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Old 08-13-2013, 02:18 AM   #16
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i'm going to trim the dhg, but i want it to grow in and strengthen first. its only been a month. i would've considered belem if i knew about it BEFORE i bought the dhg.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:40 AM   #17
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Trimming the DHG will be good for it, makes it spread and grow better. Trim it now.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:43 AM   #18
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last time i had a dhg lawn, i trimmed it and it stunted growth for a long time. this was with 260watts pc lighting/aquasoil/pps pro.

this time, i'm letting the dhg take firm root first.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:14 AM   #19
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Fitted a magnum hot305 micron filter to a omni filter housing.

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Old 11-02-2013, 01:10 AM   #20
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Any updates for this? I really like your tank.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:50 PM   #21
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tank is almost 4 months old now. i replaced the DHG on the left hand side with s. repens. i bought a $9 portion from petsmart and it's looks pretty healthy.
i just did a little trim and kicked up a lot of debris. i'm purposely letting the DHG on the sides and in the back grow taller. only want to keep the very front low to the ground. the water clarity looks crappy. i tried putting a micron filter on the tank but my eheim hobby pump was leaking. i'll have to get a new one so i can put that diy omni micron filter to good use. i am battling GSA and BBA at the moment.

i was battling staghorn but seemed to get that under control by reducing my light output. i've started to cut back on the light by 50% to beat the staghorn. i'm reducing the ferts and raising the lights a little bit now. i'm going to see if the plants will out compete the algae if i starve the tank of a bit of nutrients.

i'm using a eheim 2215 and i think the flow isn't good enough. my tank's water clarity is horrible. that's another item on the to-do list. i tried adding a lot of ghost shrimp to the tank to see if a RCS colony would be able to live in the tank. the answer is NO. if ghost shrimp can't survive, rcs have no chance. i have some loaches and i'm guessing they're the culprit. i got the loaches because i had some hitch hikers. since getting the loaches, i havent seen a snail since. i bought them as soon as i noticed the first one.

here's a bad picture of the tank so far. i wish i had a better camera.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:08 AM   #22
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Loving the fissiden tree
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:20 AM   #23
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Hmmm... The transition to DHG from S. Repens isn't very smooth. Maybe let the S. Repens grow up a bit and put a couple Crypt Wendetii Greens to smooth the transition. Otherwise, I think this is an IAPLC worthy tank


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Old 11-04-2013, 05:36 AM   #24
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Nice tank.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:21 PM   #25
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This tank is going to be awesome. Absolutely love the driftwood use.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:55 PM   #26
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Try using Seachems Clarity to help with the suspended organics/solids. The polymer/coagulant combo in that product works extremely well.

Here is the procedure I use when my tank has this issue.
(1) Dose the reccomended amount of Clarity as per the bottle
(2) Let the product work for 5 - 6 hours
(3) Use a siphon to clean your substrate (personal preference is to use a smaller siphon)
(4) Dose 25% of the recommended amount of Clarity before sleep

Result: Wake up to a crystal clear tank

Let me know how it fares for you if you try it.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:05 AM   #27
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Just saw this thread now, very nice tank! I'm interested in knowing how you grew your moss with super glue. Every possible method used with super glue turned badly for me.

I have tried normal super glue and the non-toxic expensive kind, both gave me the same results.

Does your super glue turn white under water? Mind telling me the brand? I want to start growing some moss without dealing with floss.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:54 AM   #28
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you need to use super glue gel. make sure it says cyanoacrylate.
this is what i use. http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/sg_...el-Control.htm

i dont recall if it turns color underwater. you can dab some glue on moss and stick it straight on the wood if your tank is already filled with water. i've had to cover up some extra spots here and there in my tank and it's worked out for me that way. you'll have enough time to stick the moss even if the glue gets wet. a few seconds wont mess it up.

wolf, i tried the clarity but there seems to be some suspended organics still. i'm going to purchase another filter and make it a dedicated micron filter.
i think the position where my intake is compromises my tank filtering. extra filtration should fix my problem.
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I used the original super glue gel from the Dollar tree with no issues. It turned white and cured almost immediately when submerged. Gotta move quick!
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:00 PM   #30
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5 month update. no changes to scape. still fighting gsa, bba, and staghorn.
will make some changes to my dosing regime and see how it goes. i've upped the co2 some. i'm pushing about 5-6 bps now. hopefully things will balance out. i want to raise the lights but need someone with tools and the know how to rig something up. just waiting to come across a good idea that i would be able to pull off. i got some thread sealant and fixed the leak on the eheim 1250 i had. 320 gph is not enough to try and push the diy omni micro filter. i tried different setups. pump pre and after filter. also tried putting the pump on the floor and filter housing on the counter hoping gravity would help push water thru. that didn't work. i was thinking of getting another filter but then i saw tv's on sale for black friday. looks like the filter is going to wait.
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