14l Nature Scape

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    ok so a while back Raymond gave me some of his ASII for my ug to propogate. i decided to setup my nanno again. its a plain standard daro nano tank.. very good size actually :)

    Spud (the wise one as usual) gave me some suggestions that i should grow it emmersed for a while:p
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    since it was winter, growth was quite slow..

    but after getting enough growth, i decided to fill it up :)

    ASII is cool but if ur using tap water it leaches and water goes yellow :( even with RO water eventually, my water was still yellow and i was doing 100% wc weekly..

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    it currently houses my more hard to keep plants. i blast it with CO2, ferts, filtration and lights..this is how it looks now:
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    doesnt have any fish in yet.. going to add some nano fish soon :)

    pic of downoi that i almost lost:
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    Tank looks great Shihr,

    I dont see any algae.
     
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    just on the side walls :p hehe
     
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    ok so some pics :)

    rotalas are nice and bushy now! :)
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    Rotala green
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    how ug looks close up!
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    some new pics:)

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    note pic 1 is a little different to 2 and 3 because i took that photo 4 days b4..
     
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    That p helfire is looking nice
    Wen you sending same to cape town?
     
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    Hi richard
    what happened to the lower leaves of your downoi?

    also the mermaid weed looks nice, is it a slow grower?
     
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    Well the ug was taking over a little so kinda suffocated it. I trimmed it free though so now it's fine!:) mermaid weed is very cool now since I stopped OD of trelmix!:) I still add it but just the recommended dosage + seachem iron!:)
     
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    maybe try CSM+B and chelate iron the UK guys are having very good success with this??
    its up to you.. or just the CSM+B and keept the flourish iron...

    its slightly pricey though, compared to there other ferts they sell but im sure its wel worth it.

    looks good though.. ;)
     
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    Cool.. I'll take a look next month! Broke arm:( also wanna buy the 6way splitter!!:)
     
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    Sean may be bringing those CO2 manifolds in. Ask him about it. Tank and plants are looking good, BTW.
     
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    that ug is such a cool plant!
     
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    Is there a place where one can source some "ug" ?

    I am sure it should grow nice with ADA soil.
     
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    soon my friends.. soon ;)
     
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    ok so this tank saw some neglect :( but its due for a rescape soon when all the ug is sold :) will topup with some new AS :)

    cant really see from the GDA but the rotalas are nice and bushy now :)

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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    can you keep ug lower than that dude? or does it get that thick?
     
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    yes u can with regular trimming.. i was too scared since that was the only ug i had.. but now that ive sold some and others have as well i'll trim it more reg. u can trim it down to the subs and it will b fine
     
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    LOOONG time since i posted on this little tank..

    nowadays i just trim it however i like and it bounces back quite nice.. i get alot of nitrate and phosphate def in this tank though..thats why the plants are so red :p

    macranda red from severe N and P deficiency.. would be a cool plant though if it looked like that..
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    heres the fts
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    Re: Old Nano With ASII

    Nice colors so I should be starving my plants :p
     
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    very cool....
     

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