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post #91 of 313 Old 11-25-2013, 07:20 AM
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THREE CHEERS for new Journal threads!! ^__^

THREE CHEERS for BIG ROCKS (how much does it weigh? O.O), berried shrimpies, and 10-gallon tanks, too!

Poor Tetra, though. T_T Why do you think they're dying? I'm admittedly behind on this shiny new tank - is it cycled? Have you checked the water parameters? Any symptoms? Neons can be not so tough, sometimes, I've read. . . I hope the rest come through!





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post #92 of 313 Old 11-25-2013, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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ty Chesh. New question for everyone lol.

How should I plant the Repens when they arrive ? Should they stay bundled or should they be separated (one stem per hole) ?

9 Neon Tetra's
6 Julii Cory Catfish
? Guppies ( ? males, ? females )
8 Cherry Barbs
14+ RCS
10 Tetra Glow Lites
? baby guppies
5 Marble Hatchetfish
6 Tiger Barbs
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post #93 of 313 Old 11-25-2013, 07:43 AM
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Pretty plant!
I like to spread the stems out a tiny bit, so that the light is able reach the leaves at the base - otherwise they tend to lose those leaves at the bottom and get a 'leggy' appearance. . . I also like to let new stemmies float for a bit in the tank, then plant them when I start to see new growth - but that's just my way!
Can't wait to see!
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post #94 of 313 Old 11-25-2013, 04:42 PM
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keep on rocking !!
we gotta see it all clean and purdy looking

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #95 of 313 Old 11-25-2013, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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haha Willow, gonna plant then a pic. Big rock has to wait a bit, its very cold outside and a hammer and chisel is not so fun in the cold hahahaha.

9 Neon Tetra's
6 Julii Cory Catfish
? Guppies ( ? males, ? females )
8 Cherry Barbs
14+ RCS
10 Tetra Glow Lites
? baby guppies
5 Marble Hatchetfish
6 Tiger Barbs
8 Assassin Snails
7 Green Barbs
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Update..... still cold outside and now dark lol. Repens are here but I am a bit baffled with them. There seems to be roots everywhere on the stems. Leaves roots leaves roots so on and so on. First time with live plants not sure where to go with this. Please help! They are soaking in my 55 atm. I am guessing that everywhere there is a good root, break it off from the rest and plant it. But what about the long white looking things in between the leaves ?

9 Neon Tetra's
6 Julii Cory Catfish
? Guppies ( ? males, ? females )
8 Cherry Barbs
14+ RCS
10 Tetra Glow Lites
? baby guppies
5 Marble Hatchetfish
6 Tiger Barbs
8 Assassin Snails
7 Green Barbs
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post #97 of 313 Old 11-25-2013, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Chesh cycled yes I believe so. Ammonia .25, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 30, low PH over 7.2, high PH 8.2 This was yesterday before the 15 gallon water change. I have not checked it yet tonight. To busy trying to figure out these plants hahaha.

As far as weight I would have to guess around 50 lbs. I paint for a living and when I got the rock I tossed it into a empty 5 gallon bucket and it felt as though it was full of paint. Though I am just guessing.

9 Neon Tetra's
6 Julii Cory Catfish
? Guppies ( ? males, ? females )
8 Cherry Barbs
14+ RCS
10 Tetra Glow Lites
? baby guppies
5 Marble Hatchetfish
6 Tiger Barbs
8 Assassin Snails
7 Green Barbs

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post #98 of 313 Old 11-25-2013, 10:53 PM
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Update..... still cold outside and now dark lol. Repens are here but I am a bit baffled with them. There seems to be roots everywhere on the stems. Leaves roots leaves roots so on and so on. First time with live plants not sure where to go with this. Please help! They are soaking in my 55 atm. I am guessing that everywhere there is a good root, break it off from the rest and plant it. But what about the long white looking things in between the leaves ?

Hey! I heard you had a question in chat, so I stalked you a bit ^__^ I'm assuming it's the L. repens question!

first live plants! how exciting! it was certainly exciting for me when I first got my live plants!!!!!

It's quite normal for L repens to sprout roots along it's stem between the nodes. I wouldn't recommend breaking the plant up just yet, for now you can snip the roots that wont be going into the soil off and just plant the stem with the bottom roots, This way the plant will be less messy :) aquatic stem plants obtain most of its nutrients from the water column, but when they are grown terrestially, they grow flush against the soil instead of vertically upwards, so some sprout roots from the stem. Any future roots the repens will sprout from it's stem will most likely anchor into the substrate.
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post #99 of 313 Old 11-25-2013, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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haha yes it was aokashi. I thank you for your reply. I did as you stated and will post a pic.

9 Neon Tetra's
6 Julii Cory Catfish
? Guppies ( ? males, ? females )
8 Cherry Barbs
14+ RCS
10 Tetra Glow Lites
? baby guppies
5 Marble Hatchetfish
6 Tiger Barbs
8 Assassin Snails
7 Green Barbs
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post #100 of 313 Old 11-26-2013, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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Its a Journal. Here is the new pic with the L Repens



wasnt sure what I was doing, but this forum has helped once again. Fingers crossed for a successful transplant
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6 Julii Cory Catfish
? Guppies ( ? males, ? females )
8 Cherry Barbs
14+ RCS
10 Tetra Glow Lites
? baby guppies
5 Marble Hatchetfish
6 Tiger Barbs
8 Assassin Snails
7 Green Barbs
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