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Old 03-22-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Problems woth my new 75


I recently had to breakdown my 55 gallon after the center brace broke.

Before I get to the problem, let me give you some parameters:

75gallon standard 48x18x24

2 H.O.T. magnum Filter w/ sponge prefilters.

6 28watt 6,700K bulbs

DIY CO2 (2liter, yeast, sugar)

Flourite/floramax substrate

Osmocote substrate tabs

Liquid dosing Aquavitro ferts per direction

Now my problem.

With this move my main worry has been the livestock. The stress of the move combined with what was esentiall a 50% water change. Everyone it's doing just fine.

Unfortunately, it's my plants that seem to be suffering. My crypts (edpecially my Usteriana) have holes all over their leaves. Most of my lotus leaves are disintegrating. Some of my sword leaves are browning.


What do I do?


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Old 03-22-2013, 05:19 PM   #2
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my first two thoughts would be how long was it from taking the plants out of one tank till they were planted in the second tank. secondly when you uproot plants even if its just moving them within the same tank they are going to have to settle back in, so its going to affect them short term.

crypts, lotus and swords are all pretty resilient, give them a bit of time and they should bounce back just fine. will lose some of the mature leaves but new ones should fill back in.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:23 AM   #3
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Also, not sure if DIY co2 is really going to make any noticeable difference in a 75.

Could just be from move or needing more nutrients
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:03 AM   #4
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They were out of the tank for about 2 hours.....Everything but the Usteriana seems to be adjusting.

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Also, not sure if DIY co2 is really going to make any noticeable difference in a 75.
I also dose excel @ about 50% of reccomeded dosage. Still dunno if I'm doing much. I just can't spend 200-400 dollars on all the bells and whistles involved in a pressurized setup.



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Old 03-24-2013, 04:42 AM   #5
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DIY CO2 would make a definite difference. It may not be strictly consistent and plentiful as pressurized but it's better than no CO2 at all. I would recommend making a DIY set up with 2 (2 liter) bottles. The differences may not be night and day but it will promote healthier looking flora.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:26 PM   #6
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I've thought about doubling, but idk. I'd like to find someone who is getting out of the hobby to sell me their CO2 system for yardsale prices. Lol

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Old 03-24-2013, 05:29 PM   #7
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One of saddest moments in aquarium keeping career.....cutting nearly all the leaves off of my usteriana. I couldn't allow them to just sit and rot away any further.

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Damn those were nice leafs.

Hope you get it all to bounce back.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:35 PM   #9
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Me to, they were gorgeous. They're trimmed down to one new leaf on each plant. Hopefully the plant will devote extra nutrients to the new growth, now that I've removed the dying leaves.

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Old 03-25-2013, 02:17 AM   #10
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.....Everything but the Usteriana seems to be adjusting....I also dose excel @ about 50% of reccomeded dosage....
Some people here, myself included, feel Excel is a mistake for Crypts & Java Fern. I killed too many nice & rare Crypts figuring that out. Best thing I ever did was dump the Excell in the toilet.

BTW - If you click on my "40" journal, you see you don't need Excel or CO2 to grow Crypts.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:18 AM   #11
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Indeed...hmm. I may double up my CO2 then.

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