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post #121 of 139 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thx. In the past i had altums in there and they where higher, the big ones are app 6 inches indeed. These are regular pterophyllums from peru (peru altum) and guyana (red spotted).
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post #122 of 139 (permalink) Old 06-13-2014, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Update after cleaning:

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post #123 of 139 (permalink) Old 06-13-2014, 10:10 PM
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Love it. The wood is perfect.
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post #124 of 139 (permalink) Old 06-14-2014, 12:22 AM
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What are you going to do about the algae?? Looks pretty bad ATM. Wondering how you plan to deal with it.
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post #125 of 139 (permalink) Old 06-14-2014, 02:50 AM
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I would zap that BBA with some hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), it'll clear it in a matter of days. Very nice and natural tank BTW.

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post #126 of 139 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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What are you going to do about the algae?? Looks pretty bad ATM. Wondering how you plan to deal with it.
First come the plants, having those growing wel and fast is most important. I am not bothered by the algae on the wood for now. Pumping in a lot of CO2 and ferts.
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post #127 of 139 (permalink) Old 06-16-2014, 03:19 AM
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My personal preference would be to remove that driftwood piece on the right and add some colorful stems over there. But I still like it as is !

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post #128 of 139 (permalink) Old 06-27-2014, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Came home to an empty CO2 tank (unexpected).
So i decided to go low energy for a while. Raised the lights to the ceiling (5 ft above the substrate), will add floaters. Only 2x 80W T5HO and 2 125 W HQI. See if this kills the BBA. Mostly swordplants in there so it should work.
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Love it. The wood is perfect.
which is what she said....sorry I could not resist.

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post #130 of 139 (permalink) Old 06-27-2014, 07:40 PM
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post #131 of 139 (permalink) Old 06-27-2014, 08:24 PM
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My humble opinion - you've done a great job; beautiful tank!
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post #132 of 139 (permalink) Old 07-07-2014, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Addes some new swords, martii, cordifolius and 2 amazonicus

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post #133 of 139 (permalink) Old 10-12-2014, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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update: lower light and lots of floaters. Trying to get a more natural feel.Liitle to no new algea, just some remaining BBA.
Lots less work, only give ferts 5 times a week and have continuous waterchanging on (app 50 liter /day).
In the end i want fewer plants in larger groups.
I have Hydrocleys nymphoides, Pistia, Ceratopteris pteroides, Phyllantus fluitans and Limnobium.
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that dw still reminds me of an ancient sunken ship lol
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post #135 of 139 (permalink) Old 10-13-2014, 04:11 PM
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nice tank, thanks for sharing and updating
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