the giant has been growing towards the light so it it tilted like that from the other tank. Lets see how fast it erects and so you can see how fast or slow it really grows.
the plant is magnificent. has a thick bottom stem structure. oh by the way, the one that i cut up and trimmed didn't grow ROOTS at all, it might of grew a little, but roots were very little compared to all the other plants of giants even the sideshoots. so that tells something about trimming leaves that way.
all little whisp of algae you see is rhizo from the other tank
this tank is almost spotless and pretty easy to do as well
2100 GPH over a roughly 55gallon tank minus cerges reactor impeding that flow
Mosses love the o2
Mosses love the o2
Mosses love the o2
The whole mixture of the o2, co2 and nh4 they seem to be thriving
I swear, whatever bba there came from before the setup and never been removed, its not coming back but i never killed the stuff or removed it that was already there. selling mosses, i'll pick around it, not to worry and remove it while i'm motivated
my next test is to dose urea for nh4 when the leech runs out in less than a month or so
I'm gonna buy commercial grade off ebay, it'll be the only thing i dose until i start seeing some deficiencies which i doubt i will cause the soil covers that
Whether or not the common name is correct, this is a new syngonanthus specie into the USA. I started with 1 with 2 sideshoots attached and now have 13 and counting (this includes the 1 mother stem and many many sideshoots) I'm trying to propagate as fast as i can, I do not let it keep growing. This is good and fast and all but sideshoots also stunt as well. I'm hoping to get past this stunt because my method of propagating this plant is cutting the mother down to the brim and having that bottom propagate sideshoots. So if i can get past the stunting, I will have/try to produce as many as I possibly can.
see dead center is my target, its a bottom cut from the mother plant, then the one to the left of it is the bottom of that same mother plant trimmed today. This will 100% guarantee grow sideshoots, if i don't magically KILL off my syngonanthus
left corner bottom, bottom center, and center right, all are the same plant as well, this was a teenager into adulthood where i hacked the leaves and it didn't really grow its roots back? remember back? earlier posts...The first bottom(bottom left corner) stunted, it hasn't produced sideshoots, why the guarantee with the other bottom? because its "well rooted" already, i just cut the top and replant it.
here is the trimmed mother, before and after, every time i trim the mother, i cut the bottom leaves so it can be planted otherwise it will uproot in my 2-3 inches of soil
As far as stunting goes, it could have probably do something with the rooting, fresh new trimmed sideshoots, lesser roots, also could be spacing/overcrowding. I don't think it has anything to do with algae hinderance, I can grow plants just fine co-existing with algae. dis should tell you we still have more learning to go...EVERYBODY. Maybe slower growth maybe but i doubt enough to stunt it.
Notice here, one sideshoot is doing better even though the other one is taller, even though it has more algae on it as well.
I've heard from the Master, syns, do not like being moved around, as frequent as i rearrange, i can tell you this is true and not true, it could go either way, if your system is in good conditions, you follow up with your water change too, then they adjust pretty well. S grades especially don't do well to movement, i have failed at all 3 labeled uaupes, rio negro 06, and sao gabriel, that i think maybe the syngonanthus can only be grow partially submerged. I'm not trying s grades anymore, until there is a USA grower, plain and simple. Despite my full on passion for wanting them and growing them and persistence of trying/collecting/and growing, i know its a lost cause that'll be a waste of money. Now if i can get the 2010-12 rio uaupes that used to be here i will love you loyally. I've got a personal hidden grudge against Barr for ridding of my favorite plant and not propagating it as well as those that didn't buy on the SCAPE forum from me, we could've still had this plant. When crap goes down in my life, it seems to effect the hobby, i.e.. mosses, I'm not going into detail...enough of the rant though
Just an awesome fun plant, i enjoyed it was a syn. enjoyed it was a foreground and enjoyed its massive sideshooting ability and constant need of trimming
Over 20+ fish deaths due to co2, maybe other causes, this guy survives through it all even getting sucked into the sump, he managed to get through the maze and back into the tank, the other one i bought did not survive the sump test. His colors are very nice I think but you can see the change he (i keep saying he) went through. All this guy eats is algae, i don't feed him anything else. little mouth so you won't notice it, but he's a hard worker all day longer at it at algae. December 26th, 2015 i bought this fish. I hope to get more, i want them to breed
I tore down the co2 in my low tech tank and now this tank is double co2, each going into a separate reactor.
I am pumping way way way less co2 and am able to gas my fish much easier with ease.
I think a lot of us just look into a reactor or diffuser and thats it, pump co2 that way
but with more diffusers/diffusion it seems a lot easier to get away with things. I'm going to save way more co2 this way too. I mean the bubble count difference is tremendous, its a major visible reduction
so i got two 10lb tanks
one going into a cerges reactor that goes directly into the tank
the other a sera 1000 reactor thats a closed looped system.
So good co2, means stable, proper diffusion, not necessarily high bubble count as stated before already