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Old 02-17-2013, 02:29 AM   #61
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How long from hatching till they get to be a noticeable size? I suppose they could have also come from a bit back when I got the plants from MarioMan72. Not worried about them for now, just don't want to see a tank filled with them before any fishes even get in.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:43 AM   #62
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How long from hatching till they get to be a noticeable size? I suppose they could have also come from a bit back when I got the plants from MarioMan72. Not worried about them for now, just don't want to see a tank filled with them before any fishes even get in.


No idea how long it takes. I would think the loaches you plan on getting would enjoy as many snails as you could give them. What kind of snails are they, BTW?
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:16 AM   #63
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Um... snail snails?

I have to look it up yet, not a clue and can't wake the slumbering with lights in that room right now. I'll take a look tomorrow and try to ID.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:23 AM   #64
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That one mystery plant with the sprite may be water wisteria, I am probably wrong though!
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:49 AM   #65
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Thanks Rat, looking at pictures that definitely could be a match. I'll look in the morning when I can actually see the plant to be sure, but my pictures look very close to what I'm seeing online.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:13 AM   #66
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Nice setup so far, digging it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:32 PM   #67
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Snails are just too tiny for me to identify for sure right now, but I'll post a picture later and let you guys have a swing at it.

I'm also starting to see some brown and green algae on the glass. It's probably just safe to let that go until I add CO2 in a week or so right? From what I understand the hi-tech CO2 basically eliminates algae issues.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:51 AM   #68
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Not a great pic, but snail:

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The bad news:
Some of my plants (most noticeably the Cabomba) seem to have sections that kinda turn to mush for lack of better term. I have no clue what could be causing this. I don't overdose Excel, don't think there are any plant killing things in the tank, and they are well fertilized. Still, I think I may cut out Excel until the CO2 is running.

Also, I've been rubbing gray algae off my banana plant and trying to get it off of some other plants as well. Once again, can't wait for CO2 to be up and running.

And finally, algae is getting worse and worse, lots of spots, and I hope it doesn't get out of hand before CO2 is added. I think I'll raise the light in the meanwhile to help with this.

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I didn't realize the regulator had actually come with a check valve, but I figured the one I have is newer and bigger, so clearly it must be better...

In any case I just threw some parts together, didn't seal anything yet, especially important as I need my solenoid between the two parts now assembled.



Overall I'm really worried about my tank health. I just finished cycling ammonia and now it's onto monitoring nitrite, so on the fish side of things it's good, but I'll be hoping for some great overall improvement on the plant side of things once my CO2 starts up.
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Sorry to hear about your struggles. FWIW, that cabomba was grown in Excel.
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Well the strange this is for the most part it's still looking very good. Random parts just decide to melt away from time to time.
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Melt or break off?
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Melt. Parts will just turn to mush that can break away super easy.
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I think I'm setting the fish date for this tank to around March 2nd. Reason is 28 days prior to that I put a 50g filter on my 29g tank, which already had a 30g filter. On the 2nd the 50g should be seeded and be able to hold down the 29g tank no problem. So that will allow me to move the 30g filter over to this tank. Even if the Fluval isn't 100% cycled the fully cycled 29g will finish stabilizing the tank. On the 1st I can do my 90% water change to eliminate Nitrates, and also order my Dwarf Loaches for overnight delivery on Saturday. And of course I'll add my transfer fish right away as well.

Then I can hopefully add the fish from LGD 1-2 weeks after that.
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Hey,
I'm interested in your sources for the Rest of your CO2 set up; Needle Valve, Solenoid?
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