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Up date on New 75 gal freshwater tank

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants' started by David B. Diehl, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. David B. Diehl

    David B. Diehl Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hardest part was pulling those plants off the driftwood while it was still in the tank. Some had wrapped itself around the branch several times
     

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  2. keithgh

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    David

    What can help is drain as much water as possible and do a big water change at the same time. Return the some of the water then remove all the floating bits and pieces and top up with the new water.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  3. David B. Diehl

    David B. Diehl Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Did they redesign the site? if so don't like it. Liked the old way better.
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I had to Log in other than that its exactly the same.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  5. David B. Diehl

    David B. Diehl Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Up dates on planted tanks, as of 11-14-17.. 1-75 gallon, 1-55 gallon, 1-40 gallon breeder, 1-20 gallon long, 2-10 gallon. Pictures are of 75gal, 40 gal breeder and 20 gal long. One10 gallon is sump filter for 75 gal, the other is Christmas present for a friend starting in the hobby. The 20 gal long has guppy fry and Cherry Shrimp breeding tank. 75 gal 11-14-17.jpg 40 gal 11-14-17.jpg 20 gal 11-14-17.jpg
     
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    Really good David, the second and third photos look a little blurry thoughDavid can you resend
     
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    I fully agree with John, those photos require new clear photos please.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    here is a retake for photos 20 gal and40 breeder along with a 10 gal I'm giving as a Christmas present. 12-3-17 20 gal.jpg 12-3-17 40 gal.jpg 12-3-17 christmas.jpg
     
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    The second photo the foreground plants is there a problem there? I also notice you have many snails as well.

    The last tank photo is not the best. Other than the dirty glass it appears to be over exposed and not focused correctly.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    David B. Diehl Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Taken with cheap phone camera. last tank picture is the only time i had crypts melt. Lost all the front crypt parva. Replanted entire tank.
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you for the reply how does the tank look now after the replanting.
    Did you find the cause of the Crypt melt down?


    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Keith

    Often times crypts will melt when introduced into a new tank. There really isn't anything you can do.
     
  13. keithgh

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    Its called understanding your plants and, knowing what to do.
    I have added and moved many Crypts over the years and never a problem.

    Keith :cat::cat:
     
  14. David B. Diehl

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    This time they were planted in an aquarium that used peat moss added to a substrate of Flourite sand.it was pretty well compacted and some of the longer roots broke off during the process. The only crypts that melted were crypt lutiens.
    What is the gel that plants come in that are grown invitro?
     
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    I only every bought plants bare rooted some were over 5 days in shipment and still not a problem. I only ever used 2-4/5 mm natural river stone gravel never any of the special substrates.

    I know of the product they are grown in and my only advice would be give it a good wash off under a warm water tap.

    Do you still have peat moss in the substrate if you do some plants "might not" like the slightly acidic substrate and water after what they were previously growing in.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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