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    So last weekend I did a total rescape.

    Tank specs: 60 L
    Gravel: Seachem Onyx sand
    Plants: HM, Dwarf Hairgrass, Rotala Rotundipholia, Needle leave Java Fern, Java Moss,Dwarf Vallis and a very small amount of some ug.
    Lights: 4X Plant Grow CFL's
    CO2: still to be hooked up.

    uve7yrus.jpg If someone has some Blyxa available please give me a shout, willing to swop for some dwarf vallis or some needle leave java.
     
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    What are these?
     
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    @Vis these are a new product range called Opple Ellies manufactures them, they are rated ar 6500K and are 20W CFL'S. So I think four of these over a 60L tank should be sufficient. I know this is still a bit old school but it still works good and its really cheap at R50 a globe.
     
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    Its the same ones I have over my 3ft ;)
     
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    And your findings using them?
     
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    Only been on the tank for two weeks now but the moss loves them and started growing like crazy.
     
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    I have some melting plants, running no CO2 and have a feeling lights might be too powerful. Also cutted my light cycle with 2 hours
     
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    nice shrimp
     
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    Where did you get the shrimp? Nice setup going
     
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    Shrimp? What shrimp, those are submerged silkworms.....
     
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    Haha post of the week :)
     
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    @HC what plants are melting? Is it your Styregon Repens? Blyxia or valis? Are you dosing any ferts? Excel?
     
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    Go figure its the Blyxa you gave me, suspect maybe because you are running CO2 on your setup its transitioning to my non CO2 setup. Oh dosing nothing at this current stage I usually start dosing at week 4.
     
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    Ja could be, hope it survives, if not ill have some more soon. Sure it will bounce back
     
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    Thanks Hennie I hope so too...
    Love Blyxa and I used to grow it like weeds. I am also hoping it will bounce back.

    Very weird though the Rotala, Vallis and the Styro is growing, the few pieces of ug is doing okay too, only the Fissedens and the Blyxa is having difficulty.
     
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    dam good one
    i have seen that strain before.
    o and ug don't grow in Seachem Onyx sand only AS ADA
    and start dozing at this point in time onyx has noting in them
    give your plants same food
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, Dammit looks like I have to get AS then... I have noticed it growing and shooting out more shoots but the shoots cant sink its roots into the gravel... Makes sense now that you mentioning it gravel is to compact.:(
     
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