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Old 07-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #31
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Notice a few new things?


My fish where wanting to be in the lime light, but I got this R. sp. Vietnam....and it looks so gooooodddddddd. Just put in last night, these pics are from maybe an hour ago at most.


My Blyxa is looking pretty thick. In a week I guess I'll have to start thinning it out or something.


Is it just me, or did the P. erectus grow significantly since sunday? Also, new plant alert. Got some L. inclinata var. Cuba.....I was told to put it in the back, but I think I like how it looks in this area a bit more...shows it off and it has thinner leafs than the Rubin, Atlantis, and Glandulousa, so it should be very nice once it all settles in and establishes.


Just a nice pic of one of the stems. In the future, I might get some pantanal in this tank as well, but I'll wait until I'm selling trimmings from this tank before doing that. And trust me, if all goes well, there will be some trimmings comming out of here that will be well worth peoples time.


The glandulousa. Its doing well, its not losing leafs or anything though, which I find intriguing. I guess we will have to see what happens as it turns.


The mermaid weed that I have going on. Its small since I just took the tops from what I already had and tossed the rest, but it is climbing up...should look pretty cool once it grows to a point where you don't have to look for it in the woodwork. Hoping this turns a nice red for me.


These guys like to move...a lot......got six congo tetras last night as well, and I am super excited as they add a lot of movement and detail to the tank, plus, they are getting along with the rest of the fish, the rainbows especially have taken a liking to them and they kind of congregate with each other. It also seems to be helping to cut down on the aggression of the rainbow cichlids with each other and everything else...that or I think the male just gave up on breeding lol


Just a nice pic of some of the fish being in one area.


My banana plant likes to send these out to try and reach the top...I keep cutting them though because I'd rather not have it make lillies...but then again, since I don't have any floating plants, I might let it send a few up.

But yah, I pretty much have all the fish I want for this tank now. Might add more congo tetras and rainbows later, and another rope fish, and some livebearers or flagtails or something, but that's not stuff I really care too much about getting done right away, if at all even. I do want to add the T. ellioti before the summer is over though, he would probably grow faster, and be able to establish himself sooner rather than later. He would be the smallest cichlid though, but he is a bit bigger than the congo tetras, so he should be fine in that regard.

But plants, I'm going to be getting some in the next week from h4n. And then I will consider this tank completed (for now at least). No tank is truly ever "finished".
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:47 PM   #32
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Thanks h4n for noting this to me, what I've been calling P. erectus is actually Hydrotriche hottoniiflora....might explain why this is doing so well for me, but when I got some P. erectus a while ago it just melted on me. Either way, looks very similar and I am happy with it. Just like being as accurate as possible :P
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Hydrotriche hottoniiflora grows super, super fast.....but doesn't grow roots and has a thin stem.....its one of like, 3 plants that gets uprooted on me a bit.....I think cutting them and keeping them short for a bit will help with that, as now they are almost as tall as the tank.....

blyxa, some of it sometimes comes up but I have so much I don't really care. And the glandulousa that is converting comes up a bit too

end of the week I should have another picture update, because I'm getting the final bit of plants I want before I call this tank complete
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New plants today=pics tomorrow
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Little 2 inch Black Ghost Knife, going to grow out in the 10 for few months.
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Will I ever take a straight full tank shot? Probably not. new plants in, courtesy of my friend and your friend, h4n.



New plant #1. A stem of emersed grown Rotala sp. 'Sunset'. I am soooooooo excited to see if I can get this plant to do well for me. It looks so sweet and it seems hard to come by. I'd love to get more of this out there.



What's this? Why, this is only my favorite Echinodorus variety ever. The Aflame Sword. Not much to look at now, but as it grows, its leafs grow in a deep wine red, almost black color. I had one before but lost it during the super storm. In a way, this tank is the combination of things I have lost throughout the years coming together to make one, awesome looking tank.



Aside from the epic close up on a Royal Farlowella, this right here is a small bit of Monte Carlo. I have more coming tomorrow from Tom Barr (I love group orders on expensive plants), and I'm hoping that, over time, I can get a nice patch of this stuff going. To me, it seems like the perfect blend of HC and Glosso, without any of the drawbacks.



