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Old 05-05-2006, 12:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't think so.
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That looks pretty good. Cna't wait to see it fill in. Thats a shame if he doesn't dose. That tanks going to deteriorate eventually with out ferts. Even flourish ever few days would give him something. I guess its their first attempt at a serious planted tank so it takes time to learn. As long as its low light it should give him some time to react to any obvious deficiencies.
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Thanks for the photos! So neon tetra and shrimps inhabit the tank? Won't the neon tetras eat the shrimps?
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those aren't neons, they're cardinals like john said. they won't eat fully grown shrimp. to my knowledge, they'll eat the shrimp if they're less than 3 mm long, so the cherries should be safe as long as they're over that. the cardinals do jaw at shrimp larger than 2mm occasionally but it's unusual in my experience

then again, my cardinals are smaller than the ones brian had stocked, so maybe they'll go for shrimp as big as 5 mm
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A lot of people wait a couple weeks before dosing.
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I realize that. Especially with the use of aqua soil. So the plan is to fertilize eventually, right?
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I realize that. Especially with the use of aqua soil. So the plan is to fertilize eventually, right?
When we were there I asked Brian about that. He wasn't sure if it would be a 100% ADA with Brighty, etc., or if fertilizers would be Seachem. I did mention to him that if he went with Seachem he would probably want to work with dosing and end up going heavier than prescribed.

Basically, his show tanks are "sponsored" by one or more vendors, such as the Jebo tank and light combination.
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Oh ok. I hope he uses the ada so we can see those in action.
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:13 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I went there today. My pictures didn't turn out well, but I am posting them anyway:





Both Rotalas have just about reached the surface, the Hygro has grown past the the water's surface, the Java moss is starting to grow, the Tenellus seems stunted, and the Blyxa (augmented by some additional plants from me a week or so ago) is doing well.

Brian hasn't fertilized the tank, though I indicated that he should consider it soon. The Rotala Vietnam is looking great--my cell phone camera barely captured it, however. There's a bit of Staghorn algae on some of the moss, likely due to a CO2 deficiency. Brian seems a little reluctant to push the CO2 past 1 bubble/second, which explains the algae and the foreground's stalling (together with lack of NPK). The diffusor also needs to be moved lower in the tank. As you can tell, haze from "green water" is apparent, and will be addressed with the UV he installed today.

The Cardinals in the tank had a minor bout with ich, and I think a copper solution was used to treat it, as I didn't see any of the Cherry Shrimp in there.

Anyhow, the tank is maturing.
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I get staghorn with CO2/NO3 deficiency. Tenellus is slow to start but once it does, they all send out runners in unison.

I may have to stop over there to "touch it up" just out of principle :P
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