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Old 09-27-2012, 03:36 PM   #16
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Thank you very much that will work


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Check one of these out. http://www.petco.com/product/111981/...t=OnSiteSearch

This way you can actually look at your art. I started out doing the same thing. Turn lights on before I left the house then have to kill them when getting back. You don't need to spent $40 for the upscale timer to enjoy your labor. Cheers!
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:42 AM   #17
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I picked up some Dwarf Sag today. How do I trim them? Do I just cut them like you would cut grass? I have no clue.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:01 AM   #18
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You can get the timers for less than $6 at most places like T-rget or W-Mart.

Or if you have a Ikea close by, they sell timers there too.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80134449/
  • Does your jar get a layer of oil on the surface?
  • For the D-Sag, all you do is trim the roots and pluck it in the soil/sand.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:08 AM   #19
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Thanks for the timer idea. I live right next to a Target and didn't think of them.

I do get a sheen on the surface if I go 2 or 3 days without a water change. The DW is leeching and turning the water brown so I do a partial WC every 2 days.

Just so I'm reading this right, I trim the roots of the plant and not the leaf.





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You can get the timers for less than $6 at most places like T-rget or W-Mart.

Or if you have a Ikea close by, they sell timers there too.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80134449/
  • Does your jar get a layer of oil on the surface?
  • For the D-Sag, all you do is trim the roots and pluck it in the soil/sand.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:32 AM   #20
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Default A little update of my jar

I took this pic on 10/8/12. The Hygro and Savinia have really taken off. I lost the Crypts. I don't know but think the Saviania filled in the top so the light was really blocked out from getting into the tank. I have been clearing out the surface to make sure the light gets in. I am planting some dwarf sag right now
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:48 AM   #21
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Just trim the roots of the DS. I only trim leaves when they get diseased/discoloured or turn brown.
  • From the picture it seems like you'll need ANOTHER cookie jar. This is why I like rectangular containers. Round ones waste space.

The floaters will absorb most of the light & liquid nutrients that's why they're growing like crazy.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:21 AM   #22
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I like the look of full jar. I will see how it goes and how healthy the plants look. I don't think I will add the floating plants.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:26 PM   #23
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How is the jar doing? I been thinking of getting one in the future.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:28 AM   #24
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My cookie jar is doing great. I will post up some pictures tomorrow. You should start one up. It's fun working on it and watching it grow.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:48 AM   #25
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Here is an update on the bowl. It has been up and running since September 19, 2012
Lighting
13 watt CFL 6500K

Flora
Hygro Sunset
Dwarf Sag
Java Fern (I can't see them anymore)
Java Moss

Fauna
3 RCS
1 Nerite Smail

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:04 AM   #26
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Haha wow that's pretty awesome. I bet it looks better in person. Are you adding any ferts or just doing water changes? I'm curious about your maintenance routine. Keep up the good work!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:12 AM   #27
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Thanks Disher! No ferts worry about it affrecting the shrimp just doing water changes. I do partial w/c every 5 days and take out about 40%. I did have some issues with algae early on but it seems to be non existent right now. I think it has filled in so much the lights not an issue. I run the light 8 hours a day and split the time. I run 10 AM till 2 PM then 6 PM to 10 PM.

I am trying to get a better pic I am horrible at taking pictures.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:16 AM   #28
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looking great
are your shrimp breeding yet?
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:36 AM   #29
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really adorable !!
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:06 AM   #30
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Thanks, I haven't bred any shrimp yet. There is a big fish meet coming up soon Im hoping to get some more RCS. How many shrimp do you think I should go with to get a good mix of male and females?
It was your bowl thread that made me start mine. I was a little nervous about my not filling in but it came around I guess.

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are your shrimp breeding yet?

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