Fish make it hard to get good plant pics. Aside from that though, I got some Rotala macrandra 'Japan Red', that I'm hoping will turn blood red for me in the coming weeks.



Anubias hostifolia is now on Wood #4. I'm also noticing that Red Cabomba is a great color indicator, as it is turing very, very green in this tank. I am playing with my photo period still, as my light is a 4x54W T5-HO fixture from catalina. Any advice on ideal lighting duration (I'm trying 8 hours now, with 4 hours in the middle of all 4 bulbs on) would be much obliged.



My crypts are starting to look better, as is the rose sword I hacked down. Not pictured though, as this new addition only got placed here this morning, is some Littorella uniflora that needs some recovering. I have it, currently, placed so that it can grow in-between my C. parva, as both seem to be slow growing plants and are both a very bright green color and small. Seemed like the best place to use this plant.



Nurii is looking good



Crummy pic, but my Lagenandhra is looking a little rough. Perhaps it is being restricted by the fishing line used to tie it down? I am unsure, but all I know is that I hope it bounces back, as I don't see this plant around ever and I want it to do well.



More alternanthera, because why not? It should look nice once it grows in.



The leopard val is spreading. Hopefully soon is starts coming in nice and thick.



Some small Pogostemon stellatus. This should like super, super nice once it gets going.



Mini Bolbits on Wood #5



A lot of the Windelov had came unattached (i have poor luck with super glue it seems) But eventually it should stay and take off on me, as regular java fern has in my 10.


I am debating if I like the order of ludwigia's as I have them, but I got in L. inclinata var. 'Twister'. Should look nice once it gets going, but I can't help thinking that having it right in front of the Cuba looks....weird. I might move the cuba behind the glandulousa, the rubin (which doesn't look very happy) and the atlantis, so that its (from the back) green (cuba), red (glandy, atlantis, rubin), green (twisted), red (L. senegalensis and possibly L. inclinata var. Pantanal when/if I get them). Then again, I might just keep the Twisted and Cuba shorter than the Rubin, Atlantis, and Glandy, and have the Sen and Pantanal in the front to make it Red, Green, Red. Idk



I NEED MORE DILPIS DIANDRA.



E. diversifolia is doing well despite being shoved into a corner under some wood. I also suck at cleaning the diatoms off the glass in this corner....meh



H. pinnatifida....hopefully it will do well, it seems to be very slow growing for me, but I have also been keeping it short.



N. micrantha needs to be used more. I like Red Tiger Lotus (hence why I have it) but this is soooo much cooler looking.



Don't worry, I still love you to.



I have a love/hate thing going on with this plant right now. This is the Hydrotriche hottoniiflora I originally thought was P. stellatus. Looks super pretty. Gets uprooted super easily. It has a very flimsy stem. Grows like a weed though. This and Blyxa tend to get uprooted a bit, not the fish, just because of how floaty they are as plants. Might also have to do with the fact I'm using Eco Complete.



T. ellioti is a big boy now (not really, but he can handle himself in here and is as big as the congos so he isn't becoming a meal for anyone). He has sweet fins, and as he gets older and bigger his colors should start coming in more. Already has a lot of blue speckling, and he is always out front and exploring.



You're so pretty but you move too much. Slow down please.




Australian Rainbows. Under rated. Not as flashy as say, Bosmani or those deep burgundy guys, but they have subtle intricacy that makes them so, so pretty. Its the details that make these pretty, and every day they are becoming more and more colorful.

Only things that are annoying me atm are the lack of red plants staying red (upped my co2 and my lights....going to play around with my dosing as well to get everything in balance properly) and my Retropinis bichir never comming out of his little hiding spot.....I see him, I can't get a good pic, I just want him to come out. I'm thinking of getting another rope, that might coax him along, or maybe another small upper jaw bichir. That remains to be seen.

