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09-02-2013 04:06 AM
jhwku
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Originally Posted by themaninthesuit View Post
Hi! your tank really impressed me and now I'm starting something similar!

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=419298

I plan on keeping the HC growing for a while under direct sunlight, won't flood the tank until I have an almost-complete carpet.

I'm worried about the ferts, what is your experience on dosing before and after flooding? I'm currently using only API Root tabs but they don't seem to have much in the line of micros.

How did the EI method worked for you?

Thanks!
thank you, Unfortunately the tank doesnt look so good anymore. I ran out of co2 and stopped doing regular maintenance on it since moving to my office.

For dosing I used dry ferts from greenleaf and from past experiences on a larger tank I would just eyeball the amounts. But wasnt really more than a pinch out of each bag. You can also use the flourish series but it get expensive in the long run. In my experience you will need a stronger light, during the dsm if you place it outside you may get some good growth but Ive never had good luck with a tank receiving light through window. good luck with your tank.
08-26-2013 05:41 PM
themaninthesuit Hi! your tank really impressed me and now I'm starting something similar!

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=419298

I plan on keeping the HC growing for a while under direct sunlight, won't flood the tank until I have an almost-complete carpet.

I'm worried about the ferts, what is your experience on dosing before and after flooding? I'm currently using only API Root tabs but they don't seem to have much in the line of micros.

How did the EI method worked for you?

Thanks!
03-24-2013 07:55 PM
jhwku update 3/24


03-16-2013 07:25 PM
jhwku
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chelleann3 View Post
It appears that you've updated your lighting, what are you currently using? I have the Fluval V and am not thrilled with the lighting.
I still had my aquatic life t5ho 30" fixture from when I sold my 29 gallon. Its a lot of light all be its truly only 24" inside the casing. I have my timer spaced out 3 times a day and only about 6 hours of total on time. I dose heavily and have CO2 pumped in and I still have a decent amount of algae growth every week. Is what I have ideal no but it does the job and my plants are growing like crazy. Ill upload a recent picture soon. Good luck with finding an alterative light fixture other members on here have been using Finnex products.
03-12-2013 04:52 PM
Chelleann3
Lighting

It appears that you've updated your lighting, what are you currently using? I have the Fluval V and am not thrilled with the lighting.
02-18-2013 01:11 AM
jhwku Its been a while. My tank is now officially infested with red cherry shrimp. Not only that but my females are berried again. I need to figure something to do with all these shrimp besides make shrimp scampi. Growth is great here is a picture.

01-27-2013 02:36 PM
jhwku A 2 week update everything is growing like crazy did my first big trim on this tank. Here are the before and after pictures. Please excuse the trimmed photo as I had just added a water clarifier.

Before


After
01-15-2013 01:08 AM
Tecstasy Tank is looking good, wish you luck with the berries
01-15-2013 01:02 AM
jhwku 3 out of the 4 females are berried as of this afternoon with the 4th looking to be so as well. Soon I will have an army.
01-13-2013 12:23 AM
jhwku Update 1/12/13
Have 4 Red cherries saddled but still none that are berried yet. Have been like this for about 2 weeks. One of the females I received berried laid its eggs and now the shrimp are gaining confidence and showing themselves around the tank regularly. I still need to figure out how to efficiently dose this tank with the EI method, because I am starting to grow a bit of algae.

01-10-2013 01:04 AM
jhwku Thanks this tank is coming along day by day. cant wait for the carpet to fill in and to have some trimmings to spread around this tank. looks like a lot of people got this tank, looking forward to seeing all the different ways it gets scaped
01-09-2013 08:59 PM
andrewss lookin good
01-09-2013 04:02 PM
Leeroyv liking the look of this alot cant wait to get mine filled and cycled
01-04-2013 01:11 AM
jhwku Had to replace an OTO that had White Fungus today. Also started to see baby shrimp all around the tank. The top of my rocks seem to be growing quite a bit of algae even though I have turned my light cycle down. Here are some pictures





12-29-2012 05:05 PM
jhwku Just did a water change thought I would take a picture. One of my cherry's gave birth but havnt been able to find the little guys checked the filter and everything.

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