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Hygrophila 'Siamensis' grow tank(Retired)

The purpose of this tank is to grow my favorite plant and to mass produce enough to fill the other tanks. So far everything is going great having to trim plants about once a week and replant. I throw in one pump of brightly K every two days to feed their potassium eating habits. These tank has being running for about a month and a half now, so I decided that I might as well even if it's not that great. I do believe that I added too much capping to the soil, It's almost 2" in some areas or more.


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6500K Finnex aquarium nano refugium cliplight
6.6 gallon cube tank
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Flourish excel
Japanese brand dirt capped with eco complete
Clay is pushed in the bottom.
Root tabs also

I try to put the small clipping in the front against the glass so that I can watch the roots grow. I want to be able to see what dirt does to them.

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Finally got the DIY CO2 to work and now the plants are pearling a lot. Growth should speed up even more with CO2 added to the mixture, hopefully I can produce enough to fill my up coming 15 gallon.

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Adding CO2 really made a difference in growth. The leaves are longer than before and new leaves are popping up fast. Now I do a water change every two days and add ferts right after.

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looks kool, i guess the good thing about no fuana is that you can push the co2 as high as you can.


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I'm saving for a pressurized system so I can increase the levels higher.

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Siamensis is actually a variant of Hygrophila corymbosa. It can get quite large. If you had a bigger tank it would keep growing taller and taller!

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Ah.. now i see why u say my hygrophila is real one.
the stem looks exactly like mine with that white bumps.
nice bunch u got there..


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Siamensis is actually a variant of Hygrophila corymbosa. It can get quite large. If you had a bigger tank it would keep growing taller and taller!
I also have it in my 20 gallon. I just love this plants, however I want to let one in the back grow above the water so it can flower. I know I need a bigger tank to grow these plants out better due to their long leaves blocking light to the lower leaves. As soon as my shipment of dirt arrives I will trim them all(except one) as lower as possible to start over.

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I started feeding invisible fish to build up fertility in the soil. I read that this was a good ideal to feed the soil from Walstad's book. Roots in the back of the tank are pushing their way to the clay balls I put in there. The roots are also thicker than when I just had Eco Complete. I also need to start trimming to keep lower leaves and plants healthy Hopefully I can stall time one last week until dirt arrives. If I do clip them now I would have to plant them in cups and put them in the tank.

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The tank started producing multiply high quality plants like this. So I can say mission complete, but not over. I must get them to grow faster to fill in the 15 gallon.

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