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  1. Plants
    How did it go so far? An Epic Failure followed by Lot of Patience, Work and a Rebound. Success, yeah but Hubris followed which resulted in Epic Failure Again Details here: Growing Monte Carlo as a Carpet - My Experience so far It's a long read. Comments and suggestions welcome.
  2. Algae
    Long time listener first time caller. Ive been in the process of moving out for the first time so my newish 20 long I set up before I decided to up root and the tank had all my attention and now it does not. long story short it got neglected for a little while and some of the not established...
  3. Plants
    Beginner: I have a low-tech tank 16 gallon with Finnex Planted+ 24/7 lights (kept on max for 8 hours a day - roughly 60 PAR per forums), dosing Thrive C once a week and Excel every day - both recommended dosage. Attempted a dry-start with the tank, but after two weeks had minor mold issues due...
  4. WTB/RAOK
    PLEASE MIND YOUR WEATHER AND THE POSSIBLE DELAYED SHIPPING (FROM USPS) BEFORE ASKING I just did a major trim of my 12 gallon 10 minutes ago and the plants are still floating until claimed. If no one claims by today so that it goes out first thing tomorrow morning, I am throwing it in the trash...
  5. Plants
    Noob mistake. I used Mr. Aqua soil for Monte Carlo. It's 0.5cm granules, great for hair grass and other plants but I read that Monte Carlo prefers compact soil. No wonder it hasn't carpeted after 2 months even with CO2. It's not reaching for the light and grows flat but the leaves are also...
  6. Plants
    hello. I would really appreciate some help in diagnosing what issue is causing my Monte Carlo carpet to turn white and melt. My tank is approximately 2 months old. the first three weeks were great and the carpet grew out. then suddenly the plants started turning white and melting within a matter...
  7. For Sale/Trade
    NOTE: Sold out. Hi! I bought a healthy 6" x 10" emersed tray from a local hobbyist for $60, and I only used 1" x 10" of it as I've changed my mind a little with my setup. As this is a quick sale, almost like a RAOK, I will not post a picture but these are green and densely grown. I have (2)...
  8. Low Tech Forum
    Pretty much a n00b, but this is my first planted tank. It's a 17.1G and this picture was taken yesterday so it's been about 3 months planted. I have Rotala which have completely taken off and a Java Fern which seems to be doing ok but my Monte Carlo just seems kind of stuck in limbo. Water is at...
  9. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi guys, first post here. I'm currently in my second week of growing out my Monte Carlo in a high tech tank with co2/fluval nano 3.0, but I'm planning on modifying my filter and taking away the potassium nitrate in my dosing regime to get color on my Rotala H'ra. Will reducing the Nitrates harm...
  10. Substrate
    I'm about to start a pretty simple 7 gallon scape that's mostly just going to be a monte carlo carpet. This will be the first carpet I'm attempting and I have a substrate question. I know I need soil for the monte carlo to spread best, but I have a bunch of flourite left over from my previous...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have a fluval spec v I'm about to set up. it will house a betta fish, and maybe a snail and an amano shrimp. I've kept low tech (eco complete, crypts, vals, whatever else I could get to grow in it, low light, no ferts) years ago. I have a few questions before I order the final bits needed to...
  12. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello! I'm new here and I’m starting a new tank with my Waterbox 10, and trying out an aquascape with a Bonsai Driftwood I got a hold of. This would be my first proper aquascaped tank and I’m giving the dry start method a go for my Monte Carlo carpet. I’m mainly doing the dry-start so that when...
  13. Plants
    Hello, Here are my specs 75G - 48"Lx21"H width doesnt matter Finnex Planted+ CC series 48" light (12 hrs of light) Seachem Flourite substrate - about 2.5-3 inches GH - 4 KH - 3 PH- 7.4 Plants - Amazon Swords, MicroSword, Monte Carlo, Lugwidia (I think) and Java Fern They are in the tank for...
  14. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi everyone, I am new to the forum, and was wondering if anyone could help me diagnose a problem with my planted beta/snail tank. My tank is about 2 months old and is planted with Java Fern, Anubias Nana, Monte Carlo, and a little Dwarf sag. It initially had some Hygrophila pinnatifida as well...
  15. Lighting
    Hey guys I really need some advice on appropriate lighting for my 35 gallon. Right now I just planted Monte Carlo and I am using my old 18W generic LED light strip from my goldfish tank. I am here in Canada and wondering what a good budget light would be to get? Or a light that would supplement...
  16. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I decided to take the time to establish a few guidelines for hobbyist using the Dry Start Method. I will attempt to not create a novel here. I've successfully dry started/flooded Micranthemum Monte Carlo. This was a 10 week dry start using ADA Aqua-soil, in a 40 LONG. I've dry started in...
  17. For Sale/Trade
    I've got a bunch of Monte Carlo available all submersed growth. 2x3in portion (credit card size) for $6 + $10 for shipping. Thanks
  18. WTB/RAOK
    Hi there! Haven't been on here for a longgg while so nice to start off with a RAOK :grin2: I just received a plant package I ordered from a member here, and his portions are very generous, much more than I expected. 1 bag of Monte Carlo filled up my 12 long completely so I still have 3 bags...
  19. Plants
    about two days ago a small area of monte carlo carpet has turned whitish grey. It does have some green hair algae on it but other parts of the carpet have way more green hair algae and they are still green. I dose two pumps of thrive+ and run pressurized co2 at 30 ppm and Ive got two fluval 3.0...
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