The Planted Tank Forum - View Single Post - Captivate's 29g "Fresh Start"
View Single Post
post #34 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
Captivate05's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,447
Just a little update today, with some pictures. I know, I talk a lot.

The plants were pearling a good deal today. I really miss that effect! Had to crank up the co2 to get the drop checker to turn to green, so now we're at about 3bps.

Tested the water again, parameters are as follows:

pH: 6.4
GH: 6
KH: 5
Ammo: 0.5 ppm
Nitrite: 1.0 ppm
Nitrate: 5.0 ppm

Don't have a FTS today, as it hasn't really changed much...

Rotala Nanjenshan. Doing pretty good so far...

Anubias Nana and Marselia Minuta. Diatoms and what appears to be possibly staghorn algae popping up. I'll manually remove/spot treat when I do a water change.

Crypt wendtti "Florida Sunset" has all but melted. Echinodorus Vesuvius seems to be doing fine, no melting. The blyxa have some melted leaves, but so far they seem to be coping just peachy.

Rotala Wallichi. I love this plant, it's so pretty. I'll be trimming the one with the damaged top when I do a water change. Some of the rotala nanjenshans have damaged tops too, so they will be trimmed as well. Hoping they are starting to throw down some roots and get established!

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Rita Mae Brown

Captivate05 is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome