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post #11 of 25 Old 05-10-2011, 03:22 PM
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Well you can't overfeed them at this point... Any extra food will just turn to nutrients... I would keep it at every couple days.

If you just see a couple it might be ok... Just keep an eye on it.

The dots and worms and such are always in my soil tanks when I start them.. Quite interesting critters, eh.

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post #12 of 25 Old 05-10-2011, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
well they're not gonna be happy when i fill the tank and add the puffer...
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post #13 of 25 Old 05-10-2011, 03:31 PM
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lol. They might actually be too small for the puffer to pay attention to.

The overdose of excel may also kill them (if you go that route).

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post #14 of 25 Old 05-15-2011, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
So i emant to update the pics but didnt get a chance till now. Cant see much difference in the pictures but in person you can def see more height. Also a few strands of HC has started to grow outwards with runners but im not seeing a lot of stems on these runners :-/

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Day 11:
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Other side has some parts of the HC dying, probably because of the shade from a rock, using one of those compact lights for nanos on it now to try and get it to establish itself better, already seeing how this may be a big problem for this tank. Might really need to consider getting some mods done on this tank...
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Ugh day 6 picture didnt attach right, have it now:
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post #16 of 25 Old 05-15-2011, 05:22 PM
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I set up a little fish bowl emersed, with Crypt Willisi, Crypt Wendtii, bacopa, and ludwigea repens..

After it grows in I'll post pics.

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post #17 of 25 Old 05-25-2011, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
Redchigh, got pics of your setup yet?

My HC has started to spread, not very bunched up though, will post pics later. Got a waterproof camera so i can get better shots now
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post #18 of 25 Old 05-25-2011, 09:47 AM
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Nope.. Then again, I don't really have any type of carpeting plant... There's not much to take pictures of.

The anubias nana seems to be growing faster though.

My substrate looks nicer than yours

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post #19 of 25 Old 05-25-2011, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
well im carpeting it so... there will be barely any visible substrate eventually.
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post #20 of 25 Old 05-26-2011, 10:23 AM
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Are you using sand? I've heard HC spreads faster in sand... (too late now, I know.)

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