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deucebiggss

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Planted these on Friday the 13th. So far so good. Humidity and temp are at a steady 80. I am going by the "if it aint broke don't fix it" routine.
 

Gerryd

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Looks great so far!

What substrate and lighting specs?

Any number of rain forest creatures would be comfortable in there...
 

deucebiggss

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I used Seachem Black Flourite and topped it off with black sand. My light is a Coralife with 4 Compact Fluorescents 2 55w 6700k and 2 65w 10,000k. I have my 6700k bulbs on from 8am until 6pm and the 10,000k are on at 10am until 3:30pm.
 

deucebiggss

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3 week pics

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Philosophos

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It looks like the HC is growing up as much as out. Have you considered planting it in smaller plugs? Or perhaps trimming the top carefully and replanting the trimmings? I lay mine out with their roots on the substrate and I find they pull themselves back down pretty well.
 

deucebiggss

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Yea I was actually thinking about taking one out and cutting it up. I am going to give it another week and most likely do that. Good to know someone was thinking the same as me.
 

R33 GTR

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that hc look very green jejeje i cant wait to have mine in my first iwagumi and it will be a dsm i will have a 27watts 6700k will be goood to get hc to grow healthy and fast it will have aquasoil and the tank is 9inch tall
 
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csmith

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Looks very good. I'm still seeing death in areas of mine, growth in others. Haven't quite figured it out. Are you flooding at 8 weeks, or waiting longer?
 

deucebiggss

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End of January I am waiting for my xmas gift Eheim Professionel 3e Electronic External Filter 2078
 
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csmith

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Heck of a Christmas present! What's in your tank aside from the HC?