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Old 06-14-2012, 07:07 PM   #16
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Well most of the Blyxa is gone. At least all the stuff that wouldn't root. I just got an atomic diffuser to replace my ceramic disk one which honestly was producing bubbles the size of what a normal bubbler would. So my co2 is turned way down for now just so I can see what bubble rate I will need when using a nice diffuser. I'm sure my new co2 levels would allow it to root better but with me moving this tank around it is just not worth the time.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:03 AM   #17
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Did you get your GLA regulator yet?
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:57 PM   #18
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Did you get your GLA regulator yet?
Yeah. I really like it.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:05 PM   #19
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Here are some updated pictures of the tank. They are taken with my phone so the quality is not great. I have a ugly towel under the tank since I didn't want water to ruin the wood on my dresser and it is only temporary while I am home from school.

I got a new GLA regulator with an atomic diffuser also.





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Old 07-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #20
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Lot's of nice shrimp! They basically eat all leftover food!
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:18 PM   #21
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This is turning out to be a great little tank for shrimp! And the lighting looks perfect for this tank. It's a great way to show people who love ADA tanks but don't have $300 to spend on a light how to do it so thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:15 AM   #22
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Thanks for the kind words Jake. I just moved back to school and haven't updated this tank in a while. I just tore out the riccia and reattached it since it was getting crazy. My camera's batteries are dead so here are some cell phone pics.



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Old 08-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #23
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Hello,

I wanted to say that your system looks very nice.

Sorry if I missed it somewhere, but did you stick with the 13 watt CFL or move to the higher wattage bulb? Also, was regulator you bought from GLA the paintball ver2 regulator? Since you move your tank so often you must have the process down to a science by now. lol Do you drain the water and cover the top with saran wrap to maintain humidity for the plants. Or how do you go about moving everything? One last question for you. That little riccia square does it open up and you sandwich the riccia inside it?
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:31 PM   #24
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I wanted to say that your system looks very nice.

Sorry if I missed it somewhere, but did you stick with the 13 watt CFL or move to the higher wattage bulb? Also, was regulator you bought from GLA the paintball ver2 regulator? Since you move your tank so often you must have the process down to a science by now. lol Do you drain the water and cover the top with saran wrap to maintain humidity for the plants. Or how do you go about moving everything? One last question for you. That little riccia square does it open up and you sandwich the riccia inside it?
I did stay with the 13w cfl bulb. The regulator is not the atomic one. It is the normal paintball reg. http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-re...regulator.html

None of the plants in my tank are rooted except for the Blyxa which I am phasing out of my scape right now since it is to hard to pull it up and then get it to root again. All the plants that I have feed from the water column so they are all tied to wood and rock which makes moving a breeze. I drain all the water but do not cover the top since there are no plants in it. I then pack the tank into a box and move it. The plants all get there own ziplock bag with water and those all go in a garbage bag since the ziplocl ones never stay shut tight enough. T

here are prongs that hold the wire mesh down which in turn holds the riccia down. So yes it does open and sandwich the riccia.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:11 PM   #25
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nice looking tank! I guess I am not the only one struggling with Blyxa! I can't believe it even exists as an aquatic plant because it sure loves to uproot itself and float upside down.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:48 AM   #26
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nice looking tank! I guess I am not the only one struggling with Blyxa! I can't believe it even exists as an aquatic plant because it sure loves to uproot itself and float upside down.
The Blyxa that stayed rooted is doing very well now and looks really nice. Even though it is a PITA to get to stay down, it is still my favorite plant.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:47 AM   #27
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Whenever I am back at school I always have staghorn problems. I have also been experiencing black spots on my java fern. I am fixing this with an increase in ferts also. The water is softer so I think I need to be adding more ferts. Here is an updated picture of the tank. The Blyxa settled back in finally and has taken off.

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:28 AM   #28
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that is a glorious java fern.
i miss having a nice big one. mine melted away into just a rhizome and since its in a low light tank, its taking FOREVER to recover.

you may want to add more rocks of riccia and make the foreground a riccia carpet.

for the algae, i would up CO2. that causes the majority of algae issues.
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Tank looks very nice. It shows some good growth since your last update. The Blyxa has really taken off. Good luck with the algae.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:18 PM   #30
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that is a glorious java fern.
i miss having a nice big one. mine melted away into just a rhizome and since its in a low light tank, its taking FOREVER to recover.

you may want to add more rocks of riccia and make the foreground a riccia carpet.

for the algae, i would up CO2. that causes the majority of algae issues.
I have thought about that adding more riccia. I just hope this java fern survives. A lot new growth on it seems to be doing fine but some new growth shows black spots. I might need to trim back some of the problem leaves including two that I have destroyed with excel.
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