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    Decided to rescape the first 2g tank with Frodo Stone and transferred the 3g Betta in it while the Embers and CRS were switched over. This time we took the liberty of using the full ADA line up and the only plants that were used was UG.





    One Zebra Oto unfortunately passed due to a fungal infection that we tried really hard to treat. However we were lucky enough to find a single one that was for sale at a LFS!

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    The 2g finally cleared up and was able to get a photo of it...



    Former 2g inhabitants now in the 3g along with 5 new CRS



    Currently battling brown algae in the other 2g. Any tips on getting rid of it?

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    1 month update on the ADA 90p. Currently home to 70 green neon tetras, 5 amino shrimp, and 5 zebra ottos. Unfortunately, not sure why the older leaves are yellowing, but the plant is sending out lots of runners and long roots. Any thoughts?

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    Another round of weekly updates.

    3n is growing hair grass just fine with no CO2 just slow growth. This is now the only tank without CO2 in house:



    On the other hand, our 5n which has CO2... the hair grass has begun to grow into the foreground while planted in the background:



    Next up is out dual dining table setup of 2c's with the left just replanted with hair grass belem cause for some reason out UG melt (???), weird but the hair grass is already sending roots after 3 days. Big shout out to SubstrateSource for fast and healthy delivery. On the right, we have crazy growth on the E. Tenellus and we had to cut and replant the whole background because out Betta would always hide out and uproot them like the devil he is. Also after replanting and a water change last we, I decided to fill the background with multiple species of Rotola and replace the E. Tenellus with Blood Vomit which is already order as of today:



    Finally we have the ADA 90p which unfortunately was struck by a CRAZY out break of ich, we did what we could with the Tetras and lost 1 Oto, SO SO SAD but in light of that we got 10 more Amanos to defend agains brown dust algae and a ADA hospital tank which will no doubt be scaped in the future some time. We've also been fighting against old growth yellowing which is screaming N deficiency so we bumped the CO2 and N dosing. We'll see how that turns out. The hair grass that we planted as a background plant has now creeped all the way up to the foreground so we'll be trimming for the first time soon while the fight continues...

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    I would say this is around day 45-50 update on the ADA 90p. Still dealing with ich and now snail outbreak (not sure where they came from which sucks). It's the only tank with snails and in a tank this big it's hard to control them. We got a puffer in hopes it'll have a feast. We'll see. The plants are growing just great, the HC is recovering with higher CO2, better CO2 circulation and also more N dosing. Notice the crazy growth of hair grass belem from background all the way to foreground. No trimmings has been done yet and it looks like we might have to soon.

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    Things are starting to look a lot greener! Weird about the snails though since these tanks are all brand new. What kind of snails? Hope they don't get out of control.

    I just got an assassin snail for my experimental moss tank with the hope that he'll keep the tiny pond snail population in check. We'll see! He looks pretty cool.

    Love these tanks, please keep the updates rolling!

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    It look great having it come back green after your adjustments.
    Yeah probably need to trim that grass it looks like "messy hair day" :-P
    I wish I had more experience with ich or else I would give some advice.
    Love the scape. this style is my favorite. I am just prepping for moving my 29 gal to my 55gal tank. and doing a new scape there. Trying to figure out what I would like to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alidium View Post
    Things are starting to look a lot greener! Weird about the snails though since these tanks are all brand new. What kind of snails? Hope they don't get out of control.

    I just got an assassin snail for my experimental moss tank with the hope that he'll keep the tiny pond snail population in check. We'll see! He looks pretty cool.

    Love these tanks, please keep the updates rolling!
    Will be trying assassins soon. As soon as I know where to get some. Never bought aquatic snails before.

    Quote Originally Posted by ACalmADDFreak View Post
    It look great having it come back green after your adjustments.
    Yeah probably need to trim that grass it looks like "messy hair day" :-P
    I wish I had more experience with ich or else I would give some advice.
    Love the scape. this style is my favorite. I am just prepping for moving my 29 gal to my 55gal tank. and doing a new scape there. Trying to figure out what I would like to do.
    Trimming will commence this weekend as we'll be leaving for 2 weeks and the tanks will be in the care of my parents.
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    I got mine from CK, they had a ton about two weeks ago

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    Where did you get your zebra otos? o:

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    Dueling dining table setup updates:
    The one on the right has been experiencing crazy rapid hair grass growth for whatever reason, we have no clue what we did right but this is the first time we've had tissue culture plants grow so fast with barely an maintenance. On the left, it's now home to 6 different sp. of Rotala since it's one of my favorite stem plant sp. We've been adding ADA ECA (iron) more frequently in an effort to make the reds, oranges, magentas, yellow and hopefully pinks pop more.



