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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
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Planted Monster and shrimp tank.

Just for reference this is the first planting. Next week I am adding the rest of the driftwood/plants. No soil, little to no nutrients added, dosing DIY CO2. Tank gets direct sunlight from window.


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looks good so far! what plants are you using?
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I like that buried white rock, that with a bunch of green around it will look really cool i think

I may try to catch your fish if they are big enough
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Isn't the lack of nutrients, combined with the power of the sun, going to give you problems with algae and nutrient deficiencies in the plants? Just curious.

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That's why I use lots of easy plants that don't require a lot of nutrients. I also inject CO2 ton increase their potential. Worst case scenario I end up putting some root tabs into the substrate, I will keep you updated on any algae blooms.
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Update on the Planted Bichir tank of death. Added some big catfish in there that's usually swimming around. I think it has been going for about 1 month now, maybe more. No soil, only sand substrate, no root tabs yet, and little to no co2, sometimes I dose 24 hours. No light, only natural direct sunlight. Plants get all nutrients from the fish poop. So far I have 14 different species of plants and 4 species on najas(guppy grass). Sorry for the bad pictures it has a really small light on it.

All plants were taken from my own clippings or harvested from the wild.

Only problem I have run into so far has been an apple snail that climbed under the big piece of driftwood and died, I sure do hate those things.





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