|Yesterday 12:43 PM|
Update: I'm trying to grow a carpet of Glosso.
Fun Fact: Glosso can grow in the water column without having it's roots in the substrate. As long as there is an anchor such as, oh I don't know, a carpet of HC Cuba, the Glosso will refuse to uproot without it's buddy, HC.
|12-03-2013 01:54 PM|
|FlyingHellFish||I just follow the dosage on the bottle, I add more Iron and K though. I think AquaVitro is Seachem's answer to ADA's line, but with a North American twist.|
|12-02-2013 11:58 AM|
are you using anything else?
|12-02-2013 04:16 AM|
Same light yes, I don't think emerged plants require a lot of light. I notice something strange though, a few plants grow faster in my tank than on dirt. I even set up a container with dirt and a desktop lamp, the Staurogyne repens do poorly for me emerged. It seem higher light plants adapt better on dirt.
@gnod - Thanks you good sir! I like the line, it's been very stable for me so far.
|12-02-2013 12:38 AM|
|12-01-2013 05:55 PM|
|gnod||Loving the scape! How do you like aquavitro? And what are ur dosing schedules like? I was curious since it was aesthetically pleasing but was wondering how it performed.|
|12-01-2013 04:35 PM|
Trying some ideas out.
|11-29-2013 06:23 AM|
Thanks for the advice, I wish I could do farming and aquascaping in the same tank like you but it's truly one of the hardest type to maintain. Maybe one day I'll do dutch.
Brian, bro, I wish I could find that picture again. It was a mountain hillside with thick green stones, I was going to try to mix it into a scape with a "HaLong Bay" feel. Come to think about it, that sounds pretty dumb actually.
Maybe I'll just throw some stones in random places. I call it the FlyingHellFish method-scape method.
Check this out, Blyxa's root system. The higher stems on top started sending roots down into the substrate. It was planted on a slope with HC Cuba in front which blocked it to an extent.
What causes plants to form axillary buds at the side? Some of my Rotala green is doing this. Could it be old age?
|11-28-2013 01:43 AM|
It is up to the buyer/seller to ensure they have the proper paperwork filled out prior to shipping.
Avoiding this paperwork can lead to fines and/or prosecution.
|11-27-2013 06:27 AM|
|Brian_Cali77||Thanks, Tony! Enough about me, it's all about you. So do you have some inspirational pictures that's swaying you to go the Vietnamese hills motif?|
|11-27-2013 06:24 AM|
I did this on my 120 Gallon about 3 weeks ago. Going to do it on my 70 Gallon.
Given your criteria and goals, seems wood is the best option for creating a define scape without doing a lot of trimming. Small tanks with stem plants, or 3ft and smaller tanks are okay for awhile, but often time out many people.
This is an option though for that:
1. You like photography a lot, you own a LFS or company that sells the stuff, you chose specific plants that you can sell and that motivates you to trim them(one way I got myself to start back at doing this after a few years of not doing it), nagging spouse? Whatever motivate you.
2.Wood offers a more malleable structure and can be altered and changed much easier, provides more room for fish and plants than stone. Using more ferns and mosses etc.
3. Use slower growing harder species or a mix of easy and hard plants that are less work.
I have 4 tanks, a reef, easy.......a Buce tank, very easy, a mid to high light Card tank, easy/moderate work and then a PITA 120 Gallon Dutch tank. More than this is my limit. I do not want more.
Farm + scaping was the thing that got me back into it. Not an easy thing to tie together either, but possible and allows me to play with most new species of the month as they come down the pipe and then help other folks get in on it faster.
Your plants look healthy and nice.
I think you'd do best to remove about 1" of the Old ADA, remove the fish, rescape etc, Then replant, then change a lot of water(3-5 full water changes), then add the fish back. Fear not, addign 1' of ADA AS is not going to be that big of an issue.
All those plants, + healthy filter should mitigate and doing a few water changes every other day for 1-2 weeks will take care of the rest. Also, you can add all the ferts except N and this will drive uptake of all the NH4 in the water column.
|11-27-2013 06:23 AM|
There is a difference between small compact and small misshapen growth. This is all based on my experience so I'm still learning, but take this with a grain of salt (who says things like that anymore?), I think it's the light.
One of the traits is higher internodes but also small leaf size. When you see it, you will know. The entire plants looks weak and starving sometimes with yellowing at the leaf margin.
The bad news is, or good news is, I don't think your HC suffers from that.
|11-27-2013 05:55 AM|
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|11-27-2013 05:51 AM|
|Brian_Cali77||It hugs the substrate.... but don't the leaves in the top pic look significantly smaller than the leaves in the bottom pic? The HC started out normal like the bottom one then started to change. I'll give it a trim and see if that helps stimulate normal growth.|
|11-27-2013 05:36 AM|
I have a ton of GSA on my glass, it's hard to beat :P
I think my HC Cuba is average, nothing special. Viktor lantos, George Farmer and Mark Evans have the best HC Cuba.
Your HC looks healthy, and it's spreading so I'm not too sure. Does it hug the substrate or does it move in the current?
Also, you forgot the bedtime stories I read to them!
Bserve - Sorry bro, I think the plants would most likely die in transit. But you're growing some anyways right
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