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HC (Hemianthus callitrichoides) 10 58.82%
UG (Utricularia graminifolia) 7 41.18%
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Thanks Jake. I have read about it uprooting completely, which would really, really suck.

I saw your diatom problem in your thread. That's very interesting. Diatoms are commonly associated with phosphates, correct (specifically excess phosphates)? Maybe it's just really poor at "sucking up" phosphates? Especially in a tank with just UG? Maybe I should hide some super-sucker plants behind the back left rock (It's pretty much empty back there).

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Best bet is to let it grow in really well to develop a solid root structure prior to flooding. Then be prepared for a diatom outbreak that will blow your mind. For some reason, it always happens to be with UG and nothing else.

And trim it every week or to so it doesn't get so thick that it starts to uproot.

Other than that, I've had success with it in all kinds of water params and temps.

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post #32 of 1323 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 03:08 AM
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How long did you grow your UG and HC in your emmersed set up before adding it into the tank?
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Looking great man. Love the way you placed the Ug.. what kind of fish you thinking?? Some cpd would be great. Look like birds over a lush field

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looks great!!!!!!! the substrate line is fixed and it looks super awesome! and WOW! youve practically got a full carpet!!
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Very nice!

Hows the bonsai doing?
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How long did you grow your UG and HC in your emmersed set up before adding it into the tank?
Man... UG for a few months. That stuff was dense in the emmersed setup, made for an easy transplanting into the tank. HC... got that last June in San Francisco at AFA. Started with 2 pots of it, and have been growing it emmersed ever since. I used most of it in my Fluval Spec that I am tearing down, and it all died (but I still had some left in my emmersed setup). That tank looked great in its prime.

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Looking great man. Love the way you placed the Ug.. what kind of fish you thinking?? Some cpd would be great. Look like birds over a lush field

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Ya, CPDs ordered today from Rachel. They'll be shipping Monday, and they'll be in my 2.5 gallon until this tank is filled. And I agree, the way the plants are done looks really nice. This tank, visually, is just complete eye candy.

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looks great!!!!!!! the substrate line is fixed and it looks super awesome! and WOW! youve practically got a full carpet!!
Thanks! Yes I did. I figured the UG would grow in thick there. I do have a practically full carpet. It looks great. Just want to make sure that they'res a solid root system before I fill it.

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Very nice!

Hows the bonsai doing?
Thanks! Your Mini M looks nice, too!

The tree is doing better. I think I simply wasn't watering it enough. I went to Books a Million and got a nice book, and I read that I really should be watering it until it drains out the bottom <derp> and now it's doing better. Soooooo much pollen outside though

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Nice Kiran!
I like it. I kind do like it with all UG.
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Thanks bro! There's HC at the top and in the crevices

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Nice Kiran!
I like it. I kind do like it with all UG.

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Sadly, I've had the diatom issue in every situation I've grown it in. Even with daily massive water changes. Not sure what the deal is with UG. I always chalk it up to new tank syndrome.

You're really going to love it.

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Thanks Jake. I have read about it uprooting completely, which would really, really suck.

I saw your diatom problem in your thread. That's very interesting. Diatoms are commonly associated with phosphates, correct (specifically excess phosphates)? Maybe it's just really poor at "sucking up" phosphates? Especially in a tank with just UG? Maybe I should hide some super-sucker plants behind the back left rock (It's pretty much empty back there).
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Thanks Jake. I certainly am so far. ADA's quality really unsurpassed. Even if you get right up to the glass, you really don't even think there's glass there. Incredible.

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Sadly, I've had the diatom issue in every situation I've grown it in. Even with daily massive water changes. Not sure what the deal is with UG. I always chalk it up to new tank syndrome.

You're really going to love it.

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Hey Keria, your tank is looking mighty sweet!

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Hey Keria, your tank is looking mighty sweet!
Thanks man. I've needed a simple, relaxing Iwagumi setup on my desk for a loooooong time. Lately, especially. Lol

PS hope that butchering of my name was an autocorrect mistake lol

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Thanks man. I've needed a simple, relaxing Iwagumi setup on my desk for a loooooong time. Lately, especially. Lol

PS hope that butchering of my name was an autocorrect mistake lol

LOL...you're too quick with the reply before I could change it Kiran!...HA

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Haha true, true. Lol

More pics tomorrow! Figuring out this damn white balance on my camera with these LEDs!

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LOL...you're too quick with the reply before I could change it Kiran!...HA

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