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post #11 of 18 Old 02-17-2009, 11:41 PM
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The laterite will be good for the plants, for sure. Will you post an updated pic? I'd love to see it with the newly added background

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post #12 of 18 Old 02-17-2009, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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As soon as the dust settles!! Literally. lol
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post #13 of 18 Old 02-18-2009, 01:10 AM
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if the tank wasnt full i would suggest taping it off and directly painting the back glass with spray paint.
yup. +1.
i do this to almost all of my tanks.
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post #14 of 18 Old 02-19-2009, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Well neither of my little plants are doing well :( The moss is turning brown and the leaves are falling off the other one. I was hoping at least the moss would survive!

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post #15 of 18 Old 02-19-2009, 01:47 PM
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Moss can be a pretty tough plant. I've noticed that when I first add my moss it turns pretty brown but then bounces back. You might want to pick up a bottle of Excel and begin a very small amount of dosing. You could also get root tabs and place one (only one) directly underneath the other plant so it is able to take up the nutrients through the roots. I insert root tabs once a month under my swords and vals.

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post #16 of 18 Old 02-19-2009, 01:51 PM
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I have seen Eco-Complete in the Dr. Foster and Smith catalog.
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post #17 of 18 Old 03-02-2009, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Well I have been working on cycling the tank and it's now recovering quickly when I add ammonia. the nitrites were at 1 last time i tested so hopefully that's a good sign.

My jungle val lost all of it's leaves but there seems to be new growth. The moss is brownish but isn't fall apart or anything so I"m going to give it some time to recover... and hopefully it will. The tank is still pretty nakid lol. I kind of want to have moss all along the bottom and then some denser plants on the left and a hideway something (root? coconut?) on the right with swimming room above it. Hopefully that's not dreaming too big for a 10 gal.

It's kind of dusty looking on the back because of the laterite I added.

When it cycles and i do the big water change do i also change the filter? not hte bio one. the other one. I'm unclear how often to change that one.

Here's a couple pics. I can't find my big flash so they aren't that great :(



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post #18 of 18 Old 03-03-2009, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Today nitrites and ammonia was at zero so I added more ammonia and if they are at zero again tomorrow we are cycled right?
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