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Revival project 2016

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by jagermelifter, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes as the tank develops the plants growing on the DW will take away the sharp edges you are now seeing and with a black backing it will give a better focal depth.

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    Very very nice scape, congrats!!!
     
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  3. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thank you bro!


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    Hey fellow BCAquaria and fellow Vancouverite! Lol... :)

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  5. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    haha i started my journal here coz i think more people can relate to the aquascaping side of the hobby than our hommies in bcaquaria. i think they are more fishrelated on there


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    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    quick update.. some of my mini pelia and staurogyne repens started melting. im not sure whats causing it. hmm..

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  7. ashley

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    All liverworts like mini pellia will melt if you dose excel... not sure why the staurogyne repens are melting though, maybe emersed to submerged shock?

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  8. jagermelifter

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    yes thats one of the reasons that im thinking too. but it also might be the excel i sprayed on some of the anubias that i cleaned from my other tank. i dint think ive rinsed it well enough. and also my mini pelia is not looking good too, hopefully it survives this case.


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  9. keithgh

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    Some plants can react differently to Excel.

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  10. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    yes true coz not all of the mini pelia and the staurogyne melted. just certain patches and if im right, theyre from different sources aswell.


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    First off, great journal you have running here. I really like the tank.

    S. repens can melt if shocked sometimes. It can also be a CO2 flow issue. For me it has started with little "burn" spots on the leaves. I've not really had a issue with mini pelia melting from standard dosing of excel. I plan to auto dose it soon so I will see if it happens with consistent dosing in my tank soon.

    Keep updating the journal!

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    A couple suggestions for background plants. Mini myrio would be a nice choice. You could keep it trimmed lower and bushy.

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    Forgot to put my other suggestion and cannot edit from my phone. Ammania bonsai might be another option for small groupings that wouldn't restrict flow much. Most other stems would look better taller and get too bushy if you do not want an impact on flow

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    thank you! the melting is still a mystery, its spreading up top to the other s. repens. but the mini pelia seems like its starting to come back. yes i will continue to update for our future reference as im sure theres a lot of bumps along the way.


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    It looked like it spread from one to another to me as well. Made me wonder if it was something contagious like a fungal or bacterial infection. Getting it to grow back was improving flow and CO2 for me.
     
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    i do have some amania bonsai in there, maybe ill move some around. also waiting for buces to come in, maybe ill keep some in this tank. thanks for the suggestions my man.


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    Journals are always a very good idea you and the members can back track to check how your tank developed.

    Some plants you must get every thing perfect for them to develop fully and others just grow like weeds and if left uncontrolled they can become a pest.

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  18. jagermelifter

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    waterchange and 1st trim is on

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    it looks like it, but then i have this story. i was taking out the lilypipes on the right side to scrub for algae, and the little glass attatchment where the suction cup goes into the lilypipe broke off. great! so i went and grabbed my transparent epoxy and tried to stick it together, no dice after 15 mins. so i let it sit hoping itll stick as i try to unhose the intake/skimmer glass pipe, being carefull so that i dont snap anything. i tilted it a lil bit then the skimmer part that floats fell. yup. broken. luckily the part that floats to skim is acrylic so i had no problem gluing it together.

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    after trimming its time to put everything back together, the glass suction cup attatchment dint stick. so i had to mcgyver it, i just tied a wire tie around the pipe and use the glass piece that broke off to hold onto the tie in the suction cup.

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    the skimmer seems it got fixed and is working like nothing happened.

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    other than these little bumps, everything seems ok.

    also we figured out what caused the melting of the staurogyne repens. ammonia.


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