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Yeah I had wisteria in my old tank and it grew like CRAAAZY, along with vals... I will get some if I find it!
Cyanobacteria needs a lot of nutrients... which unfortunately aquasoil provides. Cyano thrives on both phosphates and nitrates alike so like others have suggested get some fast growers and let it take it's course. Doing water changes and other attempts to reduce it won't do anything but make it more out of balance.
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Actually my cyano has significantly diminished since I started dosing P more heavily. Barely any in the tank right now and I have not done a WC or manual removal in a week. Fingers crossed!!
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Pulled out the old rotten HC... I literally got a softball sized fist full of old root structure... crazy. Did a slight rescape too - definitely need some more plants on the left and the java fern on the right is just temporary.... would really love some downoi or a nice crypt variety...

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Wow I cannot believe the difference in my tank since I started dosing P. I don't know why I just didn't "get it"... For some reason I was thinking fish food/waste would provide enough P for my plants, but the difference in just 2 weeks since I've been dosing it is astounding. My cyano is gone, there is very little other algae present (a bit of green dust on the glass and some diatoms on plants), and my plants are finally GROWING - my rotala is sending down those ugly sideroots but I don't care - they're GROWING!!! Now I just need more plants!

There are a few guppy fry hiding in the plants, and also the biggest snail committed suicide by trying to crawl in the emergency hole drilled in the intake pipe.... stupid freaking thing lol

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Weekend update - looking good, my nitrates are kinda high (40ish) so I am going to start dosing half ferts but twice a week instead
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One week later - still looking good! Did a minor trim, and also replanted some of the HC I had salvaged from before. Some had actually sprouted up from underneath the AquaSoil, so I'm really hoping it roots in nice, even if it spreads slowly in low tech

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More plants, you say..?

MORE PLANTS, I say!

Stems! Stems! 4 kinds of stems. 6 bunches. I got em for $20. Manager gave me a discount. Cool!





Nothing too fancy scape-wise, kinda want to wait for everything to open up and grow flat before I start trying to move it around - not a lot of room in there!

Pulled out the little piece of driftwood and also the big Java fern.

If you have any arrangement/scape ideas please tell me!

I am not 100% sure what plants they are exactly - I know I got heteranthera zosterifolia (stargrass) and ammania gracilis, I want to say the other 2 are Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
(sunset hygro), and hygrophila salicifolia

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nice, we want pics.
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Some excellent growth already - especially the stargrass (bottom left)! Due for a WC today and a minor rescape... I get soooo much tank evaporation... need a RO/DI water system for topoffs

Also got a stowaway Ramshorn snail on a bunch of L. repens (back center)... I decided to keep it

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Here's a bit bigger FTS after a WC and glass clean today:




And a full shot of the tank/stand/light (forgot to take that little piece of wood out...)


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Re: Jaguar's ADA 60-P : Plants! Plants! More plants!

Looking good man

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Today after a WC Not much to report, most things are growing great, a bit of melting on the salicifolia's (?) lower leaves, but new green growth on top so I'm confident it will bounce back, even if I have to trim the tops and replant em. Still hoping to get my CO2 back up and running in the future.
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Re: Jaguar's ADA 60-P : Plants! Plants! More plants!

Awesome man I actually just passed your thread a while ago to see if anything new was going on.

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