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Old 08-19-2012, 02:24 AM   #151
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Both. I'm just waiting for it to grow in right now...it's spreading fine.
Some people like to just sit back and watch the world -- whoops, their tanks -- grow.

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Tank is whacky out of balance right now. Starting tomorrow I'll probably just be dosing lightly since there's quite a bit of algae....No BBA, though.
It's great to have a (relatively) stable nano tank. It takes time, and a lot of it. But I can go a week without any ferts or a week with extra ferts with minimal symptoms. I don't do that often, maybe once every couple months by accident, but it's great.

Nanos ftw!
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:32 AM   #152
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Some people like to just sit back and watch the world -- whoops, their tanks -- grow.

It's great to have a (relatively) stable nano tank. It takes time, and a lot of it. But I can go a week without any ferts or a week with extra ferts with minimal symptoms. I don't do that often, maybe once every couple months by accident, but it's great.

Nanos ftw!
I do enjoy watching it grow...it's nice to see nature take its course. I think most of the instability is being caused by lack of plant mass, though. I can't turn my filter outflow all the way up until the glosso grows in otherwise it blasts my soil like crazy. Blah.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:13 AM   #153
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Hey man, I just got some tissue cultured glosso and a few other plants. Let me know if you want it to fill out the tank.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:33 PM   #154
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Hey man, I just got some tissue cultured glosso and a few other plants. Let me know if you want it to fill out the tank.
You have a pm, good sir.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:16 AM   #155
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Got my hands on some H. tenellum 'micro'....I'm a happy camper. Replacing the old H. tenellum with the micro variety. Some of the stuff shipped in already read and very small...I love it!
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:47 AM   #156
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Maybe I missed it, but what is your CO2 setup that you are using?
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:04 AM   #157
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It's been 2 weeks and 1 day since we've seen the tank!

That's a long time on the scale of a nano tank!
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:47 AM   #158
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It's been 2 weeks and 1 day since we've seen the tank!

That's a long time on the scale of a nano tank!
Not when you've changed the media to bio rio and have cloudy water.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:56 AM   #159
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You may have switched over a little soon if you're getting some cloudiness - and too soon by I mean that you had to replant most everything.

Don't worry, you'll get through it and come out the other end making some kickass scapes.
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You may have switched over a little soon if you're getting some cloudiness - and too soon by I mean that you had to replant most everything.

Don't worry, you'll get through it and come out the other end making some kickass scapes.
The cloudiness isn't really bothering me. It happens. I'm adding green bacter daily to help speed along the new media seeding. The amanos and otos I added are doing fine and my plants are spotless. The glosso (finally, now that it's not covered in algae!) and hairgrass are really taking off.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:11 PM   #161
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This is great news Freph! You're turning the corner!
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:14 PM   #162
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This is great news Freph! You're turning the corner!
Hopefully I can keep it that way, too. The riccia is starting to stand up quite well. Some of the whitening is going away (probably has to do with the fact that I added about 1/16tsp of micros mix the day you mentioned it vs the Green Brighty) but some of it was just like that from what you sent. Cuts more towards the bottom, I'm guessing. They're growing well now though. No amano deaths either! This is a first. The new H. tenellum 'micro' is taking off as well. I've got a couple of new red leaves already. Did a 50% WC today. Nothing to trim, no algae to scrape...just cloudy water to replace with clean water and ADA goodies to dose.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:01 AM   #163
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Mini is improving quite a bit. Algae is down to a minimum which I very much approve of. Quite the sight for sore eyes. All my amanos and otos survived just fine too. Say what? My amanos normally die/jump in 2-3 days....I approve. Frank, I think you'll approve of the riccia comeback. Thanks for the advice on the micros.

P.S. That diffuser is getting cleaned as soon as I finish posting this and in my other journal.





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Old 08-28-2012, 03:14 AM   #164
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im looking forward to seeing it once it fills in. particularly the glosso. its a high maintenance plant, but it can look really majestic.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:16 AM   #165
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im looking forward to seeing it once it fills in. particularly the glosso. its a high maintenance plant, but it can look really majestic.
I'm fine with high maintenance. There will definitely be a lot of effort put into this tank to keep it pristine.
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