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Discussion in 'Journals' started by Dennis Singh, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Dennis Singh

    Dennis Singh SynKing!

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    short for syngonanthus domination

    I'm doing this journal because I love sharing my pictures and what better platform to do so than thebarrreport.
    This will mainly be a picture thread updated weekly or less.
    thanks for looking

    this is mainly a syn only tank but my collectoritis gets the better of me
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  2. Ritesh Varma

    Ritesh Varma New Member

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    Looking good. Will be tuning in next week.
     
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    You have been hiding for a while!
     
  4. Dennis Singh

    Dennis Singh SynKing!

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    Thanks Ritesh, ill get back to u on the syns this afternoon

    Was playing hide n go seek, but realized there were no seekers!
     
  5. Dennis Singh

    Dennis Singh SynKing!

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    Nothing compares to the boom of growth in ada lines of soil ei. amazonia, malaya, africana
    and amazon lite. The main ingrediant for the booming first initial months is nh4 and possibly
    being the soil is clean too without all that new junk dirtying up the soil. I have nothing that
    compares to the initial months of growing booming plants with little maitenance and letting the
    soil do all the work. After the 1-2 month period you will find the cruise control less
    effective. MTS might produce the same results but i havent tried it long enough. Africana,
    Amazonia, Amazonia lite, Malaya (both malaya and africana have way less nutrients and
    different buffers) all give that initial burst of boom growth
    I had read online that waste in for nh4 will actually bind into the soil and for this
    reason and algae management through algae peckers i had chose to get fish. The fish i
    got were blue star endlers. They do peck here and there at algae but not to my expectations.
    Nearly not enough pecking as platys, and mollies whom mouths are designed for it and as well
    all day long they'd be grazing. But main reason why i did not choose platys or mollies is their
    waste size which i'd have to siphon because they unsightly
    To get the endlers i had to go from my old ways of blasting co2, usually a 10# tank would
    last me estimated 2-3 weeks. In lowering co2, I've been given such a break in refills
    Where I've lowered co2 tremendously, i got panda loaches and amano shrimp was a bust.
    Killed those off easily, but i do not blame the co2 this time, i blame my water chemistry
    of pure ro/di. My ideal fish in a planted tank would be dwarf puffers, but they don't
    go for algae at all. but those would be my ideal at looking at in any planted tank.
    Going back to nh4 binding with the soil (this may mean i need more fish) but the results
    i tried to replicate in getting booming growth just wasn't there. I mean i was still gettting
    growth, but not like the boom from a fresh batch of ada soil. I was hoping with the fishes
    doing their waste i could have ever lasting soil along with buffer. Doesn't seem that way
    the soil powders up, seems depleted, i will try to solve this before ever adding new soil back in
    as they're the only bags left that i have and i cannot buy more they discontinued the soil types.
    I'm getting growth no matter but i will try and replicate old soil growth to booming plants.
    The tank has been set up since May 2018 with some redos but always using the same soil of
    africana mix and malaya mix
    May 21, 2018
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    empty tank with Africana/Malaya soil
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  6. Dennis Singh

    Dennis Singh SynKing!

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    blue star endlers
    they just go all over the tank
    they do school when i'm scaring them and redoing the tank, to do genuinely keep in groups
    and you'll see the occasional algae pecking at plants, I average feeed about once a day
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    What happened to the tank? Did you reboot it?
     
  8. Dennis Singh

    Dennis Singh SynKing!

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    tank is still up and running, that empty tank picture is a past pic
     
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