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post #16 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 11:37 PM
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Java fern will be fine. The leaves will either green up again, or it will put out new leaves. I take off the shoots from mine all the time and move them to different tanks. They frequently stress out due to the changing water parameters. I actually had some that looked sickly like yours and I converted the tank to brackish over about a week at 1.007 SG for my opae ula. The ferns weathered the change and have greened up considerably. I plan to ultimately get the tank to 1.009 or 1.010.

Sorry about your fish. I'd be surprised if it was the Excel, but stranger things have happened.
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post #17 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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So started dosing excel with my comprehensive and it's doing well here is a photo update


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post #18 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-22-2014, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Plants are doing well but not getting any "new growth" . Is it still too soon ?

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post #19 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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Going pretty well just letting it grow in , suggestions?


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post #20 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 08:13 AM
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One month in on a low tech Spec with the stock light. It's going to grow slowly.

Nice looking tank! I love those Spec V's... Wish I had room for one.
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post #21 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I dose excel and comprehensive twice a week. I'm ok with slow growth as long as it's healthy growth.

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post #22 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 01:37 PM
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I wish mine had slower growth. I added a FugeRay light and am not dosing anything. Here's what it used to be and what it is now. I can't control the moss - trimming every couple of weeks. And the crypts are going crazy too. Fish are running out of swimming space and I'm not sure how many are still in there. Also, can anyone tell me what the taller, thinner plants are along the back?
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I wish mine had slower growth. I added a FugeRay light and am not dosing anything. Here's what it used to be and what it is now. I can't control the moss - trimming every couple of weeks. And the crypts are going crazy too. Fish are running out of swimming space and I'm not sure how many are still in there. Also, can anyone tell me what the taller, thinner plants are along the back?
Is that a dirt substrate? Dirted tanks offer excellent fertilization. That plus a strong light, no wonder you're getting lots of growth.
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post #25 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 01:22 AM
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You did a great job on your tank! The driftwood is beautiful and the plants really make it pop. The inner tank shots look like a much bigger area than it actually is.

Also, could your placement get any better? Very convenient to have a tank right next to the sink!

And with that placement idea, now I know I have room for just one more... (great idea!)
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post #26 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 05:57 AM
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Is that a dirt substrate? Dirted tanks offer excellent fertilization. That plus a strong light, no wonder you're getting lots of growth.
Substrate is just Tahitian Moon Sand. The Taiwan moss and subwassertang are just placed in there, not tied down or anything. But the crypts are really going strong.
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post #27 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Upgraded pump to a minijet 303... Hands down best upgrade. Also added 5 more harlequins.


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post #28 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-28-2014, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Tank update everything running really well so far ... What do you guys think?

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post #29 of 37 (permalink) Old 06-17-2014, 12:14 AM
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Looking great! You must be thrilled.
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post #30 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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Update ; removed the crypts and cleaned up a bit. Required lights so the blue LEDs come on with the white for better spectrum. Made a glass top too.

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