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Greetings From North Carolina

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Lori B, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Lori B

    Lori B New Member

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    Hi, y'all! I'm getting back into the aquarium hobby after a 30 year plus break. I'm starting my first planted tanks. I have a 20g and a 10g that I'm growing plants in. I have a 44g corner tank that's waiting in the wings until I finish moving.

    I have way more plants than fish (only 6 white clouds that I used for cycling.) I'm currently having a love affair with Anubias nana petite. I can't get enough of that stuff. I also love Staurogyne repens. I have a variety of easier plants like Java fern. I find aquascapes can be gorgeous no matter how rare or difficult the plants are to keep. I love red and purple plants and recently acquired Alternanthera Reineckii Rosanervig and a pretty pink Tiger lotus. The color is really beautiful. I find mosses to be very helpful. I was told of a good method for growing moss carpets and I've started growing those out for other hobbyists. It's kind of odd to have a green thumb for moss but I can't complain.

    For about 8 months I've been using DIY CO2, but I'm in the process of switching to pressurized. I've upgraded my lighting from fluorescent to LED. I find it's easier on my eyes. I hope the white clouds feel the same way. I'm dosing Flourish weekly and Flourish Iron as needed. I started with Black Diamond substrate in my small tanks but in the 44 I plan to use Eco-Complete over a bed of worm castings. My clean up crew is 4 cherry shrimp and a handful of Malaysian trumpet snails. My white clouds love live grindal worms. Hopefully what the critters miss eating becomes plant food.

    That's about it for my current aquarium work. I look forward to chatting with you.

    Lori
     
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    I'm in western NC. Raleigh is quite a drive for me. If I get the chance I'd love to go.
     
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