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post #8 of (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by MeowKitty49 View Post
How the heck did you get your brownish/reddish crypts to grow like that with smaller plants in between?? I've been trying to do that with mine and failing. :<
I didn't do anything , they just grow like that . I used to do full EI dosing on this tank , plants grew way too fast and fish were ok . I then cut back on doisng , doing maybe 1/5th of what EI should be on this tank , and stopped doing water changes . Normally I add half a gallon daily to compensate for evaporation.
Since that change my plants grow in controllable manner and fish seem to be very happy , as well as snails ( with 50 % weekly NY water changes and ada amazonia as substrate , my water was way too soft for snails )

I let the nature do its thing , i try not to put my hands in the tank often and thats it .
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