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Old 07-16-2013, 02:33 AM   #31
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As long as you maintain a high enough c02 level you should not have a problem with more light, the stem plants will love it.
Thanks, I have a ph co2 controller and my ph is maintained but I still have bga and diatoms/gda. Ive had these for half a year now. Im trying to do water changes every 3 days to see if a cleaner tank improves the condition. My bros tank on the other hand is way dirtier than mine, irregular dosing and co2 yet his tank is soo clean. hes so fortunate.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:39 AM   #32
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Nice tank!! I love the bright red plants! they had a nice touch of color! The only thing I suggest is a background! Black or Blue are the best for showing off plant colors!
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:12 AM   #33
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Beautiful Journal!
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:16 PM   #34
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Thanks guys.

I keep forgetting or get lazy when it comes to background. Ive really been wanting to do a black background but I dont want to paint. Im trying to find something thats black, like a garbage bag, but it wont be easy. Im worried the best background will be paint.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:36 PM   #35
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Wow, impressive growing skills. Sometimes it's more impressive to see massive amounts of healthy plants than having a great scape.

I do think with some simple planning of where you plant and more trimming you could come up with a beautiful dutch/garden style tank. I am guessing you probably sell a lot of plants though so it wouldn't be the best plan. Takes a lot of minor trimming quite often, not the hacking you do if you just want to grow and sell plants.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:17 AM   #36
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Yea I usually put a few stems up for sale and end up giving a bag full away. I think I need to reduce the plant species so I can manage easier. I have given each specie its own space, but the fast and different growth of each specie has made it really hard. My Rotala H ra is a really nice plant, but some stems are growing horizontally and some vertical, so it doesn't look nice. I have to trim and plant them more dense. Im trying and slowly getting there. Im going to be selling a few plants, hopefully that will make space for the new plants I got. I want to settle everything in their spot first, then tackle on how to trim and make a dense bunch.

Ive had the repens for sale for a long time, its a good amount but no ones biting. I cant throw it away can I?
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:41 PM   #37
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Its actually alot more vivd/better looking than the pic

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Old 07-25-2013, 10:32 PM   #38
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New blog post!!! Even though no one bothers to comment. Atleast these pics will stay on the net incase my laptop blows up and I have no pics left.

I usually take pics on Sundays after my water change, but I couldnt wait.

Im getting a magnetic pump and soon LED fixture. atm, I have T8s and there really is no need to upgrade.

My blyxa is going red. Yes, red!! Ive been over dosing on EI, yea you heard it. My current mixture is messed up and need to make a new one. So Im dosing alot to finish it soon. Plants have been changing colour a lil since a week ago.

My rotala butterflys transformed to Rotala Mac Green. Half way to the top they turn back to red butterfly. Its really hard to take pics of these guys.

Blyxa and others for sale!!





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Old 07-26-2013, 04:28 AM   #39
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Im so in love with your tank! Do you have any livestock in there?
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:28 PM   #40
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Im so in love with your tank! Do you have any livestock in there?
Thank you

My live stock is 1 SAE and 1 OTO. Thats it. Didnt want to keep fish because I was new with co2, didnt want to gas them. Now that I have a ph co2 controller, its not a problem, but there is no space in tank to have them. Not to mention I need all the space when Im clipping the plants and moving stuff.

I love shrimps and I want them greatly, but they are soo annoying and dumb as they want to go into filters and power heads.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:26 AM   #41
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I was wondering the same thing about livestock cause I'm not seeing any.

Anyway, this is the first time I'm seeing this journal and the truth is, it's fantastic. Before you can have and maintain a beautiful scape, you have to get plants to grow, clearly you have or are mastering this. Now you have a clear view/idea of how the specific plants grow, you can now effectively plan your scape using a classic style or something all of your own imagining.

Good luck with your scaping.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:25 PM   #42
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Tank is looking good! Is that dwarf hair grass in the foreground?
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:23 PM   #43
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New blog post!!! Even though no one bothers to comment. Atleast these pics will stay on the net incase my laptop blows up and I have no pics left.

My blyxa is going red. Yes, red!! Ive been over dosing on EI, yea you heard it. My current mixture is messed up and need to make a new one. So Im dosing alot to finish it soon. Plants have been changing colour a lil since a week ago.


I had to check out your journal to see the blyxa after you posted on my blyxa jap. page. I'm starting to see the red in yours also. You should take the same picture in a few ore days so we can see the difference.
I may have figured out the blyxa too. I'll post what I've done and a picture to show you a really red one back there so I don't hijack.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:04 PM   #44
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Tank is looking good! Is that dwarf hair grass in the foreground?
Thanks everyone

Yes thats dgh, in the middle is repens. Ive been trying to sell the repens but no one wants it since it has no space to grow, its growing upwards.

Ill be getting LEDs in a week. Im hoping the colour gets redder then. If I see more colour changes in the blyxa, Ill post for sure. I have to post the pics of the flowers right?
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:53 PM   #45
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hi samee,

looking forward to your take on the led lights. i saw your post on bml. you certainly have a knack for growing healthy, thick plants- mean this as a compliment!

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