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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Showcase' started by nicpapa, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. Vandal Gardener

    Vandal Gardener New Member

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    Thank you very much for the cracking pics and tips Nicpapa and Keith,

    Yeah my hands are tied with the light output for the foreseeable however I'm happy with the results so far - I put some PP (I haven't the foggiest idea how to spell) and it's standing tall in its tiny seedling stature so all good, the micramoides however is another story pretty much just melted. Oh well if you don't try you don't get eh.

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  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Hemianthus micranthemoides

    Is this the plant you are referring to, my suggestion before you buy any plants do your research and ask here first.

    Some plants do melt my knowledge of this plant is zero as it could be a High Tech plant.

    If you require more information open a thread for it.

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  3. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Vandal Gardener

    Vandal Gardener New Member

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    First of all Nicpapa - I'm sorry if this has hijacked your thread a bit,

    Keith and TryHardDutchScaper, I'm blown away by the help thank you so much - its funny/odd "tropica" lists it as a difficult plant - I've had some success with the more difficult plants - glosso, pogostemon erectus and helferi (had an unintentional downoi carpet which was obliterated by the demon rummy noses.

    Then alleged easier ones -Ludwigia Arcuata, Lileapolis Brasiliesnsis (hahahaha now I'm just having a laugh with spelling but think you know what I mean) haven't done anything - recent reading has me suspecting that the lileapolis is to be treated like a anubia in terms of growth rate so I grossly underplanted but even still its just a bba magnet - so much so that the I've taken the last remaining pieces out to grow emersed. Bear in mind I'm a DIY CO2 and I'm more vigilant at times than others in ensuring the mixture is fresh which I think is just as likely to cause BBA.

    Arcuata grows a few cm's then just stops, at first it was beginning to colour up with gorgeous tips that's when I noticed it had stopped growing (stunted?) another I suspected my hoodlum rummy noses have a taste for.

    As for the micramoides -it seems I got mixed up could have swore that was growing out of Nicpapa's shrimp tank emersed but now going back it's umbrosium! Doh! Another wee jaunt to ebay to get the correct one this time. I'm sure my corydoras have been the cause of it's demise since it's bedding in in my nano tank (only been a couple of days) but as said all but disappeared from the trigon.

    I have found a cracking seller on Ebay UK so most of the plants I believe come in emersed from so am prepared for the transitional period and anticipate some melt initially.

    Anyway I'm slavering - just woke up need caffeine and nicotine - hope y'all have splendid weekends
     
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  5. keithgh

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    Double think about buying unseen you can PM me re where to buy in the UK

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  6. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    An update of the 100lt duch
    Tank have lot of bba... and im thinking that this internal filter, cant keep the tank clean.
    It have a lot of organics .

    look that purple plant, im 90% that its ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata 'cuba' .
    Rotala mac get nice red in this tank , also didiplis.
    I get Ammannia Pedicellata (Nesaea 'Golden'), its very small, i ll see if it can grow, it came in very bad contitions.

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  7. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Can you increase you water movement eg a Power head or a few young Siamese Algae eaters the younger the better?

    I also believe over dosing with Flourish Excel will also do a good job.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  8. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Sae is not the solution, it will eat a litle algae but not do a big change.
    Also excel will kill some plants, i dont like it.
    It will remove with water changes and trims.
     
  9. keithgh

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    The SAE also become lazy as they get older that meant often buying young SAE's. I lost all my Val using Excel many years ago.

    I hope the water changes fix it for you as its such a beautiful tank.

    Would the extra water movement help?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  10. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I keep sae .in the past , and i gave them because its very nervous fish... it moves very fast.
    Yes water change and trimming can fix the bba.
    It not need better water movement, but bigger filtration, now this filter have only 3 sponges.
     
  11. Shane P.

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    Nicpapa

    Your tanks are too pretty


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  12. keithgh

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    Keep us updated on the removal of the BBA please?

    What filtration are you using now and what bigger filter would you like to have?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  13. nicpapa

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    An update of the100lt
    Plants grow fine, i didnt change anything in ferts.
    I clean substrate before some weeks before there was a lot of bba.
    Now its clean, only litle bba on stuck plants.

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  14. keithgh

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    Sorry for the late reply looks like I missed it somehow

    Have you managed to remove the remainder of the BBA?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  15. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    update

     
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  16. keithgh

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    A great tank you have there, would you like to list the plants in that tank for the members please.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  17. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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  18. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    That is a beautiful tank you should be very proud to have it in your home.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  19. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    if i am not mistaken saw those pics before nicpapa is just reposting again.
    too many photos in photobucket are not showing anymore same case with my own thread.
     
  20. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi
    Those are new photos...yes photobucket make it mess.
    I try now flickr...
     

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