Oh, not pictured for some reason, I got a small bit of Rotala mexicana var. Goias, and some Rotala sp. Bangledesh. Those should both be fun.
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Goodness. that's a lot of variety of fish and plants in that tank. You are making me jealous.
How do you feed all of those fish? Do you have trouble feeding any particular fish like maybe the senegal?
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If the Hydrotriche hottoniiflora is dropping needles, there's likely a deficiency. left alone for too long, it gets leggy and sparcely needled. iron and co2 help but to keep it happy, it loves light.
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Goodness. that's a lot of variety of fish and plants in that tank. You are making me jealous.
How do you feed all of those fish? Do you have trouble feeding any particular fish like maybe the senegal?
Nope....only fish that I am having trouble feeding atm are the baby BGK that is alone in a 10 gallon (this one concerns me actually...not that I payed a lot for it, but it'd be nice for it to grow out, as it would work well in this tank for a while from what the knife fish people on MFK are telling me), oh, and my retropinnis, idk how its doing as far as food goes, as unlike my sen bichir and ropefish, he doesn't like to come out when I feed. Maybe he cruses around at night, idk.

I feed pretty heavily though, and while the congos and rainbows are pigs, the cichlids take a few seconds to realize there is food, so the congos gorge while the cichlids are just like whu?

The sen and rope both eat whatever sinks to the bottom, which is most of the food I feed, although when I throw in krill the sen has swam to the top and chilled there to grab and eat what he can (my endli did that all the time, oddly, and the sen picked that up from him).

I'm thinking about adding another rope fish or small upper jaw bichir....might get the retro to ease up and come out of hiding.
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If the Hydrotriche hottoniiflora is dropping needles, there's likely a deficiency. left alone for too long, it gets leggy and sparcely needled. iron and co2 help but to keep it happy, it loves light.
So far it has not been dropping needles, and its been growing pretty well for me, although I feel I could get it to grow more condensed as well, but I think my lighting is a bit....idk, its weird that my reds are not as red as they should be. I have 8 hours of a 10K and a 6.5K, and then 4 hours in the middle of a 6.5K and a pink grow bulb from catalina (all the lights are from them actually, I just forget the actual name of the thing....meh).

I might just have to replace the 10K and one of the 6.5K's though, as they are a little older than I'd prefer to run (I replaced the burst lighting so they are brand new....the other were originally on burst but it might be better to just replace them anyways)....I might keep the mix though as I like how the 10K brings out the greens in the plants and the blues in the fish....but I might replace the 6.5K with another plant grow bulb.....making my mix a 10K and a plant grow for 8 hours, and a 6.5K and a plant grow for 4 hours. Pending on how things do with those light times as well, I might bring it up to 9 and 5 and then maybe even 10 and 5....maybe.

And I just replenished my ferts so I have plenty of things to dose the tank with. I'm actually going to trim the stems down tomorrow....as I think most of my stems still have a lot of their bottom growth being older growth....so I might just trim the bottoms, throw them into my holding tank, and keep the fresh new tops in here to allow everything to grow adjusted to this tank.

Also, it needs to cool down, my lace plants are not happy with this heat at all.
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UGH, black ghost knifes frustrated me.

The little guy died on me . I guess he wasn't eating or whatnot for me, I had just bought live blackworms to give him to get him going, but I guess I was too late *sigh*

I might get another one, but I know that the better fish to get would be an brown ghost knife....not the african knife fish (it works, I've had it before, but I'm generally over that species), but the brown ghost knife, which stays smaller and might be a better idea for this tank....although from what I've been told on MFK a BGK still works, and if I can't find a brown ghost knife I might just get another black one....but idk.

I'm doing water changes tonight and going to trim and replant the tops of some of my stems, mainly that left side with the ludwigia. That way, I can just get the tops growing, and I'll put the bottoms in the grow out 10 to form sideshoots which I will then put into this tank.
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So in a few days I am going to be getting new bulbs (because I needed them), a 5K and a 6.5K that will be on for 8 hours or so, with another 6.5K and a pink grow bulb on for 4 hours.

Also going to be getting another korelia 750, as I am not a fan of my level of flow for this tank in some areas. Also, going to be buying excel and doing the one-two punch on this tank too....just to kill off the last of the BBA in the tank (its on the back glass and equipment....its a pain) and try and keep everything in this tank in check.

Slowly increasing my co2 levels as well.....things are progressing but very slowly.

