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post #31 of 253 (permalink) Old 06-17-2007, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Im in liverpool , not tooo far from lonDon, lol.
im very impressed with your tank, and i jsut dont understand why i cant get results liek this, what substrate is in teh tnak.
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Here we are all neighbours its just normal gravel, which is not the easiest to plant, some friends told me to do a complete strip and change the gravel when I upgraded the equipment but I stuck to it to see how it it would develop, some plants are potted in their original pots or they would just get uprooted in no time, so far so good I am glad I didn't spend a fortune on proper amazon soil.

Just pently of light, enough CO2 and ferts and I am getting the right results.

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its very nice anyway, which species is that to the roght, teh green bushy 1 cabomba?
how much c02/ light you use.
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ther maust be more to it, how can you grow HC in gravel
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its very nice anyway, which species is that to the roght, teh green bushy 1 cabomba?
how much c02/ light you use.
ther maust be more to it, how can you grow HC in gravel
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I have found out that its not cabomba, shop had it labbeled as something else which now I forgot
I have two CO2 nutrafin kits, and I use DIY recepie, change one at the weekend and the other midweek for contants CO2 flow.
Lights I have 4 x 24w T5, on from 12noon until 8:30pm

The HC lasted a couple of weeks and died off.

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The riccia on the rock is probably one of the best i have seen. Nice job!

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ahh shape about teh hc, i have 4 x 30 w t8s, all differant bulb types, coudl i get thsi kind of growth from them do you think
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The riccia on the rock is probably one of the best i have seen. Nice job!
Thanks, the hard part is keeping it on the rock

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shape = shame Lol
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ahh shape about teh hc, i have 4 x 30 w t8s, all differant bulb types, coudl i get thsi kind of growth from them do you think
I have a couple of Clown Loaches and the HC was always up at the surface of the water, so after replating it on a daily basis I kindda gave up on it lol

If you have a 25G then the lighting should be more than enough, what you using as fertelization?

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5 c diy c02 - excel flourish - kent freshwater plant ( eco comign soon)
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5 c diy c02 - excel flourish - kent freshwater plant ( eco comign soon)
For the last couple of months or so I have been using the following dry ferts, use them every other day, Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursday:

KN03 (Potassium Nitrate) (1.4 gm)
KH2P04 (Mono Potassium Phosphate) (0.4 gm)
K2S04 (Potassium Sulfate) (0.4 gm)

And also Tropica Plant Nutrition 10ml and Kent Botanica Fe 2ml on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Do a 50% water change on Saturday or Sunday.

If you want a UK site that sells all the stuff let me know.

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yes i do . ta buddy i thought id have to get dry ferts from us
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yes i do . ta buddy i thought id have to get dry ferts from us
http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/ all you need is there

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Added a couple of plants, rotalla to the right and one which I am not the name to the left.
The riccia is doing well, the riccia I added to the branch at the back is really growing fast, the riccia on the rock became loose so I had to tie it back down and not doesn't look as good any longer and the riccia on the mesh is groing but not at a rate i like, think the light as trouble reaching that deep since the riccia on the branch is growing fast and always pearling and near the gravel does not pearl, distance from light to gravel is 50cm.

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Riccia on branch (view from above):


Riccia on Rock and mesh:


Left hand side:


Right hand side:


Riccia ballon, just a silly test held on a rock by a string:


Hope you enjoyed the photos

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