12-14-2005, 04:20 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hi you all!
Thanks for your comments. I'll try to aswer your questions. My english isn't very good.
Originally Posted by tsunami
Although no one has mentioned it, how DO you keep Rotala macrandra growing so nicely without CO2? Everything in this tank looks quite healthy overall.
Are you thinking of doing anything with that bald spot in the lower right corner? A Cryptocoryne wendtii "Green" or Anubias barteri var. nana would look great and grow well there.
This tank was setup 4 months ago. I started with DIY CO2 , but didn't like the results : ph oscillation, and some algae ( I've lost some plants in the beggining) then I've discovered Excel, and after reading everything about it I wanted to try out. I'm using Excel and Flourish for about a month ( 35 days) and everything is going fine. My Rotalas were pruned ( +/- 1/4) before starting to use itl and
they grew up to that size on the photos. I live in Rio de Janeiro, and because the temperature is so high , I have to use a fan that turns on whith the lights directed to the water surface ( it helps a lot to decrease the temperature ) . Everyday I have to top of +/- 1 liter of water that evaporates from the tank. Maybe this frequently refill, helps on the plants health and reposition of macros. Lets see how it works from now. Thank you for your suggestions. I forgot to say, that there is a anubias nana behind the hemianthus on the right side. . My nana has no green spots at all.
Originally Posted by Rek
in this tanks what are PH GH KH NO3 P ?
GH: not measured
NO3: not measured
P: not measured
Originally Posted by Capt.
Wow, very nice. Your red plants are very beautiful. So I'm assuming you get your macro nutrients through water changes? It's obviously working well.
As I said before, maybe the water refill is helping for the macros.
I'd like to say that this forum helped me a lot, and some lessons from Tom Barr were an essential help on this NON CO2 adventure!!