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Old 02-13-2013, 12:40 PM   #16
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Looks great! I am going to have to watch this one.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:36 AM   #17
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thanks for the encouraging words!
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:54 PM   #18
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Decided my background plant to be DHG. I've seen on other's build threads that it has a tendency to invade HC so I placed plastic borders (from a salad container you buy from the grocery store). In some areas I used a hair dryer to make bends that wouldn't hold on it's own. Let me know what you think.


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Old 02-15-2013, 04:08 AM   #19
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Will this plastic cause any problems?
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:18 AM   #20
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So thanks to this link http://www.3reef.com/forums/general-...cts-57828.html I took out the plastic dividers just to be safe. And because I got paranoid, I even took out the soil around the dividers.

Anyway, so I had to redo my scape. Here's the old one:


To this:


I think it has a little more personality and when the plants grow in it won't over power the rocks. What do you guys think?

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Old 02-16-2013, 03:35 AM   #21
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Nice, I really like both scapes. I second what crazydog64 said regarding the HC covering the lower stones. I really liked the plastic divider idea..sorry to hear it didn't work out though. I'm sure you could use some stainless steel (if you can find it at a hardware store) for the dividers if you want to give that a shot. Can't wait to see this tank develop!
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:06 AM   #22
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Thanks for the reply.

To be on the safe side, I just plan on doing regular maintenance to keep the DHG in check. In some of the areas, the rocks will provide a barrier that'll suffice.

As for the HG covering the lower stones, those are basically stones I wouldn't mind being covered. I'll do regular trimming if I decide to have the stones to be shown or not.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:17 AM   #23
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Just placed my order from GLA:
Atomic CO2 Regulator V3
Atomic CO2 Diffuser - Inline
Atomic CO2 Bubble Counter

Also, have my HC and am waiting for the LFS to get in DHG. Once I receive my pincettes I can start planting!
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:03 AM   #24
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Here's an update.

Planted GHG and HC. Overnight, I found fuzzy mold on my DHG and saw the beginnings of web-like fungus on my HC. I spot treated with H2O2 solution and excel. I opened two small openings of the syran wrap but I hope that the higher HC doesn't dry out. I misted the higher HC lightly with excel solution monitor it for today and seal it again when the lights turn off.






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Old 02-26-2013, 10:42 PM   #25
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Here's a little update.

So since the start of my planting I've closed the two air holes and have kept it sealed. Everyday I let it air out each day for about 15 minutes. Every morning I've been spot treating with a 1:3 H2O2 solution with a dropper and mist every other day with water/excel and it seems like it's doing the trick. I've noticed less fungus/mold each day.

On the bright side, everything is healthy and it looks like my HC is growing new roots! (sorry for the picture, wish I had a macro lens to shoot with)

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Old 02-27-2013, 04:22 AM   #26
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no love...??? lol
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:29 AM   #27
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i love it! if it counts!
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:18 AM   #28
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Looks great. I like the scape

Very nice stand as well. I like the design
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:05 AM   #29
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Can't wait till HC filled in!
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:47 AM   #30
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Finally ordered my CO2 tank. 5lbs shipped to Hawaii for $70. Man I miss living on the mainland when buying supplies was a lot cheaper.

Now all I need left are Fluxus lily pipes and drop checker! Just waiting for GLA to get them back in stock.
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