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post #301 of 308 Old 02-16-2013, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, so update time
Well good and bad i suppose. The tank has developed some diatoms which i do NOT like at all, but im staying on top of it building up etc, minus on one plant, of which there is a picture below. 4/5 puffers have got soooooooo big now! But the one some of you have named 'squee' is still the little-lest of them all, and shes looking tiny kinda now comparatively!

OK so this was the tank on the 12th before a bit of a trim....


And the trims are now growing here...

The leaves on them must have sagged completely for a good 24-48 hrs before they adjusted etc. Nothing in that tank but plant cuttings under a 15w T8......must have been a bif of a shock....cut...and then no LED's!

This is the tank as of 12 minutes ago! You can see a littel brown opn the glass and on the Cryptocoryne beckettii leaves.


This is one of the puffers checking out plants etc....
This wont be a good pic as had to zoom right in and still just using my galaxy for pics..


I'm not sure at all whats causing this... but i dont like it. Perhaps the cherry red shrimp?!?! ANYONE????


Speaking of which.....heres a shrimp...

Again not the best pic. I dont think i even waited for the cam to focus properly here.

And finally, a diff view. birds eye view of most of the tank!


Couldnt get any pics really of the puffers on demand, but i will try and grab some at feeding time in a minute!!!!
Hope you enjoyed!
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post #302 of 308 Old 02-16-2013, 06:22 PM
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Hey Nilet in pic 5 the Shrimp wouldn't be causing that. That's could be from different things.
What kinda plant is that??
It could be a lack of nutrients or just one.
It could be the light (duration or intensity).
It could something else altogether.
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Plant is luwigia palustris red.
Likely nutrients then. I cut back after the Mrs left the sun on it and I got the algae.
Been few and far between actually on the dosing, didn't want over growth either, but I'll up it again slightly then. Thanks BB!

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I had the exact same problem with this plant, I believe it's a potassium deficiency. . .
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post #305 of 308 Old 02-16-2013, 07:38 PM
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On the Red Ludwigia issue, the first thing is light. As this plant is intended to be red, that means higher light, so there may not be sufficient light for this species. Nutrients may also play a role, since the plant would normally be more dark green (rather than red) if it were just light.

But I would not assume a potassium deficiency. What is the GH? And what fertilizers if any are being added, and how much/often?

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post #306 of 308 Old 02-16-2013, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Flourish comp once a week.
The plant isn't meant to be red wholly. The underneath of the leaves are though and all new growth start that way before the tops green as they mature. Sure I remember reading this is what is meant to happen.

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Flourish comp once a week.
The plant isn't meant to be red wholly. The underneath of the leaves are though and all new growth start that way before the tops green as they mature. Sure I remember reading this is what is meant to happen.
What's the GH?

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post #308 of 308 Old 04-22-2013, 04:00 PM
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It's time for an update! Nile - come back, we miss you!
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