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Yesterday 11:58 PM
UDGags
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Originally Posted by exv152 View Post
When you say mm do you mean marsilea minuta? Nice tank btw.
Yes and thanks
Yesterday 11:58 PM
UDGags
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Originally Posted by chayos00 View Post
So how's that poret foam holding up. I've been wondering about how often you may have to clean the first layer of foam, as that's gonna catch the majority of "crap" from the tank.

Any noticeable changes with your water quality?
Well first I have a stainless steel screen on my overflow inlet. I then have my two pipes to my overflow setup as a herbie. The lower pipe is covered with 10ppi poret foam. The upper pipe has another stainless steel screen on it. I clean this 10ppi poret foam every 2 weeks. Once you get into the overflow I have the 20 and 30ppi poret foam. I have only cleaned the 20 ppi foam once since I put it in.

I haven't noticed a huge difference in water quality to be honest. Maybe a bit less BBA (less organics possibly) but its hard to judge that. I have noticed that my CO2 degas rate has changed moving from the bioballs and poret foam. I've been meaning to pull off the graphs and make a post about it just haven't had the time or desire to lately.

I did do a big trim this past weekend and moved some stuff so I'm due to post some pictures this weekend when I have the time to take them.


The screen I use is from McMaster-Carr and is #9319T141 Super-Corrosion-Resistant 316 SS Wire Cloth Woven, 10 X 10 Mesh, .035" Wire Diameter, 24" x 24" if anyone is curious. I cut it with tin snips and bend it to fit.
Yesterday 11:56 PM
exv152 When you say mm do you mean marsilea minuta? Nice tank btw.
Yesterday 09:52 PM
chayos00 So how's that poret foam holding up. I've been wondering about how often you may have to clean the first layer of foam, as that's gonna catch the majority of "crap" from the tank.

Any noticeable changes with your water quality?
04-10-2014 09:39 PM
UDGags
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Originally Posted by sadchevy View Post
Tank is looking great! The plant growth is awesome.
Thanks

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Originally Posted by Overfloater View Post
Looks good. Are you having any issues with your Peruensis growing horizontally?
Just vertically...not sure what you exactly mean by horizontal since its a stem plant.

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Originally Posted by BruceF View Post
Great color! I especially like all the shades of green.
Thanks, I like the green too. I'm surprised how much I like the MM color once it filled in.
04-09-2014 02:15 PM
BruceF Great color! I especially like all the shades of green.
04-09-2014 02:04 PM
Overfloater Looks good. Are you having any issues with your Peruensis growing horizontally?
04-09-2014 01:13 AM
sadchevy Tank is looking great! The plant growth is awesome.
04-08-2014 08:56 PM
UDGags
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Originally Posted by FishStix View Post
Your tank looks great. Want to come scape my new tank. ha
Thanks, if you live close I'd be willing to help.
04-08-2014 08:55 PM
UDGags
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Originally Posted by t2ak View Post
Wonderful tank!

I would like to say Thank You for taking the time with your Flora picture to label the plants. As someone who is new to the planted aquarium, it was nice to see the names and have a reference to what they look like all in one space. I usually have to search them name by name to find the one I am interested in.

Thanks again!
I've heard this a couple times and I really need to do my current full tank shot like I did last years. Maybe tonight but if not this weekend I'll do an updated one.
04-08-2014 08:41 PM
FishStix Your tank looks great. Want to come scape my new tank. ha
04-08-2014 08:34 PM
t2ak Wonderful tank!

I would like to say Thank You for taking the time with your Flora picture to label the plants. As someone who is new to the planted aquarium, it was nice to see the names and have a reference to what they look like all in one space. I usually have to search them name by name to find the one I am interested in.

Thanks again!
04-08-2014 01:45 AM
UDGags I've never trimmed the MM. I pull out runners that get too far away. The CO2 was fixed a few weeks back so I doubt that is the issue. I have a lot of CO2 ppm wise. If I had to guess I would say too much light, similar to Blyxa Japonica.
04-08-2014 01:42 AM
jfynyson I'm really liking the MM carpeting. How often do you have to trim it ? Only when it gets leggy ? Any idea why the yellowing or was that due to the CO2 issues you had ? Either way things are filling in nicely !
04-08-2014 01:33 AM
UDGags Big picture update

But first my thoughts...
  • I think I'll move the Grandulosa to the front right corner. It's not growing tall enough to show over the wood like I want. Might give it another couple weeks but I see it moving.
  • I'm happy I bought the poret foam. Things have really stabilized once I got my CO2 regulator fixed.
  • I'm running about 90 10 PAR
  • Ludwigia 'Red' has filled in nicely just needs to grow up now that the spaces is filled in.
  • I still have some BBA in places but it's much better and under control.

Overall Tank Shot


Ludwigia Grandulosa


MM/XMas Moss/Bacopa Japan/Ludwigia 'Red'


Baby Tears-I really like how this is filling in


Here is a comparison of the Rotala Macrandra Green I got from H4N. It really changed shape/colors in my tank.

As-Received


Current


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