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post #121 of 129 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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I always passed over it at the LFS thinking it only grew upwards. Looks like this one grows sideways too. I might add some to my 60cm tank if the HC keeps dying off. I think it makes a great semi-carpet.
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it does! and very nice wabi kusa!

i just photographed mine, ill post them once i process through them!
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tank is looking great
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it does! and very nice wabi kusa!

i just photographed mine, ill post them once i process through them!
check it out mahko! The Lonely Mountain- Fish added
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I don't know if I've mentioned it or not before, but I love the decision to let the algae grow on the rocks. The pristine cleanliness of them before seemed, somehow "too clean" and now they look nicely aged naturally; nice composition so far!
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post #126 of 129 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks styxx. To be honest, it ended up being too much of a hassle to clean them every week. And I could never really get them that clean so I stopped altogether. The otos and amanos do a decent enough job with it. I also drop Excel on the rocks at each water 50% water change. Let it sit for 5-10 min in open air. Got that tip from Frank Wazeter's threads.

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Thanks styxx. To be honest, it ended up being too much of a hassle to clean them every week. And I could never really get them that clean so I stopped altogether. The otos and amanos do a decent enough job with it. I also drop Excel on the rocks at each water 50% water change. Let it sit for 5-10 min in open air. Got that tip from Frank Wazeter's threads.
OH wow does that really work, and if so how well!? Are we talking no scrubbing!? lol
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It does. If I didn't do that the rocks would be a lot more algae covered than they already are. Actually when you look very close, you can see the bottom half that hasn't had any direct excel treatment and it's noticeable more covered.
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It does. If I didn't do that the rocks would be a lot more algae covered than they already are. Actually when you look very close, you can see the bottom half that hasn't had any direct excel treatment and it's noticeable more covered.
Wow. Well I had no idea...thanks to you and Frank for the tip!
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