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04-10-2013 12:32 AM
zzrguy Also started dosing Iron and trace from Sachem today hope I can get the red to come out
04-09-2013 11:43 PM
this is from 4 weeks ago
04-09-2013 11:40 PM
zzrguy Holy fertz Plantman my tank has exploded. Every thing grow like crazy over the last two day here's a pic.
04-06-2013 04:46 AM
zzrguy Well I'm dose heavy now for about two week and have started double doseing the Pot well I cannot believe how crazy the stuff has started to grow. I hope the bottom of the plants fill in a little more. Pics to come. Hopefully the leaves do better and stop dying and the stems thicken up.
03-30-2013 01:17 AM
Hilde Like the look with the pebbles. Saved the pic.

What ferts are you dosing with? The plants with some red on the far left look like they need some iron. Seachem iron cheapest here. I don't think you light is strong enough for hair grass. How about Eleocharis acicularis, or Cardamine lyrata, or Echinodorus tenellus. or Pennywort?

Originally Posted by zzrguy View Post
Ok found Ottos today at Fish Town USA 3 for $4 GOT 12.
I just got 1 for $1 at Pet Smart. They are on sale now. Pet Smart has great sales on fish.
Originally Posted by Soup12 View Post
Paint this background!!!!
Easier, cheaper, and more versitile option is to get 1/2 yard of silk material. Tape it to some cardboard and then tape the board to the tank with duck tape.
03-28-2013 12:44 PM
zzrguy Just put in some MTS's and think the loache ate two or three everything is looking good hope to have some more pics up later.
03-27-2013 08:05 AM
Originally Posted by zzrguy View Post
Got some stems from acitydweller and planted them. The tank is looking more like a planted tank then a mess. I hope they straighten up over night.

Paint this background!!!!
03-19-2013 09:56 PM
zzrguy I was thinking some dwarf hair grass and some moss on the wood and a clay pot with some moss on it as well.
03-19-2013 02:49 AM
crazydaz Dig the stone "paver" type of look you have going on in there man. This tank is very reminiscent of some of the 29's that I used to have several years ago!

Just let it start filling in; top and re-plant to form thicker groups of plants. This will be a good little system!

I would get some dwarf Sagittaria subulata, or some Echinodorus tennelus for the foreground. Just a suggestion!
03-19-2013 01:30 AM
zzrguy Well just add 6 Glo-lite Tetras and some are already eating. Sweet.

But I did do a stupid thing I also brought a Micro Crab I have him in a breeding pen floating in the main tank. I've come to the conclusion he will me loache snack if I drop him in or the ram will nomm him. So I have to wait till my daughter's tank is ready for fish 0 day and counting.
03-15-2013 12:51 AM
zzrguy The water cleared up a little more and the tank is looking pretty good the part that shock me is the fish seem the like it a little more their roaming the tank unstop.COOL
03-14-2013 08:19 PM
zzrguy Well add the rest of the Red Ludwigia did a little re-scape dug up some of the rock that got buried way back. We brought them back for the Great Smokey Mountain national park. The pot and moss will be done some time next week need to drill the pot to tie down the moss.
03-13-2013 06:53 PM
zzrguy Thank the Greko will hope fully fill in and the rest of the ludwigia is go in tonight and i have some java moss I'm going to rap a clay pot with.
03-12-2013 03:46 PM
JerSaint Its looking really good. Amazing how far it has come in such a short time! Keep it up.
03-12-2013 01:21 PM
zzrguy Well I had a big melt when the heater went nutz and raised the temp to 80 degree
I lost all my Ludwigia {red and tinted red} and Hygro. The Wistiria lost all its leaves excepth for the very tips so it chopped off the top 2 inches and replanted it and it coming back nicely but not as tall as I would like. The Green Greko melt completely away and I thought was a loss but HEY JACK its back and grow slowly. The onoin is not looking as good as it did before so I was thinking of trimming it back at least halfway.
So the new heater went in a Ehein Jager 100watt unit an all is well so far heres a new pic of the tank with some of the new Ludwigia planted. I think I need to add some root tabs.
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