Decided my background plant to be DHG. I've seen on other's build threads that it has a tendency to invade HC so I placed plastic borders (from a salad container you buy from the grocery store). In some areas I used a hair dryer to make bends that wouldn't hold on it's own. Let me know what you think.
Last edited by Knicolas; 02-26-2013 at 11:34 PM.
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Nice, I really like both scapes. I second what crazydog64 said regarding the HC covering the lower stones. I really liked the plastic divider idea..sorry to hear it didn't work out though. I'm sure you could use some stainless steel (if you can find it at a hardware store) for the dividers if you want to give that a shot. Can't wait to see this tank develop!
Planted GHG and HC. Overnight, I found fuzzy mold on my DHG and saw the beginnings of web-like fungus on my HC. I spot treated with H2O2 solution and excel. I opened two small openings of the syran wrap but I hope that the higher HC doesn't dry out. I misted the higher HC lightly with excel solution monitor it for today and seal it again when the lights turn off.
Last edited by Knicolas; 02-26-2013 at 11:37 PM.
So since the start of my planting I've closed the two air holes and have kept it sealed. Everyday I let it air out each day for about 15 minutes. Every morning I've been spot treating with a 1:3 H2O2 solution with a dropper and mist every other day with water/excel and it seems like it's doing the trick. I've noticed less fungus/mold each day.
On the bright side, everything is healthy and it looks like my HC is growing new roots! (sorry for the picture, wish I had a macro lens to shoot with)
Last edited by Knicolas; 02-27-2013 at 02:40 AM.