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Small update as it's been nearly a week since planting:

16/01/2015


Today 19/01/2015


Been loosing the HC in the foreground and left with half of what I started with after trying to replant etc but my cory cats loving uprooting it haha

Loving the progress the tank is making I feel my dosing and co2 is spot on.

the different types of hygrophila in the background are growing new shoots and length.

Just waiting for the glosso and hair grass to properly take off but I think a trim is needed to promote growth
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hygros are some of the fastest growing stem plants and are potassium hogs. don't be surprised to find older leaves falling off with holes in them. its a hard plant to kill.

tanks looks go so far.

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hygros are some of the fastest growing stem plants and are potassium hogs. don't be surprised to find older leaves falling off with holes in them. its a hard plant to kill.

tanks looks go so far.

Thanks for that info I'm still new to all this. So do I need to dose more potassium then?
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you will at some point for sure.

buy some dry salt k2so4. in my low tech 75g i am doing 1/2 tsp once per week and so far that seems to be a good amount.

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you will at some point for sure.

buy some dry salt k2so4. in my low tech 75g i am doing 1/2 tsp once per week and so far that seems to be a good amount.

I'm dosing macro and micro ferts on alternative days which covers everything but may just dose a separate potassium aswell to boost it??

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New tank, new start :)

Nothing much to report with the tank apart from dimming the lights to 80% and now I have a co2 drop checker I have increased the co2 to around 2bps.

Decided to give the hairgrass and the hygro that was growing really well a trim.

Before:



After:



Waiting for the hairgrass to start carpeting and then I think I'm going to rethink my plan with the HC and maybe go for a complete hair grass carpet along the front or maybe something a little different that won't get uprooted?

Ideas? Haha
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A few more growth pictures from the past couple of weeks. Turned my lighting down further and reduced my ferts dosing as I was trying to rush everything and all I was getting is spots of hair algae on the glass and brown algae on the rocks etc. and just been trimming the plants nothing major has happened.

Introduced 6 ottos and 2 zebra snails yesterday which are all loving the tank.

Been thinking about adding another shoal of fish to the tank as my rummy noses are getting old and I only have three left.

Thanks for looking
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so far without doing anything the algae seems to be subsiding but the ottos and zebra snails do seem to be doing their thing which is great.





Here is a full tank shot after a trim and its water change day today









As you can see most plants have lots of new growth and look fine apart from these:



Any ideas??

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