|09-07-2013 09:57 PM|
|Psiorian||That'll be cool! Get the new tank maybe don't rescape. Just put the new tank next to this one.|
|09-06-2013 01:31 PM|
I pulled out all of my CRS on Wednesday and put them in a temporary 1/2 gallon tank I keep here for emergencies. I put the media and sponges from the filter with them, and then did 2 back to back over the top H2O2 treatments with water changes in between. Then I did a double dose excel treatment.
After changing the water a final time yesterday, I put the CRS back in, and put the media and sponges back in the filter. Hopefully the algae dies over the next few days. It already looks way better this morning.
The plants all look okay. The HC is still doing quite good, considering no CO2 and low lighting. I'll take a pic next week after the algae goes away.
As for the future of this tank, I'm contemplating a rescape. When I went backpacking/fishing in the Big Horns, I managed to grab some really cool nano sized gnarly wood that would be fun to work with. If I do this, I'll abandon the Iwagumi style and probably stop using HC and try something totally different. It'd be a while out though, because I'd need to pre-cycle the aquasoil that I'd use.
I'm also contemplating swapping out the tank completely for a 3.4 gallon low iron truAQUA. It'd give me a bit more room, and the low iron tank I have at home spoils me.
|09-06-2013 07:52 AM|
|Bserve||Hey, any updates?|
|08-08-2013 08:25 PM|
I just snapped this with my iPhone, so it's not the best pic. The water is also still a little cloudy from my cleaning and water change, but this is how it looks today:
|08-08-2013 07:20 PM|
|08-08-2013 07:12 PM|
Thanks! I really enjoy having it at work. It's a fun conversation piece too. The tank doesn't look nearly as good as the glamour shot I took after I flooded it. There is lots of brown from HC die off from the massive diatom outbreak, but it's slowly recovering. To green it up I added a several stems of Rotala 'Gia Lai' (it has pretty tiny leaves) and some hydrocotyle tripartita japan and 2 little anubias nana petite. Not sure if I'll keep that stuff in there long term or not, but I'm guessing not.
I just did a glass cleaning and water change over lunch. I'll post an up to date pic after the water clears.
|08-08-2013 06:31 PM|
|SevenportsJohn||That is a cool little tank there|
|08-08-2013 06:20 PM|
I would give anything to have a work desk like that with that nano ,it would make my days so nice looks great
I brought in the D7000 today to get a much better full tank shot.
And I must say, it's just a joy to see this little nano tank next to me at work all day.
|08-08-2013 05:45 AM|
|daygoboiz||I just read the whole thread and I hope you come up with a solution soon. I've attempted to grow hc for 2x and failed at the end. Just ordered everything and doing another attempt next week. Your thread is very educated for me. Once again Good Luck!|
|08-04-2013 05:41 AM|
|08-03-2013 10:32 PM|
|borgie28||What lily pipes are you using can't seem to find them online, also are you using the stock tubes with the filter?|
|08-02-2013 06:46 PM|
|AnotherHobby||The diatoms have finally finished and have mostly disappeared. A bit more HC died than I would have liked, but it's doing okay. I'm hoping it looks quite a bit better in a few months. My HC grows pretty slow without CO2.|
|08-02-2013 06:15 PM|
|FlyingHellFish||Don't worry bro, my HC Cuba did the same thing and it grew back in no time. The diatom will disappear on it's own, I did some major WC to speed up the process. If you stick through this HC Cuba period, you will end up with a lush carpet!|
|07-11-2013 11:38 PM|
|PeterN1986||Boo diatoms. I hope your HC survives through it! Have patience!|
|07-11-2013 11:00 PM|
Though paintball is small enough with a nice compact regulator
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