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post #46 of 60 (permalink) Old 07-07-2013, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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Not much happenning here tho..

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The glass doesn't look too wet in that pic. I'd say you have the right conditions in there.
Is this too moist?



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It might be. I'd be on the lookout for mold. Usually shows up as white spiderweb looking stuff in the substrate.
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If u no more webbing I think ur okay


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you win the most phallic layout award, for sure.

on the serious side, I like seeing the DSM method with plants other than HC / glosso. Want to see what this looks like all filled in! Have plans for anything other than the parvula?
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you win the most phallic layout award, for sure.

on the serious side, I like seeing the DSM method with plants other than HC / glosso. Want to see what this looks like all filled in! Have plans for anything other than the parvula?

yea me too. I cant wait to have it filled in. I trim the hair grass but theres no way for me to pick up the grass that I trimmed so im not sure if i should cut more or not.. and wasnt thinking of putting any other kinds of plants but got any suggestions?


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It might be. I'd be on the lookout for mold. Usually shows up as white spiderweb looking stuff in the substrate.
Awsome, ive opened a little bit bigger opening so that its not too moist! Ill keep an eye out for some webs. Thanks guys. Btw anotherhobby, ur tank is stunning!




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I looked into my dsm thinking I had white mold on the rocks..so I panicked and flooded the tank!








I hope my dhg doesnt die. My rocks have some algae due to dsm over time hours.. any tips on what I should keep up to? Currently have a zoomed 501 attached and dosed some excel till I can recycle enough cans to buy a co2 system.




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Hi jjt (fellow canadian!),

I completed a DSM (which later failed due to neglect resulting from basement construction) that was fairly successfuly. In my opinion the biggest factor to growth week over week was water saturation - by that I mean not too much. I would check to make sure no pools of water were forming, and if I did find a pool of water I would soak it up in paper towel and not mist the following two days, I ran a 6 hour photoperiod during this time. Just to add some credit to my comments I've attached two pictures of the DSM i did (before at week 1 /after at week 8) even tho none of the HC is being used in my tank anymore
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Hi jjt (fellow canadian!),

I completed a DSM (which later failed due to neglect resulting from basement construction) that was fairly successfuly. In my opinion the biggest factor to growth week over week was water saturation - by that I mean not too much. I would check to make sure no pools of water were forming, and if I did find a pool of water I would soak it up in paper towel and not mist the following two days, I ran a 6 hour photoperiod during this time. Just to add some credit to my comments I've attached two pictures of the DSM i did (before at week 1 /after at week 8) even tho none of the HC is being used in my tank anymore
Hc is what made me crave for a planted tank but I stayed away from it since its too demanding for myself.. but you should try again :p

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Hc is what made me crave for a planted tank but I stayed away from it since its too demanding for myself.. but you should try again :p

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Got my pressurized DIY kit installed today! Decided not to go with a pressurized tank since this system is well over what I need and does not cost hundreds..
1 refill lasts about one and a half month to two months!! Im hoping it will do 3 months. Im running co2 day and night and im wondering roughly how many bps I should do so that I get optimal co2 and at the same time minimizing ph dropping at night. Thanks for the help!!

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post #57 of 60 (permalink) Old 08-14-2013, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Still waiting to finish cycling...

Anyone have any suggestions on what to stock my tank? Id like some shrimps with a nice color anyone got suggestions?

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You could do Neos. I wouldn't do any harder species because of the DIY co2.

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Added 5 cherry shrimp and 6 cardinal tetras. Set my co2 to 1 bubble every 10 seconds. A bit conservative but im worried about gassing my shrimps (should I go for more? I had it on 1 bubble for every 3 seconds before adding shrimps but now im dilemma of gassing shrimps or getting algae!) Ty for inputs



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Had a rescape! Also re-tanked to an ADA mini since I got it for 40 bucks i just had to...



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