Any baby tears experts out there? I've got an ADA 45f that I've set up on my desk at work and I'm finally at zero ammonia and have ordered fish and shrimp! I'm trying to get back into the hobby slowly with a small tank.
The tank has ADA Amazonia powder, an Eheim 2211 and a Chihiros fixture from eBay and I've been running the Fluval 95gm CO2 system since I planted two little tubs of tissue culture HC on March 6th. No fish yet but the growth of the HC has been amazing! There isn't a hint of algae and it pearls all day.
I've got 12 Chili Rasbora and 10 Dream Blue Velvet shrimp on the way.
I did a big trim Monday hoping to keep my carpet from floating away. The HC is so dense. It's supposed to grow out rather than up and it is. My question is whether it's possible to trim enough to maintain it. It's like an inch thick solid mass.
Nobody in my office knows anything about planted tanks but they think it's really pretty. I'm hoping not to be really embarrassed when the plants float away, the fish die and it becomes an algae infested nightmare.
I'd appreciate any advice (or very specific instructions) anyone has to offer about the HC. Or about how to upload pictures...
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