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02-05-2015 08:37 PM
hitmanx Greaaaaaaaaaaat... your new aquascape has given me an MTS relapse... I was gonna decommission my mini-m to make room (and time) for a new super wide but shallow riparium tank, but now I also wanna try an island... thanks
02-05-2015 07:26 PM
frrok
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Originally Posted by leemacnyc View Post
Nice set-up frrok...subscribed!

Thanks dude.
02-05-2015 06:49 PM
hitmanx
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Originally Posted by frrok View Post
Yea. I have thought of that. I may cut my light period... We shall see. Thank you!!
I have been using a 6hr photo period on my low tech tanks with great sucess. .. one of these days I'll get a tank journal for my tanks going...
02-05-2015 06:12 PM
leemacnyc Nice set-up frrok...subscribed!
02-05-2015 05:46 PM
frrok
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Originally Posted by hitmanx View Post
I'm interested in how well the fugeray-r will light this tank while keeping the algae at bay... it's a great light and I have one on a 5.5 standard but with at least 50% floater coverage, and another on a mini-m which had a lot of stems but now almost 100% floater coverage. .. I have yet to experience much algae at all



But this island style doesn't look good with floaters and usually has less over all plant mass than traditional design... it will be interesting to see how successful you are... I'm rooting for you

Yea. I have thought of that. I may cut my light period... We shall see. Thank you!!
02-05-2015 05:03 PM
hitmanx I'm interested in how well the fugeray-r will light this tank while keeping the algae at bay... it's a great light and I have one on a 5.5 standard but with at least 50% floater coverage, and another on a mini-m which had a lot of stems but now almost 100% floater coverage. .. I have yet to experience much algae at all

But this island style doesn't look good with floaters and usually has less over all plant mass than traditional design... it will be interesting to see how successful you are... I'm rooting for you
02-05-2015 02:51 PM
frrok
frrok's Aqua Pro 25cm Cube

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Originally Posted by hitmanx View Post
That looks very nice! I look forward to it developing... I like it



I like the island design in these cubes... I almost did one too but decided on corner driftwood with emerged wood and riparium plants...



Is that lava rock? I used that too with diced fissidens 1.5month dry start...
Yes the island look is what I was going for.
And yes, it's lava rock. I actually had to use some other granite type rocks to hold the wood down as well. After I scaped and planted it, i started to float up as I added water! Total noob mistake. Lol. I had to redo the whole thing. I am adding more plants this weekend. Some anubias nan petite and more plants in the middle. I would love to add c02 but I have shrimp and tbo id rather not deal with dosing and doing weekly water changes. Need this to be as low maintenance as possible.
02-05-2015 02:47 PM
hitmanx That looks very nice! I look forward to it developing... I like it

I like the island design in these cubes... I almost did one too but decided on corner driftwood with emerged wood and riparium plants...

Is that lava rock? I used that too with diced fissidens 1.5month dry start...
02-05-2015 02:36 PM
frrok Hey all, it's been a while since I updated this thread. The tank has finally been re-scaped. Mainly using ferns and crypts... All the livestock is currently being housed in a temporary holding tank until it cycles properly. Let me know what you think!!
10-27-2014 05:23 PM
vvDO Hitman, HM grows better and faster with CO2 but not necessary
10-27-2014 01:31 PM
hitmanx
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Some changes. Not quite a re-scape. Pulled all the micranthemum umbrosum. And added some more crypt petchii. Also, the hemianthus micranthemoides has just taken off. It's really nice. It is due for a trim tho. ...... I dose excel every week or twice week and I think it's helping out the HM. Enjoying this tank a lot. Still has a bit to go as to what I'm envisioning.

So you did use excel, but you don't now?

According to tropica, hemianthus micranthemoides requires med light and co2 supplementation: http://tropica.com/en/plants/plantde...des(048A)/4476

Light demand: Medium
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 : Medium
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.

So I am happy that it's possible to grow this plant under lower tech setups
10-27-2014 01:06 PM
frrok
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Originally Posted by hitmanx View Post
So frrok, just for clarification this setup has only used excel for co2 supplementation?



I will be getting this same kind of setup and would like to use HM, but according to tropica its an advanced plant that require lots of light and co2, both of which your setup does not have. I have yet to use excel as my other tanks are low tech... it's nice to know I can use this plant... in its current state do you not have issues with light and flow penetrating the thick growth?

I don't use excel. Which plant are you referring to? Are you sure your not looking at the specifications for dwarf baby tears. You do not need co2 or excel to grow this plant.
10-27-2014 12:40 PM
hitmanx So frrok, just for clarification this setup has only used excel for co2 supplementation?

I will be getting this same kind of setup and would like to use HM, but according to tropica its an advanced plant that require lots of light and co2, both of which your setup does not have. I have yet to use excel as my other tanks are low tech... it's nice to know I can use this plant... in its current state do you not have issues with light and flow penetrating the thick growth?
08-19-2014 11:23 PM
frrok Cube Jungle of HM! now home to Malawa shrimp and cherries...

07-01-2014 06:14 PM
frrok
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That's how my cube with HM looked like when I got back from vacation

You should see what it looks like now. Will post an update soon...
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