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Old 04-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #31
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:55 PM   #32
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Seem to be getting a coating of fuzzy white fungus or mould everywhere. It looks like the stuff that grows on drift wood for a while when you first have it. I'm.assuming this is caused by the still water and excess of nutrients??!!

I did a large water change and tried to waft most of it off. I have put an airline in to create a bit of water movement. Not too much though because the red root floated won't like it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:01 PM   #33
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I also swapped my LED 5w bulb for a CFL 13w 6500k bulb in the hope the plants will speed up a bit. The output is apparently 10w extra.

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:38 AM   #34
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I've added more red root floaters and a echinodorus ozelot red. The hair grass seems to be doing well and the white fuzz is getting better. I seem to have adopted what i thought were pond snails but they don't look like pond snails.



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Old 04-22-2013, 08:41 AM   #35
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Random snail



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Old 04-22-2013, 04:57 PM   #36
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That's a ramshorn snail. A very lovely one at that if the leopard pattern isn't lost as it matures. Same MO as pond snails though they can get significantly larger; dime to nickel sized are common.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:56 PM   #37
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That's a ramshorn snail. A very lovely one at that if the leopard pattern isn't lost as it matures. Same MO as pond snails though they can get significantly larger; dime to nickel sized are common.
Cool! Thanks. There are several in there. They are nice looking

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:08 PM   #38
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Nice cylinder!
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Really pleased with my parameters. Shrimp seem happy. I never see the MTS i hope they are ok! The hygrophila is nearly emergent. I put the LED back in because the plants seem to grow faster. There is still a little fuzz after water changes but nothing to bad.



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Old 05-02-2013, 11:21 PM   #42
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It looks great. It's going to be fine.
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Looking great. Seeing tanks like this makes me realize I really need a vertical element to my hardscape in both my tanks.
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I really like how this looks. Nice job.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:56 AM   #45
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It looks great. It's going to be fine.
Thanks. Its getting there. I've trimmed the plants early to bush them out a bit.





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Thank you. I was going to get a bowl but i saw this and thought it would be a bit different to do something taller.







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I really like how this looks. Nice job.
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