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06-22-2017 10:27 PM
Greggz Clint looking better and better all the time! Really remarkable for such a short time.

Nice work!!
06-22-2017 09:19 PM
burr740 That is a MONSTER Bacopa lol
06-22-2017 09:02 PM
Dempsey Now that everything is growing in and not really scaped, it's looking messy. The kimberly is looking even better today. I have been seeing improvements with most of the troubled plants.

I will be dog sitting for a friend this weekend so I'm not sure if I will be able to update on Sunday so here is a quick messy pic. You can see that most colors are getting better.

06-22-2017 12:39 AM
Dempsey Looking like I have to clean the back class also. I have never cleaned that since I can't see any algae on it in person and I feel like leaving it for the shimp and otto's. It shows up in pics so I may have to take care of it....
06-21-2017 11:05 PM
Dempsey The Kimberly is improving. The color has been coming out more. Can't wait to see how it looks in another week or two.

06-20-2017 11:11 PM
Dempsey
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Originally Posted by burr740 View Post
You should think about making a solution for the csmb. It's made for agriculture/hydroponic use to treat thousands of gallons at a time.

So the chances of getting the right amount of everything using tiny fractions of a teaspoon is slim to none. At least it seems that way to me.

The odds get a lot better if you mix up 500 or 1000 ml solutions, because you're using more of the stuff at one time.
I guess I should have mentioned that. I am using solution. That's just what the dose comes out to. The only thing that I am dry dosing now is Fe.
06-20-2017 10:28 PM
burr740 You should think about making a solution for the csmb. It's made for agriculture/hydroponic use to treat thousands of gallons at a time.

So the chances of getting the right amount of everything using tiny fractions of a teaspoon is slim to none. At least it seems that way to me.

The odds get a lot better if you mix up 500 or 1000 ml solutions, because you're using more of the stuff at one time.
06-20-2017 09:46 PM
Dempsey
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Originally Posted by Greggz View Post
Clint where are you at on micros now?

I'm always curious, as it's interesting to see where others are at.

Seems to be the toughest part to dial in.
EI calls for roughly 3/16tsp 3 time per week, which I have always done...and some... I have always dosed higher micros than most folks. This has worked pretty well for me for a while.

Once I started this tank back up I started with just the normal EI dosing plus some Fe in 3 forms. So... After another failed attempt to grow AR mini, I heard about micro toxicity. This made me back off some to 2/16tsp or I guess 1/8tsp.

Looking back on old pictures, my current plants don't have even close to the same colors as my old plants did. Burr's comment about the kimberly was the icing on the cake so I went back to full EI to start. I'm sure that this has do do with my substrate...

After this weeks dosing, I will evaluate again, hopefully get some more feedback and see if I need to add extra Fe in addition to the 1/16tsp of Ferrous Gluconate that I dose daily. I may up that in addition to adding DTPA since I have 2lbs of it.
06-20-2017 02:22 AM
Greggz Clint where are you at on micros now?

I'm always curious, as it's interesting to see where others are at.

Seems to be the toughest part to dial in.
06-20-2017 12:11 AM
Dempsey @burr740 Oddly enough, adding more micros fixed the sunset in just one day. I may have a tank that just needs more micros. Maybe due to my substrate... The Kimberly has better color also. I will take a pic tomorrow when hopefully it has even better color. In the meantime, here is a crappy pic of the sunset and the newer leafs straightening out. In just one day.

06-19-2017 01:16 AM
Dempsey
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Originally Posted by burr740 View Post
Looks healthy, but yeah it's sorta pale. Usually has some nice pink/purple in the center, and the leaves are more olive green.




Are the Rotala sunset leaves horizontal? It looks like a few may be twisted sideways (helicoptered). Im not sure what causes that, but its a sign the plant isnt totally happy.
I may increase the micros again... and the Fe. If you noticed, its only the clipped, replanted stems that are doing that. Not sure if that has anything to do with it though.

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I enjoy your tank. Its so clean and clear. We are our own worst critics. Your couple little spotty leaves are nothing. The plants look great.

As far as the flow, I think you have plenty. Yeah, the plants don't seem to be swaying in that corner as much as the others, but I don't think the water is stagnant. Just not enough to move the plants around like you'd like.

I got one of those Eheim suface skimmers recently for my tank. Maybe would be a good addition to your 20. I had a terrible time with gunk on my water. This has been one of the best purchases ever. Now if I can get rid of the green water.
Thanks! I may invest in a skimmer. I am still waiting on a co2 reg that I have ordered for that tank. I am hoping that adding the media from the 75 will help with the film...
06-19-2017 12:40 AM
Ben Belton I enjoy your tank. Its so clean and clear. We are our own worst critics. Your couple little spotty leaves are nothing. The plants look great.

As far as the flow, I think you have plenty. Yeah, the plants don't seem to be swaying in that corner as much as the others, but I don't think the water is stagnant. Just not enough to move the plants around like you'd like.

I got one of those Eheim suface skimmers recently for my tank. Maybe would be a good addition to your 20. I had a terrible time with gunk on my water. This has been one of the best purchases ever. Now if I can get rid of the green water.
06-19-2017 12:33 AM
burr740
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Originally Posted by Dempsey View Post
Quick video update. @burr740 How does the Pogosteman kimberly look?

https://youtu.be/3KFilA9jQwM
Looks healthy, but yeah it's sorta pale. Usually has some nice pink/purple in the center, and the leaves are more olive green.




Are the Rotala sunset leaves horizontal? It looks like a few may be twisted sideways (helicoptered). Im not sure what causes that, but its a sign the plant isnt totally happy.
06-18-2017 11:19 PM
Dempsey Quick video update. @burr740 How does the Pogosteman kimberly look?

https://youtu.be/3KFilA9jQwM
06-18-2017 01:08 AM
Dempsey
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Looking real nice man. Got any plans for that moss?
Thanks! Yeah, I am growing it out now to wrap it around a "log" or 2 to use and boarders between plants. I just need to find the sticks or "logs" that will work. My dog and I have been looking every weekend...
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