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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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    jagermelifter

    As soon as I read those few words I had a good idea what happened.

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  2. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    i know theres gona be more bumps along the way. but im ready. maybe i will try to join this tank in the next coming iaplc. hopefully it matures before may.


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  3. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    day 23, christmas in feb!

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    its not common for these plants to be here in my city, its a great addition to my new build! i even thought they were illegal to import because i may have only seen a handfull of guys with buces in my local forum. kinda nervous and excited same time coz i dont have a lot of experience with this species.

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    gona leave it in quarantine for 3 days before planting. any tips is greatly appreciated! cheers!


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    If they were collected from the wild and imported illegally I'd recommend a Potassium permanganate (KMnO4) bath. Some advice given to me years ago.

    "For sanitizing plants, I recommend a 20-ppm (or so) Potassium permanganate solution for from 3-minutes for mosses and such to 20-minutes for heavy vascular plants.[​IMG]" via an old hobbyist.

    A reference with how to make a stock solution and safety information for PP. http://www.simplydiscus.com/library/disease_medications/medicine_cabinet/pp_usage4.shtml

    for a smaller stock solution: (from simplydiscus.com)
    It's quick and easily neutralized with hydrogen peroxide immediately. A safe way to use it is to make up a stock solution. I personally use 4 gm/400 ml of water. About four MacDonald's coffee stirring spoons. Starting with 1cc/gallon by a syringe, the water turns into a light reddish purple color and is maintained the same color for four hours
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  5. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    im gona look into this solution, thanks bro! i think my source said that it is from his farm in indonesia, he only told me to rinse it in tap water before planting. of course i dint rinse it from my tap, i used some rodi to soak them and rinse before i got them in my quarantine.

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    ive also been told that the leaves would change in submersed growth.

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    Shawn has given you some excellent advice that should help you.

    There are plenty of plants for you to play with.

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    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    day 30, late night trim, plant and waterchange.

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    since i only have sunday off this weekend, i had to do it this late. but for the sake of the no algae policy, ill never skip a water change.

    i am currently being bothered by string, green spot and bba. it does not look out of hand but these are noticable enough that it needs a 3 day black out. i did some h202 spot treating aswell.

    i have some buces floating in the quarantine for a week. i decided to plant them today since i think the tank needs more leaves to absorb water column nutrients anyways.


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    3 day blackout starts now


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  9. ashley

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    Looking great! Do you do a water change after 3 days of blacking out?

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    the buce really added some great color and texture to the tank. This is coming along very well.
     
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    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    yes its a good idea to waterchange specially after the treatment of h202.


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    thank you sir! i hope the melted s. repens bounce back soon, i dont like seeing the bare patches anymore.


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    some upclose pic for detail reference

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    sorry bout the crappy pic quality, ill use a proper camera soon.


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    Has the riccia gone crazy yet? :)

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    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    yes i have to trim so often that i think im gona take it out soon haha


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    ashley Aspiring Aquascaper

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    See! I told you.... lol !

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    Add to that, it will get EVERYWHERE. The two most recent scapes in which I used it, it got everywhere and I could not get rid of it. I have been fighting the invasive riccia in nearly all my tanks ever since.
     
  18. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    maybe ill replace it with monte carlo since i can glue it anywhere aswell. i guess thats my next weekend project, gon take it out before it goes out of control.


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  19. ashley

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    Monte carlo is a good substitute. Or UG :)

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  20. jagermelifter

    jagermelifter Aspiring Aquascaper

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    nah ill leave the ug to you lol.


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