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post #31 of 116 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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post #32 of 116 (permalink) Old 07-09-2011, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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So I was bored last night and had been thinking about doing this for a while. I was tired of the iwugami style. Plus im hoping that they start breeding now they are in a bigger tank.


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Can't you move that second shelf down more or remove it completely? I thought those shelf units were adjustable.

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you growing your HC without CO2?
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post #35 of 116 (permalink) Old 07-09-2011, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Can't you move that second shelf down more or remove it completely? I thought those shelf units were adjustable.
I can if I wanted to. Just not sure how much I would trust its stability if I did.

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you growing your HC without CO2?
Yeah it grows without Co2. I used to have co2 and thats how I got it to carpet. Its since been out for about 2 months and it still grows. Slow as hell but it does.

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post #36 of 116 (permalink) Old 08-12-2011, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Well I am updating the 10G again. I have ordered:

Azoo spong filter 5
Eheim 2213
More fluval shrimp stratum
Inline media box

Only plants will be:

(2) Algea balls
Flame moss
Java moss
Some other unknown moss.

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How long did you run your CO2 for the carpeting and right after you took out the CO2, did you noticed any yellowing or die offs or did it just grew slower?

Did you base the amount of CO2 for your tank on BPS or with just the Drop Checker?

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post #38 of 116 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 03:07 PM
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I tihnk its funny how everyone thinks HC needs a high tech tank. My HC is carpeting in my 10G with 15W of lighting, no co2 and almost no fertz.
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I like the HC tank much more then the smaller tank! Keep the smaller one going an get a nice carpe of flame moss or christmas an then add some shrimp again
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I tihnk its funny how everyone thinks HC needs a high tech tank. My HC is carpeting in my 10G with 15W of lighting, no co2 and almost no fertz.
Wow really? I didn't know that. I mean, I tried, with CO2, and fertz, but failed the HC melts. My temp is 80deg though.
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Wow really? I didn't know that. I mean, I tried, with CO2, and fertz, but failed the HC melts. My temp is 80deg though.
I find HC prefers cooler water. To answer the older questions before that last pic I hadent had any co2 running for a few months. Just light. No yellowing or anything, just pretty much stopped growing fast. Co2 measurement was based off drop checker and bps.

I think people tend to forget this plant grows just fine in the wild without extra co2 or ferts. Just be sure to have good surface agitation.

Oh also need to update this. This tank is now my painted fire red/low grade CRS tank.

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I always love shrimp tanks, it looks good and if HC likes cooler temps that will work out good because most mosses and shrimp do too. More pics please!
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I find HC prefers cooler water. To answer the older questions before that last pic I hadent had any co2 running for a few months. Just light. No yellowing or anything, just pretty much stopped growing fast. Co2 measurement was based off drop checker and bps.

I think people tend to forget this plant grows just fine in the wild without extra co2 or ferts. Just be sure to have good surface agitation.

Oh also need to update this. This tank is now my painted fire red/low grade CRS tank.
Thanks for the explanation. I might have a second go at the HC once i manage to cool down my water... i love HC very much!
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Update?

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