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Old 01-08-2011, 08:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks, schg! Sounds like your plans are similar to mine. If I can do it, it's pretty safe to say that anyone can. It just took a lot of reading. Good luck with your tank and definitely start a journal so we can follow the progress!
https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...nted-tank.html

I've only heard that UG melts really easily when going submersed, but it can be helpful to just crank up the CO2 during the transitioning phase, and then tuning it down to an acceptable level. Fortunately, I am not too concerned with keeping anything but plants initially, so that won't be a problem for me. lol.

Good luck to you as well, I'm positive these tanks will turn out amazing!
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Mini-L - 9th week

The healthy parts are spreading quickly, but the rest of the HC isn't doing too well. The DHG is almost completely filled in. It's about 3/4 of the height of the tank now. Hopefully it'll reach the surface and bend over.





Mini-M - 8th week

More growth. I never thought UG would be the easier plant of the two to dry start.



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UG is awesome! cant wait for the fish!
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Thanks Matt!


Mini-L - 10th week

Some slow growth by the HC. The DHG just about tripled in size since I put it in there. It's doing so well that I'm considering thinning it out a bit to keep its growth rate more in keeping with the HC. I like the height of it, though.

I've also been adding a few drops of Excel to my spray bottle to keep the surface algae down to a minimum. With all these various slopes, it's hard to keep the same water level throughout. Tilting the tank really helps as well.





Mini-M - 9th week

The UG is continuing to do well. I adjusted one of the stones slightly, but now there's a small "bald spot" on the right side.



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ADA tank is my dream tank T.T
nice looking tank
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Mini-L - 11th week

I've thinned down the DHG in the background to keep its growth more in line with the HC.





Mini-M - 10th week

UG is filling in nicely.



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Looking good. Keep up the work. I think if you are not getting good growth w/ HC, go ahead and flood it. It may grow faster underwater
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I'm really tempted to do that, jocky. I'll probably give this tank another 1-2 weeks or so and then I'll flood it.

Mini-L - 12th week






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I can't wait till you fill em up. The UG one looks like it is almost ready.
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Mini-L - 13th week

The foreground is starting to show some minor growth.






Mini-M - 12th week

Not much longer for this tank.



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