11-04-2010, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by james7139
soooooo this is something not to do.or maybe do do it.
i ordered some plants and snails from Red (amazing quality and got here in 1 day)
i decided to remove some of the plants i had and replace them with the ones i got (i got italian val, corkscrew val, a little java moss,some java fern,some red crypt, andsome wisteria) the 5 gallon was no trouble because nothing has really rooted yet,then i moved to the ten gallon which i have had setup for about a month and a half with RCS ,2 SAE, and a crap load of pond snails,Bad idea,i tried cutting the stem plant i had,worked for the most part.then came to an aponogeton that has grown taller than the ones in my 55 in a shorter amount of time.basically the sand switched places with the dirt.luckily the dirt obsorbed all the water it could and none floated up.
i may endup redoing it in a month,kinda mad at myself.
i was also happy that the italian val had ramshorn snail eggs on it.
i also ordered some mts and ramshorn snails.
Another story about the shipment:
so i place the snails in the tank and went back to planting,about 1.5 mins later i look back and the mts ar gone
i knew they dug in the substrate but not that fast.
Glad they arrived healthy. In case you're wondering, I didn't send any val. I sent some dwarf sag (will grow shorter in good light) and Echinodorus var Vesuvius. Also, take a picture of the java moss... I need to double check it.
Originally Posted by SinCrisis
-_-" you were the one that said "I accept your challenge" to redknee in that picture thread... lol hes creating his own little challenge for you, me and mikaila with a 50 dollar prize offered to the winner. Theres a bunch of rules and kinda unsure of how its gonna work but im just making a setup for fun and to see if it could be done.
As for the chalk, wouldnt mixing it and then covering ti with sand trap in underneath? I would get the limestone, but it seems like something that needs to be bought by the pound and i dont have a lot of storage space.. chalk or tums seem to be the best choices for me.
Ohh, I have to go check that out... Have a link? Or is it the same one?
I'm not really sure about burying the chalk. It seems to me, that no matter how much chalk you add, the GH will go up by 2-4 points. The more chalk you add, the longer it will last.
If you crush the chalk, it dissolves instantly. I might be able to mail you some limestone if you need...I don't think tums is a good idea.
Oh, and I didn't add a pump after all. I just added some hornwort to oxygenate the water.