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post #16 of 83 (permalink) Old 05-05-2006, 01:33 PM
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No shrimps yet - Co2 level is over 100ppm
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Does amounts just seem to tickle me. I'm at 74ppm right now and I'm having a blast. But as long as the fish aren't doing the back stroke, then it's all good.


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post #17 of 83 (permalink) Old 05-05-2006, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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well - but i dont think shrimps will do so fine thougt... But as soon as i figure out a way to regulate CO2 - im adding some amanos.
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I would hold off on the shrimp. new HC + shrimp = floating HC

give the HC some time to settle in.

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post #19 of 83 (permalink) Old 05-08-2006, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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The tank is not doing fine ... The HC is brown, so is the rotala rotundifolia. The redmoor root has mold and the anubias has black edges.

Still plenty of CO2 - I assume there are no macro - since i dont have any sources.

Java moss is doing fine thougt - So is the hairalgee!

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Should I remove the root and boil it once again?
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It doesn't seem like you really have the amount of CO2 you think you have. BBA and thread algae suggest low CO2. The brown is probably diatom algae, which seems to go away on its own after awhile. Try measuring CO2 by taking a sample of water from the tank, letting it sit out in the open overnight, measure the PH of that water, then, if you have 30-40 ppm of CO2 in the tank, it's PH will be 1.0 lower than the degassed sample. It would be 1.4 to 1.5 lower if you really have around 120 ppm in the tank.

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i testet again this day - and the reading was down to 25ppm.

I did as you said - so tommorow i will test the degassed samples...

The air-diffuser was totally covered in goo - so i rinsed it. This could possibly be a reason why the co2 was so low. I assume the Co2-diffusion was spoiled by the goo.

I should possibly put Co2-cleaner between the tank and the diffuser...
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try some "Cycle" it has all the micro organisms you need and it works really fast.
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Well i sortet the CO2 problem, but theres still coming plenty of hairalgee. Theres no lack of CO2, since theres so much bubbles all over. The Rotala rotundifolia, the anubias and the moss is growing real nice, but the Cuba aint doing great... I dont know what it is (possibly lack of macro) but it aint getting a good hold, and some of it is rotting away. Ill try lowering the kH with some RO water changes. Its bubling nice from the shots left (that looks real good and fresh green).

Im trying to find a good solution to control the CO2, so I can get some stabile messures - no ideer to messure when it changes so much. Ill try to lower watercirculation, with some holes in the output hose, since I know it will work.

Im still trying to get some macros, but there not available to me, for many reasons.

Im still very exited over the good plant grows, and im possible adding some more plants, possible a hygro of some sort, so i can limit algee...

Its in the nutientbalance - i know it...
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for macros, did you ever look into tree stump remover and phosphate enema?
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Sucks that you can't get some Macros Pjerrot. I wasn't using them with my tank and after I began using them the plants just blew up from there. Hope you don't mind me asking but why can't you get Macros? Shipping issues?

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I ordeed some dry macros from a guy at a forum, but hes kinda slow. And Tropicas new products (Tropica is from denmark) is not in the shops yet. Im pretty exited about their new product with Phophates and Nitrates, since it gives a commercial boost to the knowledge about plants.

There are so many people from denmark that dont believe in plants and macros, and its frustrating...
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Old habits die hard.

You wouldn't believe how many aquarium luddites I meet who balk at the idea of heavily planting a freshwater tank... "oh no! All those plants will steal oxygen from the fish!" - at which point I just give them the 'you're not so bright, are you?' look.

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I use that look a lot
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post #29 of 83 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Here are som shots taken minutes ago...

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Rotala Rotundifolia - Grows about ˝ cm a day.


Hemianthus callitrichoides ”Cuba” - Not in mint condition, but growing a little...


Anubias barteri var. nana, 4 day old leaf.


Recently added Salvinia natans


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I just got a mail from the guy with the macros - so im hoping to get something soon.

Tropicas new fertilizer (Aquacare liquid +) are in the shops, and i have placed an order - so I expect something to drop by next week...

Im thinking of trying out some shrimps now... Since I believe the CO2 is more stabile now... (More regular bubbles). Im thinking of adding 5 Amano - hopefully they can munch up some of that algee...
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