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post #1 of 161 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Overfloater Presents Oceanic 37G.



Here is a shot of the background of the tank. So far, so good. Been setup about 3 weeks now and only minor algae issues. My biggest annoyance so far is trying to get the R. Rotundifolia 'green' to grow upward instead of horizontally and often down!
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You live in Orlando, sweet! The background is looking real good, I like that red plant you have. What is it called? And how much light do you have under your tank?
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How sweet is that!!

Please...If ya want me to try an grow it vertically, I will try!! Just send me a dozen stems, an we can trade notes!! I will tell ya absolutely nuthin you dont already know, but I will have some pretty sweet plants!

Honestly though, I have a 75G that told me just the other day, "Man I wish I had some R Rotundifolia in here."

Floater...u can grow some plants bud!! Just keep me in mind when ya wanna get rid of sum!!

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What is your GH and KH in that tank Bob? What are you using for substrate?

Beautiful growth!!

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Looks like aquasoil.

Ammonia spiking at all? Any fauna?

Your plants seem to be happy =]

50 Gallon - Aquasoil Amazonian, Powersand Special, 130 W 10,000k CF, ADA Fert's, Pressurized C02.
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Wookie: The red plant is Rotala Macrandra. Lighting is above the tank and is 4.5 WPG CF.

bastalker: If I ever get the green growing vertically, I will have plenty to send you.

JB: gH and kH, I honestly haven't checked. In Orlando we have fairly hard tap, gH ~12 and kH ~10 though I'm sure the Aquasoil has reduced both of those parameters. I'm sure the Macrandra will give me a clue to of the hardness levels.

Nightshop: No ammnia spikes due to a well established filter and plenty of carbon and plants. So far the only fauna are 13 Yamoto shrimp and 13 Ottos.
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the plants looking good.
few more weeks and Rotundifolia will be at the top of your tank.
try to keep the beautiful color of your Macrandra.
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Has the AS helped the macrandra? Did you have that much succes with that plant before you used the AS?

Are you noticing huge differences with the AS?

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So far the AS seems to be working quite well. I have not tried to grow many stems in it since I've been using it but it seems to be doing well so far. I had good luck with Macrandra when I lived in NY and had very soft water but since I moved to Florida, I have tried it a few times with no luck. Same with Wallichi and other softwater plants. This is where the AS comes into play. I expect promising results along with the ADA fertilizers.
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Lol that's what I meant. Is there any LFS in Orlando that has a better selection of plants?
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Lol that's what I meant. Is there any LFS in Orlando that has a better selection of plants?
Negative. The selection over here is less than stellar.
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Your macrandra makes my heart weep



Looking HEALTHY!

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Your macrandra looks awesome.

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Well I can't take the credit for that Macrandra, at least not yet. I recently aquired it from kotoeloncat and it was in excellent shape, very red. Hopefully it fares well in the next few weeks including retaining it's color.
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Aaaaa HAA! the truth comes out. I know mine doesn't get nearly that red, even close to the lights. And I'm at VERY low nitrates!

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