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80 gallon 3 month update

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by aquadoob, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. aquadoob

    aquadoob Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hey everyone, did this one for my LFS and wanted to show you what it looks like now... might pull out the Lobelia tho..

    This is a low tech but high light tank. With Flourish products. (Flourish, iron, potassium, Excell )



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  2. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    It looks pretty nice, actually!
     
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    aquadoob Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks man! I literally have done no trimming since I planted it. Tried getting all the white gravel out lol.

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  4. ShadowMac

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    explain high light low tech. You mean high light and no CO2? What lights are you running? Things look good. The broad leaf plant with the pink tips, is that hygro corymbosa compact?

    You will admittedly have me puzzled about running lots of light without CO2 if that is the case.
     
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    Long tweezers will do a good slow job.

    A good light trim just before a water change will be a good idea.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    I would disagree with trimming it yet. Nothing looks like it needs it.

    sent from tapatalk on my phone so auto correct and other errors are bound to happen
     
  7. aquadoob

    aquadoob Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Yes, high light and no co2 other than an excel dose here and there. They do iron, potassium and flourish every 3 days. The pink/purple tipped plant is Nomaphila Siamensis Dwarf. The crypt Balansae is also nice and red too!

    I'm jealous cause mine are bigger and greener at home with high light, daily micro/macros and Co2, but no red tints at all.... what gives?

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    Same plant.

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    I will leave that one to the Hi Tech members.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    I'm puzzled how that tank is so clean without CO2 and such high light. Its very high considering the pigments you are getting in not normally colored plants.

    I'm leaning towards the fact you chose your plants well. They do well in low CO2 setups and with good growth you are making it work. Keep us updated...this is interesting.
     
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    aquadoob Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks man, I chose plants that would do well in low to mid lighting and could work with liquid co2, or tabs: Amazon Sword, Crypts, jungle/spiral/mini val, dwarf sag, mini sword, and the star of the set, Nomaphila Siamensis Dwarf. I have a heavy SAE crew with yoyo loaches, and tetras. Haven't had a chance to stop by lately but I recall the owner saying that it was over a frag tank. I have double the needed filtration and do a water change once a week.

    I'll get the full light details this week.

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  12. keithgh

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    That is always a good start, two good water changes a week is even better if you have the time.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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