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post #16 of 73 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 02:17 AM
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pearling is good.

tank looks great. it looked like you had a lot of humidity in there so the plants should convert really easy.
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So far so great! No melting except a few growth tips on the taller stems. Even more pearling tonight. The plants look like Christmas trees X_X

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Nice job!!! Your patience paid off, and it looks great so far!!
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don't neglect their co2 need submerge and they weill be awesome
hey reply this and you have 1000 posts, congrats!
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Lots of growth! The HC needs a trim, I'll do it tomorrow before the Christmas parties!

Problem: Hair algae is growing in the HC. Boo!


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What is the backround plant is yellow awesome.
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Thanks! The plant growth has been insane! Was not expecting this much on the first week after flood :0

It's actually Rotala sp. Colorata, it's supposed to be pink but I think it'll need some intense growth for awhile to achieve that.

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Thanks! The plant growth has been insane! Was not expecting this much on the first week after flood :0

It's actually Rotala sp. Colorata, it's supposed to be pink but I think it'll need some intense growth for awhile to achieve that.

my colorata that i just put in my tank is starting to turn orange green color also as new leaves come in. im trying a couple things to boost the color back up we will see what happens in the coming week or two!
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my colorata that i just put in my tank is starting to turn orange green color also as new leaves come in. im trying a couple things to boost the color back up we will see what happens in the coming week or two!
I read it's pretty typical for plants to lose their color, but once they really get established and reach up higher towards the light they'll redden up. I still see some red on the tips of the new leaves and the veins are still red so I'm not too concerned

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MERRY CHRISTMAS! =)

And for Christmas I got a nice new camera! An Olympus pen, I think it's called... anyways, takea look at the pictures! So much growth! And it's been 10 days since flood I'm going to go trim the HC!


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This is a great little setup. It is such a relaxing scene inside.
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thats some nice growth you got.
any thoughts on fauna?
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thats some nice growth you got.
any thoughts on fauna?
I'm thinking Paracheirodon simulans, either a school of 25 or greater of them or chili rasboras.

I trimmed the hc last night. I noticed right away how much easier it is to trim it when it has firm roots. The hc has grown so much aswell. It grows outward more than upward and soo much faster. All the plants are doing so well, they are budding even though I haven't trimmed them yet! I'm using the same light on this tank as I did on the 29 gallon.

I'll post pics once the lights go on at 3:00. I had to cut the photoperiod short because I noticed the tips were closed an hour before the lights went out. So now they're growing with 6 hours. I did an H2O2 treatment last night to clear out some string algae growing in the hc.

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post #30 of 73 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 06:27 PM
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never tried green neons. but lots of people on here love em.

and if you keep it well trimmed, it will keep having strong, long roots. its when it is allowed to overgrow that the lower layers (with the strongest roots) start to suffer.

its a new tank, algae is inevitable to most. the key is to allow your plants to out compete it so youre algae eaters and manual removal can eradicate it.
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