|02-19-2013 06:47 AM|
|joey24dirt||Haha ok thanks I didn't realise. There's that many out there I just thought it was a brand name. Thanks for the link I'll do some investigating :-)|
|02-19-2013 06:41 AM|
Rusty's GLA 36-L First Iwagumi Build
|02-19-2013 06:36 AM|
|joey24dirt||Ahh just noticed in your earlier post. PPS Pro is what you use. Quick search has revealed that there's none in the uk haha|
|02-19-2013 06:32 AM|
|joey24dirt||Thanks for the info. I agree I think it could be a fert issue. I currently add ferts after a water change (1-2 a week) and see small amounts of pearling then. Maybe I need to look into a better fertiliser. The one I have now was just a random one that the shop had an offer. I read a lot on here about one called 'excel'? I don't think it's widely available in the uk. eBay seem to have a few of the ADA ones on there. I'm just wondering what you use? Thanks|
|02-18-2013 11:28 PM|
|02-18-2013 10:54 PM|
|joey24dirt||With reference to pearling... I get a few pearl pockets after a water change but it doesn't last. I'm guessing that as my plants grow and expand, they will in turn end up producing a higher volume of oxygen. This will increase the oxygen saturation in the water and create more frequent pearling?! Am I correct in this theory lol? Isn't pearling due to maximum oxygen saturation or something?? Or have I been reading false information haha|
|02-18-2013 09:27 PM|
Very well thought out system! Pearling never ceases to make me smile!
|02-16-2013 09:01 PM|
Here are a few pictures of the filter and CO2 diffuser setup
The white PVC fitting at the top of the outflow line is just an adapter I pieced together so I could go from the 9mm hose of the Eheim 2211 return line to the 12mm hose for the glass filter pipes.
|02-16-2013 08:54 PM|
As far as the heater goes, I suppose I could do that, but I will be taking the heater out once it warms up here in a month or two and my apartment is warm enough that it doesn't need it, so I'm not too concerned with the eyesore right now.
|02-16-2013 08:46 PM|
|Brian_Cali77||Looks good Rusty. Are you using an airstone as a diffuser? Also, I think if you have the room behind the B. Japonica on the right, you should lay your heater horizontally just above the substrate so it's not so noticeable. I did that in mine and it's working fine.|
|02-16-2013 05:29 PM|
Updated photo as of last night.
I started dosing PPS-Pro this week and I could immediately tell a difference in the plants. They looked starved for nutrients before, but the first day I started the PPS-Pro I noticed intense pearling from the HC and the blyxa looks happier now. Looks like I need to scrub a bit of algae off the glass now too. Overall I think it's making progress.
|02-06-2013 03:04 PM|
|02-06-2013 07:00 AM|
|tex627||Good to know! I thought your plants were like UGH we need iron haha. Looking forward to more progress!|
|02-05-2013 02:18 PM|
|02-05-2013 06:55 AM|
|tex627||Looks great! However, are the colors that desaturated or is it the camera?|
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