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post #16 of 58 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 02:56 AM
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Lol, I actually like guppies, they have a great level of activity and I enjoy being able to breed them with no special treatment. I am broke at the moment, so even if I wanted new fish, I couldnt get them .
lol I hear you about being broke, just got a job so I guess im out of the broke zone for now! I was just about to edit my comment to about if they are special guppies don't read my comment!
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Pictures!

I have a new picture. I finally got the black background, it is just some black posterboard that was 99 cents.

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Dosing - Slightly reduced EI with full phosphates and 1/2 KNO3. Full Micros.
I have a slight GSA issue on AR mini, any ideas? My po4 is already dangerously high at 5 PPM, so I dont want to increase phosphates.
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Why half on the KNO3 if I may ask? Out of all the nutrients being dosed I would think those 2 are the ones you could probably dose the most heavily without worry.


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Why half on the KNO3 if I may ask? Out of all the nutrients being dosed I would think those 2 are the ones you could probably dose the most heavily without worry.


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My nitrates are always at 30 ppm even with 1/2 dosing.
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My nitrates are always at 30 ppm even with 1/2 dosing.
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Just a quick update, my SunSun filter impeller is starting to rattle. It has been 2 years since I bought it and I have never replaced the impeller, should I do it now?

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Did some more trimming.
Ludwigia Atlantis has some insane colors, and the Octopus is beginning to be shaped.
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Wow, that's looking great!

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Great tank! Love the pics!
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Ugh, looks like pantanal is going to die. The tops are starting to bunch and twist. @burr740 has some, and i'm interested to see if he has kept it alive.
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Ugh, looks like pantanal is going to die. The tops are starting to bunch and twist. @burr740 has some, and i'm interested to see if he has kept it alive.
Out of about 20 stems scattered around in different places, a couple are nice, the majority are in various stages of awfulness. Several are throwing out nice looking side shoots though.

If the tips knot up and lose color, might as well go ahead and cut the top off. It's not going to repair and topping will encourage new side stems, which may or not do better than the original.


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Poster board looks great. Here are two sites I've used to find a nice background. They are just static cling sheets you can throw up against he back wall of your tank:

Aquarium Backgrounds for Home, Professional & Custom Tanks
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Love your tank. If my first tank comes out as well as yours I'll be a happy boy.
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Update!

It has been a while since I updated the tank, I did a large trim, and the tank is going strong
I also picked up some Diamond tetras, which are STUNNING!
Ludwigia pantanal died, . I left it out on of the tank for a little too long, and it didn't recover, I was just stupid.
Pictures, pre-trim and some diamond tetra pictures.
Just after the trim:

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Diamond Tetra

Lots of ludwigia, seriously, this all came out of the tank.

Well, thats all.

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