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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-01-2017, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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Don't feel bad. This place is more or less in death throes...dying slowly. A few years ago even a boring build thread would have pages of comments and discussion. A really good build would easily be 20+ pages. Now...it's just kinda meh around here. Facebook has pretty much destroyed forums as we once knew them and sad really. I'll take an active forum over a Fb page any day.
Yea I remember the good old days of forums it definitely has slowed down alot. Not as entertaining as silly memes and 5 second videos I guess.
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I would use imgur, you don't even need an account to upload photos. Then you right click on the photo you've uploaded, say "copy photo location," come to the forum and click on the little yellow mountain/photo icon in the bar above the message box (it should say "insert image" if you hover over it). Paste in the photo location and it should insert a IMG tag with the url of your photo. I'm never sure if there's a size limit to the photo you have to worry about or not because all these forums have different rules, but that should get you started at least. Nice looking tank, btw
So it's the browser I have been using.... I switched to chrome and all those options apear for me. Wish I knew a few hours ago... unneeded stress

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A great start indeed.
I would make sure that when you get melt or yellowing leaves etc you snip them asap, they are only a waste to the plant. Also it looks like you've placed green cabomba (think that's the name) in front of you left rock. This plant as you already know is a menace for fast growth. I would move it to the back somewhere as it will, before long, shadow that rock and reach the top of the tank. Just my 2C
Also don't worry about the slowness of comments. This journal should be for you to record your progress and share with everyone, even if they don't reply. Many people just read (I know I do) but feel they have no input or opinion worth while. You're doing a great job!
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A great start indeed.
I would make sure that when you get melt or yellowing leaves etc you snip them asap, they are only a waste to the plant. Also it looks like you've placed green cabomba (think that's the name) in front of you left rock. This plant as you already know is a menace for fast growth. I would move it to the back somewhere as it will, before long, shadow that rock and reach the top of the tank. Just my 2C
Also don't worry about the slowness of comments. This journal should be for you to record your progress and share with everyone, even if they don't reply. Many people just read (I know I do) but feel they have no input or opinion worth while. You're doing a great job!
I will be sure to keep posting on here as much as I can even if noone is commenting I too am one to browse and not comment but sometimes it helps me keep motivated to do more postings. The green cabomba was sold to me as limnophila sessiflora but it defiantly looks just like the cabomba red in the back, And your right it likes to grow almost an inch a day I didn't think anything would grow that fast.
I'm learning alot along the way and really do enjoy the hobby but have run into a few issues with co2. I finally decided to add some harlequin rasboros to the tank but immediately they started gasping for air and doing backflips. So they are currently hanging out in a low tech 5 gallon tank for trimmings. Luckily I caught them in time before they starved of air. A little nervous to turn down the co2 as I barely have any algae in my tank and I don't want a giant outburst if I turn it down. Maybe I have read misinformation about co2 holding back algae and it's not so big of a deal to knock it back a little.

Was running about 2.5 to 3 bps and it's now sitting around 1 bps. It's a small tank so im sure I was going overkill but the drop checker never went yellow like it was suppose to if I am overdosing co2.
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Fire Aqua 60cm 17 g rimless with 5lb co2
Fire Aqua 40cm 17 g rimless cube low tech
Fluval 7.9g rimless super low tech
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I don't comment much because I'm in the sponge mode for now but you are off to a good start.

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I have read the same thing about co2 in excess keeping algae away, question is did we both read a load of crap?
Honestly I can say this, 1bps is very normal dosing rate for co2. You're doing great! Just keep an eye on things, algae truly isn't the be all and end all either. You can battle it in different forms. Also with the taller fast growing stems you have, they would be sucking up the nutrients and hopefully keeping algae at bay anyway.
Good save on the rasboras!
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So after a few days of running a new co2 reactor I've noticed that my monte Carlo is starting to turn white and melt away. Not sure if it has anything to do with it.
I have been dosing some excel and doing regular fertilizer doses with seachem flourish and trace.

I added 5 rasboros a few days ago and that's really all that has changed.

Does anyone have any tips? It's very disheartening to see all the monte Carlo melting away. Everything else is doing well so i don't know what I'm doing wrong.
I started today off with a 50% water change and upped the co2 just a tad.

Really hard to see in the picture as my phone camera is broken and won't focus.

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Did some reading and I likely have started to have some nutrient deficiencies as I have only been dosing flourish, flourish trace and flourish iron on the regular and just recently started dosing potassium.

My fert list is:
Flourish
Flourish Trace
Flourish Iron
Flourish Potassium

As of today I just added:
Flourish Nitrogen
And some DNF KH2PO4 - mono potassium phosphate since I don't have seachem phosphorus on hand.

Fire Aqua 60cm 17 g rimless with 5lb co2
Fire Aqua 40cm 17 g rimless cube low tech
Fluval 7.9g rimless super low tech
5 gallon trimmings tank
Soon to be setup 90g high tech

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New phone takes great shots into the tank. Better shot of the die off in my tank.
Notice how white the money Carlo has gotten.
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Fire Aqua 40cm 17 g rimless cube low tech
Fluval 7.9g rimless super low tech
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Little update on the tank. I dose daily using dry ferts exclusively using rotala butterfly calculator.
Tanks looking a little messy but otherwise really healthy.

No hair algae since adding the 5 Siamese algae eaters.

Still waiting for the Monte Carlo carpet to fill in.
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Fire Aqua 60cm 17 g rimless with 5lb co2
Fire Aqua 40cm 17 g rimless cube low tech
Fluval 7.9g rimless super low tech
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Soon to be setup 90g high tech
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