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Old 09-25-2016, 12:59 PM   #331
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Was it bad for the fish when you first added everything and the water was super cloudy? I am debating yanking all my current gravel and either replacing it with new or getting rid of the soil pellets but if I do this it will make a huge mess for sure.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:53 PM   #332
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I use clear rubber bands or fishing line. If it is mostly rhizome I sometime use portions of hair net.


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Many thanks, I'll have a look. Great ideas. (Must confess I'm tempted to get the glue from the lfs to try as short on legitimate reasons to go. Could possibly get some replacement Congo tetras but stocking isn't bad at moment. The rather shy bumblebee catfish is getting pretty huge now, wish I got to see more of it!).

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Was it bad for the fish when you first added everything and the water was super cloudy? I am debating yanking all my current gravel and either replacing it with new or getting rid of the soil pellets but if I do this it will make a huge mess for sure.

Redoing the gravel made a huge mess when I did that. Pea-soup for a day or so even with seachem clarity and next filter clean removed a lot of fine clays. Now pulling up or replanting makes a little mess but not bad (mostly debris not clays).

The substrate is a mixture of gravel, seachem fluorite and a planted pellet with a lot of clay ferts tabs added. Mostly I have stem plants which don't have really big root systems.
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Old 09-25-2016, 09:42 PM   #333
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I am moving all my mosses to driftwood. You can see it in this pic with the hair net. The buce is in here as well with visible clear bands. Click image for larger version

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That looks nice! I assume it grows through the hair net and covers over? I do have plenty of driftwood to attach things to, it's just all jammed in like pick-up-sticks and I think I might start hunting for some larger, better pieces that could more readily be lifted out.
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Yes it grows right through the net and isn't visible. I remove the bands after it has attached itself.


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A minor update. The Aponogeton Crispus has leaves visible now from front of tank so think that has doubled in height. No more flowers, might have given up on me. Been super busy so haven't done anything with testing phosphates or seeing if I can get seeds off the first flower plant. No GSA on glass yet so fingers crossed it has settled down.
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Spoke too soon. Just removed a few spots of GSA at base of tank. Forget b12, light, ferts and other stuff - I think it just grows if you think about it...
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- I think it just grows if you think about it...
So true of so many things.... Contemplating the impact of ice cream right now and I swear my thighs feel thicker....


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Lol - you just need to think about the exercis...zzzzzzz

So hoping I can get to the fish shop tomorrow. Some more fish on the list. Couple of congo tetras to replace the ones I lost maybe. Or maybe something else - maybe a single fish that would go with tetras and angelfish.
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