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post #2836 of 2849 (permalink) Old 11-04-2019, 03:17 AM
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Eh, just a phrase I was using, to mean just more stem plant based. Rules are only for contests. LOL

Yeah the biggest negative to going all stems like y'all, is the weekly maintenance of trimming. With having a 4 and a 2.5 year old running around finding the time to do things around the house is tricky! So that would be my one caution for going with the route of the stem plant tank. But they do look so good!

I could always lift off the gas pedal too, but like you said color goes down a bit too. But I'd probably start it off that way.

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I have found that even lower demanding plants look much better when you go hard on the gas pedal as if its a Dutch tank. I can heavily prune and thin out my crypt farm and in a week youd never be able to tell. Im able to harvest dense mats of windelov java fern without drastically impacting the bushy established carpet of it. My blyxa japonica is propagating almost to the point of being out of control. A new crypt flamingo only had one leaf melt and has already thrown two new ones in just two weeks. Lots of light, ferts, and co2 seems to make even low demand plants a lot happier.


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With having a 4 and a 2.5 year old running around finding the time to do things around the house is tricky!
Another way to look at it is alone time.

Can be therapeutic and meditative too......not to be too cerebral, but tuning out the world for a bit is not a bad thing and good for the soul.

Now all that being said, the truth is I'm just trying to talk to you into it because I enjoy following another tank and seeing where it goes, and I think you would be good at it!


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Yeah I saw Chinesis peeking up there. I think you'll like that plant
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Lots of light, ferts, and co2 seems to make even low demand plants a lot happier.


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Oh very true, about 6 months ago I trimmed all of my Anubis plants on my log and it's pretty much filled back in. If I hadn't burnt half the leaves when I did a heavy glut/h2o2 spray about a month or two ago I could probably have trimmed off a ton more of the Anubis. My Java Fern's are the same, they grow like weeds for sure!

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Another way to look at it is alone time.



Can be therapeutic and meditative too......not to be too cerebral, but tuning out the world for a bit is not a bad thing and good for the soul.



Now all that being said, the truth is I'm just trying to talk to you into it because I enjoy following another tank and seeing where it goes, and I think you would be good at it!
Oh I totally agree, but the wifey looks at it as I'm just hiding and doing another single person hobby spending all that time on it vs the family. Well, her complaining about that is what also got me to do my water change system to make that a 20 minute job vs the former 2hr job it was. However now I do it on my afternoon break on Friday afternoon. Since I work from home that works out well! But also quiet time would be nice since I am always at home....

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I just confirmed the calibration on my American Marine Pinpoint ph Controller and found one I need to probably clean it once a week or so... But two that the pH calibration was only off by 0.07ph at the 7.0 reading.

How do you clean yours, I used a bottle cleaner style brush/tubing cleaner to clean the probe from some of the brine shrimp that I feed.

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How do you clean yours, I used a bottle cleaner style brush/tubing cleaner to clean the probe from some of the brine shrimp that I feed.
I only clean mine when I take it out to calibrate it, about once every month or six weeks.

Use an old toothbrush and just give it a quick scrub. And I always calibrate to both 7.0 and 4.0. As long as the unit calibrates, it is still good. Like I said, I am impressed with how little drift there is.


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@chayos00 do you run yours on a timer to shut on/off every day?
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@chayos00 do you run yours on a timer to shut on/off every day?
Yes, I have the pH controller plugged into a Kasa power strip and have it shut off for 1.5hrs mid day for a siestas along with the 2hrs for the lights. So power cycled twice during the day. The screenshot is of the times it's controlled.

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Any problem with your bows jumping? Or do you have a cover?
No way I can put a cover on my tank.
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Rainbows definitely jump. I have glass lids and hear them hit all of the time.
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Any problem with your bows jumping? Or do you have a cover?
No way I can put a cover on my tank.
Bows can be jumpers, some species more than others.

I have a canopy, which definitely helps.

That being said, it still happens, albeit rarely.

I'm actually looking at a way to block the backside a bit better. Might rig up some egg crate or something to add a little more protection.


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as someone who's using plastic mesh for the back of canopy, i wish i had gone with egg crate. are you gonna use some anti-UV spray paint to prolong the life of the egg crate? I had some reef keepers warn me about UV (from T5HO and LED users) cracking aquarium braces and such lol.


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as someone who's using plastic mesh for the back of canopy, i wish i had gone with egg crate. are you gonna use some anti-UV spray paint to prolong the life of the egg crate? I had some reef keepers warn me about UV (from T5HO and LED users) cracking aquarium braces and such lol.
I used egg crate on a previous tank with canopy that was there for about 15 years or so.

Notwithstanding the warning it somehow still managed to look like.....well....egg crate after those years.

So no, I am going to take my chances!


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