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Old 03-20-2013, 07:15 PM   #21
 
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im definately going to take all into consideration over the course of this tank, and if i ever see algae ill know where to start. thank you all so much for the imput advice and persoanll experiences!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:15 AM   #22
 
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just a little update here, so it has been about a week since the plants were introduced and they have all been showing good new growth. after talking to cheriska earlyier this week she had reccomended to leave the stems floating as they acclimate better. well i did a little expeeriment i planted some and floated some after i talked to her (also earlyier this week). well its apparant that im going to lose most of the growth that the plants came with, most of the leaves that the plants came with from the store are either falling off or curling up and falling off. i did notice though the plants that are floating havent lost half as much as the planted stems. yes the rooted polants are showing new growth but have lost about 50% more leaves from the store then the floated ones have. just wanted to share what i observed. im going to plant them all sometime today when i get around to my w/c but well see how they do by the end of next week after being planted wonder if they will do better then the ones that were planted right away or show the same signs once they are in the substrate.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:59 AM   #23
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Nothing... Not sure how you got that I was going to try it.... what ever I might have mentioned was only aimed at the fact that, if I thought it would be a benefit, I would not be opposed to the cost, complexity or monitoring.

I'm only selecting plants that will or may be ok in moderate light and no CO2. I don't mind failures, so I might push it, but I've only really had one so far, Cabomba something-or-other and I really like the lower light plants anyway. I'm going to look at a a bunch of crypts this weekend to help out with my catfish... all low light obviously.

DSM, not going there.

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I would highly recommend looking into it. many plants do just fine in medium light when established. like, hc in low tech? NP, Dry Start it :3 it's very simple process that simply requires the tank to not be stocked anf flooded for a month or so.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:17 AM   #24
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My tank is pretty much fully stocked now, plant wise, added four more varieties yesterday. I do like the dry start idea, and I've seen some really great results but there is no way I'm going to start over now. Besides, doesn't that require a capped dirt substrate?

Perhaps if I get around to the plant only tank. I think there will be other stuff coming first.

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:27 AM   #25
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@Mitch-
Oops thread hijack~
great advice on the floating plants ^_^ closer to the water aurface there is a larger concentration of CO2 and light. probably why they do so well floating :D


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Nah, DSM can use dirt, but certainly doesnt need to. but you can probably "dry start" on clown puke gravel if you really wanted. lol!
I mean dry start's just a fancy way of saying, I'm going to grow plants emmersed then flood the tank later.
I have some moss growing on lava rock in a clear container that is taking off nicely. that's dry start too XD it's a great method to get a large piece of DW smothered in moss :)

I'm getting a nice 10" cube rimless soon. And I doubt I'm going to stock it any time soon. So I'm likely going to have in it an emmersed setup until I see a fish or something which I fancy ^_^ probably going to do HC this time.

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:39 AM   #26
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Quote of the day:

"you can probably "dry start" on clown puke grave"

Love it.

I have some dwarf hygro that I trimmed last week. I cut some stems into 2 node pieces and floated them I haven't really paid any attention to it yet.

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Old 03-23-2013, 12:56 PM   #27
 
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well jsut got the w/c and gravel vac done scooped out all the flaoting plant matter and changed the filter pads to new im not to worried about the bb at this point with the plants in there growing as well as they are. but now the tank looks all weird with the floaters now put into the gravel they all are gorwing at awkward angles with just about 90degree curves from where they were floating. going to look very interesting once they straighten out next week.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:09 PM   #28
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:53 PM   #29
 
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coming up gotta get them uploaded to imageshack... wish we could go directly here from the comp..... ugh so many un nessicary steps to upload =/






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Old 03-23-2013, 07:03 PM   #30
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Image shack? Is that an online thing? All I do I's plug my phone into the PC and open the ones I want with the MS Paint. Reduce then to 25% and load to the forum. If I am on the iPad, (although iPad resolution sort of sucks), I just select "take picture" and I save even having uploading it, it goes directly here. That would be a pain to have to add a few moe steps.

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