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Old 03-04-2010, 04:26 AM   #16
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Nice tank i'm really loving the carpet on the far right of the 55g, and the cabomba on the left, it's like you made specific sections for each type of plant and in my opinion goes really well with the look.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:43 AM   #17
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Your 3 leafed plant is Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides aka pennymarshweed. It's one of my favorite foreground plant. It's undemanding, grows quickly and is a wonderful shade of green. It does require maintenance.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:46 AM   #18
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wow i would love to get a start of that for my tank!!!!!
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:53 AM   #19
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Anyway got another Rena filter the xp1 just to power the co2 reactor made some Diy lily pipes.


I think this looks much better than the original layout. What's this about DIY Lilly Pipes?
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:00 AM   #20
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I got bored one day and made some diy lily pipes here are some that I did.
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Wow nice work.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:02 PM   #22
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Very nice diy on those lilly pipes! Did you switch down the lighting? I am curious as to what you are doing different with your fertilizers. It is amazing how quickly the reds loose their coloring, isn't it? The new layout is fantastic by the way. I like the new foreground plant as well. Did you take out all of the blyxa?
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:38 AM   #23
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Very nice diy on those lilly pipes! Did you switch down the lighting? I am curious as to what you are doing different with your fertilizers. It is amazing how quickly the reds loose their coloring, isn't it? The new layout is fantastic by the way. I like the new foreground plant as well. Did you take out all of the blyxa?
Yes all the blyxa dead can't get that stuff to grow in my tanks, all the red is gone makes me mad lol as for the ferts I was dosing kno3 10.6grams, k2s04 9grams , and kh2p04 .30grams every other day with full on 216w trace and iron still dosing the same. Now I am running 2 lights for 5hours then adding the other 2 bulbs for 3 hours, dosing now is 4g kn03, 3.5g k2s04, and .90g kh2p04. Still don't see any red also the Rotala is growing again but its green. Knock on wood don't see any new spot algae on the plants only thing I have is the dust on the glass.
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how offten do u trim the foreground?
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It may be a combination of reducing lights and fertilizing that is causing the plants to loose there coloring. I would give them a little time to adjust and see if they rebound. I've noticed it takes a couple weeks to really see the full affects of a change. But this is just me. Sucks about the blyxa, but I love the new foreground. If I ever get my algae under control, I'll be glad to send you some.
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I have a question on your setup. How does the setup with outlets from each filter on both sides work for you? Is the xp1 enough flow for you for the co2? Would you like to have a xp2 or xp3 instead of the 1 for flow of co2? Is the distribution good?

Reason I ask is that I am going to add another rena but unsure on where should i put each outflow.
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Your 3 leafed plant is Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides aka pennymarshweed. It's one of my favorite foreground plant. It's undemanding, grows quickly and is a wonderful shade of green. It does require maintenance.
Thanks I been looking for the name of this plant now I final know lol. What is the best way to maintenance this guy?

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how offten do u trim the foreground?
After I cut a big section out it will take about 2weeks for for another big cut.

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It may be a combination of reducing lights and fertilizing that is causing the plants to loose there coloring. I would give them a little time to adjust and see if they rebound. I've noticed it takes a couple weeks to really see the full affects of a change. But this is just me. Sucks about the blyxa, but I love the new foreground. If I ever get my algae under control, I'll be glad to send you some.
Its been about 3weeks still haven't seen any change I keep upping the ferts every 2 weeks hopefully Ill get it right one day .

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I have a question on your setup. How does the setup with outlets from each filter on both sides work for you? Is the xp1 enough flow for you for the co2? Would you like to have a xp2 or xp3 instead of the 1 for flow of co2? Is the distribution good?

Reason I ask is that I am going to add another rena but unsure on where should i put each outflow.
I really like the flow on the xp1 with the co2 reactor its just enough to give me good diffusion. But if I was going to get another Rena I would get the xp3 its always good to have more flow then less. If you think its too much you can always lower the flow with a ball valve and make it like the xp1 or xp2. Also still haven't found the best place to put the lily pipes .
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:13 AM   #28
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...you should sell me your extra lilly pipes =)
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:18 AM   #29
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Well it's times to trim the pennymarshweed whats the best way to do this? Is there any tips to get the Rotala red and pink? In my low tech 7g shrimp tank the Rotala is red pink after I cut it and put in my 55 all the new stems are all green. I am dosing as of now 4g kn03, 3.5g k2s04, and .6g kh2p04 also dosing 5ml of iron ever other day and also trace 15ml.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:32 AM   #30
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I'm interested in what you did to create your DIY lilly pipes. Would you be willing to share the details?
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