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Old 08-18-2014, 02:17 AM   #91
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amazing stuff anubias with marsilea carpet
great work here with crypt parva also

i stop using K2SO4 a while ago and used KCl instead for the more K source. results seems better after the change
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:37 AM   #92
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Wow! This is absolutely stunning!!!
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:11 AM   #93
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Thanks misthumarc and tithra.

ikuzo,
Thanks for the comments. I am glad you mentioned KCl. I used to use KCl for potassium dosing too until I ran out. Guess I will have to get my hand on KCl again in place of K2SO4.

C. parva is bushing up nicely. However, it seems to be the slowest growing plant species in my tank. Even anubias grow a lot faster than C. parva.

Thanks again for mentioning KCl.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:15 AM   #94
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I still look at your tank every now and then. Very inspiring. I'm very curious, what is KCI and where to get it?
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:15 AM   #95
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zetvi,

Thanks for the comments.

It is KCl, or Potassium Chloride. It is available at many gardening stores, may be sold under the name muriate of potash. I got mine from a lab I used to work with.

Both ferts give you the added K. Some prefer K2SO4. Some prefer KCl.
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Saweeeeeeeeet looken tank!
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:06 AM   #97
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So jealous of how great your anubius nana petite looks. What is your secret for keeping it algae free??

Great looking tank also. Plants all look really healthy.
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:18 AM   #98
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The c. wendtii is simply amazing.
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:42 AM   #99
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Thanks everyone for checking commenting on the tank.

Dewalltheway,
I wish I know the secret. Somehow, anubias grow well in my tank. I am not entirely sure, but I think a combination of high P level, high O2 level, and high CO2 level help anubias grow healthily and healthy plants defend themselves.

Bump: Picture Update:
Some of pictures newly taken yesterday. HC is completely gone, replaced by Marsilea minuta and C. parva as carpet plants.



Anubias continues to do very well. The back anubias has reached near the top, blocking the rotala behind.







Right side, marsilea minuta and AR:





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Wow! Just stunning! Great pictures too.
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:39 AM   #101
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Wow.. How do you get your anubias like that?
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Absolutely Beautiful
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Thanks Hobby and rustbucket.

Raekwon, I tied them here and there to DW and they grow like that over time.
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:47 AM   #104
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I just LOVE this tank! Fantastic work.

You made mention a number of times throughout this thread about your high level of CO2, do you have a way of quantifying how high? Like KH/PH numbers,.. I know its imperfect but it's something.

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I just LOVE this tank! Fantastic work.

You made mention a number of times throughout this thread about your high level of CO2, do you have a way of quantifying how high? Like KH/PH numbers,.. I know its imperfect but it's something.

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Thanks, Whiskey.

The tank KH is ~11. When the light just turns on, the pH is ~7.1 and get down to pH 6.8 an hour or two later and stays at 6.8 until the CO2 is off. I program the Apex to shut off CO2 if the pH goes down to 6.6 because from my observation, at pH 6.6, fish start showing signs of CO2 distress. The pH goes up to 7.9-8.0 before the CO2 is turned on the next day. So if I base off the KH/pH chart, then my CO2 concentration is around 50-60ppm the majority of the time.
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