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I got my tank almost to where I want it-but i am having difficulty with the Valisneria. The leaves get all shredded...any ideas? Pest snails? I DID put an Assasin snail on there to help curb those little bastards....Also, and tipd from experienced aquascapers on keeping the growth a little neater looking?
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What do you fertilize with? What's the substrate?
 
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TexasDomer said:
What do you fertilize with? What's the substrate?
Substrate is two layered, Black Sand and Seachem Flourite. I dose with Flourish Comprehensive and use Seachem Flourish root tabs every couple of months. The flourite substrate was old, maybe depleted, and the black sand was new in November. I have been running Purigen-maybe its pulling nutrients out of the water column?
 

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The Purigen shouldn't pull enough out of the water column to hurt your plants. I'd guess they may just need another round of root tabs.
 

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Great looking tank! I love it.

I remember you had a rough time with your fish not long ago. Did you get that under control?

I wish I could give you advice about your plants, but I am struggling with my scape as well.
 

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csquared76 said:
I got my tank almost to where I want it-but i am having difficulty with the Valisneria. The leaves get all shredded...any ideas? Pest snails? I DID put an Assasin snail on there to help curb those little bastards....Also, and tipd from experienced aquascapers on keeping the growth a little neater looking?
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How long have you had the vals? They do need time to adjust to your tank. I had some that looked about dead for a few weeks then were uncontrollable after that. They may just need a little time. They are a very fast growing plant and do not need any special care. Honestly I think time is all you need.
 
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JoeCamaro said:
Great looking tank! I love it.

I remember you had a rough time with your fish not long ago. Did you get that under control?

I wish I could give you advice about your plants, but I am struggling with my scape as well.
Thanks Joe, sorry-I have been offline for quite some time, so I was not able to respond to your compliment. Thank you! In answer, yes, I have had no losses for quite a while. I believe the tank is very healthy now. But I doubt I will ever have guppies again. That was a little traumatic... The Vals still are not doing great, but the Crypts are doing very well, I had to do some serious pruning, as they were taking over the tank. Work in progress, as all tanks are Im guessing.
 

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csquared76 said:
Thanks Joe, sorry-I have been offline for quite some time, so I was not able to respond to your compliment. Thank you! In answer, yes, I have had no losses for quite a while. I believe the tank is very healthy now. But I doubt I will ever have guppies again. That was a little traumatic... The Vals still are not doing great, but the Crypts are doing very well, I had to do some serious pruning, as they were taking over the tank. Work in progress, as all tanks are Im guessing.
What kind of crypts are those?
 
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ValerieAdams said:
What kind of crypts are those?
That is a very good question...I cannot remember the scientific name.
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csquared76 said:
That is a very good question...I cannot remember the scientific name.
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DoubleDutch said:
That's kind of what I thought it looked like but I wasn't sure. I can't wait until mine gets that big! Mine is like a fourth of that size but it's already grown since I've had it
 

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ValerieAdams said:
That's kind of what I thought it looked like but I wasn't sure. I can't wait until mine gets that big! Mine is like a fourth of that size but it's already grown since I've had it
Got my own
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was all that on the right hornwort in your original pics???? looked amazing lol
 
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midna said:
was all that on the right hornwort in your original pics???? looked amazing lol
indeed, it was my Hornwort. It looked awesome, and then went through a major shed...I have yet to get it to come back like that. GRRRR
 
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Nope, only Easylife Profito now and then.
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Nice!! What do you fert with? Any CO2?
 
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DoubleDutch said:
Nope, only Easylife Profito now and then.
Well, it looks great!
 
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