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ADA 45C - My first planted tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by infopimp, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    your riccia looks so thin - why?
     

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  2. infopimp

    infopimp New Member

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    Its mini riccia.
     
  3. infopimp

    infopimp New Member

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  4. ghostmonk

    ghostmonk Aspiring Aquascaper

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    beautiful tank
     
  5. will325i

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    Steve,
    How do you keep your Riccia down on the ground?
    Mine are all sandwiched between nylon mesh and stainless steel grids.
    Dwarf Riccia came in as hitchhikers on a patch of HC square purchased at AFA.

    On a separate note, 3 of my 20 CRS are berried. Varying egg color.
    I'm feeding them Hikari and Nisso shrimp food purchased from AFA.
    Another 9 mos and maybe we can start trading lower grade CRS.
    Will
     
  6. infopimp

    infopimp New Member

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    Will - that is great news!

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    The Riccia is tied to flat rocks (both Riccia Stones from AFA but also the far more affordable slate I bought at Dolphin Pet Village... $5 for a lifetime supply, basically).

    That didn't work perfectly... the Riccia is pearling so hard it literally pulled itself away from the anchor.

    I trim the Riccia once every week or two - a chore I still sort of enjoy - and if clumps start floating up big time, once in a while I'll place a new stone on that spot... you can see some new shiny black rocks buried in the "river" - those were areas I just decided to "anchor" in that way.... and it worked... so far.

    -steve
     
  7. Blue_dolphin

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    Very strong contrast in a such small space!
     
  8. hoangnam55

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    I thing so,Beautiful stretch tank overflowing vitality
     
  9. hrishi007

    hrishi007 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    that red plant is making me drool.Are u dosing anything? i must admit.That is one hell of a tank with just diy co2..
     
  10. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    nice color combination...beautiful red.
     
  11. tomerdavid

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    wow amazing!!! you have too tell me how too make the bervipas red in my tank its green
     
  12. Luke Brinsmead

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    Hi, nice colours, the red plant looks like Ludwigia arcuata to me. What liquid fertilisers are you using?
     
  13. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    The op hasn't posted since 09, I'm not so sure they'll be all that active to reply to your questions.
    May I ask why you're asking about ferts in particular?
     
  14. Luke Brinsmead

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    Because the Ludwigia is sooo red I want to know the secret ;-)
     
  15. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think it's anything to do with ferts particularly, we know we can induce red by using high lights and limiting kno3 which damages the plant by inducing kno3 deficiency but I have to say the reasons behind reds is poorly understood with some citing increased iron dosing and very low GH levels as well as both lean and well over EI levels of dosing. Searching the Barr report will give you the best hints as to how to get the reds though.
     

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