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My aquascape with Dirt Substrate

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:38 pm Post subject: My aquascape with Dirt Substrate Reply with quote

 Hi  Guys,
 
 I  decided  to  try  my  hands  at  the  dirt  substrate  in  my  planted  tank.  So  here's  what  I  did:
 
 
 
 Substrate:  garden  soil  topped  up  with  JBL  Manado.
 Plants:  Various  crypts,  few  bunches  of  tenellus,  anubias  petite,  anubias  barteri,  few  ferns  (on  the  wood),
 Pinnatifida  (yet  to  show  up  in  the  background),  Reinckii  Mini,  Ludwigia  Palustris.  Most  plants  harvested  from  my  emersed  setups.  Smile  Smile  
 Tank  size:  36"  x  15"  x  15"
 Lights:  72W  PLL.
 Filter:  1200LPH  internal  filter.
 Co2:  not  yet.  Planning  to  add  it  in  a  weeks'  time.
 Fertiliser  dosage:  yes,  EI  Method.
 Fish:  12  pencil  fish,  one  swordtail  (desperate  rehousing),  few  guppies.
 
 I  am  planning  to  add  more  stems  at  the  back  and  have  ordered  about  100  tenellus.
 
 Hope  you  all  like  it.
 
 Cheers,
 
 Karthik
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:57 pm Post subject: Re: My aquascape with Dirt Substrate Reply with quote

 Nice  tank  but  be  very  very  careful  if  you  are  going  to  uproot  the  crypts.  Their  leaves  are  long  and  go  all  across  the  tank  so  you  might  upset  the  tank  if  you  do  uproot  them  in  the  future
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:26 pm Post subject: Re: My aquascape with Dirt Substrate Reply with quote

                                                   
Mortis  wrote  (View  Post):                
Nice  tank  but  be  very  very  careful  if  you  are  going  to  uproot  the  crypts.  Their  leaves  are  long  and  go  all  across  the  tank  so  you  might  upset  the  tank  if  you  do  uproot  them  in  the  future                

 
 Thanks..  Yes,  will  take  care  of  the  crypts.  They're  nasty  rooters.  
 
 Cheers,  
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:44 pm Post subject: Re: My aquascape with Dirt Substrate Reply with quote

                                                   
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Nice  tank  but  be  very  very  careful  if  you  are  going  to  uproot  the  crypts.  Their  leaves  are  long  and  go  all  across  the  tank  so  you  might  upset  the  tank  if  you  do  uproot  them  in  the  future                

 
 Thanks..  Yes,  will  take  care  of  the  crypts.  They're  nasty  rooters.  
 
 Cheers,  
 
 Karthik                

 
 Pull  them  out  an  inch  and  cut  the  roots.  This  is  the  best  thing  to  do  to  reduce  the  mess  it  will  create.  The  crypts  will  survive  the  process.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:40 pm Post subject: Re: My aquascape with Dirt Substrate Reply with quote

                                                   
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Nice  tank  but  be  very  very  careful  if  you  are  going  to  uproot  the  crypts.  Their  leaves  are  long  and  go  all  across  the  tank  so  you  might  upset  the  tank  if  you  do  uproot  them  in  the  future                

 
 Thanks..  Yes,  will  take  care  of  the  crypts.  They're  nasty  rooters.  
 
 Cheers,  
 
 Karthik                

 
 Pull  them  out  an  inch  and  cut  the  roots.  This  is  the  best  thing  to  do  to  reduce  the  mess  it  will  create.  The  crypts  will  survive  the  process.                

 
 Yes.  I  agree.  I  may  replace  the  crypts  with  something  better  once  the  tank  sets.  
 
 Cheers,  
 
 Karthik
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:08 pm Post subject: Re: My aquascape with Dirt Substrate Reply with quote

 Stunning  setup!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:27 pm Post subject: Re: My aquascape with Dirt Substrate Reply with quote

 Thank  you..
 
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 Karthik,  Moss  on  the  drift  wood  will  make  it  look  better.  I  hope  you  have  tied  the  pinnatifida  to  rock  or  drift  wood,  every  time  I  have  planted  it  in  soil  it  has  melted.  Only  the  ones  tied  to  drift  wood  or  rock,  has  survived.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:43 am Post subject: Re: My aquascape with Dirt Substrate Reply with quote

                                                   
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Karthik,  Moss  on  the  drift  wood  will  make  it  look  better.  I  hope  you  have  tied  the  pinnatifida  to  rock  or  drift  wood,  every  time  I  have  planted  it  in  soil  it  has  melted.  Only  the  ones  tied  to  drift  wood  or  rock,  has  survived.                

 
 Hi  Preetham,
 
 That's  a  good  info  on  the  pinnatifida.  I  had  a  problem  keeping  it  alive  when  it  was  rooted  too.  One  of  the  wood  has  some  wild  collected  moss.  :)
 
 Cheers,  
 
 Karthik
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 The  wild  moss  is  usually  terrestrial,  it  will  grow  for  a  few  days  and  then  melt.  I  should  have  lots  of  Christmas  moss  in  an  other  2  weeks,  you  can  drop  in  and  pick  it  up  if  you  like...
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