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05-24-2011 12:40 PM
RWalleyTX i like it
05-22-2011 11:45 PM
tnt808 The tank looks good considering no maintenance is being done. Maybe you should just give it to me I'll take care of it
05-22-2011 10:53 PM
theguppyman Still with out maintenance it looks great !
05-22-2011 09:40 PM
hyphination


Here's a little update for you guys. Sorry for the sh!tty iPhone pic. Moved to Cali last year so I haven't been able to do any maintenance. Also stopped supplementing the tank with CO2 and ferts. This pic was taken Feb 2011 when I went back home to visit. Was really surprised to see the amount of growth; I was feeling the whole wild look. Liked the look of the bolbitis occupying the left corner but it had trim it back because of algae growth. The microsword looked better; it was shorter but still not as full. Maybe when I visit again it'll fill in more. The staurogyne does not like me and is still not doing well. Really wanted to get that bushy look right at the base of the driftwood on the left. Might just pull it out next time.
05-07-2010 04:18 AM
niptek

new bolbitis growth


weird white spots and bumpy texture. anybody know what this is?
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your lacking co2. try excel or up your co2
05-06-2010 06:41 AM
Fat Guy
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Thanks Fat Guy. Whats weird is that even at 1 bubble every 5sec my drop checker is yellow by the end of the photo period. So idk if the plants are stunted and not taking in co2 or the drop checker is to blame. I have done nothing to remove it besides spot dosing excel, should I just cut off the infected bolbitis stems?
I'm thinking that your diffuser is doing a good job at 1 bubble every 5 seconds if your drop checker is yellow at the end of the photoperiod. I think you have an adequate supply of co2, and imagine your soil has an ample supply of nutrients in it. You've also got adequate lighting. I can't recall when you first planted the bolbitis. How long has it been in there for? i don't think it would hurt any to cut off the gnarly bolbitis stems. I don't think the withering stems will revitalize so I'd snip them. Hope you can turn things around and get better growth.

-el g
05-05-2010 11:56 PM
hyphination Thanks Fat Guy. Whats weird is that even at 1 bubble every 5sec my drop checker is yellow by the end of the photo period. So idk if the plants are stunted and not taking in co2 or the drop checker is to blame. I have done nothing to remove it besides spot dosing excel, should I just cut off the infected bolbitis stems?
05-05-2010 04:41 PM
Fat Guy I've really enjoyed reading this thread. Really nice work. It's odd what is happening to your bolbitis. I'm not sure if reducing the co2 is gonna help. But the photo period change seems like a step in the right direction. Looks like some sort of nutrient deficiency though. Are you cutting off the dying leaves like the ones shown in the last picture?

best, el g
05-05-2010 11:00 AM
hyphination thanks becks17.


Update:Just trimmed the stem plant on the left. The microsword carpet looks the same, super slow growth but its sending out new runners slowly but surely. Bolbitis seems to be doing good, new shoots are growing fast but the tips of the old leaves seem to be melting. Also the old growth has a bumpy texture and has something white growing on them. I'm still trying to propagate the staurogyne. Wasn't looking too good though. The bottom leaves turned white with green veins and some leaves started to get holes in them and others were just melting off. What should I do? I lowered BPS to 1 bubble every 5sec. I think my photo period was also too long so I lowered it from 10hrs to 8. Right now im just dosing 1 pump of brighty k and step 1 daily. Thinking about maybe switching to pfertz.


new bolbitis growth


weird white spots and bumpy texture. anybody know what this is?
04-19-2010 03:27 PM
becks17 You've got two equally great tanks hyphination, great style!
04-12-2010 11:57 AM
kcirtappatrick haha, my tanks are horrible! for a while they were looking pretty good but i neglected them badly for a month or so...so i'm starting to get all my co2 cylinders filled to try and make a comeback! we'll see how it goes though.
04-11-2010 09:11 AM
hyphination thanks matthew.shelly and pat. yo pat, how are those tanks coming along, i havent seen em in a while? where the updates at?
04-09-2010 08:33 PM
matthew.shelly great looking tank. that wood is so interesting.
04-09-2010 06:41 PM
kcirtappatrick whoa! seems like i haven't seen this tank in ages! everything is looking good though!
04-09-2010 12:09 AM
hyphination Thanks zeldar and Outlawboss. i think its southeast asian DW, thats what it says on the AFA website. the first time i this saw type of DW i thought it had so much character and texture, i had to have it for my tank. i'm really digging those mosses that give you that drooping effect. trying to go for the whole jungle look, but dont really want to over do things and make it look weird. so hopefully when i do choose, i'll be happy with it and not want to change it after the first week or so.

Thanks TLE041. when i filled the tank I gave the microsword about a month or two to adjust to its submerged state. after that i just trimmed it really short (just like pruning HC) and it just stayed short. i think its still converting to the submerged form though because some of the strands are melting so it might get a little taller. as for fauna, some type of nano schooling fish i think would be cool. but this past week i went to my lfs and i saw what i think is called an electric blue ram or something. really small fish with vibrant blue colors. this caught my eye and im at a crossroads again, so i'm not too sure yet.
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