I also want to pick up two rainbows, either same species or different (if different, might be three so its a male and two females), and am growing out a small delhezi bichir and two more small congo tetras (they were $5 each...so why not?) that will be going in here....eventually I'll maybe pick up another rope fish as well......maybe an african knife.....maybe a bushynose or two to help with diatoms. I don't know exactly, those are all just ideas.

For now I'm good on plants....I'll try and get a few more species later on.
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New bulbs....check
New plants...check
just did water change today so tank is cloudy as heck....check *sigh*

new pics tomorrow along with more of my rambling.
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So finally, I make that update. Wasn’t feeling well last night so wasn’t worth typing this all up and uploading the pics and all.

I’ve made some additions to the tank. I was getting a lot of dead spots so I had to fix up my flow. Added another korelia 750 that I got in a trade for some plant clippings from a guy that used to keep it salt water…cleaned it off by just soaking it in a 1:1 thing of vinegar and tap water. Easier than scrubbing that’s for sure. Joraan, whom I recently met, told me how to set up my flow, although I slightly modified his idea with my own simply because I don’t think the flow on an Eheim is really worth its weight. Maybe excessive, probably. Does it work? Yes. So do I care? Nope, as long as it works :P

I kinda am too lazy to write out what is and what isn’t new…so I’m just going to post up the entire list of plants in this tank again. Also, got new light bulbs finally….my lighting now is 2 6500K Bulbs for 8 hours….and a pink grow bulb and a 5000K for 6 hours (should be 4 but….tbh I kinda don’t mind doing it like this if it helps things color up and all)

