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    Re: Newly planted tank need some advice and help

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    Uproot my surviving rotala hra replant in front Abit . HC starting to dense forget the name of the red plant. Added a pot of hygrophila and heteranthera. Hope all goes well until lockdown over. My Moss on the wood is a failure . I super glue it and think it died.

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    Re: Newly planted tank need some advice and help

    The red plant in the centre is Alternanthera Reineckii. Your moss looks "burnt", either by the higher temperature change or high fertilizers dosage. Nevermind that, just maintain your routine and monitor.

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    Re: Newly planted tank need some advice and help

    Thanks bro. I going to maintain . Once tank settled down and mature then I remove the wood to redo. For now just let the plants grow.

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    An final update. HC now carpet very well. First time I have such success in HC. The rest of the plants also look healthy. Thanks to all the advise.


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    Re: Newly planted tank need some advice and help

    Looking good!

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    Re: Newly planted tank need some advice and help

    congrats

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    Re: Newly planted tank need some advice and help

    What a journey! Congrats!

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    Re: Newly planted tank need some advice and help

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyKoh View Post
    An final update. HC now carpet very well. First time I have such success in HC. The rest of the plants also look healthy. Thanks to all the advise.


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    Congratulations! Where do you think went wrong before and what were the steps taken to change ? Because I had similar problem with you in my previous setup and from my research it had to do with not enough co2 ( I was using diy)

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    Re: Newly planted tank need some advice and help

    I believe co2 is the key factor. There is a moment where it kick start and it grow non stop from there

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    Re: Newly planted tank need some advice and help

    Yes, I too agree about CO2 is key. Due to my tank setup, CO2 injection alone is not enough because I chose a 2.5ft high tank that is 2ftx2ft by width and length.

    Took me a year to figure out without over dosing CO2. Tried all types of injection methods but seems the 2.5ft height was the issue. Place a couple of powerhead to provide enough circulation but to no effect.

    Finally regularly timed CO2 fertilization via CO2 tank/diffuser method and Excel dosing did the trick. Able to grow the most challenging of plants with minimal to undetectable algae. The Excel dosing via dosing pump helps to supplement the CO2 while it's active ingredient kills most algae.

    Poor growth and algae infestation is always due to the plants not able to uptake fert for "maximum" photosynthesis and growth because CO2 is the limiting factor causing algae to consume excess nutrient and at times excess light source.

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    Re: Newly planted tank need some advice and help

    Quote Originally Posted by greenie View Post

    Finally regularly timed CO2 fertilization via CO2 tank/diffuser method and Excel dosing did the trick. Able to grow the most challenging of plants with minimal to undetectable algae. The Excel dosing via dosing pump helps to supplement the CO2 while it's active ingredient kills most algae.
    What is this dosing pump you speak about ? I have seachem flouris for my tank, ,how is it different from Excel?

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    Re: Newly planted tank need some advice and help

    Seachem flourish is nutrient. Seachem flourish excel is liquid "CO2".

    Dosing pump I use is Jebao DP4.

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    Re: Newly planted tank need some advice and help

    Thanks for sharing. I'm inspired to try something! Hope to achieve something this nice.

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    Re: Newly planted tank need some advice and help

    Try plant as dense as you can. Water change discipline and select right plants.

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