i know, it's so crap! there were 3 but 2 pulled away. that one you see has tenellus and acicularis running through it so it wont budge without trashing everything that surrounds it :?aaronnorth said:thats a nice little riccia patch you have growing there lol.
It's no secret, Aaron.aaronnorth said:Everytime i look i am still amazed how well you grow HC close the the substrate.
i thought i had everything, except the lower lighting. The first time i planted it it was fine, however the second time it always grew upwards and it took ages to form a carpet no matter how much i trimmed it, even after about 6weeks. It wasnt a massive area it had to cover either and the health was fine.George Farmer said:It's no secret, Aaron.aaronnorth said:Everytime i look i am still amazed how well you grow HC close the the substrate.
Good CO2, other nutrients and circulation are key, in my experience. A decent substrate helps, but isn't essential with EI.
Lower lighting is beneficial too, IME.
I've got HC in EcoComplete in my nano, and its struggling. I'm going to up the kno3 having read this, but it definitely struggles to get a hold in the EcoComplete - I'm replanting floating bits most mornings, so I think powder might be better too.saintly said:i beginning to strongly believe that powder form substrate helps in the rooting of HC.
cheers LD, i still get a lot of comments and feedback which is real nice.LondonDragon said:Not a lot more can be said about this tank really, just looks amazing, great job Mark.
You should be well proud of this, any comments back from customers still?
after consulting the oracle, flow and co2 with the addition of KNO3 is key to HC's success. i also found out that hc does better at 26cTonser said:I've got HC in EcoComplete in my nano, and its struggling. I'm going to up the kno3 having read this, but it definitely struggles to get a hold in the EcoComplete
it was considered, it's more the cost really. i've already claimed a huge amount of stock. i have added 2 x 24t5s though, which are placed towards the rear and they've helped loads.George Farmer said:You're not bothering with the lighting idea I suggested then, to bring the stems up towards the edges?