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Old 09-10-2013, 01:49 PM   #16
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If you want to try growing plants on the rocks, you may want to consider first laying down some moss as a sort of substrate, and then planting on top of that once it is established.


What kind of fish are those in the 60P?

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thanks for the suggestion! but i'm concern about the moss growth that may become very messy. especially if i want to trim them, because they don't always float. but i'll definitely keep that in mind as i get creative for moss usage as substrate.

currently i have green neons and few galaxy's in 60p. =)
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:09 PM   #17
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Hey guys. It's been so long lol...

Here is the update of my 60p. Really not happy with it! It's been over 4 months and the growth is not even close to complete. The UG really does not want to root at all, it was growing really well in the beginning, but it was growing like a moss, not rooting downwards. you could lift the UG mat and not mess up the soil. After I put the shrimps in, it got really really messy.

sooo not happy with this scape!!!!! had a lot of algae problems while i was busy at school, had to remove the HC if I wanted to treat the algae on the rocks. sigghh!


The soil (ada) is over 2 years old with pfertz roottabs..... sigh I bought new soil during Christmas break and hopefully i'll have a much better UG growth

Any comments/questions are welcom!

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Old 01-17-2014, 05:32 PM   #18
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Really love the hardscape! this is going to look amazing once the ug fill in! Great job.
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Don't get discouraged!
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your using 2 t5's over the 60p? as long as co2 and flow is good, you shouldn't have any trouble with the light right on top of the tank, growth rate will speed up. I do this on my tank till it grows in fully, then slowly raise it to slow growth rates so i don't need to trim as often.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:57 PM   #21
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thanks for the comments guys


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your using 2 t5's over the 60p? as long as co2 and flow is good, you shouldn't have any trouble with the light right on top of the tank, growth rate will speed up. I do this on my tank till it grows in fully, then slowly raise it to slow growth rates so i don't need to trim as often.

it's 4 t5's. they're growing, but they're not rooting =(
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