Bottom
• Rotala Mexicana var. 'Goias'
o Partial carpet between R. sp. ‘Vietnam’ and S. repens
• Staurogyne repens
o Partial carpet
• Micrantherum umbrosum var. ‘Monte Carlo’
o Partial carpet in front of S. repens
• Hygrophila sp. ‘Araguaia’
o Partial carpet to the right of S. repens
Foreground
• Eichhornia diversifolia
o In front of Wood #1
• Hygrophila pinnatifida
o In front of Wood #1
• Blyxa japonica
o In front of Wood #1 and #2
• Nesaea pedicellata – “Yellow Nesaea”
o In front of N. aquatic
• Cryptocoryne parva
o Edge of crypt ring
• Cryptocoryne nurii
o Crypt ring
• Cryptocoryne sp. ‘Green Gecko’
o Crypt ring
Mid-Ground
• Echinodorus sp. ‘Rose’
o Middle of crypt ring
• Cryptocoryne wendtii ‘Florida Sunset’
o Back of crypt ring
• Limnophia aromatica
o Right next to crypt ring
• Nymphaea micrantha
o Near crypt ring
• Rotala macrandra var. ‘Japan Red’
o In front of Wood #4
• Rotala sp. ‘Vietnam’
o Behind R. macrandra var. ‘Japan Red’
• Nymphoides aquatic – “Banana Plant”
o In front of right side of Wood #4
• Nymphaea stellata – “Dwarf Lilly”
o On top of N. aquatic
• Echinodorus angustifolia ‘Vesuvius’
o In front of N. aquatic
• Hygrophila polysperma var. ‘Sunset’
o In front of H. sp. ‘Brown’
• Echinodorus sp. ‘Aflame’
o In front of R. sp. ‘Sunset’
• Nymphaea zenkeri – “Red Tiger Lotus”
o In front of the gap of Wood #2
• Ludwigia inclinata var. ‘Pantanal’
o In front of L. inclinata var. ‘Tornado’
• Micrantherum umbrosum
o In front of L. senegalensis
• Didiplis diandra
o In front of M. umbrosum
Background
• Hydrocotyle tripartita – “H. ‘Japan’”
o To the right of Wood #6
• Vallisneria sp. ‘Leopard’
o Behind Wood #6
• Alternanthera reineckii var. ‘Rosaefolia’
o Back right corner
• Nesaea praetermissa – “Red Nesaea”
o Between P. stellatus and H. corymbosa
• Cryptocoryne crispatula var. flaccidifolia
o Allow to grow around back of crypt ring
• Cryptocoryne usteriana
o Keep in back of crypt circle
• Cryptocoryne sp. Wendtii Hybrid
o Said to grow tall
• Pogostemon stellatus var. 'Broad Leaf'
o In between N. praetermissa and A. reineckii
• Hygrophila corymbosa – “Giant Temple”
o Bordering back right of Wood #4
• Hygrophila corymbosa – “Kompact”
o Same as other variant
• Rotala sp. ‘Bangladesh’
o In between H. corymbosa and C. furcata
• Cabomba furcata – “Red Cabomba”
o Behind Wood #4, in-between A. madagascariensis and R. sp. ‘Bangladesh’
• Aponogeton ulvaceus
o Behind N. aquatic
• Aponogeton madagascariensis – “Lace Leaf”
o Behind N. aquatic
• Hygrophila sp. ‘Brown’
o Around A. madagascariensis
• Persecaria praetermissa 'Ruby'
o Behind Wood #2
• Myriophyllum tuberculatum – “Red Myrio”
o Behind Wood #2
• Proserpinaca palustris – “Mermaid Weed”
o In the gap of Wood #2
• Crinum calamistratum
o Behind Wood #1 and in front of Wood #3
• Hydrotriche hottoniiflora
o Keep to the right of Ludwigia forest
• Ludwigia sp. ‘Rubin’
o Back right of Ludwigia forest
• Ludwigia glandulosa
o Back left of Ludwigia forest
• Ludwigia sp. ‘Atlantis’
o In front of L. sp. ‘Rubin’ and L. glandulosa
• Ludwigia inclinata var. ‘Cuba’
o In front of L. sp. ‘Atlantis’
• Ludwigia inclinata var. 'Tornado'
o In front of L. inclinata var. ‘Cuba’
Non-Substrate
Hardscape
Wood #1
• Anubias barteri var. ‘Petite’
o Allow to carpet wood
• Anubias barteri var. ‘Micro’
o Allow to carpet wood
Wood #2
• Microsorum pteropus var. ‘Windelov’
o Allow to carpet top of wood
• Fissidens fontanus – Mini Fissidens
o Allow to cover wood
Wood #3
• Microsorum pteropus var. ‘Trident’
o Allow to carpet bottom of wood
• Fissidens fontanus – Mini Fissidens
o Allow to cover wood
Wood #4
• Anubias barteri var. ‘Nana’
o On wood
• Anubias barteri var. ‘Broad-Leaf’
o On wood
• Anubias barteri var. ‘Coffeefolia’
o On wood
• Anubias hastifolia
o On wood
Wood #5
• Bolbitis heudelotii var. ‘Mini’ – “Mini African Fern”
o Allow to cover wood
• Fissidens fontanus – Mini Fissidens
o Allow to cover wood
Wood #6
• Lagenandra meeboldii ‘Pink’
o Let it grow huge
• Vesicularia montagnie – “Xmas Moss”
o Let it grow compact and bushy
Stones
• Lomariopsis sp. ‘Subwassertang’
o Allow to form a nice layer on stones and wood

Yah…that’s a lot of plants lol I still have a few more I want, and of course I need things to grow in. Gotta refill my co2 tomorrow though, thing ran out (sadface but also expectedface)


Joraan grows plants like nobodies business. Shout out to him, this aromatica came straight from him. 15 stems...I might actually thing it a tad because my crypts will need room to grow, as well as the sword, but they are fine like this for now :P


Found this at my LFS. Red Nessea. Picked it up because why not. Its getting brighter now and I have high hopes that this will do well for me. It seems really pretty. And will look great between the H. corymbosa and the P. stellatus (which is slowly coming around)


H. Japan in the background say what? I saw someone grow this up as a big bush….decided why not since someone gave me some extras. If I don’t like it, I can just let the A. reineckii take its place or the Leopard Val.


The Lagenandra has not looked super happy for me in a long, long time. But it is slowly becoming something, at least I hope so. If I come across this plant for sale again I might just buy a new one since its easier to grow healthy plants than wait for things to recover, but I don’t see it around often so I’ll work with this.


