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post #16 of 43 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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The 3 liter is what I used, had just enough with the powersand.


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Nice one! I'm diggin' those stones

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Back with a two week update:

Just some shots from today's cleaning I figured I would get some pic's with no equipment in the tank

Enjoy

Top, getting nice growth huh?



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My lame attempt at an ADA style pic... Hairdryer in one hand cam in other lol!


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That's some nice growth there!

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post #21 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Minor update, cleaning pipes today and possibly rearranging hardscape. HC grew in so much I had to do a major trim that was fun ugh...
Pics on the way after change.
Just a few shots from today's feeding












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That HC looks great! I'm waiting to get some in myself. I just love the look, not sure how I'll feel when I need to start mowing.
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That HC looks great! I'm waiting to get some in myself. I just love the look, not sure how I'll feel when I need to start mowing.
Thanks, it really filled in much faster than I expected.


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what kind of rocks?..it's so cool..
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what kind of rocks?..it's so cool..
Seiryu Stones From Japan.


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That filled in quick. Great shrimp shots.

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Mott your HC growth is just amazing. I was wondering, do you keep the CO2 running 24/7? How long is your light exposure? How many PPM CO2 at? I am having a hard time growing my CO2. Thanks!

Amazing scape btw, just beautiful
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Thanks so much guy's, a update is due this weekend.

The first few weeks I had co2 24/7 with a high bubble rate possibly 4-5 bps while the AS was settling and leeching out the ammonia, mind you I did not do crazy water changes like many do with new AS, just one WC a week.

I have been running my photo period at 11 hours but I'm going to cut it back now because the stones started growing BBA hence the big cleaning I just did.
I think it may be due to the fact that I had blasted the Co2 in the beginning but had to cut it back once the shrimp went in.
I'm also experiencing some GDA but not too worried about that.

I find HC will do best with high light, Co2 and ADA AS as a substrate, you don't even have to dose that much.


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post #29 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-11-2009, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Back with an update, cleaned the rock's of BBA and the glassware of gda and redid the scape a bit.
I think I am pretty happy with this scape I can't stop tinkering with it LOL! the shrimp are like WTF! go do something else

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I think it looks great The rocks are beautiful

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