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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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Here are them pictures!



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post #22 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 09:20 AM
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Really, really lovely job on that tank. How often were you dosing prior to putting in CO2?
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post #23 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I was dosing Excel about every other day. Some iron and potassium every 3 days. In addition I add Flourish Comprehensive twice a week. I would say...it hasn't gotten me spectacular growth and has led to a slight algae bloom on my driftwood, but so far so good.
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hows the hc doing?
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post #25 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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HC was melting away for a bit but decided to leave it planted and see if it would make a recovery. New leaves are coming out. Do you think it'll make a recovery with CO2 and better lighting? It's been pearling the past few days.

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often when i see hc like this is when the stems decay... not a good sign :(but give it a while...
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post #28 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 11:37 PM
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Oh my gosh! That tank looks amazing and that betta is gorgeous! What seller did you buy the fish from? Thank you for sharing all the information. I am planning a NPT for the future and want to learn as much as I can!

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post #29 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 11:45 PM
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Tabbie if you an't afford the CO2 and fancy things yet, I had started 4 planted tanks with low light and low maintenance plants and they still grew like crazy. You could always start with that. I went away for a month and when I came home I was like "OMG what jungle is this tank? I can't believe I have to take plants OUT for once", lol

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@Tabbie82. No problem at all! Thanks for the great feedback. I purchased the betta off of Aquabid. It may sound daunting to buy live fish from overseas but I must say the process was relatively stress free. And I agree with mursey. Low maintenance tanks can still flourish really well, even without CO2. I decided to go with the CO2 and ferts to boost growth and get that jungle faster. Best of luck!
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