Some green gecko and nurii going on. Growing slowly but surely. I find crypts take a few months to get the ball rolling, but once they get rolling they are unstoppable forces….like Whitney’s Milktank (cool points for anyone who gets the reference)



Found more gold nessea (emersed grown) at my LFS…picked it up because mine seem to be stunted. Really, not realizing about my bulbs needing to be changed did a number on some of my plants…but they should bounce back in time.


Vietnam is doing well, Rotala macrandra is starting to do well (I always get a lot of melt when I first add it...hopefully this batch does well for me and I can propagate it myself. OTV if you are reading this, TELL ME YOUR SECRETS)


I like Madagascar Lace plant, but it does not like this tank, or this heat. I like to keep the tank closer to 76 degrees but with the summer its been higher than that which makes that plant angry. However, this Aponogeton should be better suited, and should look nice with the lace when that eventually comes back (the bulb is still there and healthy with new sprouts…its just being difficult)



Bought more of this too. Will be a good little weed once it gets going.


This was a surprise tbh. Pantanal is doing very well for me. Better than twisted and cuba so far, although I have fresh cuba elsewhere that I will transplant at some point in the next week or two. Got this from Joraan, and am very happy with the purchase.



I cut down all of my ludwiga’s though, because I feel that the best growth will come from the new growth in this tank, as opposed to how things where growing in other tanks that they where in before mine. Its all coming in slowly, the newer lights are helping though that’s for sure.


I still have some diatom issues though, but the added flow, and a little something else I’ll show, will make that a thing of the past soon enough.


Guys, what do you call a fish with no eyes?


FFSSSSHHHHHHHHHHH


I like cichlids. My cichlids like this tank. I am a happy person.


I like these, my mom doesn’t. She thinks they look drab…and compared to something like the EBJD or the Pearls she is right. But I like how the have complexity to their color, you have to look into it, and when you find it it is very nice. Might get 3 more of another variety though, as right now I’m at 4 of these, one of which is the dumpy one that, in terms of looks of the tank, doesn’t quiet count…it swims funny due to its body shape and probably should have been a cull earlier on. It also is having a fin problem so I’ll have to keep an eye on it. I hate to be that guy, but I might give it away to someone that would appreciate a fish with special needs more…but then again I might not, if he can keep up with the rest that’s fine but if not he will be rehomed.


Under rated gourami.


Seriously, these belong in every planted tank 55 gallons and over


I just like this shot. They haven’t been digging much and very few things get up rooted (well, new things get uprooted when they are planted in the corners of edges of the tank, but that’s expected with or without fish)


Dat fin


Hard to take a good picture of these guys…move too much.


Close enough


Baby delhezi Bichir. I got this little guy in china town…growing him out in my 10 gallon. Slowly but surely…he should be to size in a month or two…Got him mainly because my retropinnis is super shy and might like a friend more his species that isn’t as active as the sen. I might grab another ropefish at some point as well….but the single rope is actually doing very well so I might not.


Won these at an auction. 5 of them in fact, two growing out in my 10, three smaller ones growing out in my 5.5. Albino Blue Eye Bristlenose Plecos. These should put a nice dent in that GSA on the front glass and the detritus. They will go into the 75 once they are big enough where I feel the bichirs won’t try and be stupid.


In the 5.5…they will come with me to school as well and should be happy eating my algae in that tank for a few months or so. Then they can graduate to the 10 and then the 75.


His fins are starting to look nice. His color is very nice. Glad I got this guy when I did.


We where just talking about you. How’s it going dude? Good? That’s great.


The rope and Bichir like feeding time. They also have a soft spot for algae wafers….even though they are carnivorous (shrugs) Of course I feed them carnivorous foods as well but this works too.

That’s all for now. I just gotta keep dosing and feeding, and refill the co2. And for the grow outs….feeding and water changes will be my friend. Also, growing out some extra plants in there that are already in the 75…it’s a good strategy cause it helps me get more sideshoots of stems….keep the tops in the 75 to look good, keep the bottoms in the 10 to grow more sideshots that will become new tops. Works.
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One of these days, when the tank is full swing, I will use my mom's nice camera.

Also, LOL at my being a "guru" now. Pretty sure all I am is some guy that spends too much time on here and makes a few too many posts :P
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