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post #2671 of 2889 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 12:39 AM
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I've wanted a rimless too. I'll take a stab at a 75G when I get my house dejunked. I'm a bit of a hoarder. This summer I'm gonna clear the decks and have some room for the important things, not just stuff I might get to some day.

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post #2672 of 2889 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 04:06 AM Thread Starter
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We have alot in common Steve Like, everything you just said I want a nice microscope to to go with the stargazer tho
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The 65g front and side. Im having some BBA issues and tried to beat it with Excel. It really just hurt the crypts. One last try with it, then im shutting down the Co2 and a couple bulbs. It grows like mad, unfortunately, so does the BBA and im tired of fighting it. I have considered turning my Co2 on an hour before the lights to try to make the difference up but havent done it yet. Maybe thats next? Everything in here is a slow grower and fairly rare. I dose PPS-Pro ferts once a week. Is it the ferts? Too little, too much? Co2 is at its limit with 20 CPDs, TPFRs and TTs in here. Along with 2 Ottos and 2 Plecos. Bi-weekly WCs thats not ammended at all, other than Prime.
I started this tank as a high tech tank to get it to fill out faster, but now im wanting to slow it down and reducing the Co2 and lighting, sounds like a good option. Anyone grown Buce in a low-tech? How about some of the harder to grow crypts? A quick, off the top of my head list is...C. nurii 'Phang mutated', C. nurii 'Rompin', C. hudoroi, and C. hudoroi 'Red' are the only ones that im really worried about out of 10 different crypts in here. All varieties of moss and Anubias are unaffected by it(go figure ); If I could find a balance in here somewhere that would reduce the BBA, it would bump this tank up a ton on the "To do" list



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You can lower your lights as they are the main energy driver for the plant growth. Everything else is just nutrients. You should keep feeding max CO2 even with lower lighting and reduced ferts. It won't hurt the plants or fish, but maybe it will hurt the BBA.

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It's been weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks since you've posted photos of those big tubs. Come on!

For real, though, reading through this thread every once in a while helps me keep my desire for another big tub in check.
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You can lower your lights as they are the main energy driver for the plant growth. Everything else is just nutrients. You should keep feeding max CO2 even with lower lighting and reduced ferts. It won't hurt the plants or fish, but maybe it will hurt the BBA.
Im so torn on this IDK what to do. I think im going to leave the lights and ferts the same and try turning the Co2 on an hour before the lights. I dont get BBA all over, only on the wood. Treating with Excel has not been good to my crypts this past month.

Jake, I am still working on the tubs and should have some Co2 hooked up to them this weekend. Ill try to get some pics tonight.
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How high up on the wood do you get it? You could always do h2o2 spot treatment during WC's if you are worried about h2o2. Just drain it so you can get too the effected area and get some h2o2 on it.

I'm trying too dose my tank with excel for bba and it doesn't seem too be doing anything. BBA just waves at me lol

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Hmmm....good point Rich. I had forgotten about H2O2. I guess ill give that a shot tonight
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Then get us up some more pics! lol

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post #2680 of 2889 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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post #2681 of 2889 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 06:50 PM
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Tank is looking great! (I'm way behind on your updates, but I scrolled through and checked out the pics real quick )

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Aaaahhhh!!!!! Its Kara!!!! Thanks and nice to see you on here lady!
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Sexy plants Chad! If it ever isn't 100 degrees I need tooo bring you some pleco's lol

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I could really use them in the 65g. I guess I need to find a way to hook the inline heater back up huh?
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I could really use them in the 65g. I guess I need to find a way to hook the inline heater back up huh?
Lol, i think their tank is only like 76 or something like that. I don't have ac in the car though.

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