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Old 12-08-2012, 03:50 AM   #196
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Thanks! I have anubias to go through, make sure they are not covered in algae, then I have rocks from the adirondacks I plan on using too.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:06 PM   #197
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I have more crypts coming in the mail! Yay!
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:49 AM   #198
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Yay for more plants! How is everything looking? Fishes back in yet?

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:57 AM   #199
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I had a heavily planted tank with goldfish, they never ate any of the plants...
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:47 PM   #200
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No fish in yet, maybe tonight or tomorrow, I have the other plants to plant, should have the rest in the mail today and will get them all planted tonight.

The crypts are the only plants I have tried that the fishies won't actively eat, sometimes they look a little beat up, but nothin to bad.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:51 AM   #201
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I am done planting....water has to clear and I have to try to pick out the melting crypt parts but I will post a pic soon!
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:27 PM   #202
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Done!




I decided against anubias, they were getting pretty eaten before the tear down.

Some of the crypts have algae, I plan on dosing with excel everyday to help combat it.

There is also crypt melt going on, so I'm hoping it won't get the best of the crypts and will grow back faster and better than before!
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:03 AM   #203
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Oh don't know if I said anything but my bigger goldie is a boy!
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:48 AM   #204
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OOOoooo its so pretty!!! ♥♥

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:04 AM   #205
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Thank you!
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #206
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Crypts are still melting, but i think its at the tail end...only a few here and there.

I can see new growth on some of the bigger crypts though, which is major exciting =]

Bought a magnum hot 250 canister filter, added some bio media and two 100ml bags of purigen, hoping it helps make the water clearer. It looks like im getting some really good circulation of water in there now compared to before, thats always good.

I also added some dwarf water lettuce from my ten gallon, it been in there a few days and so far it still floating around, most of the roots have been munched on but the plant itself hasnt been eaten, i can only hope that the goldies hate the taste....
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:14 PM   #207
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Still seeing lots of new growth on the crypts, especially the ciliata!
Did some water testing today here are the parameters...
PH- 8
Ammonia- 0
Nitrite- 0
Nitrate- 40-80
GH- took nine drops to change the color
KH- took seven drops to change the color

I am hoping that once the plants recover from melting, the floaters (which still havent been eaten yet!) grow in number, and the soil becomes established my nitrates will decrease in number!
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:32 AM   #208
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This is really turning out great!
The date on your last post really threw me off for a minute tho...

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:49 PM   #209
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So more parameters after todays water change...

PH- 7.8-8
Ammonia- 0
Nitrite- 0
Nitrate- 40-80
GH- 11 drops
KH- 7 drops

This time when i excahnged out my filter pads i placed a deep blue nitrate remover pad in as well so i will be re-doing the nitrate tonight or tomorrow morning to see if it does anything by then.

I will be posting a new pic soon!
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:19 PM   #210
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AWESOME Job again Jasmine!!!

I can't wait to see the crypts start taking off!

Keep up the GREAT WORK!
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