Planted Pico - challenge

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  1. Ane

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    Awesome @Ane

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    Ok here's my update - Pierre has an algae issue. I got what appears to be burn marks on the anubias and bolbitis pls fluff on the wood.

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    On special request by @Ane it looks like myself and @Rainstorm jumped. Used H2O2 this mornings on the pico's. Killed most of the algae but they don't look too bad. Lot of melting on the cobragrass and crypt but new growth showing. Lost one of the anubias though.553aaf386872d571d05524a825299f72.jpg

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    I like the look of the wine glass scape - it looks so natural
     
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    You guys are going great guns .. my dry start started to wet, so need to restart ... sealed container does not seem to work to well.

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    Agreed. Looks epic.


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    That look lekker! I must seriously jump in on this! Gonna start one next week, see what happens.
     
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    Thanks @Ane and @Rainstorm that is also the biggest headace. Less than 20oml of water is terible to work with.

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    Nice @Jaco83 we will be asking for photo's next week


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    That's what I thought. What percentage WC's are you doing on it and how often?
    Also, how are you guys heating yours during the cold cold nights?? Mine is standing on my granite top in the kitchen and that stuff gets COLD...
     
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    Wow. Looks good!
    Will look better when it grows in
     
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    Thing is that i dont see any new growth in mine. Except for the river grass, there are some new shoots. Nothing special.

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    For sure! I am tempted to do one at work, as I get sunlight over my desk for most of the day.
     
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    Thanks @Reedfish will take a bit of time though. Fissidense grows damn slow

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    No heating at all. Sunlight during the day takes temp up to 28. Heat the room during the night with a pannel heater to about 24 but have no idee on what their temps are. They stand on the windosill at night between the curtain and window. Will check the temp tomorrow morning.

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    Must say, I am seriously considering this too.

    Never done a speciality planted tank, but following this thread is tempting me.
    Am going away shortly for a few weeks, but may give this a go when I return in mid August
     
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    Hmmmm. I'm thinking of getting one of those heating pads that you use in reptile cages and stick under their homes. Just for night time coldness.

    I made one of those tiny spunge filters last night, but still don't own an air pump so need to get one ASAP.
    Today I'll split my CO2 line and chuck that in there too. then it's just the heating pad and we're settled.

    Unless we're doing no-tech? In which case screw you guys and your silly ideas :tt2:
     
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    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Ferdie did mention that to put in consideration that some people don't have direct sunlight or a windowsill to put the pico onto so use to your needs - lighting, filtration, etc....
     
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    Mine will have to be no - tech.
     

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