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post #31 of 69 (permalink) Old 12-01-2015, 07:44 PM
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I've been doing the Excel method. It's helping remove some of the BBA. I also do manual scrubbing (with a toothbrush) and WC right after. I feel like i should do more than this but oh well.
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post #32 of 69 (permalink) Old 12-02-2015, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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The excel treatment works well. Been using about 6ml in the morning and then in the evening. Fish aren't phased by it, bba is going away and the plants are taking off.
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Here is an update of the tank. Getting to where I want it.
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Looks good! I really like the derimmed look on that tank, makes it look alot more expensive than it is. Once the plants fill in it should look killer. I'm dry starting some S. Repens right now and it's going slow. I think that plant takes a while to get its root system going before it really grows.

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Looks good! I really like the derimmed look on that tank, makes it look alot more expensive than it is. Once the plants fill in it should look killer. I'm dry starting some S. Repens right now and it's going slow. I think that plant takes a while to get its root system going before it really grows.

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I've never tried the Dry start method before. Maybe I'll try on my next tank. derimming was a literally a last minute intoxicated move haha. I just got a mystery snail and some sort of brown snail. They've been doing a kick ass job of cleaning the tank. Yea i can't wait til the plants fill in and also the s.repens to carpet the front.
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Decided to try diy c02. First week so far. Ended up buying some dry ferts from nilocg. Correct me if I'm wrong, higher c02 makes plants use the nutrients faster?
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post #37 of 69 (permalink) Old 12-18-2015, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Welp here's an update of the tank after roughly 2 months? I'm horrible at tracking time. Diy c02, dry ferts from Nilocg and upgraded my lighting to a planted+ 24/7. I'm very much liking the outcome so far.

Bump: Here are some close up pics. The tank is in front of our dining room table so its kind of a pita to take a photo with the table there. That and I'm no good at taking photos anyway haha. Damn tiger barbs are always photo bombing. oh well i still love em anyway.
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looks like your doing something right because them plants are taking off! do you have any updated pics?
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post #39 of 69 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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looks like your doing something right because them plants are taking off! do you have any updated pics?
Yea just took some pics today. I need to learn how to take better pictures i swear :/. It's been about 2 1/2 months I think? I've been dosing EI dry ferts from nilocg, I'm currently using a planted+ 24/7 with diy c02 and also dosing excel(helps keep algae at bay). Thanks to burr740's Diy c02 post. I change about 50% of the water every Sunday, dose macros on M W F and micros T Th S. I'm thinking that i should probably cut back on the ferts and dose only 2x a week, instead of the 3x.

There are 4 tiger barbs, 3 albino tigers, 4 green tigers, 1 mystery snail, 1 pond snail(I think) and a golden snail(it's yellow)?

The plants that I can identify are Staurgyne Repens, Anacharis, Java Ferns(lace and im not sure what the other is called), Wisteria, Moneywort, Java moss, some anubias, I think the red ones in the middle are alternanthera reineckii(correct me if I am wrong on any of this haha) and some crypts on the right.

I will try to keep weekly pics if you guys want.
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What did you put below the rocks( type of material,) http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/at...8&d=1446121873
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What did you put below the rocks( type of material,) http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/at...8&d=1446121873
Actually, I received these for free when i picked up my tanks that I found through craigslist. They are actually refillable cartridge filters.

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post #42 of 69 (permalink) Old 11-15-2016, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Well its been a little over a year now. Wanted to post an updated pic.
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post #43 of 69 (permalink) Old 11-18-2016, 02:38 PM
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It looks great. My first tank was a 20L. I jumped in without know what I was doing- looks like you're doing better!

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post #44 of 69 (permalink) Old 11-18-2016, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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It looks great. My first tank was a 20L. I jumped in without know what I was doing- looks like you're doing better!
I hear you, I jumped into this as well and in all honesty, was a lot of trial and error. The pictures look a lot better than it seems. I still find myself thinking of ideas to do with the tank, but for the time being I will let it grow out some more.
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econde has a journal????


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well saw that tank just now and WOW is all I can think and say.... good job man
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