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03-07-2011 02:40 AM
boostfed quick update, i've flooded it for about a month and fighting off a lot of the melting, added some sort of background plant not sure what it is though, haha. i'm going to give it another week or so, but if it doesnt turn around i might just uproot everything and replant another carpet plant the pics dont show too much of the melting in there, the dwarf onion plant is no longer there. the hc is growing upwards as well, i just gave it a quick trim, hopefully it'll bounce back, if not then i'm planning to go to another flora combo.

02-05-2011 07:23 AM
boostfed thanks!

Loligo: whats your setup and how long has it been? mine was veeeery slow until recently, right now its kind of on the verge of outbreak and needs a trim, haha.
02-05-2011 04:03 AM
Loligo Lovely! My HC is not taking off nearly as fast.
02-05-2011 03:53 AM
04100824 Very nice!
02-05-2011 03:14 AM
boostfed end of week 5

End of Week 5:
01-29-2011 05:19 AM
boostfed lol, you sound like how i started out, haha, my very first toy was an sw20... it was fun, just not fast, lol. i think that it was in 2002 i slapped on a prototype top mount t3/t4 from Full Race, and even with that it was slow, lol.
01-29-2011 04:40 AM
SpankyMR2 lookin good. can't wait to see it full and with live stock. you guys are funny with the cars. i've had my roush mustang for a little over a year and thats a record for me. i've been thru mr2's 300zx, z06 vette, and more mustangs than i can recall! it's a fun addiction! It's the same with the tank, get them the way i want, get bored, on to another one.

01-29-2011 04:31 AM
boostfed End of Week 4:

updated the first post for easier viewing pleasure as well
01-23-2011 08:48 PM
boostfed end of week 3 update
01-17-2011 01:03 AM
boostfed end of week 2, barely any change besides some die off
01-08-2011 11:18 AM
boostfed lol, its only been a week and seeing a waterless/fishless tank is pretty hard everyday, and throw in the fact the i can't see improvement makes it worse, haha, but we'll see, hopefully i get the carpet i hope for, did you get a journal started for yours?
01-08-2011 05:49 AM
Jaggedfury Nice! I just did the same in my 2.5gallon. Race? lol j/k. Looking forward to see how fast yours grow.
01-08-2011 02:51 AM
boostfed an update after week 1 , not much of a worthy update but oh well, hehe. some melting, dont see much growth, i took a few bunches out to put into a friends nano so some clumps are missing.

01-02-2011 05:38 AM
boostfed hang in there! i hear so many different things with HC, some threads i read take 3-4 months and others take a little over a month. mine is actually yellow already and its only day 2, i also have different depths where i planted so i'm worried about that. i read somehwere on here that when you buy submersed and do emersed, the leaves will die off and regrow to adapt to the new growing method, and when you flood the tank it'll go through the same cycle again. good luck to you TLE ! i hope both of our tanks make it, you have a big jump start so hopefully it'll start to turn around.

i live about an hour away from AFA, great store and i'm definitely lucky to be living so close , when i first got interested in planted tanks i was so surprised to find that they were so close to me, but at least their products are accessible to anyone who has internet!
01-02-2011 04:25 AM
TLE041 My HC dry start isn't doing too well. The substrate has various slopes, so the lower parts that get the most water are growing really quickly while the higher parts are dryer and is yellowing a bit. I think I'll call it quits in a week or two and just flood the whole thing. This person did a submerged start and his HC carpet turned out beautifully.

Good luck with your tank! I'll definitely follow its progress. I'm so envious of anyone in the same city as AFA. George and Steven Lo are great to deal with.
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