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post #61 of 299 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 03:10 AM
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The flow is cut 50% and there's still a very slight ripple. They create a nice ripple at full flow even being at that height. The only time I agitate the surface more is at night by lowering the water level a bit.
I see. That makes sense. Great job, can't wait to see the Glosso fill in.

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post #62 of 299 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
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Can't wait to see it either. All of it is staying down except for one piece I had to replant when I got home. The 2211 really puts out! I'm very impressed.
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That purple hue is sweet. I like the singe rock too.
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post #64 of 299 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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That purple hue is sweet. I like the singe rock too.
Thank you! I agree. Once it got wet the purple hues started to show. It's a gorgeous rock. The fractures in it are very nice as well.
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Day 3

50% water change, 3 drops Green Bacter, 1 squirt Brighty K.

Nothing out of the ordinary on this one. There's actually already a little bit of noticeable growth. Pretty impressive. Trimmed a few browning bits of hairgrass.

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Great start. Looks good. I wish I could see that stone in person. I'm sure pics don't do it justice. Any chance of you posting a HD youtube video when filled in?

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Great start. Looks good. I wish I could see that stone in person. I'm sure pics don't do it justice. Any chance of you posting a HD youtube video when filled in?
It would be shot from my iPhone 4/new iPad, but I'm sure I could arrange something.
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post #68 of 299 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 10:38 AM
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Greetings. Great sсape! Why you do not add Green gain? In the first week is necessary. Bryghty K can be added from the second week. Pay great attention to the amount of CO2. Overdose may end in failure, as here.
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Greetings. Great sсape! Why you do not add Green gain? In the first week is necessary. Bryghty K can be added from the second week. Pay great attention to the amount of CO2. Overdose may end in failure, as here.
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Thanks! I don't use Green Gain right now because it's really only necessary after trimming. That, and I don't have any right now. I'll be here Tuesday. CO2 is in good condition and I lower the water level for extra aeration via the outflow for 14 hours.
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it's really only necessary after trimming.
Not only after trimming. Green gain is the anti-stress. Trimming is stress. Replanting is also a lot of stress. Green gain helps plants adapt to new conditions. Also, it contains trace elements and is highly concentrated fertilizer. If you have problems with the growth of plants you must to use it too.
It's all written in the instructions to the Green gain. Good luck!
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Not only after trimming. Green gain is the anti-stress. Trimming is stress. Replanting is also a lot of stress. Green gain helps plants adapt to new conditions. Also, it contains trace elements and is highly concentrated fertilizer. If you have problems with the growth of plants you must to use it too.
It's all written in the instructions to the Green gain. Good luck!
Makes sense. The instructions on the ADA website read "when subjected to stress". Trimming and replanting are both equally stressful. I'll try it out when it gets here.
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Day 4

50% water change, 5 drops Green Bacter, 1 squirt Brighty K. Glosso is going nuts. Other than that, nothing really new to report. Smooth sailing!

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Do you think the riccia is going to survive? I remember you said it was in bad shape when you got it...
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post #74 of 299 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think the riccia is going to survive? I remember you said it was in bad shape when you got it...
It should be fine. Almost all of it is pearling and growing a bit.
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5 drops Green Bacter
Can question? Why so much? Why did you decide not to follow the instructions ADA? In the Mini M about 15-18 liters of water. According to the instructions needed to make a drop for every 10 liters of water. It turns out that two drops is the maximum dosage, if you follow the instructions. Why did you decide to increase the dose of Green bacter? I do not want to teach you, I'm just wondering why you do that?
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