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post #46 of 65 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Keep us updated on the E. Belem transition. Its always done great for me.
I'm curious cuz when it came in it looks a bit tall I think I read somewhere they get a bit taller when grown emersed... When I try to get it submerged again will the new runners grow short???
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post #47 of 65 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 12:12 AM
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Ive grown belem for a while now. What I've seen is that mature belem gets lengthy regardless of immersed or emersed. I haven't seen a difference between in or out of the water. I think it has something to do with trying to get more light when it gets too thick. It tries to grow higher.

It will probably come in short, let us know.
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did some trimming today of the belem... seems to be growing in well... also havent set up the co2 yet but it seems that everything is growing well and no algae issues... so i may for go the co2 all together but i do have in stand by... fish and shrimp are loving the setup... added a neon tetra i had since it was a baby and a scarlet badis that survived usps



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This is a nice looking tank. You're really using the extra length well. Good luck on your belem.
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im wondering if i really need to pump the co2... it seems like everything is growing in... i see roots in the blyxa from the sides of the tank... the leaves of the parva are getting longer... and there are new side shoots from the belem all over... and i havent even set up to the co2 yet or started the ei dosing...
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If you can get away without algae and no co2, i'd keep it the way it is. Is that the Double Bright? Take a few pics of the belem up close. Seems to be growing pretty good for no co2.
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things are starting to fill in ... the blyxa is growing in on the back... i see new runners of the belem in the front and middle... and the parva is climbing out between the wood...

on top of that... my tank is a love shack... i see a bunch of red ramshorn eggs on the glass... as well as preggo sakuras or fire reds or cherries (i kinda threw them all together to mix up the batch then gonna cull)

also started plumbing in co2 at 45 bubbles a miniute or 1 bubble ever 1.3 seconds (i think the math is correct... i just counted the bubbles and had a stop watch and hit stop at 60 seconds)

and started my ei dosing of the tank...



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im wondering if i should wrap flame moss on some of the branches or place some anubias nana petite where the branches join together... at intersections...
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im wondering if i should wrap flame moss on some of the branches or place some anubias nana petite where the branches join together... at intersections...
Great looking tank! I'm jealous of people who can grow blyxa, mines always melts for some reason. I was wondering... what is the scotch tape on the bottom of the tank for?

And as for adding something to the branches, it will create contrast between the foreground and the background. I can't wait to see it! I bet you're adding it right now. lol
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im wondering if i should wrap flame moss on some of the branches or place some anubias nana petite where the branches join together... at intersections...
I say moss it.
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Great looking tank! I'm jealous of people who can grow blyxa, mines always melts for some reason. I was wondering... what is the scotch tape on the bottom of the tank for?

And as for adding something to the branches, it will create contrast between the foreground and the background. I can't wait to see it! I bet you're adding it right now. lol

I'm not doing the moss yet as I'm really pondering the Anubias petite since it will give a more leafy look to the branches... Ohh and the tape was to help me figure out the golden rule of scaping for the tank which was 3:2 initially it was for everything in the middle more towards one side... Instead now everything is on the sides with the space in the center
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ill post some pictures tonight as the weekend was buzy and the next few weeks are gonna be buzy... but so far everything is growing in... i may need to move around some parva as its starting to come foward past the foreground... so im going to find some space between the rocks and branches to put it so its away from the front... im loving the grassy overall look to the tank ...
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Love the dw. Forgot to mention to you when you were over, I have a pipe bender incase you wanted to hang anymore lights over your tanks... Nice work on the 12g dude...

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Love the dw. Forgot to mention to you when you were over, I have a pipe bender incase you wanted to hang anymore lights over your tanks... Nice work on the 12g dude...

thanks for the offer... however.. i dont want more lights... i think i have more then enough... im not gonna jinx myself... buttttt.... i think i found my balance
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and here are the pics... didnt get a chance to trim but the hairgrass is growing in quicker then i thought... and growing pretty tall... same with the blyxa... might have to start trimming... parva is growing tall but not wide so ill wait a bit longer before i decide anything with them...

lost one sakura red (so sad.. she was completely red... even her legs...) but other then that every other female is berried...)

pondering what fish to put... something colorful and schools well... and that doesnt eat shrimps (i already have cardinals... but i want something else...)





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