Thanks that is good to know. I Will leave a bush or to, but eventually I will clear the in the middle.I believe in its emmersed form AR mini doesn’t become so mini and reverts back to the height of normal alternanthera. However it’s submersed form it’s should stay pretty small.
Well this is so true... its going to reach the blue sky soon! Its Tropica's AR mini.I believe in its emmersed form AR mini doesn’t become so mini and reverts back to the height of normal alternanthera. However it’s submersed form it’s should stay pretty small.
I read that nerite snail is sensative to cupper, and my DIY ferts will contain trace elements of cupper since i will be adding rexolin to the mix...I only add bucephalandra and anubias when the tank is stable and algae free - having said that, a healthy nerite snail population seems to do the trick too.
Some aquascapers are moving towards the idea of using large leaved plants in the front. Personally I find foregrounds incredibly difficult.
So I think I will drop the anubias and Buce in my mature tank for now... just to be on the safe side, as I had some problems earlier with BBA and GSA on the leaves.I add all plants at the beginning no matter if it’s anubias or stems.
Thanks I did not know that! First of all I have no intention of cranking CO2 to the limit of fish just to survive, but I must say that I am more fascinated about plants than fish these days.You need to address flow to disperse all that co2 in the water column and down to your plants.
Other thing I was thinking...install a surface skimmer like the Eheim to pull in all that surface scum for better gas exchange. You might think that it’s good to keep all that co2 in the tank but in fact saturating the water with oxygen will allow you to drive the co2 levels higher without stressing your inhabitants like you would with lower oxygen levels.
Hope that made sense...
Thank you, this kind of straight forward feedback makes me think about thing! I like that, and I think you might be right. I was kind of fall in love with stem plants when I found aquascaping, and made that "hanging" substrate area behind the left rock for to grow som kind of stems, and fish to swim through... At least stems are easy to pull out!If I can say one thing about your scape, would be to keep the stems for the time being to help with the initial step but dump them after that. They really don’t go with what you’re trying to create IMO.
Thanks, I will take a look at that La Plata sand...The path I think is a good idea just experiment see what you like . La Plata sand or similar will go nice with your gray rocks...
Thanks, it was running in sync with my mature tank, just reduced light to 6h, still 50% on the Chihiros VIVID.Keep the photoperiod short like 6 hours for the first couple weeks and do lots of water changes. Like every day or every other day.
Light intensity should be lower as well.
Gradually increase as plants grow and scape matures...
OMG, that was really good reading! I feel so stupid