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Forum: Tank Journals   06-08-2017, 11:10 PM
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Posted By Xiaozhuang
1) yes they touch the glass, but they rest on...

1) yes they touch the glass, but they rest on plastic at the bottom panel where the weight is. It's not a large risk with lava cos lava is light, but with seiryu one should be careful
2) Hmm lava is...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-20-2017, 09:12 PM
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Posted By Xiaozhuang
The details should be around somewhere; I dose...

The details should be around somewhere; I dose the equivalent of 1ppm NO3/1ppm PO4/1ppm Mg every other day. Also have osmocote in the substrate though


Changed the front of the scape quite a bit...
Forum: Plants   05-15-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Xiaozhuang
Disintegration at lower areas while new growth is...

Disintegration at lower areas while new growth is perfectly healthy often hints at substrate problems... Dosing-wise, EI is not the only approach, even though it is popular, can easily try other...
Forum: Plants   04-21-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Xiaozhuang
None of them are HC/glosso or any regular...

None of them are HC/glosso or any regular aquarium plant. They tend to grow into much larger plants in time, most don't survive past a few months as well.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-17-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,596
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Top view for those wondering what it looks like...

Top view for those wondering what it looks like from top. Some changes made in front/mid left so that area differs from comparison shot...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-13-2017, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Xiaozhuang
I think the most important point demonstrated in...

I think the most important point demonstrated in this thread is the ability to adjust variables, then interpret plant reaction to those changes to see if increasing or decreasing parameters delivers...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-05-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,596
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I think it's spider wood, but many pieces joined...

I think it's spider wood, but many pieces joined together...
I explain how here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_da7Z0oqF4

Managed to film some of the Boraras today... filming small fish is...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-27-2017, 08:58 PM
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Posted By Xiaozhuang
That tank has CO2 Nah, it's just trial...

That tank has CO2



Nah, it's just trial and error with a large selection of hardscape, and cutting them at angles that work



heh thanks... the other plants that turn red with lower...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-21-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 233
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Posted By Xiaozhuang
Also, rotala rotundifolia is one of the plants...

Also, rotala rotundifolia is one of the plants that gets redder with lower nitrates. Many other red plants don't particularly do this, but it's very consistent for RR, (or have very high lighting...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-02-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,596
Posted By Xiaozhuang
yes, I'm running this custom spectrum BML fixture...

yes, I'm running this custom spectrum BML fixture about 40 inches off front substrate. It's a narrow bean lens angle (45 degrees) so very little light is lost from cast off. By far my favourite...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-02-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,596
Posted By Xiaozhuang
thanks man... by tediously manually pruning them...

thanks man... by tediously manually pruning them patch by patch. It takes a bit of time, but mosses don't grow that fast so it's still alright
Forum: Tank Journals   02-02-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,596
Posted By Xiaozhuang
some more detail shots of shrimps, fish, mosses ...

some more detail shots of shrimps, fish, mosses

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=93098&title=DSCF7163-Optimizedc.jpg
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Forum: Aquascaping   01-31-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By Xiaozhuang
^ use the gel super glue but don't use too much....

^ use the gel super glue but don't use too much. It works for all types of mosses ; I use it on Buceps as well. Riccardia does take a bit longer to cover up the marks because it grows a bit slower...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-31-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Use super glue as stated above, it attaches after...

Use super glue as stated above, it attaches after some time (mini - pelia / riccardia)

All these are glued on before they grew in...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-27-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,596
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Trimmed the ridgeline, changed light spectrum,...

Trimmed the ridgeline, changed light spectrum, re-arranged some of the wood at the rear. Still more changes to come
...
Forum: Plants   12-26-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Pearlweed or HC ?

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=92578&title=PearlweedHCc.jpg

Is the above plant pearlweed or HC ?
I have a friend that is convinced it is HC, is there page where...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-02-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,596
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Heh thanks... 30% Every 4 or 5 days; it keeps the...

Heh thanks... 30% Every 4 or 5 days; it keeps the KH down because of the limestone rocks
Forum: Tank Journals   11-26-2016, 03:50 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,596
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Went to Chicago for a short holiday and entered &...

Went to Chicago for a short holiday and entered & won first place in the aquascaping competition (large tank) at Chicago Aquatic Experience ~ Had a great time meeting friends from the other side of...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-27-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,596
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Some close up shots of the mosses and Buceps....

Some close up shots of the mosses and Buceps. Mostly fissidens (mini+regular size), christmas moss, riccardia
...
Forum: Equipment   09-23-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Xiaozhuang
There are other intricacies when you try both...

There are other intricacies when you try both methods yourself; reactor dissolution rates are non-linear, depending on your design/flow. Same for misting; if your flow doesn't carry mist to all...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-22-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,726
Posted By Xiaozhuang
On the pH swing, read this : pH swings from C02 -...

On the pH swing, read this : pH swings from C02 - Danger to fish? - Aquarium Plants - Barr Report (http://www.barrreport.com/forum/barr-report/co2-enrichment/3981-ph-swings-from-c02-danger-to-fish)
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-22-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,726
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Neocaridinas (cherries etc) are extremely hardy...

Neocaridinas (cherries etc) are extremely hardy and can survive in a wide range of conditions as long as you don't change parameters rapidly. As long as the water is clean. Plenty of us have tanks of...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-21-2016, 01:50 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,596
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Haa yeah there is a patch of HC behind the center...

Haa yeah there is a patch of HC behind the center hole.

I'm not sure exactly what species I used, but it is quite small. Most of the plants are quite undemanding, unless I choose to grow Erios on...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-20-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,596
Posted By Xiaozhuang
ha thanks... yeah it's flame moss at the back;...

ha thanks... yeah it's flame moss at the back; supposed to be a full background of that that I could prune into waves when it grows in
Forum: Tank Journals   09-20-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,596
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Wood scape has grown in a bit; left with deciding...

Wood scape has grown in a bit; left with deciding on background plants & moss trees. Need to also decide on which stones to keep uncovered
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