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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by youjettisonme, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. jfravn

    jfravn New Member

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    I see your point. In that case you also have to make sure to have large-leafed plants in the foreground, and stems or similar, and have the small-leafed and low plants in the background.

     

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  2. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Last night, after a month of DSM, I decided that it was time for a flood.

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  3. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    About a third of the way there...

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  4. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    And we are officially flooded. I am still missing some Xmas moss for the newest branch wood.

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  5. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    And for some perspective.

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  6. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    An undershot reflection from my MH.

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  7. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Lots of dramatic pearling...

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  8. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Glosso pearls.

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  9. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    From farther away.

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  10. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Finally! I got the stupid Eheim to work.

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  11. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Last pic... Just got the filter working. So, the next step is a lot more heavy on the staurogyne repens. I am cranking up the CO2 right now (hence the pearling) so I don't suffer a lot of melting of the HC. The plants are already responding nicely. I will scale back a bit in a day or two to more normal levels. I plan to introduce some SAE or some such algae eaters next week. I can't have the shrimp that I'd like to keep if I also plan to go peruvian puffer fish.

    Ok, thanks for looking.

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  12. lalmeida

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    Hi,
    The glosso is growing upwards...it seems you've to give it a good trimming and increase the lights.
    Nice work!
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  13. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    That's what I thought too. This was a dry start though so I thought maybe that had something to do with the tall glosso because it's hard to imagine that my 150w MH is a limiting factor. The first thing I did when I flooded the tank was a quick trim, but I left a lot of the right side of the tank alone so far.
     
  14. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Glosso takes on a different growth patern out of water, keep the light the same and increase the co2, a trim will help spur the plant to shift growth patters. You can be really hard with glosso.
     
  15. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks Garuf. That was my guess.
     
  16. lalmeida

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    Hi Garuf,

    I don't doubt about it but I'm starting a dry start my self just with natural light and only one week after planting my glosso is already sending runners down to the substrate.

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  17. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    There's your answer, natural sunlight, I bet the par figures are no where near the same league. Glosso is a rambling plant, a colonial plant and a weed, it will run before going up, it's simply the plants way of getting as much light as it can. Like I say, trim it and it'll be less likely to grow upwards.
     
  18. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    My glosso did the same thing, but it didn't prevent it from growing tall.
     
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    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    BUMP - changes in first post.
     
  20. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Updates at almost 4 months.

    Some temporary housing for my OEBT. I have since received my "magic box". Thanks Randy! I will make sure to take pics of the OEBT some point soon.
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    These days, I have been feeding my otto and shrimp zucchini and sweet potato. They prefer sweet potato but love both. The zebra otto are the biggest aficionados by far. They will just rest on the zucchini all day long, even as the amano are attacking it from the side.
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    And here is my first flower. Definitely wasn't expecting this.
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