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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Rachel Jo, May 23, 2017.

  1. Rachel Jo

    Rachel Jo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Ok, Dry start under way Sagittaria Subulata, Micranthemum Mont Carlo, Marsillia Hirsuta, Stourogyne Repens and Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis
     

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  2. Rachel Jo

    Rachel Jo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks keith, could you please tidy the thread for me, and I'll attempt to replace the missing pics
     
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    Rachel

    At the moment I can only see one post that does not have a photo.

    If you PM that photo I can edit it in for you.

    Which areas would you like me to tidy up for you. Send me a PM.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  5. Rachel Jo

    Rachel Jo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I've sorted them all myself keith thank you, just need the posts relating to the pic problems removing from the thread thanks
     
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    That is the best I can do for you I have deleted a few posts for you.

    Keith:cat:
     
  7. Rachel Jo

    Rachel Jo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    20170824_125716.jpg 2 weeks post planting, starting to fill out. Sagittaria not doing so well though
     
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    My sagittaria didn't do so well either. It sort of melted and then sprouted small dull green leaves. Not really much growth at all.
     
  9. Rachel Jo

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    Did it recover once flooded, or aren't you at that stage yet?
     
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    Rachel Jo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I'm misting every few days or so with a weak foliar feed made up from a cheap aquarium fertiliser and judging by the amount the plants have greened up from planting, it seems to be working
     
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    That's good to know Rachel. What ratio of fertz to water are you using?
     
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    I haven't flooded yet. I will be in a week or two. I will let you know then if you haven't flooded by then.
     
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    Rachel

    Before the plants roots system get established in a new situation, the obvious question would be how are they getting their nourishment to grow into a healthy plant.

    Keep us updated on the plants progress. Photos would certainly help.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    My thoughts exactly keith, hence the folliar feed, the capping gravel is quite deep in places too, so hopefully this will give the plants what they need until they can absorb nutrients from their roots or water column once flooded
     
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    Hi Tim, couldn't tell you the NPK values of the fert as it's off the shelf cheap stuff, "King British. Aquatic plant food" I'm using 2ml diluted in 500ml water, in a spray bottle
     
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    Thanks, I'm going the DSM way with Return of the Shallow, I think I'll use a similar solution.
     
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    Since I have dry ferts I just used about 2 ml of my three macros, then about 2 ml of flourish comp.
     
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    Foliage feeding is nothing but plain old common sense, the trick is getting the formula correct (this will depend on the brand used). If its too strong and dries on the foliage it will burn the plants very quickly. Weak dosage combined with misting would be the perfect combination.

    Once the tank is topped up the correct mix can be used.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    9f829f77-2667-4955-afe9-fe19cf76d288.jpg Good growth about 2 weeks prior to full flooding which I did a few cm at a time till the plants were submerged, there being aprox 1cm water above the gravel at this stage
     
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    8a559548-b89b-4b6f-8a50-1b2ad9ba96c7.jpg Rest of the plants in now, and fully flooded, unfortunately the new heater failed so had to be replaced pretty quickly
     

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