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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by GreenFanatic, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. GreenFanatic

    GreenFanatic New Member

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    If it really is emersed... what will happen? Will they shed all their leaves? :%3 Not sure if the newly set up system can take the rotting :-s
     

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    It is hard to tell... Great tank!
     
  3. goalcreas

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    In any newly set up system, you will experience die off and shedding.
    You need to not only do about 50% water changes every other day for about 2 weeks, but you need to get all the fall off out of the tank.
    You can use just hose, like 1/2" or 5/8" (12mm or 17mm) filter hose instead of a gravel vac, this allows you to get into tight spots, all the nooks and cranny's so you can suck up all the stuff that the plants dropped.

    If you do this you will be one step ahead of the algae that is just dying to take off if you let it.
     
  4. GreenFanatic

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    Thanks for the advice... but perhaps a little late now :(

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    But the 2 Otos are doing a great job!
     
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    A even closer look... see if you can spot anything... it is enjoying the CO2 though :-"

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  6. goalcreas

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    No , not too late now, it is only too late if you give up on the tank and start over:Blah:

    For now, justk keep up with the water changes and get as much die off and algae out every day to other day and it will come around.:muscle:
     
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    Will the alternate day water change slows down the bacteria cultivation?
     
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    I think it will, i think someone told me to do this at one point for that reason.
     
  9. GreenFanatic

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    Well... other than the slight algae attack (which is expected anyway)... I am very happy to see almost all plants bubbling up nicely... see the tiny bubble trail above the Anubias nana? :-"

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    Blyxa japonica is pearling nicely too :)
     
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    I love seeing plant pearl. I think the plant that does it the most in my tank is my Java Moss.
     
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    pH will hit a low 6.0 towards the end of photosynthesis... should I reduce my CO2 supply?

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    As long as the fish are okay you will be fine on the pH. I've never had a anubius nana pearl, that really great! I'm no crypt expert, but the ones that that they sell in the states are all grown emersed if they come from any of the american distributors. The slight "fuzzy" texture of the leaves makes me think their emersed though. You may not even loose the leaves, but the submerged growth will look different though. Once again, only time will tell :).
     
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    A local hobbyist told me I've ID the Crypto wrongly... it should be Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green Gecko'... and I've gotten the submersed form :)

    Here's a video of my tank (1 week old)

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    After 35% water change this morning... my tank water is finally crystal clear :)

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    Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green Gecko' i thought that is what your plant was i have some of this in my tank and it puts out babys all over the place for me.
     
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    Wow... I can't wait to see some babies :) They are slow growers right?

    Will move the Anubias nana to a less sunny spot these few days...
     
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    They are slow growers but i think the grow babys faster than they grow theirselves.
     
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    I saw that you use activated carbon in the substrate and palm net, I can use normal activated carbon for the substrate and palm net of my palm tree in my backyard?
     
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    no, that is filter media.
     
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    Yes but is the same activated carbon that normal only that it is in diferent shape and size. and seems porous. I really like the substrate setup of Green Fanatic but is is expensive and I not have all that money.
     

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