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YAY dry ferts are amazing! Hold on, where's the iron chelate and the CSM+B?

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YAY dry ferts are amazing! Hold on, where's the iron chelate and the CSM+B?
Didn't get them, this is my first time getting dry ferts/macro ferts, so I wasn't sure what to get, since there were so many, so I just got the basics.
EDIT: I also have no idea what those are.
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i use these 3 plus flourish comprehensive and flourish iron. looks like a great start! i would start with 1 light and see how it goes, the second one will be easy enough to add if need be.

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i use these 3 plus flourish comprehensive and flourish iron. looks like a great start! i would start with 1 light and see how it goes, the second one will be easy enough to add if need be.
I use Flourish Comprehensive too, don't use iron though,
went out and got some storage for my ferts, came in 500 mL too, so that's good.

Keep them refrigerated right?
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And then after playing with it some more, I made this, same thing just pushed more vertically, I personally like it more, but would like some opinions.
If you would have put another rock jutting out to the left in this pic, you would have Pride Rock!

Can't wait to see this puppy planted!
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If you would have put another rock jutting out to the left in this pic, you would have Pride Rock!

Can't wait to see this puppy planted!
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Yeah, I guess that would have been cool, never seen Lion King though, so I googled it, that would've looked nice too, thanks, I'm going this weekend to this store owned by this guy, I think I either saw him on these forums or miapg, but it's called Fantastic Fins, I'm going to pick up a couple glosso, and some other plants to put in the background, going to see what they have.
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Well, my dry ferts arrived today,

when I first got them, the first thing I thought of was cocaine, haha, and now I have no idea what to do when I dose them.
That is cocaine. Don't you realize its the easiest way to ship around the country. "Monophosphate Pottasium" really means cocaine laced with acid.

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That is cocaine. Don't you realize its the easiest way to ship around the country. "Monophosphate Pottasium" really means cocaine laced with acid.
So I better get rid of it before the DEA knocks on my door huh? Party at my house anyone? Everyone gets a bit of "fertilizer" and "duckweed"
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So I better get rid of it before the DEA knocks on my door huh? Party at my house anyone? Everyone gets a bit of "fertilizer" and "duckweed"
haha.
i hope you have luck with glosso, i could never get mine to stay low..

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I love that DIY lamp stand. Very effective...
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i hope you have luck with glosso, i could never get mine to stay low..
Thanks! Hopefully the stand will provide enough light for it to stay low, still not sure if I'm overdoing it with the light, but I'm just going to keep it, and see how that goes.
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Finally, plants!!!

Today, I went to a couple stores far away, and one of then is this place called Fantastic Fins, if anyone lives near Livonia, Michigan, definitely check that place out, their awesome! I went to get some glosso today, but they were out, so the guy pulled out some that were floating around, which was about a golfball worth, and gave it to me for free! So I cut that up and stuck it in the substrate, not sure if that's how you plant it, but hopefully it'll live.



I also got some Rotala Indica and some Ludiwiga


I need some more background plants, I'm not sure what to get, I was thinking Water Sprite, but it grows too fast, so probably not.
Lastly, a full tank shot

I have DIY co2 with a Hagen Elite Mini to disperse it. That's all for this week
EDIT: I moved that Rotala Indica all the way on the left a bit toward the middle, leaving more room for other plants.
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Ok, so an update, the glosso is growing well, at the beginning of the week, I thought it was dying, but then they sprouted new green leaves! Also, I think 14 hours a day of light is too much, I see a wee bit of algae starting to grow. I added some Dwarf Hairgrass and I think I'm pretty much done for plants, now I'm just going to let it grow. Here are some pictures.

IDK if you can see in the picture, but in the bottom half of the plant, it's all brown, but it's nice and green on the top.

Here's the Dwarf Hairgrass, I got it from my 5 gallon, it was growing a lot faster than I thought it was.


Aaaaand some more pictures of the glosso.

And here's what the whole tank looks like now.

In a lighter note, in my 20 gallon tank, MY EMERALD CORIES LAID EGGS I'm not sure if they're going to hatch or not, but I'm just so happy because I guess I'm doing SOMETHING right, because a couple of days ago, I had an oto die, but this is making me feel a lot better.

You probably can't see them, but they're there, I'm going to temporarily put the cories in a bucket, then dump black pool filter sand over the gravel and stuff, then put them back in, I won't take any water out or anything. I love cories, the 20 gallon is a long, with only cories, and in my ten gallon, I'm going to put only pygmy cories (and maybe RCS).
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