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post #241 of 363 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 09:03 PM
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Can you be a little more specific ? I think I see those on my tank and am looking for an ID.
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post #242 of 363 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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They're a form of diatom, if I'm not mistaken, and are a symptom of new aquariums during the "cycle" process.

They'll go away on their own pretty quickly.
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Wait a minute... why did no one tell me I should be using this new tank to selectively breed my PRLs?

I feel like Captain Obvious this morning after realizing that's what I should do. Mischlings tend to be less than attractive so I should keep them hidden away upstairs, anyway.
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It's Om Nom Nom time!




Time for another trim this week:



Still waiting on the other 3gal to finish up so I can move over some PRLs.
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Jake what floaters do you use? I don't think I like the look of *my* DWL on these tanks.

Yours looks a lot better


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A couple types of Duckweed and Salvinia in the Golden/Snow tank. Frogbit and Dwarf Water Lettuce roots get way too long for a tank this shallow.
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A couple types of Duckweed and Salvinia in the Golden/Snow tank. Frogbit and Dwarf Water Lettuce roots get way too long for a tank this shallow.
I really dislike the small duckweed. It gets everywhere. I like larger leaves and slower reproduction.

That's why I loved the DWL but the roots are way too much. They're killing my scape.

What would you recommend?

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If you can get Duckweed to stick together in a thick grouping, it ends up looking pretty cool. Especially the bigger stuff.
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If you can get Duckweed to stick together in a thick grouping, it ends up looking pretty cool. Especially the bigger stuff.
It looks amazing, but are there different larger leaved varieties around?

I feel like salvinia stinks... It didn't take off the last time I had it.

How about red root floaters? Never tried those


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Yep, there are a few different varieties/sizes of Duckweed within the hobby.

People tend to harp on the smaller varieties because it gets everywhere but I love it in shrimp tanks. Added security of sucking up nitrate.

Salvinia needs decent lighting and typically needs a good amount of nutrients in the water column. Not sure how I'm making it work in this particular tank but it continues to grow.

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It looks amazing, but are there different larger leaved varieties around?

I feel like salvinia stinks... It didn't take off the last time I had it.

How about red root floaters? Never tried those
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Hmmhmmhmmmm time for a little research on larger varieties.

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Wow really nice tanks Sorry if you already mentioned this, but do you use heaters in these tanks?
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Thanks.

These are shrimp tanks, so heat is not required.

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Great tank, nice dimensions for nano scape. Long tanks just looks much nicer than tall tanks, especially for small tanks.
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post #255 of 363 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 05:09 AM
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Hello! Your tanks are great!
I was wondering how did you get the moss to stick on the driftwood on page 15? Did you use yarn or some type of string to tie it down? And are you adding any ferts in these tanks? What substrate are you using?

LOL I'm sorry for spamming you with questions.

I'd be very grateful if you could answer. Thanks!
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