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Old 02-08-2014, 12:18 PM   #31
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ive sent multiple emails about that same substrate and they are truly clueless, lol
how much did you buy and how much volume could you fill with it?
I agree with ya about this lol and $5.00 got roughly a regular siz measuring cup full, thats it... Anyones best bet is to just get Fluval Stratium Substrate, looks almost excatly the same and costs wayyyyyy less then this sruff...
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:03 PM   #32
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I have noticed that there are some leaves on the Dwarf Sag that are going "clear"
I thought that dwarf sag was a lowish light plant???
The NPK+M did arrive and I have started dosing 0.5ml of each bottle, I hope that this allows things to bounch back quickly. Also, what happens when dosing EI methoed when you have low/med lighting, can this cause alega blooms ect? I do want to grab one Ghost shrimp as to eat excess alega but not sure if that would work....
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:35 PM   #33
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Can anyone provided a postive ID on any of the plants in this tank?
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:40 AM   #34
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I agree with ya about this lol and $5.00 got roughly a regular siz measuring cup full, thats it... Anyones best bet is to just get Fluval Stratium Substrate, looks almost excatly the same and costs wayyyyyy less then this sruff...
thats exactly what I was afraid of
so whats in the bowl is about how much you bought or was there any left over?
at that price stratum might be about the same price...
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thats exactly what I was afraid of
so whats in the bowl is about how much you bought or was there any left over?
at that price stratum might be about the same price...
No nothing left over.. I believe that the fluval stuff around here is something like $20ish for 9Liters or something like that....
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:59 PM   #36
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Soooo, this morning I woke up to this:


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Old 02-13-2014, 01:05 PM   #37
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Unlucky... Sorry to see that! It could have been worse though, the bottom could've split open on you. Do you have a back up jar? What's your plan going forward with this?
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Unlucky... Sorry to see that! It could have been worse though, the bottom could've split open on you. Do you have a back up jar? What's your plan going forward with this?
Thanks Disher

[censored][censored][censored][censored] happens right lol I do have a 7x7x8" vase here excatly the same just 1" thiner, everything got tossed into the backup vase and its still clearing up some, soil is a pain when mixed in with sand and pebbles. Now it looks like a jungle in there. I plan to keep this going untill plants look like they need help or something. Maybe I can grab from fluval substrate and use that... who knows. I will just keep an eye.on things.
Photos when vase clears.
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:57 AM   #39
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Everything has rebounded pretty great


Just added 1 Ghost Shrimp today, so far so goood!
Tomorrow will be adding some glosso.

Any suggestions about this vase?
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Will at least get some better photos up. because the water does not look dirty in real life, just the glair from the leds playing tricks on my camera phone.
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The shrimp molted last night and is more active today...
Should I leave the molt in or out?
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I read it's best to leave the molt in so they can eat it.
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I read it's best to leave the molt in so they can eat it.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:27 PM   #45
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I recently started a shrimp jar myself and it has some plants in it as well. I keep it on the bathroom vanity so it only gets light when the bathroom light is on (interior room) but I noticed some film on the top. Do you experience anything like this and if you do what do you recommend to prevent it?

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