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    Finally the aromatica is starting to show... Yay hopefully i can get them to turn a nice purple as they grow taller. It was 2 5cm stems i received a month ago. Need to propagate them... Would love a nice bush of aromatica [​IMG][​IMG]

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    This is how the aromatica looked the last time i had them growing in my tank. [​IMG]

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    Very nice. The last time I had aromatica they didn't even have a chance to get purple, but the polkadot loaches had a nice meal at least.

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    Damit, dont know why, but seems aromatica is difficult to come by these days. Epic aquatics is constantly out of stock. These 2 stems i received from a friend.

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    Limpophila Aromatica is one of my favourite plants, and I have had it in various tanks over a number of years.
    The plants seem to differ quite significantly at times, with leaf shape and colouration differing.
    The current batch I have in a 2 foot low tech tank has much narrower leaves than in previous tanks, and it has not coloured up as brightly as in the past.
     
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    I think they like lots of light and fertz, but lets see how it goes, at 1st i thought they might be the green verity of aromatica, but it does seem they have n little pink tint underneath the leaves.

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    Good Lords, Clappies! You have done very well with that tank. Amazing!
     
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    Thanx Claire, its a work in progress, the tank is currently in a experimental phase lol im busy testing my own fertilizer that i want to brand and sell as a commercial fertilizer for planted tanks. Hopefully we can bring something to the hobby thats cheaper than the other products and lasts you a bit longer with great plant growth and zero algea. Some of the chemicals is a bit expensive but its a once off investment so i hope it works out lol

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    Seriously well done! Awesome looking tank, great inspiration!
     
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    Yew @Clappies .... That's absolutely stunning!!!!
     
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    @Clappies

    I agree with the others.
    Amazing tank :thumbup:
     
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    Tank is doing great, just removed most of the hydrocotyle, it was taking over and at a alarming speed lol. O and i broke one of my tanks braces.... Not so nice, luckily a friend will be cutting a new brace for me so i can replace it. [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Been a while since the last post, long story short, co2 ran out just before lockdown, never had it filled so the tank ran more or less 40days without co2... Boy o boy lost the carpet tried planting it again and a bba army showed up.

    Had the co2 refilled this week and a extra 6.8kg so now im sorted with gas also added a grow tube will see how it goes.

    For now maintenance and plant recovery is priority. Bba wiil get a h2o2 bath.

    The last pic is only 3 6500k led tubes and the grow tube[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Your tank is looking great, but a pity about the carpet. I'm sure that now you have the CO2 refilled it will be back in no time
     
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    Thanx, yeah will be bumping up the ferts. Hopefully in 3 months time it will look better.

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    Are you still using your EI mix? If so, where do you source all the salts?
     
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    Yes still running EI, kno3 is easy you can get it at the pharmacy, kh2po4 you can get at a hydroponics shop and k2so4 at a chemical lab.

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    Awesome, thanks. Are you still using trelmix for you micros?
     
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    Yes and no haha sometimes i make my own micros with non chelated salts and use Fe DTPA as a source of iron. Some you find at the pharmacy and the others you have to order from a laboratory. Those salts are somewhat expensive.

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