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Old 01-19-2013, 10:13 PM   #136
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Looking better and better!!

Look at that fiasiden creeping up the corner of the tank!!

Where was the micro sword?

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Old 01-19-2013, 11:02 PM   #137
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Wow! Fantastic. How does your fissidens grow so fast?

I looked at your OP and couldn't find your ferts?
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:15 PM   #138
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Really love this tank.
thx rustbucket. One can not hear that enough. i really appreciate it.

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It has come a long way and it's looking really good, I have a micro sword in my 10 G, Lilaeopsis mauritiana and it took a very long time to acclimate and start to grow but after it got started it takes off pretty good but it's still slow. Oddly enough mine wasn't doing well at all until I had to treat some algae with H202 then it perked up and started to grow, the nice thing about it is it's not a fast invasive plant like DHG which it tangled all through my HC, good luck.
actually my microsword is doing quite well, i am going to get rid of some and then put some in my low tech 55 and see how it does there. My thought process is to replace the MS with HC now that i can actually grow HC. You see this is my third attempt at HC an i FINALLY think that i have it dialed in. Its is literally out of control and i can not trim it fast enough.

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Looking better and better!!

Look at that fiasiden creeping up the corner of the tank!!

Where was the micro sword?"
i put fiss on roundish lava rocks, covered them with mesh and placed them in the corners and other various spots to brake up the straight lines of the 2x2 squares of it all around. so the mounding fiss you see is actually fiss on lava rocks

The microsword is mid tank, in the valley, right behind the HC. If you look closely you can see the darker green of the MS
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:32 PM   #139
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Wow! Fantastic. How does your fissidens grow so fast?

I looked at your OP and couldn't find your ferts?
thank you so much jkan.

HIGH lights HIGH co2 and i EI dose the following

Monday: 1/2 tsp Plantex CSM+B, 1/4 tsp Mg (ei. MgS04-7H2O)
Tuesday: 1/2 KH2PO4, 1/2 CaNO3
Wednesday: 1/2 tsp Plantex CSM+B, 1/4 tsp Mg
Thursday: 1/2 KH2PO4, 1/2 CaNO3
Friday: 1/2 tsp Plantex CSM+B, 1/4 tsp Mg
Saturday: rest
Sunday: 50% WC, 1 tbsp GH Booster, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 KH2PO4, 1/2 CaNO3

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Old 01-29-2013, 11:47 PM   #140
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Just subscribed to this. Great work and I love the mountain landscape.
The fiasiden is great, and provides a nice change from the traditional carpeting I've seen on these forums. Excited to see it mature.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:14 AM   #141
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This is one of those tanks that you could stare at all day long and appreciate the hobby ! Great work Chad....You are the Fiss King !
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:30 PM   #142
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A short question. When you emerged your plants, did you elevate the CO2? What was your rate? (bubbles/second if using a counter)
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Just subscribed to this. Great work and I love the mountain landscape.
The fiasiden is great, and provides a nice change from the traditional carpeting I've seen on these forums. Excited to see it mature.
thank you so much. i really appreciate your comments.

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Thanks Steven. "The Fiss King" ha!

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A short question. When you emerged your plants, did you elevate the CO2? What was your rate? (bubbles/second if using a counter)
you do not need to use the co2 during the emersed stage.

Once i flooded the tank i had my co2 turned up so high i couldnt count the bubbles do i couldnt tell you the rate. But i do use a simple glass drop checker until it turns LIGHT green, almost yellow.
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You figured out what I meant... - too early in the morning! I'll be doing a DSM soon and when I flood my tank Im going to have to 'rehab' my HC into starting with lots of CO2 and then dialing it back to be acceptable for the livestock.
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You figured out what I meant... - too early in the morning! I'll be doing a DSM soon and when I flood my tank Im going to have to 'rehab' my HC into starting with lots of CO2 and then dialing it back to be acceptable for the livestock.

that is basically the approach i took. That will work fine.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:10 AM   #146
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3 weeks and no update ! Come on Chad, get it together ;-)
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:34 PM   #147
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3 weeks and no update ! Come on Chad, get it together ;-)
HA!

between being super busy and a small algae outbreak due to bumping the co2 control knob and having co2 tool low for a week or so, i just havent had the time nor desire to take pics as of late.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:00 PM   #148
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Your tank is amazing. How many shrimp are you planning on putting in?
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:26 PM   #149
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Your tank is amazing. How many shrimp are you planning on putting in?

thx O, i appreciate it.

i have amano in there now. But i cant seem to balance the shrimp and co2 for spme reason. I cant find the happy medium, too low and i get algae, that i am still trying to rid right now, ot too high...which i have killed off maybe 10 amoano already

Once i find the perfect mix ill throw in a bunch of Supreme reds most likely.
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heres a pic i took today on mu phone. crappy quality. ill try to get another with my Nikon soon

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