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    Nice work and Pretty ....Just a slight Edit to the post I believe your right and left is backwards. Left is your hair grass and Right are all your colorful plants?(According to the Top Picture.

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    Haha you're so right
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACalmADDFreak View Post
    Nice work and Pretty ....Just a slight Edit to the post I believe your right and left is backwards. Left is your hair grass and Right are all your colorful plants?(According to the Top Picture.
    Lol i got confused too when looking right and left.

    Overall nice tank setup.

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    Just got back from a 10day vacation in Hong Kong. I had my parents come over to our place everyday to take care of the fish with instructions written in Chinese for them LOL

    BEFORE TRIP:


    AFTER TRIP:





    Hair grass grew in like CRAZY in the left tank and the Rotala really filled the background up. However, unfortunately the CO2 ran out half way during our trip and algae took over the left tank, but nothing a tooth brush and a good scrub couldn't handle. First thing we did after a 19hr plane ride was come home for water changes and CO2 refill. The tanks are doing better with algae being closely monitored and lighting bumped down one level. Hoping the Rotala on the right tank doesn't suffer since it seems to not like change at all. The growth rate of the hair grass really took me by surprise. Side note is that I ordered some new CO2 equipment for better diffusion in these tanks.



    BEFORE TRIP:


    AFTER TRIP:




    As you can see the slow HC Cuba grew in a bit more and the hair grass got even thicker. We had trimmed the hair grass before we left. We also bought a Dwarf Puffer and 6 Assassin Snails for snail control. Came back to a relatively cleaner tank (still have snails but not as much) and a super bloated Puffer. We suspect he preyed on the Assassins too. This ADA 90p will need a full trim in the coming week as the Aquasoil is completely covered now. Still messing with bumping the CO2 since we got our tap water tested and it's pretty hard so the bubble count and the CO2 drop check even at the right settings is still too low. We'll have to judge by the fish instead.


    HONG KONG

    AquaHome - An ADA distributor in Hong Kong that only does planted tanks. Amazing tanks and for such limited space in Hong Kong, they had a couple 100g tanks along with 50g's on display. We bought as much ADA stuff here as we could. Super nice peeps.



    AquaArt - Another ADA distributor owned by a scaper who has ranked super high in the previous ADA contests. Super cool tanks as well and a bit of Wabi-Kusa on display


    This is how lots of fish, shrimp and plants are sold in Hong Kong due to space limitations


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    Our dueling dual Ultum Nature Systems 20c were hit by algae during our vacation so it's been a full week of care and attention. We think we're winning against algae. We even bought the new ADA Pro Brush to help us clean it. And if you're wondering... it works amazingly. Also upgraded the CO2 diffusion a bit with the Do!aqua hanging glassware. Now it looks way simpler and better! The battle continues with more clean ups and brushing during the coming week.




    How our ADA 90p looks after our weekly water change and maintenance. We're starting to fill it back up with fish which include several more Zebra Otocinclus along the way and Neon Green/Yellow Rasboras. The Rasboras seem to be a lot more lively than the Neon Green Tetras we had previously. This tank is due for a serious major trim next weekend. We've been bumping the CO2 up even more so the plants are growing even faster now.

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    Not much to report on the 5g nightstand nano other than the fact that we have a new and much much brighter LED on order. Plants aren't growing as fast as they should even with ferts and CO2.

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    Just got a new LED setup for the nightstand 5n and had it set up last night, now this tank won't need a dinky 3w LED anymore. Yes, the plants were growing that well with the dinky LED.

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    Looking good, nice way to return to the hobby! LED's are soooo good now eh.
    needs more desklamp

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    LED's are wayyyyy cheaper than T5 setups that I used to buy and also LED come in more compact designs. Love them
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