I'm currently growing HC emersed using a mix of old and new gravel. The first couple of weeks the HC was growing happily and then I added TPN+ to the water I was spraying. After a couple of days some of the HC appeared burned and stopped spreading. I went back to spraying just pure London tap water (best in the world) and the HC seems happier and has started sending out runners again. Could it be sensitive to too mush ferts?Themuleous said:Growth is not as good as I had hoped and the older leaves are dieing off which I wasn't expecting thinking a lack of N so have ordered some NH3 so use in the water I spray on it, but tis still early days.
Update please! I want to see this setup as it's pretty similar to what I want (livestock wise).Themuleous said:Well I'm hoping to do a proper update in around a week, there are just a few bits of the HC that need to fill in, like the corners and its taking ages, but want to wait and get it right. I've made a light box specifically for the tank and the final shots I will be borrowing a friends DSLR. Hopefully I'll be able to do it justice.
FYI I filled the tank with water a long while ago and now have 11 green neon tetras and around 40 cherry shrimp. Might not even need the tetras for the final photos, just let the shrimp be the livestock. Will see.
Update soon I promise!
I want to see the fish .Themuleous said:As I said on TFF, the trouble is Ive hyped this one up to much!! I just hope the scape lives up to expectations!!
I can't get them just yet the tank still needs repairing! Which will happen tomorrow.Arana said:Luke have a look at my 120cm journal there's some green neons in there... get some if you can i have 25 now and they are great in a planted tank
Not sure i'm afraid as i don't test for anything, i can say the tempreture ranges between 24 and 26 degrees and i cram in as much Co2 and ferts as i can and all the fish seem very happyLuketendo said:Also what water stats have you got?
Excellent hopefully when I get them they'll be fine.Arana said: