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Old 07-23-2015, 11:48 AM   #1606
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Thanks. So you also grow dwarf hair grass in low tech tanks?
No DHG in the low tech tanks for me.
I grow out.the baby tears in the hi-tech.

Someone else may have thoughts on it.
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:09 PM   #1607
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Lake985 and Maryland Guppy, what are you using for foreground plants in those tanks? Some of them look like hg or dhg.
No hair grass--just some dwarf sag on the far left that hasn't really done anything in the past few months except a few runners, then some staurogyne repens, crypts, an amazon sword compacta, and some recently planted hydrocotyle japan. I did try my luck with some micro sword when the tank was first planted, but they never took off. BTW, I'm dosing 10ml of Excel daily in my 55G.
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And this pic of my three rams is not relevant but I love it!
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:17 PM   #1608
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No hair grass--just some dwarf sag on the far left that hasn't really done anything in the past few months except a few runners, then some staurogyne repens, crypts, an amazon sword compacta, and some recently planted hydrocotyle japan. I did try my luck with some micro sword when the tank was first planted, but they never took off. BTW, I'm dosing 10ml of Excel daily in my 55G.
Here are a few close up pics:



And this pic of my three rams is not relevant but I love it!
Nice! Do you use root tabs for your plants?
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:19 PM   #1609
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^^Thanks! This is my first planted tank so I'm still learning. And yes, there's a root tab at least 3-4 inches from each plant.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:04 AM   #1610
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Hey Dudes. Have a long way to go, but here is the progress so far. This weekend, I will be looking for a lot more nice java fern specimens. I had driftwood in but decided to go in a different direction. I want some dense foliage in the background and am planning on trying to propogate a carpet. Currently have some fluval stratum under some river gravel.






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Old 07-25-2015, 05:18 PM   #1611
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First planted tank. Been up for about 2 whole months now.


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Old 07-25-2015, 06:06 PM   #1612
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Could you describe your set-up please? I like the proportions of that tank. looks like good growth for two months.
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Old 07-25-2015, 06:24 PM   #1613
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Could you describe your set-up please? I like the proportions of that tank. looks like good growth for two months.
I dont dose. Just osmocote in the substrate. Lights on for about 12hrs due to them being cheap lights. I think that might be helping me, not sure. Diy co2. And i have a hob marineland and a new canister filter. When the canister is established im going to remove the hob. Do weekend 50% water changes.


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Old 07-25-2015, 06:25 PM   #1614
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Did a little trimming last night



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Old 07-25-2015, 11:21 PM   #1615
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I dont dose. Just osmocote in the substrate. Lights on for about 12hrs due to them being cheap lights. I think that might be helping me, not sure. Diy co2. And i have a hob marineland and a new canister filter. When the canister is established im going to remove the hob. Do weekend 50% water changes.

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Thanks for the info. Whatever it is you're doing seems to be working well.
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:10 AM   #1616
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My light isnt strong enough for reds.

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Old 07-26-2015, 12:14 AM   #1617
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And my blyxa isnt doing much since getting them.

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Old 07-26-2015, 07:06 AM   #1618
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Nice tank! What are the parameters?(gh, kh, ph?)
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