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Old 08-12-2012, 09:36 PM   #16
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My mopani leeched tannins for about 4 months, just do a water change when the water gets too dark and obstructs too much light.

I didn't boil it, boiling just reduces the life of the wood and speeds up the decay.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:16 PM   #17
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Mopani is the best. Though right now I have the Slime on the wood...I put some pond snails in there to help...
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:45 PM   #18
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Current pic from yesterday after the water change...

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Old 08-22-2012, 12:16 AM   #19
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Crypt parva is low light like any other crypt. The reason it's turning yellow is because it's melting because it's conditions changed. Just let the rhyzomes be, they will grow back.

Looking good so far, but I think you should continue the taller crypts all the way to the right corner, or add something else there. It's looking pretty empty.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:34 PM   #20
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I'm thinking of buying the fluval co2 system, the 20g one to help kick start my nanos, it's cheap and I would only use it to help the plants grow in the beginning, do you think the crypts would benefit and then do ok when I remove the co2?

I'll have to find more crypts to plant too, to be able to fill up the tank more...I wanted to do a moss carpet because I want this to be a shrimpie tank.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:50 PM   #21
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This is it.

http://www.kensfish.com/moreinfo/flu...2-kit-20g.html
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:54 AM   #22
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So Im pretty sure I'm going to go with this, it will help me get my low techs going and get them to where I want them faster.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:25 PM   #23
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Seriously, don't buy that thing! I just bought one a couple week's ago and it's not worth it at all. From what I read on here you're better off dosing excel then using the supplied "diffuser." I used it with a ceramic diffuser and it ran out in two days. I even turned it off at night. I'm returning mine to Amazon. You'd be better off doing some DIY.

Tank's looking good by the way.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:00 PM   #24
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Thanks! I did already buy it it's was only twenty three so no worries, hopefully I can make it work!
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:07 AM   #25
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:22 PM   #26
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I like the hardscape/plants...these Spec Vs are pretty cool!
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:57 AM   #27
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Thanks Drift Monkey!
Im thinking I would like to plant the rest of the tank with more crypt parva and add the moss somewhere else. I also hooked up the co2 today I'm planning on filling the chambers 1-2 times per day, hoping to boost the crypt growth, helping them the c.parva to take root good and the other crypts to spread.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:58 PM   #28
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nice spec v
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:32 AM   #29
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Thanks!
Im thinking about breaking this down and putting the plants in a 2.5 and maybe some of the drift wood, im moving into a different room in my house and want to make it as organized and simple as possible, that means less is more.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:24 AM   #30
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Officially broke this tank down and moved it to a 2.5 gallon, pics to come this weekend.
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