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01-07-2013 08:37 PM
Kai808
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Kai808- thanks what do u suggest for a nice carpet? I buy my plants from kalihi pets or Petland kahala. Haven't been to aquascapes on a while because when I go seems like there plants don't look healthy. I definitely need to take a look at what the sku read.

I think I need some DIRT.
Most people would use HC or the common name Dwarf baby tears. You will probably need root tabs and maintain that diy CO2. I got some from Petland Kahala but I hardly drive out there anymore. You can call Aquascapes to see if they have any, they usually keep it in the back.

Also do a search for foreground or carpet plants here in the forum. There are many threads about it.

I usually find plants at coral fish or Aquascapes. Kalihi pets is the only place I haven't checked out yet.

Oh yeah, one more thing about dirt... It's cheap and good for growing plants. But I find it a pain when moving plants around or rescaping. Too much dirt gets kicked up and ends up on my sand cap.

Good luck!
01-06-2013 01:16 AM
808HI Kai808- thanks what do u suggest for a nice carpet? I buy my plants from kalihi pets or Petland kahala. Haven't been to aquascapes on a while because when I go seems like there plants don't look healthy. I definitely need to take a look at what the sku read.

Andrewss- thanks I think patience is my enemy here because I feel it's not growing to my criteria.

I think I need some DIRT.
01-05-2013 03:54 AM
andrewss good lookin spec v
01-05-2013 02:26 AM
Kai808 The scape is looking great! I would leave just one light on it for now since you don't seem to be running into any algae issues. Where did you get your plants from?

The only thing I would be concerned about is the "Baby Tears". If that is HM(Hemianthus micranthemoides name subject to debate), you'll have a problem growing it low as a foreground plant. It's a weed and could take over your tank. I suggest keeping it in the front corners of tank(to frame the scape) and also as a background plant. This plant has taught me a great deal about pruning stem plants.

Good luck!
01-05-2013 01:56 AM
808HI Vnghost- the co2 kit was already cancelled but I liked it because it was nano size and has a nice regulator. All good tho. Already switched out the LEDs for a clip on 25 wt cfl. Do u think I need another clip on for a nice carpet?

Level200- it's nice and I like it. I jut wish it had better stock LEDs but jut like any other tank there will always be mods
01-04-2013 06:45 PM
Level200 I have just got the same tank, how are you finding it?

John
01-04-2013 04:33 PM
vnghost If that 88g co2 kit hasn't come in yet cancel it. That kit will end up costing you way more than a co2 regulater. That LED light is not strong at all. I had good luck with wisteria and dwarf sag and other low light plants but growth was very slow


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01-04-2013 06:26 AM
808HI Honestly I'm not sure. Before they all were really tall lilies now there just like 3 inch tall. Any ideas to help me scape it better not sure if I really like it like it
01-02-2013 05:23 PM
GMYukonon24s Nice Spec! In the last pic is that a dwarf lily plant?
01-02-2013 06:00 AM
808HI Shrimps cleaning my driftwood
01-02-2013 05:55 AM
808HI 1/1 tank view
01-02-2013 05:54 AM
808HI
Update 1/1

So I got a email notification that my order for my fluval 88 co2 kit was cancelled because supposedly they are out of stock. So I guess I'm going to go with DIY for now. So my plants look more Sturn and have a little growth but not what I would want it to be so I switched out the LEDs and went with a traditional clip on desk lamp with a 25 watt spiral. My tank seems to be going in the right direction but I'm debating to start over and put some top soil under a inch or two of Eco complete. Advice?
12-31-2012 06:43 AM
808HI Yea the driftwood cost me about 5 bucks. Ill post some pics tomorrow. Actually the baby tears are growing fast. Amazingly my Co2 is pretty strong from this batch. Any ideas for scaping? Plus I have some riccia had them growing on the pebbles but there not porous so didn't stay. Any ideas with it
12-31-2012 02:48 AM
jhwku Im curious to see how the growth goes in your tank.
12-30-2012 08:37 PM
GMYukonon24s I like the driftwood you have in there.
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