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Old 02-28-2019, 11:46 AM   #11
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Those are some great shots. Thanks for sharing.
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Just got back from a week long trip..

Things have grown in a little more, and so has some algae. Did a minor trim removing decaying/bba leaves, a 50% waterchange and 2 days later did a 90% waterchange with a little h202 spray action. The bba had started to grow on some of the wood/rock surfaces and even on individual grains of sand. It's not too bad but i'll keep my eye on it.

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looks great! I like the choice of plants with small leaves.
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looks great! I like the choice of plants with small leaves.
Thanks guys!
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:20 AM   #15
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Looking great man.
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Stems are starting to look great after the trim last week.



- Bought 7 more ember tetras to add to the shoal
- Bought 2 SAE's to help out with minor algae



Some examples of the bba thats growing currently. I'm confident with the hydrogen peroxide/SAE combo i'll have it knocked back eventually. Already seeing slight improvements.


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2 month update:

- Recently upgraded my regulator and purchased a Co2Art Pro series model

In the past I bought 2 atomizer diffusers which require a higher psi to function (30+). Funny thing is I didn't know that at the time of purchase and could never use them as my old regulator only went up to 16 psi. It's also my first time using a regulator that has a solenoid. My old one didn't have one so I just ran co2 24/7, never really had any problems but you could hear the co2 diffuser at night when everything else was quiet. The solenoid also helps me preserve the co2 big time as it currently only runs 9ish hours vs 24 hours.

- Finally getting some colour to show from the Rotala H'ra
- Moved a bunch of the buce/anubias from the front rock to the shaded rock
- I've seen a few CPD fry throughout the tank and have a couple berried shrimp
- BBA is showing up less
- Updated the first post of this journal to include all the FTS progress shots

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Buddy gave me a freebie crown of Downoi to try. First time ever growing it, let's see how it does.



Mini Pelia is such a cool moss(technically not a moss but a liverwort)





Plus some Amano shrimp snaps

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Old 04-04-2019, 09:12 PM   #19
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Rotala finally grew to the water surface..

Time for a big trim tomorrow, planning on cutting all of the rotala to the ground and just replanting the tops. Not too happy with how the rotala green turned out. I think that it got shadowed a bit by the h'ra and was stunted after multiple trimmings. Going to change it up and put the h'ra in front and green in back. Come to the conclusion that this light is not strong enough to turn the h'ra to a dark red. I thought it would as it got closer to the surface but it's stubborn and is still yellow/orange/pink/red. Might add my other chihiros led light and use it as a 2-3 hour burst of high light as it's the plus version and has a way higher output. Just don't want any more algae on my anubias leaves..

SAE's seem to be knocking out the bba except for on grains of sand or on the driftwood/mini pelia at water level. It's funny because I moved some mini pelia with bba from there to lower on the front rock and they ate that right up. Also added a couple stems of blyxa to try out a midground plant between the hairgrass and rotala.



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Tank after trimming/replanting tops of all the rotala(first time replanting tops). Somehow the rotala h'ra is looking more red after and the rotala green is showing some pink/orange coloured tips. Strange since they're way further from the light.. Tissue cultures just maturing more?





Side view of the tank including some Ar mini, christmas moss and nerite snail eggs.





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