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post #781 of 1843 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 07:18 PM
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Need some help on my DSM HC

Hey guys, I'm DSMing HC, and have been very patient, but the HC hasn't been spreading as well as I'd like. Since you all are running the same tank as I, does anyone have any advice? Hit the link on my signature, and go to the last post for the details.

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post #782 of 1843 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 07:43 PM
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The HC I got was grown under water. So I can't have it grow above water. I always fail at DSM. It is just not for me I guess.



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Hey guys, I'm DSMing HC, and have been very patient, but the HC hasn't been spreading as well as I'd like. Since you all are running the same tank as I, does anyone have any advice? Hit the link on my signature, and go to the last post for the details.

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I assume its the eco-complete. It doesn't have any nutrients (if any its very little). You can inject ferts into the substrate or spray the tank with water mixed ferts.
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post #784 of 1843 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 10:01 PM
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I have seen people add powder ferts under substrate or root tabs but hopefully it's not completely necesary. If so, I need to get with the program
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Hey guys, I'm DSMing HC, and have been very patient, but the HC hasn't been spreading as well as I'd like. Since you all are running the same tank as I, does anyone have any advice? Hit the link on my signature, and go to the last post for the details.

thanks!

You know I did the same, DSM for about 60+ days, didn't spread much and when i filled it the Rosie barbs diged it all out :/ So i gave up on HC for this tank and replaced the floor with Glosso.

Going to save the HC for another tank...


QUESTION FOR ALL 12G Members: What's worked for you in terms of flow. I have in flow, on the left and out flow on the right circulating the water through the whole aquarium. What is everyone else doing?

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Just set mine up. Excuse the cloudiness and pic quality; fluorite gets really dusty!



Pretty simple setup, right now I have neither heater nor filter, only a powerhead with CO2 injected into the intake. Long term plan is a fluval 204 with inline heater and reactor.

Lighting: 2x65w PC 30" Coralife aqualight, suspended 1ft above tank.

Plants: NL java fern, anubias nana, christmas moss, crypt spiralis, balansae & parva, dwarf hairgrass. Planning on either HC or glosso for the foreground/bare substrate areas.

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Here's my newly flooded filled tank. Stay safe east coasters!

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Just set mine up. Excuse the cloudiness and pic quality; fluorite gets really dusty!



Pretty simple setup, right now I have neither heater nor filter, only a powerhead with CO2 injected into the intake. Long term plan is a fluval 204 with inline heater and reactor.

Lighting: 2x65w PC 30" Coralife aqualight, suspended 1ft above tank.

Plants: NL java fern, anubias nana, christmas moss, crypt spiralis, balansae & parva, dwarf hairgrass. Planning on either HC or glosso for the foreground/bare substrate areas.
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Beautiful looking tanks everyone!! Wow.. what a great, growing number of members!!!!!

Here's where my tank's at now. I'll take some goop pics tomorrow.

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OMG..... this is one of the best hardscapes I've ever seen.

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Here we go with a new project, a Mr. Aqua 12g Long. I picked this tank up last weekend from a local SCAPE member and have been dying to get started on this since the day I brought it home. Over the last week and a half I've been lusting over many 12g's over here on the 12g Long Club thread and finally began to build mine up this evening.

These two pictures are my first go at a hardscape with this tank. My goal was to use the entire length of the tank, with the left side being the more dramatic of the two, while having a valley in the middle area. I will be doing a Dry Start, and plan to update this thread weekly.

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Tank: Mr. Aqua 12g Long
Substrate: ADA "New" Amazonia (1 bag)
Hardscape: Seiryu Stone (11)
Flora: Hemianthus Callitrichoides ‘Cuba’(HC), Eleocharis Parvula (DHG) and Hydrocotyle sp."Japan"
Fauna: Thinking of 15 Boraras Brigittae or 15 Ember Tetras (something to contrast the green plants)
CO2: DIY
Ferts: Liquid NPK + Excel
Filtration: Eheim 2213 or Fluval 206
Lighting: AquaticLife 36" T5HO 6500k & Roseate (planning on suspending light, and using layer of window screen to tame the light)

On to the pix (iPhone with fingerprints galore):




As always, feedback is welcome and encouraged, thanks for looking!!! I linked my thread in my signature.
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My next project.... 12g long REEF TANK!!!!!


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I tried to keep tab when I was beginning at reefing. You'll just go crazy
Trying to figure out why budget just gets way out of hand so fast.



Shoulda gone with a sump and have the tank drilled. if I were to start over my 12g reef I'll have it drilled for a more cleaner look.
Just got a deal on boostLEDs and replaced my beamswork reefbright fixture. I like the colortemp on the boosts better now.
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Just got one and it's pretty impressive just sitting in the back seat of the car. No idea what I'm doing for scape but I think it will house my RCS and my wife's maculatas.
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Im looking to buy a 12G long soon but i cant see to find them anywhere also i havent found a light fixture to rest on top. Any suggestions?

Im also wondering what filters are best for a 12G long set-up.
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Just got one and it's pretty impressive just sitting in the back seat of the car. No idea what I'm doing for scape but I think it will house my RCS and my wife's maculatas.
We would love to see setup pics Welcome to the club!

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Im looking to buy a 12G long soon but i cant see to find them anywhere also i havent found a light fixture to rest on top. Any suggestions?

Im also wondering what filters are best for a 12G long set-up.
Marine Depot would be the best bet. Sometimes they have a sale which is about $60 shipped? Don't remember, but its very fairly priced. Will buy one on their next sale A great filter for this tank would be Eheim 2213 or higher.

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