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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Purchased some Malaysian driftwood for center of tank.

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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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Got the driftwood in. Looks great! Now I can start planning plant placement. Hmm to include rocks or not.......



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post #18 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Got my substrate in. 2 bags of black ECO Complete and 1 bag of Onyx sand on top. Got some nice rocks to go with the Driftwood. Decided to go with an Aqueon Filter. It has performed well on my other tank.
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post #19 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Need to learn more about plant health. Some of the crypts melted. Some of the leaves look dead. Is this normal for the initial planting?
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post #20 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, so here I am going to document what I have in this tank, so I don't forget.

Tank:
27 gallon Marineland Cube

Lights:
(2) Marinland Doublebright LED
On for 8 hours

Filter:
(1) Aqueon QuietFlow 30 with prefilter

Substrate:
(2) bags EcoComplete Black
(1) bag Onyx Sand

Plants:
(8) CLOVER, FOUR LEAF (Marsilea quadrifolia) 2" pots
(20) Sagittaria, Dwarf Subulata (Sagittaria subulata)
(12) Cryptocoryne, Wendtii, Red (Cryptocoryne wendtii)
(3) Sword, Rosette (Parviflorus parviflorus 'Tropica')
(10) Sagittaria, Subulata (narrow leaf)(Sagittaria subulata)
(1) Sword, Amazon (Echinodorus bleheri)
(10) of : Vallisneria, Corkscrew (Vallisneria americana var. biwaensis)
(4) Anacharis Narrow Leaf (Egeria najas)

Fish:
(12) Glowlight Tetra
(4) Otocinclus
(5) Julii Corydoras
(<5) Red Cherry Shrimp
(0?) Tiger Shrimp
(<5) Thai Micro Crab
(<3) Orange Bee Shrimp
(<5) Amano Shrimp
(5) Indian Whisker Shrimp

Fertilizer dosing:
Once a week
Yields ~ ppm: 5.25 NO3, 1.6 PO4, 7.4 K, 1.37 Ca, 0.41 Mg, 0.02 Fe
-0.325 tsp SeaChem Equilibrium (dose on different day of macros)
-1.625 tsp Flourish Nitrogen (8 ml)
-7.25 tsp Flourish Phosphorous (36 ml)
-0.875 tsp Flourish Potassium (4.5 ml)

Water Parameters:
Ammonia = 0 ppm
Nitrite = 0 ppm
Nitrate = < 20 ppm
GH = 75
KH = 180
pH = 8.4

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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Plant Health

When I initially planted I trimmed the roots to be 1 inch long. I read somewhere to do that. Hopefully that was correct.

A number of the crypts melted. I read that is common and they may come back. However, currently I am having issues with holes in the leaves and then dissolving from there. Does this indicate a Potassium issue? If so, how much do you increase the dose by? XX percent?

For the smaller swords, there are places where it looks like they are cut. Is this the "brittle" that people talk about? What nutrient does this tie too?

Some of the leaves of the plants are turning under. Calcium issue? How much to increase the dose?

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post #22 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Got in my shrimp and crabs yesterday. Looks like I had some casualties overnight. Cross your fingers that enough live to start a population. This is my last attempt to have shrimp in this tank.
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post #23 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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More casualties overnight. Makes me sad.
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post #24 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 07:37 PM
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is this tank cycled?

40B Dirt | Aqueon Evolve 8 Dirt | Fraternity of Dirt #120
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post #25 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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I believe so. I used a filter from an established tank. I also used stability for 7 days. Last time I tested there was zero ammonia and nitrite and low level nitrate.
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It's hard to say if it's fully cycled even if you used an additive and media from another filter. Were the shrimp acclimated? It's possible they are in shock.

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post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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I didn't drip acclimate. I added 1/4-1/2 cup of tank water every 10 minutes for 40 minutes before adding them to my tank. The bag with the shrimp was in the water the whole time.
What's odd is that they seem to die at night.
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