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post #151 of 186 (permalink) Old 07-13-2009, 03:35 PM
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post #152 of 186 (permalink) Old 07-13-2009, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks ZTM... I think. lol
Sometimes in aquascaping I guess symmetry is a bad thing, but I really like it for some reason, and by the time I have plants all over the sides hopefully the blyxa will be less of the focal point and more of a free swim area for the cardinals.

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I like. The symmetrical kind of works for me. It is a fresh design for this forum.

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I like. The symmetrical kind of works for me. It is a fresh design for this forum.
Thanks! We'll see how it fills in. I need some stems ASAP. I feel like I'm just inviting the algae in during this build up period.

One of these days, I'm going to "plan my work and work my plan" as my uncle says. It's just too much fun doing things spontaneously though.

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whats the pinkish plant called seen it before never catch the name looks like some type of hygro not sure though

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whats the pinkish plant called seen it before never catch the name looks like some type of hygro not sure though
alternanthera reineckii. Cool plant. It's grown up to the top now, but I still have not added any new plants except a little patch of HM.

Maybe I'll get new plants soon, but................

I just found out I'm gonna be a Dad!!! Baby is due on April 5th, Easter Sunday! I'm so excited! This will be my first child.

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aw that is awesome. congrats. cant wit for this scape to fill more.how does that angel do in there? i wanted one for my 26 but didnt know if it would get to big.

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Whats new with the tank man?

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Thanks for the congrats and the check-in demonbreedr16, vtkid, sewingalot, and monkeyruler! I'm so excited about the baby coming, but my wife has TERRIBLE morning sickness all day long right now. She's been feeling really bad.

I got an iphone so I haven't been posting as much lately because its not as typing friendly as my laptop, but I'm still keeping an eye on all of your tanks!

I'm sad to say there is not much new with this tank. Still the same old plants, just taller and more algae. I've got some GSA all over the lower stems of the alternanthera, and some kind of fuzzy gross light brown slimy algae on the substrate where the blyxa meets the front glass, which is right where the current flows.


I think my technical problems are:
Co2 distribution is not good in the tank
Filter flow is low with this XP1 (a dirty XP1 lol)
Plant mass is low.
Inconsistent dosing
I have however stuck to my weekly 50% WC's, just no fine tuning like in the past. I think I have old tank syndrome. I've just lost interest because I am never home on weekends anymore and I'm traveling for work a lot.

That being said, if I can get past labor day, I think I'll be more into it again.

I think for now the plan will be to combine this 29 and my ten gallon into a new 15 gallon tank that I bought, and just have one tank to maintain, with good equipment and lower light. I'd like to try mostly different types of anubias, java ferns, and mosses. I'd like to have everything attached to rocks and DW so rescaping is easy and fun.

Question: With the lower light plants I mentioned, will it be beneficial to run my pressurized Co2 on the new low light tank? I've heard a few opinions on this. I don't mind keeping up with the weekly dosing and WC's.

Thanks for the help!

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whats your plan for the other plants?

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whats your plan for the other plants?
Not sure yet. I'll probably RAOK the blyxa (I'll give you a heads up first.. haha) and I may try to grow the alternanthera emersed. Can you do that? I may try to trade the crypt balansae for some anubias or java fern or some smaller crypts.

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