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post #1126 of 1323 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 02:03 PM
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hey i see some orange on a few of the stems of the r. colorata
keep up the light/co2 and micros and its should spread onto the leaves and youll have nice colorful growth tips.
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very nice
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hey i see some orange on a few of the stems of the r. colorata
keep up the light/co2 and micros and its should spread onto the leaves and youll have nice colorful growth tips.
Yep, I need to up Fe still. Since I use RM OneStep, I'll need to up all fertilization or switch completely over to some different fertilization regime. Once the red fills in, it'll be really nice.

I have up on getting the erio to flower, it just stopped growing for about four days so I plucked it. The tank looks much more composed now... I trimmed bad that blyxa bush a tad too. Such a neat plant.

I got the plants, by the way. They look great. I still need to get your Wabi Kusa balls out, crazy week.

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You can dose additional Fe separately. Just buy some flourish Fe or other iron suppliment and dose it in addition. Just maybe dose it at a different time of the day.
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Or dry dose Iron chelate. Do you find that R. colorata grows in green, while the rest gets redder?


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You can dose additional Fe separately. Just buy some flourish Fe or other iron suppliment and dose it in addition. Just maybe dose it at a different time of the day.
Yep, I knew that SeaChem made some sort of Fe supplement, I just didn't know the name. I'll get some as soon as I can, hopefully tomorrow (hopefully PetSmart has it, otherwise I won't be able to get it until a little later...).

The colorata has added great balance to the tank, though, chemically. No more of that algae all the time. Stems are the best fert hogs!

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Or dry dose Iron chelate. Do you find that R. colorata grows in green, while the rest gets redder?
I'll look into that too, thanks. I notice precisely the opposite: the older growth stays green while the new growth comes in redder.

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Whenever I want to make my plants redder I always blast them with more light. And more Fe, of course.

I really got inspired by this tank. Made me think, is it possible to create dutch style layout with lots of colors, different leave types in a small tank. hmmm... maybe I should try with my Mini M.
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Whenever I want to make my plants redder I always blast them with more light. And more Fe, of course.

I really got inspired by this tank. Made me think, is it possible to create dutch style layout with lots of colors, different leave types in a small tank. hmmm... maybe I should try with my Mini M.
a good place to start would be with rotala mini type II for pink, and rotala mini type I for dark green. light green is easy.
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I really got inspired by this tank. Made me think, is it possible to create dutch style layout with lots of colors, different leave types in a small tank. hmmm... maybe I should try with my Mini M.
Thanks! This tank is obviously not a Dutch style scape, but nano-Dutches are highly underrated. My first real, composed aquascape (well, my second, I suppose) was my Fluval Spec, which was a Dutch scape. Even in such a small space (approx. 6"x6"x10" IIRC), I was able to produce a dense and thick aquascape. I had to tear it down eventually due to algae issues and a few other things I did really wrong, but the experience I gained from that tank taught me how to produce a succesful (and relatively stable) aquascape in some two gallons of water.

Saturday night, I'm bored, tank is looking great after a little trim, the recipe for photos. I never do long exposure shots but thought I should try it. I'll let you guys be the judge.


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Absolutely lovin' my Blyxa! I knew that once it grew out, it'd look great! Another example of patience paying off in this hobby.

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This is a great journal to read, I love the documentation!

Beautiful to see it progress, I have to say.

I was reading you were looking into building your own stainless steel maintenance stand, did you ever find one or fabricate one?
I was looking for something similar and came across the Gush Aqua Tool Holder. I think the price in usd was $20.
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I need to start work on a little something to make cleaning lily pipes easier. You can test it out for me when it's ready

The glass is clean though, what are you talking about?

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This is a great journal to read, I love the documentation!

Beautiful to see it progress, I have to say.

I was reading you were looking into building your own stainless steel maintenance stand, did you ever find one or fabricate one?
I was looking for something similar and came across the Gush Aqua Tool Holder. I think the price in usd was $20.
http://www.aquariumplantfood.co.uk/m.../o/tools_3.jpg
http://www.aquariumplantfood.co.uk/m...ool_holder.jpg
Thanks! I've enjoyed every second of working with and owning this tank, from scaping it to planting to maintenance to plainly watching it progress. Every tank I start I progress farther into the hobby, but this one has brought me ahead more than any of my previous tanks.

I was looking into it, but frankly, I forgot about it. For that price I might go ahead and buy that one (though this is not usually my personality ). I should look into building a different one (read "better one" )...

Update today or tomorrow. Tank is looking nice. HC really needs a trim.

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That's a weaken Kiran. I want one of those Gush tool holders too. In a recent thread someone who get gush stuff ( I can't remember the name) said it would be about $50 or something.

I just got some lily pipes from Martin, they are just like yours.
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Great work. Seems like a cool "office" setup you got going there. I wish I had an extra room for an office/tank room. I would post posters like you did as well. It looks so relaxing to me.

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That's a weaken Kiran. I want one of those Gush tool holders too. In a recent thread someone who get gush stuff ( I can't remember the name) said it would be about $50 or something.

I just got some lily pipes from Martin, they are just like yours.
Was it Clay? I'll ask him. In the meantime I will research constructing some of my own.

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Great work. Seems like a cool "office" setup you got going there. I wish I had an extra room for an office/tank room. I would post posters like you did as well. It looks so relaxing to me.
Thanks! Since the room is the headquarters of wkguy.com I guess it qualifies as my office! Lol.

You don't need an extra room for a nano, though. This "office" doubles as my bedroom (or the other way around, I guess) If you ever order things from AFA or ADG, you get a couple books/catalogues. I just put those under the knife to make the posters.

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i dont remember, lol. just search for it or something because i think it was yesterday i saw it
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