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post #91 of 145 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 11:43 PM
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How many hours of full sun does your bucket actually receive?

Is it a North, South, West or East combination? exposure?
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post #92 of 145 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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probably 2-3 hours of direct in the afternoon, north, mostly shade, no algae problems.
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post #93 of 145 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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So I think, last week or two weeks ago I started some plants in 3 dish trays ($1 each at BigLots lol) so I can have plants ready when I get the 55g.



This is today, pretty good growth



I think the natural CO2 from the platy fry I threw in really help. The foreground plants I have growing in shallow tupperwares with no fauna look rather sad.

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Subscribed!! Very nice stuff in that balcony!

I can see that I have a lot to learn from this thread!


A heavily planted shrimp tank is possible!
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Lol thanks

Not sure how much you can learn from me, I keep everything simple.

Dirt, plants, diversity of fauna, adequate lighting.

Don't know much about fert dosing or CO2 injections :/ I throw in some root tabs in the dirt once or twice a year if growth become sluggish.
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It does not look like it but do you cap the dirt with anything? Just curious as I have a 15 gallon plastic container out in my backyard with dirt, gravel, plants, and guppies. So far so good!

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Is the dirt why the waters brown? Wondering if you do anything special while preparing the tub, dirt,..plant..and add water slowly?
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Yea not capping the dirt, it's crappy dirt too with a lot of woodchips, which is why water is yellow--tannins. Tannins are actually desirable in this case since they help block out some light.

If you have livestock you should do a cap.
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and

might i suggest mosaic ludwigia.. its a floating plant and i don't know its real name but it is one AWESOME looking floating plant
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Never heard of that, WOW it's really cool.



Lol do you have some? Otherwise I'll go hunt on eBay :/
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never heard of that, wow it's really cool.



lol do you have some? Otherwise i'll go hunt on ebay :/
omg!!!!!


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Holy crap that floater looks awesome.

Fish Shrimp tanks are like cups of coffee, one is never enough.

ヽ( ゚ヮ゚)ノ.・゚*。・+☆ Twin 10G Shrimp Tanks & 20L Grow Out Tank
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How do you do it? Your plants grow, your fish breed, your setups look nice, your water parameters are enviable, and best of all, it looks like you're doing minimal upkeep work. HOW!! If I could, I would want the exact same "mud bucket". I'm pretty sure it would fail miserably. Maybe you can come by and set everything up for me....

You mentioned MGOPS. What's that stand for?
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How do you do it? Your plants grow, your fish breed, your setups look nice, your water parameters are enviable, and best of all, it looks like you're doing minimal upkeep work. HOW!! If I could, I would want the exact same "mud bucket". I'm pretty sure it would fail miserably. Maybe you can come by and set everything up for me....
Some people are just magical, I believe it's a gift. Although I have to say, the ones that truly love what they care for can do it.


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it does come down to love. if u love it, you will find the best way to take care of your hobby. and everything will work out frm there

it takes a lot of effort to get started but becomes easier over time
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