Many thanks, mushrooms were a surprise, but they are there one minute and gone the next, have seen now 3-4 different ones although short-lived. Plants finally doing better and stems taking shape, not sure what happened but took me a while to get the CO2 right, was afraid of gassing the fish!Cool little video, expresses the barbs behaviour very nicely.
Tank is looking great too, it’s filled in really well, even growing shrooms in there
Many thanksGreat looking scape, plants look lush.
That is looking really good mate very green and healthy, do you not want to try inline diffuser to see if any better co2 distribution ? You wouldnt think there was any issues looking at that looks stunning.Not much to report plants growing well, still messing about with the CO2, don't think its quite right yet! But its working much better now that I put the diffuser just below the filter intake!
Also moved some bits of wood around at the bottom as they are not fixed to anything, in particular the one on the right-hand side.
Some photos taken with the phone today, wide angle shot:
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Fullt tank shots:
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Thanks for looking
Many thanks it's getting there.That is looking really good mate very green and healthy, do you not want to try inline diffuser to see if any better co2 distribution ? You wouldnt think there was any issues looking at that looks stunning.
Many thanksIt's looking good @LondonDragon, nice lush green growth
First time at 5 weeks, not every 3-4 weeks.How soon after planting did you start trimming your stems?
Trimmed it pretty low and just replanted the trimmings in the middle of the exiting stems, making it fuller.And how if you don't mind me asking? Replanting, trimming at base etc?
This is my current formula, I have increased doses from 50ml per day to 60ml, might increase it to 70ml soon as the plant mass grows.Still trying to work out my ferts also, did you stay with your original fert recipe?
Ask as many as you want, that's why I do the journals learn and share ups and downs!Apologies for the questions, just don't want to mess it up.
No worries, I thought I was dosing too much CO2 and have now realized I was dosing almost nothing so I am actually surprised I did not have as many algae issues as I did, the initial every other day water changes really did the trick. I am doing 2 water changes a week at the moment.Thank you very much for the detailed reply very helpful. Getting co2 on point is the hardest thing to get right, mine is probably too high at the moment so I'll have to knock it back slightly when I add stock.
I would not worry about PH, I have never measured it on any of my tanks. My water change timing is about the same.My original ph is 7.4 or 7.5 and lights on ph is 6.4 or 6.5 so still a little work to do on it.
I did daily water changes the first week now I'm down to every other day. Takes 25min to drain and refill so no dramas.
That is correctDo you dose K2S04 to add the needed potassium without adding the nitrate you would with KN03?
Many thanksNice tank mate!
Many thanks, at the moment I only gave it a trim here and there nothing major yet, due to the CO2 issues I had it did start getting some algae but that is now almost gone, I am considering cutting it at soil level sometime and let it grow back again nice and clean. But it has been 3 months with very little trouble, and has filled in nicely. I have tried various other carpeting plants and was initially only going to plant Lilaeopsis, but @Stu Worrall said it would look better if I mixed it with Eleocharis and I am glad I went with his adviceTank is looking lovely! Does the Eleocharis carpet require much maintenance/trimming?
Many thanks there is still a bit of algae here and there, specially some green filament on the mosses and the grass! Not sure how I am going to shake that off! Might be too long of a photo period, I increased it recently by an hour and that might be the issue, need to make some adjustments to that and see!!Tank is looking lush mate great work so clean too
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