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No surprise that I love the Bow pics.......nice shots.

Plant pics are great too. Glad to see the BGA is gone. Any changes in dosing or lights?

And is that L. Peruensis?
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No surprise that I love the Bow pics.......nice shots.



Plant pics are great too. Glad to see the BGA is gone. Any changes in dosing or lights?



And is that L. Peruensis?
Thanks Gregg!

Dosing has remained the same for the past few months- adding the following after each 70% water change:

NO3: 30ppm
PO4: 8ppm
K: 30ppm
Mg: 7ppm

Lighting is the same, though have a broken glass lid for the back, and running no lids at the moment.

Lighting cycle remains the 8hrs with 4 hrs in middle with both lights on. Considering making the 110ish par portion longer now that BBA is gone and things are humming along.

And yes, it is L.Peruensis- my second go with it, and I am glad I have it back! You have it in you tank right now, right Gregg? What is it looking like?
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And yes, it is L.Peruensis- my second go with it, and I am glad I have it back! You have it in you tank right now, right Gregg? What is it looking like?
Started with small stems, and only about 6" tall now, so a long way to get near the light.

So far, so good..........................



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Started with small stems, and only about 6" tall now, so a long way to get near the light.



So far, so good..........................



Looking good. It is quite the slow grower, maybe an inch a week or so.

Mine was emersed grown and converted over to submerged quite well. During its transition it threw out more daughter plants than I had room for, so I have these four large stems at the moment. The tallest is about half way to the surface, so we have a while!



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Just a few more for fun- playing with shadows and highlights in the pro settings. Not an every day thing, but fun to toy with!




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Just a water change!

With no glass lids right now the PAR levers are much highet. According to post #284 I am anywhere between 130 and 155 PAR at the substrate right now... hmm might need to fix that soon...

This led to a slight algae uptick, but nothing horrible. I also think some of the older emersed growth leaves that are dying off led to a little algae as well.


Did a nice little trim to rid of all remaining emerged growth and we should be good to go!

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@Quagulator I now have experienced what you mean about the Monte Carlo getting too much and trapping a fish. Lucky for me (at least for the time being) he seems to be okay, although banged up pretty good. This carpet needs to be trimmed, and may be seeing its final days...

In other news, with running no glass lids the PAR levels are 80/145- And I am gonna keep it up for a little while just to experience it. Both the AR and AR mini variegated are collecting staghorne algae, but they never really do that well anyways.

My micros bottle ran out, so while mixing up a new batch I decided to lower B to .03 from .05. No other reason besides the stories of too much B being toxic, figured I would lower and see if anything happened.

I do have one Pogo K stem that looks like it is about to stunt. My plan, if all goes well, is to water change tonight (last one was Thursday, but I'll be traveling next week, so trying to keep things clean and good) and see if anything changes balance of the week.

Here is the latest dosing sheet

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Here is the quick picture I grabbed- he is doing well and eating today.



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Crazy how they'll get way underneath. I lost two of my dwarf rainbows because of lifting MC.


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Crazy how they'll get way underneath. I lost two of my dwarf rainbows because of lifting MC.
That's right, I knew someone else had that same issue, just forgot it was you!

It will get fixed this weekend. Water change quick last night to keep things clean. Only running one light right now, no lids. It is summer time, I am okay if the plants allow down a bit!



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It will get fixed this weekend.
Once you start pulling the carpet up, just yank the whole danrn thing out and start from scratch, don't try and "save" the existing carpet.

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Crazy how they'll get way underneath. I lost two of my dwarf rainbows because of lifting MC.
Are we talking Dwarf Neon Rainbows? If so they remain the craziest species of fish I've ever kept.


@Grobbins48 I know you've been advised against it but is there no way to save the carpet. Perhaps give it a light trim and let it flourish. It looks way too lush to discard in my humble opinion.
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@Grobbins48 I know you've been advised against it but is there no way to save the carpet. Perhaps give it a light trim and let it flourish. It looks way too lush to discard in my humble opinion.
Jury is still out on what I will do- I have a few ideas right now, but only time will tell.

It is super healthy, lush, and beautiful right now. I shared that picture of the rainbow above on my local aquarium Facebook group and within a few minutes had three or four people want to buy some of the monte carlo off me.

Now, that's not what I am in the hobby for, and I would rather trade with someone or gift it to them in place of selling it, as I had some people support me with donations when I was getting started!

I have done the trim in the past where I keep the roots and let it grow back. Really depends on how things look post trim.



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Jury is still out on what I will do- I have a few ideas right now, but only time will tell.

It is super healthy, lush, and beautiful right now. I shared that picture of the rainbow above on my local aquarium Facebook group and within a few minutes had three or four people want to buy some of the monte carlo off me.

Now, that's not what I am in the hobby for, and I would rather trade with someone or gift it to them in place of selling it, as I had some people support me with donations when I was getting started!

I have done the trim in the past where I keep the roots and let it grow back. Really depends on how things look post trim.
Trimming and selling it is a good idea. If I was in the market I'd definitely buy some from you. When it comes to monte carlo your overgrown plant looks as healthy as healthy gets so why not?
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I agree with @Quagulator, just rip the entire carpet up and clean the gravel underneath. If you want another carpet, just replant small portions here and there and it'll grow back in no time. But the 2nd time around mow the carpet every couple of weeks to keep it low, otherwise it gets overgrown pretty fast. I didn't do the mowing and I wish I did.

@RollaPrime, yes, it was Dwarf Neon Rainbows that got caught underneath. Not sure how they did it as the lifted portion was right next to the glass. Crazy buggers!


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