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post #16 of 257 (permalink) Old 01-12-2008, 08:14 AM
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Looks good so far! Rip the hairgrass out and plant it over the entire area you want it to cover.
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post #17 of 257 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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The tank is now LIVE!!!! This weekend did not go as I planned, but I think I have got it finished. (But never satisfied) Let me know what you think...

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Here are some specs for this tank:

55 gal tank
Whisper 3 power filter
Coralife Aqualight w/ (4) 65 watt 6700k bulbs
(6) bags of Eco-Complete substrate
power head to disperse DIY CO2

And plants:
Myrio Red
Myrio Green
Diandra
Ludwigia, Broad leaf
Glosso
Rotala Magenta
Rotala Indica
Cambomba Green
Cabomba Purple
Wendtii, Red
Dwarf hairgrass
Jungle Vals
Dark Red Jungle Val
Tiger Lotus
Ludwigia Peruensis
Ambulia
Rotalla Wallichii
HC
Telanthera Rosefolia
Narrow Leaf Chain Sword
Anubias Nana

Will be adding fish in a couple weeks. I want the plants to get astablished before I add any fish so they won't tear it up.

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post #21 of 257 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 04:57 AM
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dewalltheway - What are you doing for ferts?

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post #22 of 257 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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I am dosing with the following:

Flourish 2X a week
Flourish Excel 2X a week
Flourish Iron 2X a week
Flourish Trace 2X a week (almost out then will be using some CSM+B Plantex that I got from Greg Watson)
Potassium Nitrate every other day (from Greg Watson)
Potassium Sulfate every other day (from Greg Watson)

I will be doing a weekly water change on Sundays

If anyone has suggestions on something different that I should be doing or not doing let me know.

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I thought I would give some updated pics but before I do, can someone tell me if this is normal or if there is something wrong with my tank...

What are all these bubbles....CO2????





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ive never ever seen that before except in my ten gallon when i was breeding bettas. i have no clue what it is from. i suggest shuting stuff off one at a time. leave it off for a few hours (remove bubbles first) and when the bubbles dont come back you know which peice of equipment was making them.
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I've seen that when I set up new tanks, with brand new substrate like the one you are using, it is normal.
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In my low-tech tank, I had the same thing happen, I think it was from the water change I did the day before, but I did not do any thing about it and it has not happened since!
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I think that it is the Tap-water, in the winter water contains more gases. In order to help get out most of the gases in the water, you need to have 2 buckets fill one bucket up and then pour it into the other, repeat a couple of time and you can finaly put the water in the tank.(For water changes in the winter: info was from TAKASHI AMANO)
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uhh, it's just bubbles...whats the big deal? It's probably caused by protein build up on the surface that is trapping the bubbles



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The bubbles will go away after all they are just bubbles, LOL
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post #30 of 257 (permalink) Old 01-18-2008, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the thoughts. I thought it weird to see bubbles but like a couple of you said "it is just bubbles". I had not seen that happen with my 15 gal and wanted to make sure that something I did or wasn't doing was causing them and would destroy my plants that I just bought.
This is a great forum to ask these off the wall questions because of the knowledge base and experience alot of you have in planted tanks.
Thanks to all of you that share your knowledge with us new guys in hobby! (no matter how off the wall the questions are)

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