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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-17-2020, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Looks great!
Just FYI, the nitrates you are already detecting might come from your tap water (they do here in Laramie, WY at 5-10 ppm), assuming you used tap water.
You are right though, that ammonia and nitrites need to go to zero to consider the tank cycled. Nitrite to nitrate step tends to be the slower one.
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Ive read its ok for some plants to start melting in a new tank. Whats your experience with this? Im kinda freaking out since it took me so long to design this hahaha, dont wanna see it melt away. Im learning that patience is the key chemica here.
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Ive read its ok for some plants to start melting in a new tank. Whats your experience with this? Im kinda freaking out since it took me so long to design this hahaha, dont wanna see it melt away. Im learning that patience is the key chemica here.

Definitely patience is key!. The melting is completely normal IF they are tissue cultures. This is because the tissue cultures are not grown submersed. They will melt and then grow back. however if they are not tissue culture im not sure what is going to happen. Best of luck and love the tank!

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Ive read its ok for some plants to start melting in a new tank. Whats your experience with this? Im kinda freaking out since it took me so long to design this hahaha, dont wanna see it melt away. Im learning that patience is the key chemica here.
Definitely patience is key!. The melting is completely normal IF they are tissue cultures. This is because the tissue cultures are not grown submersed. They will melt and then grow back. however if they are not tissue culture im not sure what is going to happen. Best of luck and love the tank!
- The Reineckii Mini is tissue cultre and its def melting.
- Repens is tissue culture, doing well although i see a few tiny spots, hopefully its not starting to melt
- The crypt spiralis was potted grown under water, and i see some melt
- the crytpcoryne undulatus red is tissue and i think its melting too.

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It looks awesome. Very impressed with your first setup!


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Your tank looks beautiful! Well done
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Looks awesome! I hope your plant melt stops. I think patience is key in this hobby. I have had trial and error using different plants, and for me it was about finding the plants that would thrive in my parameters.

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Looks awesome! I hope your plant melt stops. I think patience is key in this hobby. I have had trial and error using different plants, and for me it was about finding the plants that would thrive in my parameters.
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