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Old 07-22-2018, 04:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Been playing in a very wet tank for a few weeks now ....

Question, how do you control algae on a wet emersed growth? Consider that they are wet 24x7 and would almost qualify as being immersed without the benefit of a cleaning crew.

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You could try Seachem Excel in the water. It is an algaecide, so the "rain water" might discourage algae as it splashes around.
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Now I am not the biggest lover of glut, but maybe just maybe this could work ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92FwpMgrLUA

Not the biggest of water volumes ... will need to think carefully about the dosage.

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Wow great looking tank. All the thought and work you've put into this tank really shows. Anyway i would probably go with Excel or a generic form of it. If you don't want to treat the water volume maybe spot treat with a syringe? I am currently spot treating with it in my tank. Not sure if h2o2 would be the best option or not. May not get along with all the species you have. That would be my only other go to option if you were going to sit treat

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Thanks James ... growing it in these conditions at first would seem way more challenging, and I am by no means sure I am going down the correct path here.

I am in no hurry, so going to treat this same as I would an algae issue in a tank. Get the nutrients and plant growth right. Once I am ok with what has transitioned and what is still needs to change how it grows, then I think I will jump in and do more drastic things.

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8 weeks and things are starting to root and make new shoots ... some nice growth on the moss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pracZdFjYA

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All going well, but I need to start looking at the fertz that this will be going into the tank. Firstly need to look as some shortcomings - surely I can now look at this as doing fertz for a hydroponic system?
















I am thinking about Ca and Mg first.

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Those are very good photos! It almost makes me want to try that, too. I don't think you can equate this with hydroponics, since these are plants that like to get nutrients through both the roots and the leaves. I would say you must be doing what works well right now, or you wouldn't have such nice looking plants.
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Thanks @hoppycalif , appreciate the comment ...

Yeah this has been great fun. You are right somethings are working very well.



but then this looks like is could be a concern ..



leaning towards Fe or N .. esp since most of the plants are actually not in water but rather water runs off them.

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Try phosphate too.
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