SteveUK said:How the hell?? Mine's been in a week and looks pretty much like it did when I started!
I like the look of that soil!!! My shrimp tank is giving me problem and I think its the ADA Amazonia II, I might get a bag of that to replace the ADA Soil. Is that the finner version of the Oliver Knott substrate?saintly said:
Thanks for sharing that info, I am now really considering to buy some of this stuff since my Crystal reds prefer a lower PH and KH. Goodbye Amazonia II, would not recommend this stuff at all, given me lots of problems, stick to ADA Aquasoil Amaziona standard and not the II version!saintly said:it's not often i check water parameters but i did check my kh and it's gone from 8 or so from the tap to 3. PH has dropped considerably too. 8 from tap (co2 injection assisted) down to 6.5 (if i remember right)
jay said:I was always a bit unsure with soil lowering ph, especially as the Co2 we pump in lowers it also, and worried how doing WC with hard tap would swing the ph and be hard on the livestock.
Garuf said:Mark, I'm a little confused, are you trimming the hc back already? Or just odd dead leaves from the HC?
George Farmer said:Planting stem by stem is the way forward and you can get so much coverage out of a few pots.
glenn said:hi, its been great watching the progression of your tank...and if your still stuck for a name, when i saw the hard scape lay out on its own with the 3 rocks 'rising sun' came to my mind right away. dont know if this is a goofy name but its what i think of when i see it anyhow.
Vito said:, I couldn't find it when flicking through the 22+ pages of your journal
SteveUK said:Damit Mark, stop being embarassed with your quality pics The more the merrier
plantbrain said:This would have been a good tank for the Dry start method, all these species do very well.
plantbrain said:I always get impatient and recall some old advice, "wait to trim or set it up another week after you cannot stand it".
Tonser said:Can you single out one thing that you do, thats gets the growth going so strong, so quickly ? I know its a combination of everything and different for every tank, but I just wonder if there is something in particular that makes a big difference - substrate, bacter 100, oodles of CO2 ?
Tonser said:Keep up the "artsy-fartsy" stuff