Go to the back of the class..

    Dave
    i know i am a bad boy lol but sure its not a good idea not changing the water. i do leave the water in the filter alone mind lol hope that counts for at least one star point lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince View Post
    i must say since mine is in a box and no plants its doing very well. nitrate is down to 40ppm same as the tap water. and as no light is getting in no weed or algae at all. but it has take some time to get to where it is now.
    Bounce as your ponds indoors I take it you don't suffer from algae as there's no sunlight so no need for uv or am I talking s#|t again?:-)

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    Sorry vince I seem to have given you the new nickname of bounce!!!lol

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    I don't have any blanket weed.. Hi 5 Vince. 8-)

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    String algae grows very well in our ponds on phosphate. Phosphate is contained in all Koi foods in greater than required amounts. Tap water can also contain phosphates so water changes can introduce more !! I have over 2.5mg/l out of the tap which is another reason to only top up with RO.

 

 

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