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Old 02-29-2012, 12:36 PM   #166
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You have a beautiful tank. That makes me really want CO2.
thank you GMY but don't be fooled i only started gassing a week ago! i just have a lot of weeds, prior my tank was excel only :O i think the true lithmus test (regarding plant growth) is to see any change in my crypt growth, particularly my foreground parva which i love... but jas been growing oh soo sloooow! lol


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Old 02-29-2012, 02:37 PM   #167
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Looking nice Fish!! You could try putting a root tab under the parva to see if that will boost it's growth rate, but that's a slow grower regardless. It will grow "faster," but in relative terms. You will notice a definitive uptick in the growth of your stems pretty soon!!
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:55 PM   #168
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thank tou Al

well i think co2 is a considerable investment. because of this, if you were going to spend a single dime towards co2... it should be a permanent setup that should last the life of your hobby.

i feel like the paintball co2 although ideal in small cramped apartments and maybe your student residence... is still alot of money!! and more costly in the long run because in order to maintain 30ppm of co2 (typically 2-3 bps)...you are gonna blow through those disposable cylinders pretty fast.

therefoee if you got something now (ie DIY co2) its better than nothing. if you've got good growth, maybe not explosive but good healthy plants, why mess with it?

i would rather spend money on more plants or dry ferts!! remember my 20L up until last week was an excel only tank.

in terms of ferts... i recommend investing in dry ferts NPK, Plantex CSM + boron etc.

i say this because the initial
investment (3X 1lb bags) could last you a year or more easily. plus you can control exactly what goes into your tank regardless of bioload.

I've tried Flourish and you're right, its not complete. You need to get Flourish Macro or Comprehensive etc. All of which i feel is expensive for bottled water with vitamins.

dry ferts all the way, and maybe some DIY osmocote caps for some root feeders.

hope this helps!

ps... i <3 bass! the run starts here before memorial day... backbay stalking for me soon !


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I'd say that that is sound advice regarding the CO2. I always regret buying something that isn't quite what I was looking for, especially when it isn't exactly cheap in the first place.

I actually am using flourish comprehensive right now and I think that it is doing it's job. Growth slows down towards the end of the week before I dose so I'm thinking about upping it to a twice a week dosage.

I will definitely look into dry fertilizers because that does seem more economical in the long run!

Spring break is next week and I'm going to go home and break out the rods a couple times!
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:10 PM   #169
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Q: If I were a crypt nurii, where would i want my sexy self to be planted in this tank?! :O

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Old 02-29-2012, 11:19 PM   #170
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Oh just a week with CO2.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:23 PM   #171
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That is looking really good.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:26 PM   #172
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Well the right side seems to have a empty spot, unless theres a plant there that I can see.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:40 PM   #173
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Well the right side seems to have a empty spot, unless theres a plant there that I can see.
yup you are correct, there is a spot there...but i am hesitant cuz i have a crazy tiger lily right next to it. those bulb runners look like they can chike a fragile plant i'm kinda skerd

i might have to relocate or edit one of the baby tiger lily (i have two)... idk i'm not to sure. but if i do edit one out to make room fir zee crypt... then it is def RAOK time! lol

LTBF what do you think of this spot? its kind of a high flow spot/slightly shaded...basically wedged between two pcs of DW
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:46 PM   #174
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Well as long as the flow isn't super strong, it should be a good spot. My wendtii is semi-shaded so I don't the shade will be an issue. If its too far in the back, you might not be able to really enjoy its marvalous beauty.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:06 AM   #175
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Well as long as the flow isn't super strong, it should be a good spot. My wendtii is semi-shaded so I don't the shade will be an issue. If its too far in the back, you might not be able to really enjoy its marvalous beauty.
ya you are right... thats the drawback its in the back inly veiwable from the side maybe i pluck and
move the tiger lily back here and plant the nurii in its place instead

yes as you can tell i'm a little excited lol... i also have a barclaya bulb coming from zach i was also thinking of plugging back here... man got too many plants yo! :O


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Old 03-01-2012, 12:09 AM   #176
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Lemme know when that barclaya arrives, bro! Some people got their packages today.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:00 AM   #177
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You could always give some plants away *cough...me *cough.... Oh wait I have no room either really.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:02 AM   #178
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Lemme know when that barclaya arrives, bro! Some people got their packages today.
zach i have one thing to say to you man... buce buce buce gooo bucephalandra!

ok i lied i have another thing to say... i'm soo jealous of your 120g! :P

gratz again bro... i have yet another thread to stalk muahahhaaa!


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Old 03-01-2012, 02:03 AM   #179
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You could always give some plants away *cough...me *cough.... Oh wait I have no room either really.
lol i got you bro... i'm gonna put together a package for talon this weekend, pm me ur info


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Old 03-01-2012, 03:08 AM   #180
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zack i got the official barclaya zachfolia bulb sprout of pure awesomeness

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zeldar ur right man everything is big in TX... crypt beast planted!

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