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Old 10-20-2012, 12:58 AM   #91
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i have cheap knock off lily pipes and i get a whirlpool effect. it might be that "kink" that you have that is effecting the flow also. good luck.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:01 AM   #92
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I actually fixed that. It may be that my 90 degree bends are reducing the flow.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:28 AM   #93
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looking really good, what a nice tank too btw

GL with it getting filled in
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #94
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I like your stone layout!

Was the HC hard to plant in normal type Amazonia? You used tweezers I suppose?
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:21 PM   #95
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Was the HC hard to plant in normal type Amazonia? You used tweezers I suppose?
Thank you!
Planting HC in Amazonia was incredibly easy. I just set the bunch on the substrate and pressed the roots gently into the soil with my tweezers. Not a single floater. I also replanted a couple of the larger bunches after I flooded the tank and this was simple as well.
Compared to last time, when I planted it in Flora Max (basically Eco-Complete) it was a huge difference. Before it was very difficult, and ended up looking unsatisfactory, with roots sticking up and bunches repeatedly floating up.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:59 AM   #96
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That's good to know! I was thinking of getting HC and I also have some Amazonia to use.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:57 PM   #97
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Glad your HC is doing so well. The last two pots I got had to be trashed. One was already browned and I thought the other one would bounce back...nope. Doing this the hardcore old fashioned way: trimming and replanting single stems of HC. This is where powder type comes in handy. I like how you hid the equipment, too. Very smart thinking on that one.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:57 AM   #98
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That's too bad about your HC! During my WC today I accidentelly uprooted a some HC and I still am not seeing roots, most likely taking a bit longer because it was TC.Thanks about the equipment, I was a bit wary about putting water next to those books & records but so far its been fine.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:14 AM   #99
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I completely replanted my HC today, this time splitting it into very small portions and completely removing the dead matter and loose gel. Now i should see the growth I was looking for!
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:18 AM   #100
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I completely replanted my HC today, this time splitting it into very small portions and completely removing the dead matter and loose gel. Now i should see the growth I was looking for!
Good deal! Glad you followed through so quickly. What's your water change regimen like right now btw?
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #101
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I've only been doing WC's bi-weekly, just like 35%-45%. I know it sounds a little weak but in previous setups I've had no problems. However, with how many people are recommending daily WC's I'll be curious to see what happens.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #102
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Looking good, Hayden. I agree, if you had about twice as much HC, that would be ideal, but maybe after it grows in a little and forms roots, you can start borrowing from the existing clumps and propagate it more quickly.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:45 PM   #103
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I've only been doing WC's bi-weekly, just like 35%-45%. I know it sounds a little weak but in previous setups I've had no problems. However, with how many people are recommending daily WC's I'll be curious to see what happens.
Good idea. I'm about to start doing the same. Just finished replanting all the HC...holy cow. I'm beat lol. Bending over a tank planting small individual plantlets is a job.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:00 PM   #104
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I know! It was really long process. On a good note I noticed many stems had begun to form roots.

Another thing to note, my younger brother (who I share a room with) just got his do!aqua mini s in the mail, along with a light and some sand! Earlier we gathered stones from a creekbed and he scaped it. The tank is for a black moor goldfish. Pretty cool
I'll try to get him to make a journal when he gets it set up.

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:56 AM   #105
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