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Rick's 50 gallon

He is my 50 now. I am still working on both my water gardening and photo skills. I recently got back from a business trip and have some algae growing. Ugly black stuff (image in algae forum). I have some Blyxa Japonic coming soon. Hopefully in the mail this evening. When it gets here I intend to do a rescape.

I think I will just remove all the Hygrophilia polysperma sunset in the right back corner and put the L. armoatica there. I will take out the dwarf sag on the left front and fill in in with the Blyxa Japonic and take it over through the center too. I have a piece of bog wood I might put back in the center right.

For the photo skill I need to learn how to get the bright spots off the top and front of the plants uneven exposure for sure. I also need to take the picture at night when I don't have the window reflection on the back glass haha.

Suggestions and advice are most welcome.

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That must be one happy betta. A sure upgrade from living in a cup! What's your equipment?

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That must be one happy betta. A sure upgrade from living in a cup! What's your equipment?

Haha it sure is. I actually bought one because I seen them all in tiny little cups and thought yikes - I can rescue one haha.

I have AH 4x55 kit, CO2 with an azoo regulator, and filstar filter. I run the lights for 9 hours. The back lights for 9 hours and the front for only 3 or maybe 4 I forget haha.

I follow EI. I change the water on Friday. I dose KNO3 3/8 tsp and KHP204 1/8 tsp on Fri, Sun, Tue, and I dose 10ml flourish on Sat, Mon, and Wed.

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Haha it sure is. I actually bought one because I seen them all in tiny little cups and thought yikes - I can rescue one haha.
Heh - seems to be a good marketing ploy, playing on the compassion of the customers.
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OK I got the Blyxa Japonic today. I redid the tanks some what and put in a piece of bog wood. The water is still a bit cloudy and my photo skills are still horrid.

I hope the Blyxa Japonic grows ok haha. If not I will have a lot of bare space.

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I got some new plants this week. I got one stem of Ludwigia sp Guinea, one stem of Downoi, and some weeping moss. I like them all. I hope they grow out well. I took some pictures of them tonight they were just put in the tank. Hopefully in a few weeks I will have an after picture that shows a lot more of them. The Downoi is about half dollar size. The other have a fish near by for perspective.

I have the Ludwigia sp Guinea right up front were I can see it. I will move it back if grows for me. Wish me luck. That one little plant was fairly expensive.
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Whoa, Rick. That was a TON of Blyxa you received!! How is it holding up? It looks to have shipped well. I've received it twice, and both times it was rocked so hard that it almost melted away.

I missed your thread when you started it last week. That was a very good start .

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Whoa, Rick. That was a TON of Blyxa you received!! How is it holding up? It looks to have shipped well. I've received it twice, and both times it was rocked so hard that it almost melted away.

I missed your thread when you started it last week. That was a very good start .

Thanks, Yep it was alot. It came in good shape. It seems to have some melting and browning in my tank. I think it will be ok though. Other plants I have seem to take a while to adapt to my New Mexico water.

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The new 'scape looks great. Lots of open area. Nice!





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