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Old 10-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #106
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Ok- 7 weeks today. I think it's coming along nicely and I'm liking the results I'm getting other than the Macrandra. It still is curling. I think my water is a bit too hard for it. I'm looking into getting RO water here soon. I added two Painted Fire Red babies about a week ago and the ram or other fish won't even touch them! Te just stare them down. So that's good news. I'll probably get more. The tissue culture Downoi is a steal. You get so many crowns for 8$. Mine is finally taking shape. I need to trim the Rotala sp. green, just haven't got around to it yet. All fish are good. Once Brian gets his AR Mini going I'm going to buy some from him.

I'm going to take back the lone Cory, add 4 more Rummies, 2 more neons, and that will finish out my stocking. Unless I get more shrimp.

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Old 10-15-2013, 08:44 PM   #107
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I may replace the Macrandra with some Limnophilia Aromatica if I can find some, or maybe even Rotala Colorata. If anyone has these let me know.


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Old 10-15-2013, 08:50 PM   #108
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Very nice!
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:51 PM   #109
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I think the atomic inline would be better than having more equipment in the tank...

As for those stems, you can have some of mine if you want to wait or sooner if you care to clean off the filament diatoms I'm currently going through. Although Janis would probably have better specimens for you.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:02 PM   #110
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Very nice!
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:04 PM   #111
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I think the atomic inline would be better than having more equipment in the tank...

As for those stems, you can have some of mine if you want to wait or sooner if you care to clean off the filament diatoms I'm currently going through. Although Janis would probably have better specimens for you.
Yeah I'm gonna grab one I think. I may just go through GLA though. With prime it would be here by Thursday. Amazon it is! Haha. Yeah I'll just wait till you're out of that! I haven't had any algae yet other than the little bit of Rhizo that hitchhiked. Other than that, I've been clear. The ask god! :lol:


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Old 10-16-2013, 03:34 AM   #112
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Looks good, I could purchase some red rotala and grew it for us. I want some red in my tank with thin leaves. Do you know some nice red rotala?
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:37 AM   #113
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Looks good, I could purchase some red rotala and grew it for us. I want some red in my tank with thin leaves. Do you know some nice red rotala?
Hmm I know that Colorata, Singapore, H'ra, Mexicana, and sunset are are nice rotala species.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:42 AM   #114
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I have Rotala sp. "H' ra" but it really doesn't show the red I want it too, it will occasionally show it on the tops of the stems... I looked at what you suggested through Bing search but the images are unclear but I think I really like the colorata from those images. I could send you some Rotala sp. "H' ra" though if you want some, maybe it will color up for you! Have any idea why it isn't for me?

Have to say this now, I went to my garage where I put my clippings from my thread tank into another ten gallon with half the amount of lighting, zero ferts, and only excel for C02 and the Rotala sp. "H' ra" is a deep red stem now with reddish pinkish leaves.... Any clue? I think I heard that the lack of a certain fert will bring out the red?

Correct me on this research if I am wrong, red coloration was stimulated by stressing, limiting **either** N or P in the presence of an adequate supply of K and the other nutrient. Sound correct? Since my other tank gets no ferts, with strict limitation of P forced them to turn a red color?

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Old 10-23-2013, 08:39 PM   #115
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Update Time!

I added 6 Rummies yesterday, and about a week or so ago I added 5 Pygmy cories. These guys are awesome! I'll be taking the big Cory back soon as I know longer like him.

Elatine Triandra is a weed. Period. But it's a nice carpet plant, none the less. Downoi is taking off. I probably have about 30 crowns. Everything is growing nicely and no algae at all. I trim about 2 times a week still working on the Macrandra though.


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Old 10-23-2013, 08:44 PM   #116
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Homecoming- just for sh*ts and giggles. Lol


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Old 10-23-2013, 08:46 PM   #117
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Wow! The tank is looking very awesome! Love the color variations.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #119
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Hey Joey...your tank looks great man! You ever get the glass top for the tank? Moonlights?
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:10 PM   #120
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Looks great!
I added some e. Triandra recently too! It is definitely a weed.

Cute picture too your lady friend is very pretty


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