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Old 06-01-2012, 10:51 PM   #631
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yeah, I thought it was about time for that shipment... that whole container is probably already sold
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:25 PM   #632
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Hey David,

I'll answer your questions in detail when I get an opportunity (container has me pretty busy right now).

But we do have 2211's available at adgshop.com !
you know checking the forum while driving a fork lift is dangerous...unless your a pro like myself. Dont break my pallet!
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:14 AM   #633
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Hi Frank, I spoke to you this morning on the phone regarding my order, kind of bummed on the back order but oh well I'll just give them a good cleaning. Anyways want to drop in and say thanks and I've learned a lot from this thread, only if you started this in January I wouldn't have gone thru all the heartaches of starting my first planted tank.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:42 PM   #634
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Here is a list of my tank specs (I borrow your format). Maybe this will help track down problems and improve the tank. Again, your time is appreciated Frank.



Core:
Aquarium: Topless Fluval Edge
Lighting: Archaea 27w Compact Flourescent, 10,000k.
DIY stand.

Plants:
Riccia
Dwarf Hairgrass
HC

Co2 & Distribution:
Presurized CO2 tank.
Archaea Diffuser
Archaea Single gauge regulator

Filtration:
Eheim 2211

Substrate:
Aquasoil, no additive

Fertilizers and Additives:
Week 1: Brighty K, Green Bacter

Week 2 to end of Month 3: Brighty K, Green Brighty Step 1, Green Brighty Special Lights (alternate Day 1 = Step 1, Day 2 = Lights, etc Brighty K everyday)
Aquavitro Propel 1mm every other day
Excel 1/3 cap full every day
Kh adjustment, Aquavitro Carbonate
Gh adjustment, Seachem Equilibrium

Hardscape:
5 Kei Stones

Water Change Schedule:
First week = daily water change (50%-80%)
Second week = water change every other day (50%-80%)
Third week = water change every third day (twice) (50%-80%)
Fourth week onwards = once a week water changes, water change as needed due to algae.

Water Quality:
Tap water and dechlorized.

Co2 Distribution:
Enough that Riccia is pearling. Light pearl on HC.

Average Co2 cartridge lifespan:
3~4 weeks

Heating:
none for summer time.

Age of the tank:
5th Week
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:18 AM   #635
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I Frank! i got really busy and dropped off the journal at like page 11. well i just read the whole thing! (i have no life, haha) great evilution of the tank! and your articles are great!

I've decided to join in on this low budget (im not going to use the term low-tech anymore, thanks to you) challenge!

luckily i was already planning on doing a tank like this on my own accord, so i already have stuff and im finishing piecing it together!! however, im going to use a canister filter. because i want to

so here are the specs.... subject to changing though.


Tank- Mr Aqua 7.5g bowfront

Lighting- Odyssea 24w PC light

Filtration- Eheim 2213 with acrylic lily pipes

Substrate- Eco-Complete

Hardscape- Manzanita wood and stones (not sure what kind, because i havent bought any)

Plants- Not entirely sure. Most likely needle leaf java jern (maybe bolbitis or windelov fern instead), Anubias nana 'petitie', moss ( i dont know the ID, a pic is attached.) (im going to make a "moss milkshake" and spread it on the wood and grow it emersed, so i dont need string and it looks awesome), and maybe some singapore moss or riccia. other then that, im not sure.

Fish- Not sure (any suggestions?) i was thinking maybe boraras birggate, or something similar

unknown moss

580248_297789363632273_1044796020_n by orchidman10, on Flickr

a sketch i did the other day, this is what i want from the layout. similar at least, i havent gotten the manzanita yet, so it will be different. (ignore the writing below, its not relevant)


546317_301791866565356_100002036359377_711733_1929 271023_n by orchidman10, on Flickr

Equipment sourced- tank, substrate, heater, lily pipes, light (still need a bulb though)

thansk for letting me join in the fun!
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:23 AM   #636
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That looks like terrestrial star moss and won't grow submersed.
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It came in a submersed package a while ago...
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:06 AM   #638
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star moss is commonly sold as "aquatic" in the petco plant sense.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:09 AM   #639
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THats depressing it came in the package as a hitchhiker. So that's my only shred of hope. I'll have to try some submersed to be sure then. :/

Do you know of a moss that's similar? I like how it's low and stays close to the ground or wood. Unlike java of christmass moss that will spread all over.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:04 AM   #640
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Do you know of a moss that's similar? I like how it's low and stays close to the ground or wood. Unlike java of christmass moss that will spread all over.
all mosses grow more compact when emersed. moss is non-vascular, so if a piece of it grows to far away from the water source, it dehydrates and dies. underwater, that is no longer an issue, so the moss is free to grow vertically to a greater extent.
i had a java moss carpet in a terrarium, it was lush and green and thick, and didnt show a bit of the dirt underneath, all being only an eighth of an inch thick. and yet submerged, we all know java moss wont grow like that.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:29 AM   #641
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Well this "star moss" emersed is lower then other mosses I have growing emersed. You can see the difference between it and Singapore moss. Just in the structure. Like Singapore moss has a "stem" thing with "branches" coming out. Even emersed. This doesn't when emersed. And idk about if it will even live submersed.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:11 AM   #642
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Yeah, I found some of that exact star moss growing in the forest, used it in a terrarium... Didn't do so hot in my aquarium...
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:31 PM   #643
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Anyone have ideas for a similar moss?
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Anyone have ideas for a similar moss?
Mini fissidens might be nice.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:18 PM   #645
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Frank,
I swapped out the zoo med 501 with eheim 2211. The water circulation is sooo much better. Also, I need a 100% water change and trim down the plant. I started to change my dosage to brighty k, step1, 6 drop green becter and 10 drops phyton git everyday. I start to see the color coming back on HC. The BGA is reduced by 80% and continue to reduce. Is there anything else I need to do?
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