Underwater Jungle

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Tank Photos' started by csquared76, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. csquared76

    csquared76Valued MemberMember

    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? 20180422_085314.jpg20180422_085337.jpg1524409501099.jpg
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  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    What do you fertilize with? What's the substrate?
     
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    csquared76

    csquared76Valued MemberMember

    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?
     




  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    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.
     




  5. JoeCamaro

    JoeCamaroWell Known MemberMember

    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.
     
  6. danhutchins

    danhutchinsWell Known MemberMember

    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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    csquared76

    csquared76Valued MemberMember

    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.
     
  8. ValerieAdams

    ValerieAdamsFishlore VIPMember

    What kind of crypts are those?
     
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    csquared76

    csquared76Valued MemberMember

    That is a very good question...I cannot remember the scientific name. 1531918595139.jpg1531918618999.jpg1531918639562.jpg
     
  10. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

  11. ValerieAdams

    ValerieAdamsFishlore VIPMember

    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
     
  12. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Got my own 454c2f7d58cfd5dafedba5e04c1f2389.jpg13fd2103bd38c00bf54e47da9375a233.jpg
     
  13. midna

    midnaWell Known MemberMember

    was all that on the right hornwort in your original pics???? looked amazing lol
     
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    csquared76

    csquared76Valued MemberMember

    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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    csquared76

    csquared76Valued MemberMember

    Thanks! Now I know.
     
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    csquared76

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  17. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Nope, only Easylife Profito now and then.
     
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    csquared76

    csquared76Valued MemberMember

    Well, it looks great!
     




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