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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-19-2014, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Help me choose runners....

Im getting a tank from my friend 28x15x15 inches, I wana mane it just a hardy low maintenance runner only tank, I have kept glosso, dhg, hc and dwarf sagitaria. So I dont want any of these runners... I dont mind dhg, but iv never had luck with them, they grow very very slow even using ada dono why. I want a max of 3 different types of runners, that are fast growing and hardy... lighting will be 10w x 2 led flood lights and diy co2 replaced every 15days and a simple internal filter. Boiload will be very low too, just 12 neons and few endlers and shrimps....
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Pygmy Chain Sword? They'll even flower under the right conditions.
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I just started DSM mini micro sword. I thought I butchered the roots but it's been growing really fast. From what I've read it's pretty hardy and low maintenance as well.

It seems you would need a substrate divider if you want to keep it one section.
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Yes im gona divide using 3mm acrylic... im plannin to use dustins walstad formula for the first time for substrate...
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Wats dsm mini micro sword?
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Pygmy chain swords are dwarf sagitaria right?
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DSM is dry start method and mini micro sword is a carpet plant

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Ok... wat substrate u using? Iv always used ada with fine river sand
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Ok... wat substrate u using? Iv always used ada with fine river sand
Nice.

I'm using eco-complete with some inert black sand and osmocote+ root tabs.
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U get them online?
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Your ADA substrate is better than eco-complete (bought at petco and amazon).

The osmocote+ tabs I bought off ebay (you probably don't need them since you have ADA substrate), but there are sellers here that have them.

As for the mini micro sword, I bought them here as well! I haven't flooded my 2.5g yet, so I can't attest to their immersed growth.
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In my new setup im goin for the dirt method as later im gona convert my 130g to a planted.... cant afford ada for so big tank...
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