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Old 10-25-2014, 12:48 AM   #21
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You should be fine without CO2 with the lighting and the plants you have. I would not talk you into something you don't need.
Of note, the B caroliniana will respond favorable with a source of carbon. I had it in a low to low-med lit tank and it grew fairly well. I then added DIY CO2 and a few weeks later it became a weed! I stuck with DIY for almost a year before I purchased a CO2 regulator and tank setup. This was because I increased the lights and ferts for some more demanding plants.
If you do decide to use something like API CO2 Booster or Seachem Flourish Excel, dose lightly as the anacharis is sensitive to it.


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Old 10-29-2014, 11:50 PM   #22
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Well, the Anacharis has staged a military coup of the right side of the aquarium, and the Vals are starting to send out runners (though they're not growing UP at all, grrr)



I thought I had some Flourish Excel, but it turns out both me and the seller at Amazon didn't look at the packaging close enough--so been dosing plain Flourish! Thanks to Amazon's customer service department, all has been resolved, and hopefully I can find a dose that doesn't melt the Anacharis!

The sag is still just existing. I'll see what happens with Excel, but I may have to find some Osmocote+ or something, to make my imaginary internet friends (and maybe the plants, too) happy!

And since I suppose this is really a FISH tank and not a PLANT tank, I should add that since the last casualty nothing else has happened, besides the fact that the tetras still seem to be beating up on each other, though the injured one has healed up since I posted that thread. Makes me nervous to get any more fish, though, until they maybe settle down.

That's the news from Lake WoBeGon...
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Well, I went into Petschmo to look for a new leash for the dog and walked out with a new Anubias. I've also got a new phone and so here goes an experiment to post a photo with the AA app:

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And hey, it worked! As you can see right now it's just perched in a crack on the big driftwood, not sure if that will be the final resting place or not. Heck, I'm still not sure that I want to keep the driftwood there!

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Like the new plant!

No co2 for me for a long while I imagine. Though at times I am envious for some of the AMAZING color and additional variety of plants, maybe some time, I will just try the planted tank co2 no fish to start and not kill off the fish with error.
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Yeah, word. I think this is complicated enough for now.

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Went into a store I didn't know about before today--they are mostly a custom marine tank place, but they do a little bit of freshwater, and he had some Java Moss that I picked up. When I got home there were two shrimplets hitching a ride! Now, I know they won't last 2 seconds in there, so they and a bit of the moss is living in a container on the kitchen counter...

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Hey, Check this out for your new little guys if you aren't quite ready to commit to a new tank.

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I've still got that 2 gallon hex tank around here somewhere, too. But now I'm starting into my little container and can't see anything... I'm afraid I may have killed them off with all the excitement and rapid water movement...

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Naw, I have dropped them on the floor whole bag I was catching for someone, and had to pick tiny babies up with my fingernails before and other calamities over the course of the years (and clumsiness).

Unless you squashed them you are probably fine. When they are squashed, it's over.

They are good at hiding!!!
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So, with a planted bowl, do you just change some of the water every so often? How long-term can it be? I guess all I know about fish bowls involves dead goldfish from the county fair!
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