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post #106 of 146 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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well not much has changed other then immense growth in the tanks.

the 20g has grown in well and with my new HO bulbs i saw a major dif in growth. upped the co2 along with that and i saw some plants grow at least an inch in one day craziness. i moved all of the spiralis c. over to the opposing side. it was covering to much in the other corner. now i added my rotala corlata over there hoping to form thos few stems into a nice bush to fill in that corner. could definitely use a trim soon tho.

the 10g got a major hedge trim a couple days ago and is come back strong! im already starting to see nice new sprouts coming out of the stems. and the DHG grows back with in a day or two. stuff grows like a weed in this tank. saddly had a few jumpers this past week. two of my amanos took the plunge. :/


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Looks good! In the 20 gallon, did you plant the Rotala in the back left corner? If you did, great. If not, I think that back left corner is a little empty. It draws my eye.

The 10 gallon looks super awesome!! You might think about trimming the Hydrocotyl there in the middle front, it's getting tall
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Looks good! In the 20 gallon, did you plant the Rotala in the back left corner? If you did, great. If not, I think that back left corner is a little empty. It draws my eye.

The 10 gallon looks super awesome!! You might think about trimming the Hydrocotyl there in the middle front, it's getting tall
yes on the rotala its going to fill that corner its just really short right now

and yea its getting really tall, i will probably thin that out again this week.
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yes on the rotala its going to fill that corner its just really short right now

and yea its getting really tall, i will probably thin that out again this week.
Gotcha, can't wait to see it grow in then!

That H. sib$%^& is such a great plant! I really need to find some more!
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Gotcha, can't wait to see it grow in then!

That H. sib$%^& is such a great plant! I really need to find some more!
i always have a tun of it especially once the mat in the 20g grows in. i can send you some
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i always have a tun of it especially once the mat in the 20g grows in. i can send you some
How cold is it there? Its in the mid 30's here..I'm not sure if that would be too cold..But thank you for the offer! If you think it would survive, then I would love some...
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yea, its about the same over here. its actually 19 degrees today! so cold! but it should be fine as long as it dosnt stay out to long. i ur willing to pay for shipping i can send some the next time i do a big trim.
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yea, its about the same over here. its actually 19 degrees today! so cold! but it should be fine as long as it dosnt stay out to long. i ur willing to pay for shipping i can send some the next time i do a big trim.
Yeah send me a pm if you do, I would definitely do that! Thanks!
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Yeah send me a pm if you do, I would definitely do that! Thanks!
np man!
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everything is growing crazy amount in the 20g, did a little trim a couple days ago. the E. tenulls is growing crazy tall too could def use a big trim back to keep it a little shorter. some of the leaves are almost as ling at my spiralis.

i removed my blyxa out of the 10g last night and moved it to the 30g. the texture wasnt working towards the scape. so i just moved some of the DHG to the open spot to let it fill in that area. should transition though the hydrocotle better then the mounding growth of the blyxa.

no idea why but this week my HC started to yellow a little. so hopefully with my new Pfertz regimen it will come back to life a little better.


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Nice! I agree the blyxa will look better elsewhere! Let us know how you like the Pferts! I use the Brightwell aquatics line (albeit un-regularily) but its in a super low light and low tech tank, so I don't notice any differences.
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Nice! I agree the blyxa will look better elsewhere! Let us know how you like the Pferts! I use the Brightwell aquatics line (albeit un-regularily) but its in a super low light and low tech tank, so I don't notice any differences.
yea we will see what happens with growth.
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my 10gs pH plummeted to 6.0 or below over night today no idea why, still trying to figure it out. going to keep a close check on it now that i got it back up to a stable amount around 6.8 witch most of my tanks usually run at. but i lost about 7 shrimp 4 of witch were amanos the other PFRs. i relocated the rest to the 20g just in-case. the fish are a little more hardy to a ph change then the shrimp if its going to keep going up and down while i try and figure out the mystery. im hoping it will stay higher over night, if not something might be leaching from the diy co2 bottles cause that the only thing that i changed. i redid the co2 mixture cause it was running out. :/ other then that the only other thing i can think of is if i over dosed the pferts not thinking? idk if that would change anything that drastic? we will see as i rule out the problems.
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