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09-05-2014 12:50 AM
DvanK
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Originally Posted by kwheeler91 View Post
No problem lol. Now the vanity in me is forcing me to ask if you got the pushpin idea from? I did it a few years back to attach some fissidens and havent seen anyone else use them until now. A good alternative for those who dont want to use super glue

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I don't know where from I got the idea of pushpins maybe I came up with it by myself; I don't know but it works great. I hated robber bands, fish line, cotton and super glue. Robber bands were just too strong it felt like they were gonna snap the plants in half. Fish line was too visible and cumbersome to tie. My pleco got stuck on a cotton line and just like fish line too difficult to handle in an established tank. Super glue worked great but left white residue once plants were removed and algae wouldn't grow on it for a long time making it look like a scar.

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Originally Posted by ChemGuyEthan View Post
Fantastic looking tanks!

Push pins, huh? Just the little flat stainless steel ones?

I assume it roots into the wood and attaches itself so you can remove the pins?

...Excuse me while I go tack some hydro on my driftwood...
lol

Look at the first pic, one of the pushpins is holding the black wallpaper to the wall. I used the plastic ones with metal needle. They are easier to handle than the metal ones. It takes about two weeks for plants to attach themselves to a wood so after two weeks i remove the pins and throw them out as they will rust otherwise.

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Originally Posted by Jalopy View Post
This is a great idea!! Thanks for sharing.
Glad to be of service.
09-04-2014 05:34 AM
Jalopy This is a great idea!! Thanks for sharing.
09-04-2014 04:24 AM
ChemGuyEthan Fantastic looking tanks!

Push pins, huh? Just the little flat stainless steel ones?

I assume it roots into the wood and attaches itself so you can remove the pins?

...Excuse me while I go tack some hydro on my driftwood...
09-04-2014 02:52 AM
kwheeler91 No problem lol. Now the vanity in me is forcing me to ask if you got the pushpin idea from? I did it a few years back to attach some fissidens and havent seen anyone else use them until now. A good alternative for those who dont want to use super glue

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09-04-2014 01:12 AM
DvanK
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Originally Posted by AquaAurora View Post
Love the hydro at/above water level photos, looks real awesome!! Underwater shots look very nice too.
Thanks - yeah I like it myself. It wasn't intentional, i had tiny little strangler and it just blew up to be what it is now. The driftwood is hollow so hydrocotyle is growing inside and coming out underwater as well as all over the tank.

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Originally Posted by Jalopy View Post
How did you plant the hygro on the driftwood? Tank looks awesome by the way.
I did attach it using pushpins - my personal weapon of choice as far as plant attachment goes.

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Originally Posted by kwheeler91 View Post
Looks good! The OCD in me just wants to point out that that isnt hygro (hygrophila), but hydro (hydrocotyle) it is indeed.
Thanks for pointing it out. I would have been calling it hygro.
09-03-2014 07:51 PM
kwheeler91 Looks good! The OCD in me just wants to point out that that isnt hygro (hygrophila), but hydro (hydrocotyle) it is indeed.
09-03-2014 05:27 AM
Jalopy How did you plant the hygro on the driftwood? Tank looks awesome by the way.
09-03-2014 03:22 AM
AquaAurora Love the hydro at/above water level photos, looks real awesome!! Underwater shots look very nice too.
09-03-2014 02:43 AM
DvanK Well here is full blown update.

Diagonal shot



View from left side


Full frontal


My glowlight tetras next to buces


Hygro on driftwood



Another shot of hygro... alos i didnt notice but one of my bulbs burned out.


Here is hygro creeping down and marsilea quadrifolia shooting a loose runner on the right hand side.


and here is marsilea quadrifolia again growing behind the hairgrass.
08-09-2014 05:50 PM
Jalopy Thanks. Kinda makes me want to try a dirted tank now.
08-09-2014 03:18 PM
DvanK
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Originally Posted by Jalopy View Post
How much CO2 are you running (concentration)? Are you using some kind of aqua soil and how much are you dosing? Just curious because I just setup a 17g low maintenance tank with Java ferns, crypts, and anubias.
Co2 - as much as I can. I dont measure my CO2 so honestly I cant tell. However I'm distributing the CO2 with mazzei injector and there are tiny little bubbles all over the tank. If you look closely at the pic you can spot them especially on the black background. I do have two filters that circulate the water in the clockwise motion so although there is ton of CO2 in the tank, water is well oxygenated by movement.

For substrate I'm using mineralized soil with pool filter cap. I have been bad with fertilizers. I tried to follow the EI but I keep missing days and overdosing on others but for the most part is EI with a little more potassium.

Thanks
08-08-2014 05:43 PM
Jalopy How much CO2 are you running (concentration)? Are you using some kind of aqua soil and how much are you dosing? Just curious because I just setup a 17g low maintenance tank with Java ferns, crypts, and anubias.
08-08-2014 05:23 PM
DvanK
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Originally Posted by Jalopy View Post
Are those Trident Java Ferns? The 125g looks great.
Thank you - yep its trident.

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Originally Posted by Hyzer View Post
Such a good looking tank. Probably the best use of java fern I've seen.
Thanks - yeah java fern trident is one of those plants that grows really well for me. I can just take a clump from one rock and transplanted to another and have that mature look within a week or two.
08-08-2014 04:18 AM
Hyzer
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Originally Posted by DvanK View Post
Well here is my 125 tank today!

Such a good looking tank. Probably the best use of java fern I've seen.
08-07-2014 11:34 PM
Jalopy Are those Trident Java Ferns? The 125g looks great.
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