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Old 07-02-2013, 10:08 AM   #61
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Did post a list of plants ..but decided on getting more about half more of plants of that I started with..
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:21 AM   #62
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Fish wise I meant.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:05 AM   #63
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I would listen to OVT. I started my first tank high tech tank with a relatively small amount of plant biomass and Aquasoil. Needless to say, the algae was extremely hard to control.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:37 AM   #64
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I kinda put his point to mind.I just didnt want stem plants on the back like rotalas, tall fast growing stems aint what I like..but I do like hc, staurgyne repens...if its stem plant..it has to be small...so I up the flora twice as much I would have started with....even though I have a variety of flora..they are crypts..swords...grass...stems...and moss..anubias..and ferns...its just diverse...
I will be stocking a lot of cleaning crew....SAE..AMANO...OTOS..and hardy schooling fish...any suggestions..barbs are out the picture...and danios..only if their are species of it less agressive
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:38 AM   #65
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Actually I will be flooding it and I do wanna go for the looks and not just an overcrowded tank with plants ..I dont wanna cover the whole back with plants.. I do wanna see space as if it had a sky ..from front to mid ground will be covered with plants heights range from 1" to about 8" and the background range from ft 8 " to 24" max
Well, as long as you have Enough plants you should be fine with algae and whatnot.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:43 AM   #66
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Ovt ...tom mentions not to monkey around with the water and jus focus on water changes and co2....would my water be okay with tap coming out 1 kh, 1gh, ph 7.6...should I at least boost the gh and kh a bit for fauna sake ...tom said plants dont mind kh. In water but co2 they do im just worried when I will put fauna in the mix
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:38 PM   #67
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You'll want to make sure your GH is about 5 or 6 at a minimum.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:46 PM   #68
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finally planted the tank and filled it ..this picture is the second day after minor set back with the driftwood floating away and having to secure it with a rock on the bottom


here is the the tank first day of fill...notice the hc on the foreground....most of the hc were compromised due to the floating driftwood

here is the tank at actual second day....(driftwood floating and water change didn't count for second day water change)...with water change about 50% or more

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:49 PM   #69
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I might come by later to check it out.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:58 PM   #70
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right now there are few hc left and most of the leafs are dying with signs of hope with bubbles on the leaves that remain.....should I just get more hc to plant on the foreground or leave it and hope for the remaining to grow....water parameters are kh 3 gh 10 ph without co2 is 8 ph with co2 is 6.8...no ferts yet...but after two more every day water change...will start with pps-pro 13-15 ml of each after water change....water use for water change have been declhorinated with prime and sit for a day before adding to tank..tds is around 250 ppm...and ammonia levels are at 1 ppm....water change later on today about 50-60%
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:00 PM   #71
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and I did lower the lights a bit about two inches closer to the water surface...about 6-7 inches above the water
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #72
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here is a pic of the inline cal aqua labs co2 diffuser 17mm
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:02 PM   #73
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kev...if you do be here after 430..have to go get my dad from surgery
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bev told me your driftwood floated away LOL....sucks hopefully didn't do that much harm to your plant arrangements

alright they likely wont be done with the flooring till 5, ill let you know though.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:10 PM   #75
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You could use Blyxa, not too tall and grows fast.

Lights should be about 14-16" from the water.
Especially with mostly low light plants. HC will not mix that well with the other species you have in here.
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