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post #31 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 03:45 PM
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Looks awesome. You'll get much faster results and a better overall root system if you split your HC up more, though. Like, as in, just 1-4 stems per bunch and plant those. It'll spread much much faster.
I tried uprooting some , but it looks like the roots are tied together, I am going to leave them in as is.

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Is the tank filled yet?m

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Yes the tank is filled, but it is not iwagumi anymore. I ended up taking out the HC to use in my 60-P, So here is how it looked a month ago.... I took the heater and filter out and replaced it with a canister and inline heater, So it looks much cleaner now.






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I am still fighting some algae that was introduced when the CO2 ran out. I am slowly getting it back under control.
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siiiiiiiiick tank bro, looking good, hey is that some of the NJF i got?? ha ha i really like the feel on the Seiryu Stones you have, where did you get them?

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Looks great! I like it better this way, actually!

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^ Agreed. Very natural flow to it, well done, well done.
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Looks great! I like it better this way, actually!
Thank you Kiran, the only problem I have now is algae X( .. the light is too bright for the NLJF, I havent been able to narrow down a dosing regimen that keeps the algae at bay and also provide enough nutrients for the plants.

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^ Agreed. Very natural flow to it, well done, well done.
Thanks, I really appreciate the feedback, I'll get some updated pictures posted soon.
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Thank you Kiran, the only problem I have now is algae X( .. the light is too bright for the NLJF, I havent been able to narrow down a dosing regimen that keeps the algae at bay and also provide enough nutrients for the plants.
Are you dosing the tank with Excel? How long is the tank's photoperiod? What kind of algae?

About 1.5 months ago I was having some pretty major algae issues in my Mini S, but after adding more plant mass and dosing excel steadily it had subsided.

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Are you dosing the tank with Excel? How long is the tank's photoperiod? What kind of algae?

About 1.5 months ago I was having some pretty major algae issues in my Mini S, but after adding more plant mass and dosing excel steadily it had subsided.

The photoperiod on the tank is set to 6 hours, with the co2 turning on an hour before the lights come on. I dose N and K only using Pfertz no P or Micros. I havent dosed any excel so far. Everytime I dose either P or Micros the algae starts growing exponentially.

BGA showed up 2 weeks ago.. this was expected because the damn timer wouldnt turn the co2 on correctly, it took me a couple of days to fix it.

I have some green thread algae (looks similar to spirogyra) also have some fuzz algae showing up now.

I did some spot treatments with excel and that seems to have kept the algae under control, Do you recommend just dosing the tank directly everytime ? or should I keep doing spot treatments ?

Also when do you recommend dosing excel, should I dose at night ? when the co2 has been turned off ? or should I be dosing when the co2 is on ? .. I just dont want a scenario where there is too little oxygen in the water because of co2 and excel.
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