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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    Week 9 - day 5 after flooding (transition in progress)

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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    I think my co2 injection was too low for the first 2 days at 1 Bps I had switch up to 2 - 2.5 Bps Some browning and darker leafs spotted. Hope they survive... Stems plants doing well, i intend to make some changes to the left rear corner.

    Lighting - 8 hours a day
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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    Wow, very nice and green!

    -Paola

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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonicaHelp View Post
    Wow, very nice and green!

    -Paola
    Thanks haha

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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    Week 10, day 5


    Lots of thread algae......

    Added Pogostemon Erectus and Rotala bonsai and some Hydrocotyle Tripartita. Decided to make this a heavy planted tank instead.

    Not sure why, my S.repens not doing well, they grew very compact and near to substrate, many start to melt away... So i took out most of it...

    Hygrophila pinnatifida mostly melted.

    Rotala Bonsai seem to be tricky, first 2 days they were doing well and pearling nicely, 3rd day onwards almost half turned brown and some melted



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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    my HC carpet still see some browning, but positively i see some runners.

    Big mistake by started off my Co2 low from 1bps, should had blasted my co2 from the start and slowly adjust down instead

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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    Plants

    Pogostemon Erectus
    Hygrophila pinnatifida
    Ludwigia palustris
    Rotala rotundifolia
    Hydrocotyle Tripartita
    Staurogyne repens
    Rotala bonsai
    Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'
    Hemianthus Callitrichoides

    Co2 - 3bps

    Fertilizer dosing as of now
    - Seachem Flourish 1ml twice a week
    - Seachem potassium 2ml daily

    Lasted tested on the 10th day - no No2 yet
    had a 1 hour power disruption on Wednesday due to HDB maintenance, hope it wont affect cycling...

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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    3bps for 10 weeks and your 3L co2 still full?

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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    Quote Originally Posted by torque6 View Post
    3bps for 10 weeks and your 3L co2 still full?
    Hi, week 10 is the whole process including dry start. Only 2 weeks since flooded

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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    Week 11 (Since DSM)
    Week 3 (Flooded)

    My HC seem to be much stable , hence i lowered my co2 to 2bps...

    Plants pretty much doing ok, as good as my algae lol, S.repens left those few stalks which still look ok so far..... i went Fishybusiness last weekend, the boss told me S.repens actually not an easy plant, and it may survive better if i plant it after my tank had done cycling. And he also advise if i am using ADA soil, i should do 50% water changes daily (remove ammonia) on my first week to minimize my algae..


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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    I noticed all those melted rotala bonsai, whole stem is brown and soft except the tip/ top of the plant is still green, so i took out those green ones with roots, and replant the it.... just trying my luck...



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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    Quote Originally Posted by TTerry View Post
    I noticed all those melted rotala bonsai, whole stem is brown and soft except the tip/ top of the plant is still green, so i took out those green ones with roots, and replant the it.... just trying my luck...


    You have done the correct way. I think Rotala Bonsai can bounce back with that strong stems replanted.


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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    Heng ah haha! Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by jackychun View Post
    You have done the correct way. I think Rotala Bonsai can bounce back with that strong stems replanted.


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    Ah! I just recognized your blog name. Im the Terry who got the trimming from you �� thanks for the plants

    Quote Originally Posted by jackychun View Post
    You have done the correct way. I think Rotala Bonsai can bounce back with that strong stems replanted.


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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    Congrats... Your HC seems to be growing nicely. Always a challenge to grow this in my opinion.

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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    Quote Originally Posted by Goalkeeper View Post
    Congrats... Your HC seems to be growing nicely. Always a challenge to grow this in my opinion.
    Thanks thanks.

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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    Decided to change my reactor to atomizer. And I do prefer the atomizer than the reactor, but not sure about the maintenance part.

    1) no need step down connector
    2) my flow improved greatly (i can see from my water surface)
    3) i like the misting effect and it also tell me there 's Co2


    Now i understand why others complaint about this....
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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    Quote Originally Posted by TTerry View Post
    Decided to change my reactor to atomizer. And I do prefer the atomizer than the reactor, but not sure about the maintenance part.

    1) no need step down connector
    2) my flow improved greatly (i can see from my water surface)
    3) i like the misting effect and it also tell me there 's Co2


    Now i understand why others complaint about this....
    So sad seeing this broken. I donít dare to take this off during cleaning. Just leave the whole things together.


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    Re: My first 120L aquascape with dry start HC

    I bought this UP Aqua Atomizer last week, i saw the thread wasn't align
    , the moment i twist, it break..... luckily UP aqua have replacement parts! if not $30 fly...

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