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post #46 of 116 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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how about a red root floater
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how about a red root floater
Those look amazing. I'll add them to my list of things to try and hunt down ... thanks!
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Oddly, I totally saw water lettuce at a koi pond place yesterday. The roots were so nasty looking I didn't want to put it in my tank though.
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Beautiful tank! If you need floaters, I have salvinia and dwarf water lettuce if you want some Also some hygroryza aristata, I think its common name is asian water grass. Looks really funky haha
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Beautiful tank! If you need floaters, I have salvinia and dwarf water lettuce if you want some
Dang, I could have had you bring some last night.
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you can always trim roots of floating plants if they grow too long or messy, and they will grow back in a neat fashion. plus they supply a lot of area for shrimp to browse through...think about that the next time you look at water lettuce. I really like it. i use it in my shrimp bowl and wherever else i can.

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pandamonium is sending me some salvinia and dwarf water lettuce (my RAOK of FSS to him was like boomerang!). I really love the community on this forum!!!
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The tank is FINALLY showing the lowest level of Nitrite and Nitrate. Yea!!! Considering I started with cycled media from another tank, I really thought it would cycle faster.

The frogbit is recovering. I think it just had to start over with all new growth. So currently it's just a lot of small, new leaves. But it's definitely growing.

The micro chain sword Speedie408 gave me is also taking off like a weed and spreading all over the tank.

So things are progressing...
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I've got the new floaters in the tank. They look amazing. We'll see which ones thrive. I also put some of each type into my CBS tank to see if something can out grow the d@mn duck weed!

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how do you like the fuge ray? is it low light for this tank?

did you grow lots of algae before you added the floaters?
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Nice Set up!

Looks like medium high light.
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how do you like the fuge ray? is it low light for this tank?

did you grow lots of algae before you added the floaters?
I LOVE the light the FugeRay puts out. It's even and really clean if you know what I mean.

The tank has had a mild case of brown diatoms as it's been cycling, but that's pretty normal in my experience. And of course the wood has a bit of white fuzz, but again, totally normal. Otherwise, no crazy algae breakout. *knock on wood*
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Thanks! I'm pretty happy with it.
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