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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 02:02 PM
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Basil, I am sorry i couldn' t help with the light fixture.

Marko, Under the sand I have fluval plant startum. I used the sand to give the HC roots some fine grain to hang onto.
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Gogi,

Are you using any sort of root tabs for your tank? I bet Marko would suggest some for your tank as well.
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post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 01:24 AM
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lol to be honest I dont even know what root tabs are yet. I am what one would call a noob to this hobby/art form.
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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 04:21 AM
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lol to be honest I dont even know what root tabs are yet. I am what one would call a noob to this hobby/art form.
They are nutrient rich plugs that go into the substrate that keep root feeders happy. They are mostly used for inert substrates but can be used with nutrient rich substrates for an extra kick.
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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Look for root tabs at your Local Fish Store (LFS) or check out the powerseller section of this site and get some gel caps from somewhatshocked.
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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Update 3-25-12: Its wet! iPhone pic so quality isn't the best.











How's my planting? DHG in the front with Micro Sword in the back. I've got to soak my driftwood since it is wanting to float in this tank...
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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 02:50 AM
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You can break up your DHG more if you want it to spread more but you are off to a great start!
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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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Well this little guy is in poor shape. No photos but algea is currently covering my
Microswords and the glass. It's been a busy end of the semester and I got to start a new job so now I'm fully employed which is nice for the budget. Would a more consistent water change regime clear up the algae on my plants or should I simply replant?
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Update -
Have redone the scape some and am going the DSM this time around. Have Needle Leaf Ludwigia in the back and some DHG in the front. I do have one question. How do I fight off some green dust algae on my driftwood? Any help would be appreciated.

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