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Old 03-16-2014, 12:50 AM   #31
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Hey guys I recently picked up a new fluval spec so I donated one of my fugeray leds to that tank and used the stock led that came with the spec on my fluval flora. The two fugerays and the PC were a little too much for just the flora so I felt ok downgrading one of the leds. All my plants are still growing fast and no more dust algae on the glass



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Old 03-16-2014, 12:55 AM   #32
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Front shot of the tank. Hairgrass is spreading fast almost time for a trim. I put the powerhead in there and realized its a little too strong but its ok it makes all my plants dance, perfect surface agitation, and spreads co2 and nutrients faster. Drop checker went from blue to green in 45 mins at 1bps.

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Old 03-19-2014, 08:22 PM   #33
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Well guys everything is doing fine in the fluval flora. Since I started dosing ferts my crypt has came back healthy and all my plants are thriving, although I wish I could say the same for my baby tears. They arent spreading as I hoped for but maybe im just too impatient lol. Ive had a few casualties since my last update. Two shrimps found their way in the powerhead and got torn in half im gonna rubberband a filter sponge around it to avoid any more shrimps getting caught in there. Also my neon tetra passed away I suspect it got stressed from my last water change found my assasin snail halfway done with it. Ill post more updates soon

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Old 03-19-2014, 11:08 PM   #34
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Looking good
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:06 AM   #35
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Rubberband can release toxin mind you

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Old 03-25-2014, 05:51 PM   #36
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Updates! I moved the crypt to the other side and I planted some micro sword in place. not sure if ill keep it since ive heard many people say its hard to grow and usually picks up algae.

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Old 03-25-2014, 05:52 PM   #37
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My dwarf hairgrass seems to be taking off but at a slow rate. Do you guys think I should trim it to promote growth and spread runners?

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Old 03-25-2014, 07:20 PM   #38
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Yeah trim away in my opinion. Like you say it will encourage new growth. I'm at the same stage with my 15gal, just waiting it to spread. I should really update my thread with new photos lol
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:28 PM   #39
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Yeah with it that high and good color, I would say you're safe to give it a good trimming. I cut mine and left about a half an inch from the substrate (after it acclimated), and now it's growing sideways shooting off runners.
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:19 PM   #40
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Yeah trim away in my opinion. Like you say it will encourage new growth. I'm at the same stage with my 15gal, just waiting it to spread. I should really update my thread with new photos lol






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Yeah with it that high and good color, I would say you're safe to give it a good trimming. I cut mine and left about a half an inch from the substrate (after it acclimated), and now it's growing sideways shooting off runners.
Thanks guys I will trim today since its day of my water change. I just hate cleaning up after I trim hairgrass lol.


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Yeah I'm having a trim today too. Good luck with the clean up lol
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:59 PM   #42
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Hey guys new update! Well today was day of my water change and the tank was really getting out of control in the back. The crypt was dying and the wisteria and ludwigia where spreading too many roots. so I removed them and picked up some dwarf hairgrass. I also set up the second fugeray back on and cranked up the co2 to 2bps. I like the new look and my fish and shrimp have more space to scavenge

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:27 PM   #43
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guys today I picked up a couple baby corys. Im gonna house them in this tank until my 46 gallon finishes cycling. I hope they get along and my GBR doesnt pick on them

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:43 PM   #44
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Nice, those look pretty cool. Any new pics of the whole tank?
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:56 PM   #45
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Picked up 5 neon tetras from a friend that was taking down his tank. Man I really hate overcrowding my tanks but my other community tank should be ready in a few days and I would rather them be in a controlled system meanwhile than in a bucket.

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