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Old 03-25-2010, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, I am just getting back into aquarium life and have started out with a nano-iwagumi. My set up so far is:

Fluval Edge - Upgraded the lights to the led
Aquasoil S
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Just planted some hc, growing emersed. I'll post pictures soon.

Any suggestions or tips are welcome.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just got my HC from Aquariumplants.com, not sure, but they look a little poor.



I went ahead with planting though. I read several different approaches so I decided to go with two hoping that one or both will work.

First approach: separate out and plant by the roots.



Second approach: plant clumps together keep the roots as protected as possible.



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The tank and the setting for the tank look great!
The cabinet it's set one and the artwork on the wall all tie it together perfectly.

The HC looks like crap, I'd be asking for my money back. You could get far better HC from the "For Sale or Trade" area. I've had great results with plants received from other members.
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ditto aquadean, not an expert on plants but that does look crappy. your setlooks awesome though! next time do give a try to the for sale section, much more and healthier plants!
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that's exactly what MY HC looks like... after having been in the tank for 6 weeks..... (actually mine don't look even THAT good)
I've decided to deep six the HC and glosso.... EVERYTHING else in my tanks is growing very very well...
your tank looks exquisite... I'd like to see it when it's grown in.
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Thanks guys! I have a somewhat of an asian theme in my office and really want the tank to compliment that.

I am really disappointed in the HC and will definitely try the forums here for more. The pics were from the first day that the HC arrived. I have managed to keep about 1/4 of it alive. Suffice to say, aquariumplants.com doesn't get any more of my money for plants.

Next step is to get this green growing. Any ideas on ferts for growing immersed? I got the lights replaced (from China) but they are the wrong ones. Need to get them happening before I buy anymore HC.

After the submersion I plan to add some RCS and some type of small fish. Probably four or five.
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New lights are in. They look some much better, but I am probably going to add another as well. I also ordered Pferts N and Micro. Hopefully the hc will start to grow then.

Funny thing. I have been in my house for three years and was talking to my wife about adding co2 and she said, "I think there is a tank under the sink." Sure enough, there it was. So I will be adding co2 when I submerse.
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i wish i could find a tank under the sink!!!!
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i wish i could find a tank under the sink!!!!
here ya go.....
Oh... a CO2 tank.... whoops. nevermind
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Not really any growth from the HC. I started dosing with Pferts N and their tablets two weeks ago. I also replaced the lights with white 160 lumen, 6000k leds. Nothing is growing yet. Am I missing something?
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