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post #301 of 353 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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some cool overhead shots... I am posting them in higher quality from flickr!
sakura cherry in the rotala forest. I liek the shadows


overhead with LED and top view of tank


here you can see the Ludwigia 'red' with what appears to me to be some deficiency's. I am starting to question whether my liquid ferts are good...or maybe I miscalculated my liquid dosage solutions. Does anyone know what type of deficiency this is.. It is also starting to melt from the tops down. this has never happened before. In my 18inch high low-medium light tank with a 27w cfl this plant is redder than ever... I dont get it!
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Fe!! You need some Iron!
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Lack of iron typically won't cause melting. Perhaps it's having a rough transition? The other stem in the picture looks quite healthy and fine...
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Lack of iron typically won't cause melting. Perhaps it's having a rough transition? The other stem in the picture looks quite healthy and fine...
It's been in the tank for awhile. These stems were trimmed once already. The other stems are fine. Well except that they are not red as they could be. I'm dosing plantex. I'm starting to think maybe my dose is too low. But I'm pretty sure my stock solution is good. I used wets calculator to figure it out. http://calc.petalphile.com/en/
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I love those sakura red cherries. OMG, they're awesome. Once the 20 extra Amanos arrive next week, I think I'm going to add a bunch of Sakura cherries into the mix!
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I love those sakura red cherries. OMG, they're awesome. Once the 20 extra Amanos arrive next week, I think I'm going to add a bunch of Sakura cherries into the mix!
Super awesome and super hardy. Get yourself a nice size group and start your own colony. But be forewarned they will not breed with high co2. I'm experiencing that now. Also, I would suggest not to put any fish larger than tetras or rasboras.
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10/14 update.

Trimmed the Rotala just abouve the last trim point. Also, trimmed the Ludwigia down as it was starting to melt back... too bad. But I think I know what the issue is. This tank gets about 2-3 hours of direct sunlight in the afternoons from the window in this room. We have yet to buy a shade for this room so.... I think this is why I am having so many issues. Algae, plants melting, etc... Its just way too much light with the direct sunlight plus the LED tile. So this week, I need to go get a proper shade. the house plants will suffer but ...I need to save this layout before it gets ruined completely.

Still think it looks pretty good. lets see how the Rotala grows back... Let me know what you think!
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OHHH yes, you absolutely must not let any aquarium get any sunlight. Your light fixture should be the only source, otherwise you'll eventually have pea soup for water! I'm sure that's precisely the problem! 2-3 hours!!! AAAaahhh!!!
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Loving it frrok, I wanna eat it!


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LOL!! Thanks!! Yummmeeee. It's totally looks salad.
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Lost two more adult fake Sakkuras this week. my numbers are dwindling. I found a male and threw him in my low tech half moon for now. There's a betta in there but he's been tested with adult neo's and hasn't tried to eat them...yet. I guess my shrimp are just getting old ? Not sure. I dialed back the Co2. Fish seem fine. Not gasping. Maybe high nitrates but I doubt it. Last time I checked my nitrates in the middle of my EI week and it was below 20ppm. Who knows! If there are anymore ill move them.

I'm afraid my plan of getting a shrimp cube and moving my Sakuras in there won't come to pass in time. Can't really afford to start a new tank right now.
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sounds like a reason to upgrade

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sounds like a reason to upgrade
Well. My original plan was to to decomm(sorry I'm a tech guy) my 10g half moon tank and install a 120p, NA setup. Then use the 2211 that's on the 10g and move it to the mini -m. Then get a shrimp cube and move the zoo-med filter that's on my mini-m on to the new shrimp cube. DoAqua or Mr.aqua. Whatever I can find locally if possible. The shrimp tank would be Lo-tech mainly with mosses and such.

But... Funds are low and ADA tanks are expensive! So, I'm going to save up for the tank and maybe purchase it sometime in feb/march after my trip to Hawaii. Lol!

If anyone wanted to sell me a discounted rimless 3-4 gallon cube... I would reconsider. But then I would have to get materials and that would cost $$. My gf and I went over our finances after buying furniture for our new condo and realized that we spent too much and kind of have to budget ourselves for a few months.
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Yeah but you're loving that furniture aren't you, lol?!?!


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