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post #31 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-05-2010, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for your input.
Didn't have more time last night to mess around with the setup.

-AQUADEAN- I'll try putting the front stones into the substrate a little bit to see how it looks tonight.

I think it will look nice once plants are in and growing.... The shrimp weither it be CRS/RCS/ or Sulawesi Srhimp will like the extra hiding spacing I think.

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post #32 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-06-2010, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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Here's an update....

I added some Marsilea Minuta and a little bit of Frogbit. in the back right corner is a rock with Mini Pellia. I'll be getting some UG hopefully tomorrow or Friday and will see how that plant likes the setting. I"ll be planting the UG on the right side. I want to see if the MM will grow better or the UG...


Looks like they like the new tank!


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post #33 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-06-2010, 03:17 AM
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I like the tank too! I think the rocks on the left side would look better if there was some Weeping Moss cascading down on it or something similar to that.

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post #34 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-06-2010, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks ZooTycoonMaster... I'm actually thinking of getting some Mini Pellia into some of those crevices once my little rock of it grows a bit. :-)

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post #35 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-06-2010, 03:53 AM
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I have some moss in between river rocks in one of my tanks, it looks nice,
so im super suer that the mini will look amazing there too '
Nice set up.

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Looks good!

I don't know how well UG will grow in here without co2 and using inert gravel. I just didn't get nice growth with my UG until I slapped the diy co2 on it.

I agree, some mini pelia would look nice all over the rock pile. Fissidens would also look great on the pile.
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That's some healthy looking MM!

I didn't think I would like the rock slide, but it looks really good with the plants in there.
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I didn't think I would like the rock slide, but it looks really good with the plants in there.
My thoughts exactly!
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post #39 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-06-2010, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Dj2005-Thanks again! :-)

I think the contrast in color with the rocks and MM did the trick! I cant wait till the Mini Pellia grows!

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Nice! Once that MP starts to grow out a bit, you can take pieces of it off that rock and start placing it in all the crevices. MP starts slow but once it gets going it's very steady.
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quick question... I just dosed with Excel, half cap full. I plan on doing this every other day. Does this sound about right? Or once a week. 26W, 5.5 gal tank..

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quick question... I just dosed with Excel, half cap full. I plan on doing this every other day. Does this sound about right? Or once a week. 26W, 5.5 gal tank..
Using the cap to measure isn't all that accurate.

You should be dosing .5ml per day or 1ml per day if dosing 2x the amount, which is what I do in my Mini M. You can, of course, choose to continue dosing every other day or whenever, but I do not suggest going above 1ml. I know that Seachem recommends doing a large dose after a WC, but their reasoning is due to excess floating debris, of which you shouldn't have much of if you are doing a "proper" WC (making sure you aren't dumping the water in causing the substrate to fly all over the place).
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i guess its time for me to go get me a eye dropper from walmart. :-)

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Quick update.

5-12-10
No big changes. I had some UG in there, but def doesn't look as good without the Co2.. I'm opting to go ALL Marsilea Minuta for the carpet, Mini Pellia on the rock hill, Frogbit as floater.

Are there any floaters that will flower?

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Nice tank, cant wait till everything fills in
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