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post #16 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-11-2012, 04:46 AM
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i'm not sure it will look natural later with the steel mesh
if you go with dry start method why not just put the moss there? it will cling nicely by itself
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i'm not sure it will look natural later with the steel mesh
if you go with dry start method why not just put the moss there? it will cling nicely by itself
the moss will cover all of the mesh so that no steel can be seen. the moss will cling to the soil, it's just that it'll probably very very easily uproot itself once it grows in a little thicker. The soil already isn't the heaviest substrate. It might work if I went with a heavier substrate like akadama.

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Looking good! and your a lucky guy with a great gf! Mine bought me a Fluval Ebi! Pretty exciting!
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This is going to be great. Is that a 45-F or 60-F, and which filter are you planning to use?

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Thanks! It's a 60F and I'm going to be running an ehiem 2232. I'm going to be flooding it this week, I don't have the patience to wait anymore!
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Fantastic inspiration for the scape mate! Subscribed!

Are you going to get 'cute' and craft a mini-Jeremy to look off into the foothills?

(great work on your vision BTW. You've given me the itch for a 12)
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Thanks! I'm hoping to have this ready by the IAPLC deadline so I'm going to flood it, the plants grow faster submersed. I'm going to crank the co2 to deathly levels to help with the transition and then throw some fish in there on the last few days. Crunch time!
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Thanks! It's a 60F and I'm going to be running an ehiem 2232. I'm going to be flooding it this week, I don't have the patience to wait anymore!
I don't know how I missed that in your title, lol.

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very nice!
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Thanks everyone!

I just finished moving and I set the tank up in my new apartment. A lot of they hydropiper melted unfortunately so I just went and got 4 more pots of HC to fill in the rest of the tank. I'm hoping everything will fill in nicely by IAPLC... 23 days to go!

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wow, it looks great. Nice scape. Jam up job!



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Thank you very much!

I'm going to be doing daily waterchanges for the next week. I don't know if the azoo plant grower soil leaches ammonia like aquasoil does but I figure the more water changes the better. Plus now that I'm in SF, I get the experience the amazing hetch hetchy water!
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SO MUCH ALGAE!!!!

I got blue green algae all over the place. I thought it'd be fine if I dosed ethryomycin and bumped up the co2 but it's not working.

And it's not for a lack of flow either, I have the 2232 running full blast and some of the thickest spots are run in front of the blast
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Ok so I reset the tank. The azoo soil was not doing very well for me and I was getting non stop BGA. I think because the azoo soil just buffers pH down and doesn't actually have any nitrogen in it. I wasn't dosing my nitrogren at EI levels since I assumed the soil would release some (as aquasoil does).

I tore it down, and refilled it with aquasoil powder type. Never used powder before but it fits with the scale of the tank. I also replaced my cal aqua lab outflow with an ada mini p-2 lily pipe. While the aqualab pipe looks great, the flow gets pointed downwards, and in a shallow tank like this, all it was doing was blowing the soil around.

I tried to reset the scape the same way I had it but couldn't get it just right. I think I like this one better anyhow!

On to pics!

Boo, it has the new logo >


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Stuck some stems behind one of the mountains to soak up excess nutrients. I think it's rotala sp. vietnam


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