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01-14-2013 05:36 PM
sunyang730 Oh man, so sad that you are selling everything. They look so good. LOL
01-14-2013 05:10 PM
mythin Ive decided to re-do this tank completely, After I moved into my new apartment most of my UG floated up, due to substrate moving during my move and I decided I want to start over with this tank anyway. I am selling off all the seiryu and HC and UG in this tank, and maybe the substrate too. I am going to set this up as a sulawesi cardinal tank, perhaps a planted sulawesi cardinal tank, my tap water is 8.0 out the tap, and ive always wanted cardinals so im gonna give it a go. I have my seiryu rock for sale on APC if anyone is interested.
12-12-2012 08:08 PM
bitFUUL Lookin' good mythin!
11-23-2012 10:48 PM
bigd603 I'm really loving this tank. So simple but enthralling. Where do you get those stones? Are they seiryu? If so, did they alter your h2o parameters at all?
10-31-2012 10:55 PM
mythin

Just a quick cellphone shot, will probably do a proper post in another week or two once the few last bald patches fill in.
10-16-2012 06:53 PM
mythin
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Originally Posted by KenRC51 View Post
I didn't know BGA can grown when in DSM. I thought that when in DSM it makes it harder for algae to grow, am I right?

Diatoms are so easy to take care of. Just get a few oto cats and they will take care of it. So far, every new setup I have started had diatoms algae.
Yeah, you can get BGA in a DSM, it being a bacteria and not truley an algae. Its called "blue green algae" because its able to photosynthesis light much like algae, but its still a bacteria. I was blasting the light too hard near the start of my DSM and the BGA started to form, but it was really easy to get rid of once flooded with a syringe and spot H2O2 treatment.

Just make sure you have 0 standing water, and that the waterline comes only half way up the substrate depth. I only misted every other day, just kept the plastic wrap on 100% the rest of the time, and I had very little other issues.
10-16-2012 04:35 AM
KenRC51
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I had a little bit of melt, but that was more due to me having to use H2O2 to take out some BGA I had cultivated during my DSM. The UG in the area's that I treated with H2O2 died, other than that I got very little melt once I flooded. I got a little bit of diatoms that lasted a few days. After I flooded I waited a month and a half or so before I gave all the UG a haircut, and now its growing in nice and thick. It takes about a month to recover going either way, from emersed to submerged or vice versa. It will take a month before you notice any growth, meaning you will probably notice melt rather than growth, but after that initial month, whatever UG survives, it should start spreading quite quickly.
I didn't know BGA can grown when in DSM. I thought that when in DSM it makes it harder for algae to grow, am I right?

Diatoms are so easy to take care of. Just get a few oto cats and they will take care of it. So far, every new setup I have started had diatoms algae.
10-16-2012 01:55 AM
if_fishes_were_wishes Wow is that stunning! So serene!
10-16-2012 01:40 AM
mythin
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Very nice Mythin! Did you have any problems with the UG melting when you flooded the tank?

I'm setting up a 20g long with UG and I'm scared that they all would melt. I planted a small clump in my 60-F and they melted in 1 week.

You think I should blast the Co2 then I flood the tank? I'm not going to have any fish or inverts in there for about a month after I flood anyways.
I had a little bit of melt, but that was more due to me having to use H2O2 to take out some BGA I had cultivated during my DSM. The UG in the area's that I treated with H2O2 died, other than that I got very little melt once I flooded. I got a little bit of diatoms that lasted a few days. After I flooded I waited a month and a half or so before I gave all the UG a haircut, and now its growing in nice and thick. It takes about a month to recover going either way, from emersed to submerged or vice versa. It will take a month before you notice any growth, meaning you will probably notice melt rather than growth, but after that initial month, whatever UG survives, it should start spreading quite quickly.
10-14-2012 03:00 PM
KenRC51 Very nice Mythin! Did you have any problems with the UG melting when you flooded the tank?

I'm setting up a 20g long with UG and I'm scared that they all would melt. I planted a small clump in my 60-F and they melted in 1 week.

You think I should blast the Co2 then I flood the tank? I'm not going to have any fish or inverts in there for about a month after I flood anyways.
10-07-2012 09:02 PM
mythin First trim of the left side, the UG was getting long, and the hydrocotyle sp japan was starting to try to take over the whole hill, i had to show it whos boss.

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10-02-2012 01:33 AM
mythin FTS 10/1/2012:








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Aw, it melted? A carpet of E. hydropiper would have looked amazing. But HC ain't a bad replacement at all. The rest of the plants look great, though.
Yeah, i have a little bit growing emersed, but not much, i may try it again soon once I clear a spot to grow it, im blasting the co2 at the moment, the fish dont seem to mind.
09-21-2012 09:19 PM
meowschwitz
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The e. hydropiper melted long ago, most of what you see is HC, there is a little hydropiper left, but i have another little patch growing emersed in a tub, I may move it to the tank soon now that I have co2 going and see how it does, it did not DSM at all though, but it may have been because all the hydropiper I bought was already submerged and it didnt like converting back to emersed.
Aw, it melted? A carpet of E. hydropiper would have looked amazing. But HC ain't a bad replacement at all. The rest of the plants look great, though.
09-21-2012 05:14 PM
mythin
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Originally Posted by meowschwitz View Post
Fish! Embers and green neons look great together, but I'm sure you already knew that.

How's the e. hydropiper coming along? It looks good from the pictures.
The e. hydropiper melted long ago, most of what you see is HC, there is a little hydropiper left, but i have another little patch growing emersed in a tub, I may move it to the tank soon now that I have co2 going and see how it does, it did not DSM at all though, but it may have been because all the hydropiper I bought was already submerged and it didnt like converting back to emersed.

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Originally Posted by bitFUUL View Post
Very sharp mythin!
Thanks bitfuul!

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Originally Posted by tizzite View Post
Love the tank!

The scape is truly artistic. Even my non-aquarium-obsessed friends appreciate it.

Where did you get such good rock in Houston?
Like almost everything else in the tank I got it from someone off TPT, the only rocks in houston I could find that looked ok were volcanic lace rock, I do want to hit up ADG for some unzan stone though, that looks nice to work with.
09-21-2012 01:40 AM
tizzite Love the tank!

The scape is truly artistic. Even my non-aquarium-obsessed friends appreciate it.

Where did you get such good rock in Houston?
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