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Old 05-20-2016, 03:41 PM   #21
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I have been hearing about the liquid Co2. Fluval Excel right?! I am sure there are other brands but this one is the most posted.

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Seachem excel is correct. I don't blame you. See how you get on bud but just bare it in mind. You want to focus on new growth now as the leaves that have developed holes or turn limp and brown are essentially dead. New growth is your indicator that things are improving.


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Old 05-20-2016, 04:05 PM   #22
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I have taken a bunch of pics for reference. I have new growth all over. Just watching to make sure it adapts to the new light or if it burns too.

I love the lights though. Everything looks so much better than my old fluorescent lights. And my power consumption dropped.


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Most of the plants are still doing good and growing. Click image for larger version

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The sword is still questionable.


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Most of the plants are still doing good and growing. Attachment 287157Attachment 287158
The sword is still questionable.


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Yeah I suck at swords so I can't give any advice really.


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Are you using excel?


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Not at the moment. If growth continues I will not. If things stall or decline I will give Excel a try.


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Sounds good. Sounds like the nice surface ripple and good form of distribution is doing the trick so far. Shame about the swords. They may be hardy but I just don't think they compete very well and can be slow to grow. Especially if you have weedy stems. My ludwigia repens grew like wildfire until I added limnophilia. Now it's growth has slowed down quite a bit and limnophilia is already at the surface.


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I don't mind slow growth. As long as the plant is healthy. It saves me time with all the trimming! My java fern was so big at one point it took up half a tank before I finally split it and parted with some. It is coming back fast from an aggressive salt dip/soak to get rid of the invasive ramshorns.


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I am still concerned about flow. Food falling pretty fast when it hits the tank. I am considering adding a small power head. Any suggestions for a 29g? Something with adjustable flow.


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I am still concerned about flow. Food falling pretty fast when it hits the tank. I am considering adding a small power head. Any suggestions for a 29g? Something with adjustable flow.


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You think it's too much the flow? Can you turn the filter off when feeding or lower the spraybar down? What's the power head for?


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