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I just wanted to share my 40 breeder. Itís not perfect, itís not 100% algae free, and I just rescaped the right side, but I finally feel like itís becoming something I can be proud of. Itís taken a lot of trial and error, and I owe a lot of the moderate success with this tank to the community here. The people who have helped and answered questions are an invaluable resource, thank you all.

Now if only all of the blyxa japonica would stay planted.




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Where is the B.japonica???


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Where is the B.japonica???
Bottom right. It's still pretty small right now.
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Here it is!





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Until b.japonica has some decent roots it can be a pain!

Since lowering my KH it behaves like I've introduced steroids or growth hormones.
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Until b.japonica has some decent roots it can be a pain!



Since lowering my KH it behaves like I've introduced steroids or growth hormones.


Oh really? Might have to experiment a little then...

How low is your KH? My tank sits at about 4 dKH.

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Less than 1dKH but not zero!
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Itís finally stopped floating up and itís starting to show promising growth! Man that was frustrating lol




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It’s finally stopped floating up and it’s starting to show promising growth! Man that was frustrating lol

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Did you lower the KH? I've also grown the plant pretty good, but my KH is 1-2. In my Seiryu stone setup the KH is 8 and it didn't do as well.
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It is looking much better!
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Did you lower the KH? I've also grown the plant pretty good, but my KH is 1-2. In my Seiryu stone setup the KH is 8 and it didn't do as well.


No, I havenít got around to experimenting with that yet. The tank runs at about 4 dKH. Thereís a decent amount of established and breeding livestock so Iím kind of paranoid to start messing with the KH.


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No, I havenít got around to experimenting with that yet. The tank runs at about 4 dKH. Thereís a decent amount of established and breeding livestock so Iím kind of paranoid to start messing with the KH.


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i guess it's adjusting to the KH of 4. Yeah I wouldn't start chasing things unless that's part of our objective with the tank. Everything else looks good!
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Hey just ran across this thread.

Looks like things are going well.

Interesting mix of plants and well presented.

Well done! And looking forward to seeing where it goes from here.
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That tank looks amazingly colorful
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Really nice!!! What is the plant on the top of the driftwood? Is it Java Fern Windelov? (still learning plant names)
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