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Just a quick pic of the tank redo taken with my phone. More to come when I find my camera. Sorry for the glaring white stones, they were fast buy at wallmart to separate separate areas of the foreground plants for now until I get some rocks at the beach.



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I like it -- very nice DM!
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Thanks! Finally have pressurized co2 also after yrs of wanting it. Traded the dwarf sags at left front for Brazilian microswords. Ill post the plant list once I'm home. Its hodgepodge for now to see what plants do well and will suit the final escape.

So far the angel, otos and corys are enjoying the change!
A friend will have a krib pair to give in about a month looking forward to it!

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EditedEdited 29-Sep-2012 19:38
'FLORA' - updated.

SOUTH-AMERICAN

Elodia densa
Amazon Frogbit
Dwarf Hairgrass
Echinodorus rubin
Brazilian Pennywort
Echinodorus tenellus
Vallisneria spiralis
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Echinodorus latifolius ?
Echinodorus Ozelot Green

ASIAN

Java moss
Crypt nevilli
Crypt Balansae
Blyxa Japonica
Marimo moss balls
Crypt Wendtii Brown
Limnophila aromatica
Crypt Wendtii Tropica
Limnophila sessiliflora


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Co2 definitely makes a difference with plant growth. How are you feeling about the maintenance?
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Sorry didn't see this till now. Already had to remove the frostbit to give light. To the rubin sword. Hairgrass spreading. Have to trim and move some plants. Even call nevelli has 4 new leaves. The vals have shed the nasty algae. Better powerhead going in tonight. Koralia nano. Ill snap another pic shortly. I'm at the coffee shop on my phone. Gotta love Wi-Fi!

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Did some trimming, shifting (not done yet) and for the first time ever, photo cropping to save your eyes.



No more algae on the plants, specifically the vals which was the worst. The driftwood will need some attention.

Had to move most of the frogbit out as it was shading the plants too much.



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EditedEdited 01-Oct-2012 16:33
Decided on PPS-PRO fert strategy.
Made my first Macro solution the other day

Drop checker still not installed. I have 4dk solution, going to cut to 2dk with distilled water so the fluid turns green at 15ppm co2. My ph test reagent doesn't have b blue in it, will get an API low range.

New:
1 small silver-black angelfish
3 assassin snails
2 marimo moss balls

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ooo looking good !


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Love it DaMossMan! Wish I could plant my new tank and have a theme. But money is extremely tight and my bottom feeders aren't having it. Love to see other folks get it done though.

TTFN --->Ta-Ta-For-Now
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Thanks Babelfish and Kelly !

The tank is shaping up. Meet the new 3 young silver angels and discus (2 carnation turquoise, 2 leopard) If the angels cause problem for the discus, I'll have to rehome them. Trying NOT to envision a 20g long LOL. NOT !!!

The tanks shaping up & I was able to spread out the dwarf hairgrass. The white stones were removed, a few darker ones replaced them.



Still some cyano on the wood. Can't seem to rid of it. Don't want to dose enthromycin if I can help it. Maybe remove the wood, manually remove what I can and a bleach dip ?

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EditedEdited 12-Oct-2012 05:40
Hi,"
The tank is really looking nice!

Try shifting the affected area(s) of the drift wood to move them into areas where there are currents. Cyano prefers areas that are calm and have become nutrient sumps. Also, try to maintain your Nitrate
levels between 10&20 as it tends to grow in areas of poor nitrate levels.

I'm not sure I'd try to bleach it out of existance. Bleaching driftwood can be tricky and nearly impossible to eliminate the bleach from the wood after treatment.

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Thanks Frank! How've you been?

That stump would prove awkward to deposition due size and location of the rear branch but I'm considering trimming it a bit. Maybe move to rear right corner. My bulbs are old which can cause too and still to swap in larger powerhead that also will be easier to point at problem areas. Nitrates are under 20. I will skip the bleach. What about making enthromycin solution and inject into the Cyrano or using in smaller amount so as not to kill the biological filter? Almost at my wits end with that stuff lol

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Hi Guy,
Some have injected Hydrogen Peroxide onto the Cyano. Fill
a syringe with the peroxide and squirt it like a turkey baster on the affected areas. The amount of the antibiotic
necessary to kill off the Cyano will also kill off the
bacterial colonies in the tank that support the Nitrogen
Cycle. At best, your nitrite and possibly the ammonia will
appear and then drop off, at worst the tank will have to completely recycle.

You would be better to manually remove as much as you
can, squirt Hydrogen Peroxide on the affected places,
and then increase your water movement in that area, perhaps
an airstone flowing upward past that affected area.
Increasing the overall O2 level will help.

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Thanks much Frank and congrats on your retirement !!
All my best to you and Susan

Old lights create a reduced light spectrum that cyano and algae favor. - Found old tank logs and realized the tubes were over 2 yrs old ! T5ho should be replaced at approx the 8 month mark. You can prob go a year with them, 2+ yrs no ! Color me stupid.

Stuff done tues and wed night.

Cleaned the light strip, also replacing the 2+ yrs old 6700 and 6000K tubes with new 6700 and 10,000k tubes

Removed the driftwood, scrubbed well, rinsed.

Cleaned the glass tops and tank top.

Inspected the filter intake and spraybar. Cleaned the spraybar.

Vacced the area where the driftwood sits

Replaced AC 201 powerhead with koralia nano 425 powerhead

Trimmed the floating plants, found some 'freebies' in there
popped the driftwood back in

netted out any floating detritus

A bit of bba still on the wood but looks dead. No visible cyano either. Crossing my fingers !

To Do: Filter service (rinse filter media with tankwater).
Re-install temp guage. Trimming, planting and replanting 'bits' of stuff



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Hey Da, fingers crossed you got the cyno, that stuffs nasty!

I fought with it for what felt like ages in one of my tanks, I did finally have to dose ethryomiacyn.


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A spot came back where it was easily toothbrushed off. I may get EM just so have it in stock in case I ever have to do the nuke/blackout method. But yes, it's a last resort !

New fish.
6 Otocinclus cocama - zebra otos ! that makes 7.
1 bolivian ram
5 mixed endlers from my 25 gal (pure endlers now in the 25g)

New plants
HM - Baby Tears
Downoi - Pogestemon helferi
Both are plants I've wanted for ages.

To make the otos feel at home I've added some blackwater extract. Just enough for the tank to take on a bit of tea color. Peat will be added to the filter soon.



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Sorry for no pics in awhile. Doing my 'year end' round of stuff which is declutting the apt, sorting computer files and paperwork and completing other projects. I need to get a newer car and anything helps so i'll be having an electronics and music equip sale.

Fish update - they are all great

Some plants are doing too good, a couple are not. Time for a big trim as well as a filter maintenance and water change. The trim will provide enough cuttings to fill the quarantine tank.

I'll get a pic in before and after the trim.


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Time to trim



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EditedEdited 09-Nov-2012 07:38
Hi Moss,
Yah, seems like planted tanks are kind of like relatives' children.
Seems like its only been a month since you saw them last
and they've grown a foot or more!
Are you going to put the trimmings back in the other tank?
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