|01-29-2014 04:48 PM|
Any updates on this beauty?
Sure am enjoying this thread so far
I strongly believe I want to grow out the plants like you did with your tasnk.
|12-13-2013 08:50 PM|
|Couesfanatic||did you trim it yet?|
|11-26-2013 06:52 PM|
|ThatGuyWithTheFish||Last update before Thanksgiving break. HC carpet is almost entirely filled in, just waiting another month or so to trim and have it even out. I'm having quite a bit of algae, so I think I'll get an oto or two and an amano shrimp to help out a bit. Will leave it for almost a week unattended so I hope everything will work out!|
|11-19-2013 07:21 PM|
Things are going well. I had a bit of a problem where some leaves in an area would yellow and melt, probably caused by too little CO2/ferts. IDK what to think about it, maybe I should start dosing nitrates.
My diffuser got so dirty and covered and algae that I cleaned it for the first time. The superge worked very well, though not completely, though that is probably because I waited too long to clean it. My filter pipes are sparkling, most likely because I have no fish in it as of yet.
Here's the latest pic. Sometimes I feel bored of the scape and want something more, though it might contradict my theme of a meadow. Maybe rotala behind the rock? Downoi in the corner?
|11-18-2013 08:25 PM|
Looks great! Keep the updates coming.
Interested to see how it develops.
I'm getting closer to setting up a 60P ADA tank as well.
It's been a few years since I've had a planted tank, so the anticipation is overwhelming!
|11-07-2013 09:53 PM|
Got around to testing water conditions:
pH: w/ CO2 6.6, w/o CO2 7.6
GH: ? (not sure if test kit is working)
Of course this is all without RO water. I could buy 5 gallons for a few bucks and that will last me 2 weeks.
|11-05-2013 03:56 PM|
|11-05-2013 04:46 AM|
|Centromochlus||They won't even allow you to keep shrimp?|
|11-05-2013 03:50 AM|
|11-05-2013 03:45 AM|
|ThatGuyWithTheFish||Growth spurt over the weekend and zero nitrites and ammonia! Yay!|
|10-29-2013 04:36 AM|
|10-28-2013 08:12 PM|
1 week of flooding!
Measured 0.5 ppm of ammonia yesterday and today. I also measured nitrites for the first time today, and got 1.0 ppm. At this point should I start doing water changes every other day instead of every day? Also thinking about getting a background for the tank.
|10-25-2013 06:55 PM|
Everything's going well so far. Not as much pearling anymore but the deadness I saw a few days ago doesn't appear to be spreading. I'd say about 95% of the HC is healthy, which is good for flooding. If I lose a lot I'll just buy more anyways. Shot is from today, just a few minutes ago. Ammonia from yesterday and today is 2ppm, which is good. I used Tetra SafeStart, so hopefully that should make for a faster cycle.
|10-24-2013 12:19 AM|
what are you gonna be stocking?
|10-23-2013 11:24 PM|
Picture: day 1 after flooding, massive pearling.
Day 2 I encountered some filter problems that prevented me from doing CO2 (because I didn't want to inject without flow). I got everything working again, but hopefully the HC won't suffer too much.
Day 3 back to running CO2 at about 1.5-2bps. Music glass works really well. Regulator does too except for the needle valve which is a little finicky. Starting to see health issues with the HC. No melting, but I see some yellowing and browning. It seems to only be on older growth so I'm not too worried. If I keep up with the water changes, CO2 and dosing I should be fine.
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