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post #97 of (permalink) Old 03-20-2012, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
Francis Xavier
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Austin, Tx
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Back to the daily maintenance on this tank:

Day 4 water change was about 75-80%. For the record, this photograph illustrates to you why I do water changes every day during the first week:

You can't detect that green tintish-water while it's in the aquarium, it just looks completely clear. It's comprised of decaying plant / melting plant matter and algae spores. So, an ounce of preventative maintenance is your number one secret to success.

Again, 10 minutes total time spent in changing water. No pruning today, but I've begun to add Brighty K now that the plants have settled a bit.

Upside down due to camera fun. Aerial shot of fertilizers are fun. Only one squirt of Brighty K.

Don't forget, also adding 5 drops of Green Bacter at this point.

On another note: here's the aquarium for today at a different angle than before.

P.S. if you've found these techniques valuable, help share the information with new comers by linking back here in your own journals when you use my techniques!
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