May I know What is your GH/ TDS as in right now?
I see that you have those beautiful shrimps and alot of Seiryu rocks...
Does the rocks leech alot of TDS?
Not sure what my GH is at the moment but I'll check it in a few days and let you know. TDS is sitting at around 110 after the water change. The rocks affected the TDS quite a lot initially, but I've had them in there for a few months now so everything seems to have leeched off already.
Originally Posted by looking4roselines
No!!! You didnt uproot your crypts did you?
Sure did! I only had smaller specimens anyway, and they didn't have a good root system so I don't think I'm doing too much harm. All the big mother plants are in my big tank (no journal). Or maybe I'm doing that in retaliation for you selling off that C. Bullosa Sarakei..
I'm thinking of using the back wall behind the Manzanita as an area to grow Crypts. Have any smaller C. Keei with good roots, Xue
? I promise I won't uproot them (as often).
On the positive end, I found my presumed dead C. Flamingo somewhere in there and it's still kicking! I've put it in a safe spot so hopefully it'll stay alive. Still a very long ways away from being anything spectacular, though.
How come you need to cycle again?
Don't you use the same filter? So it should be seeded.
It's all new substrate so I think it at least needs a few days to calm down, even with the old gear. Even if it's cycled, I haven't actually tested the water parameters. Just playing it safe.
Thanks! I might add some more Manzanita if I can find some smaller but good pieces from Tom.
Probably because all the uprooting caused a major spike and whatnot. That's just what I think.
New scape looks awesome! How many sp of Erios do you have in there?
Yeah, I'm betting there'll be some ammonia spikes soon enough but hopefully this tank will cycle over it quickly. I added some SafeStart to help speed up the process.
I'm glad you like the new scape. I have six different species in there at the moment. I still have a few more I'm trying to find room for. I want to add a Erio. Mato Grosso but that thing is probably even bigger than the Sieboldianum. If only this tank was a few more inches deeper.. maybe it's time for an upgrade..