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Recent content by Courtneybst

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    Fluval Edge 25l first attempt at an aquascape

    It looks good! I would personally start the CO2. Plants will use up their reserves when freshly planted but once that real active growth kicks in it's going to need that CO2.
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    My 200g window

    I can't remember what the thread is called but there's one on here with pictures from what I think is an ADA booklet about trimming. It's very good and goes into a lot of detail. Maybe @dw1305 could jog my memory?
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    Pico Pond

    The Pico Pond has turned into a bit of a swamp but the plants are still growing. The Lindernia Rotundifolia and the Hydrocotyle Verticillata have actually started to flower. I may upgrade this down the line but I'm quite enjoying watching it do its own thing. I just add a cup of rainwater when...
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    Holiday care for planted Tanks

    I think the automation part is fairly easy to do but my concern is if going away for extended periods and the CO2 runs out. I don't think anyone else would be able to change the bottle.
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    Tidy Jungle II

    Thank you Kogre! I'm definitely grateful that it's coming along nicely and the fish seem to be happy. The snails seem to come whether I feed or not haha, I even only feed every other day. I don't mind to be honest. I think I also underestimate how much cleaning the Clithon Corona snails are...
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    Journal My First Terrarium

    Hey Paulo, this might be a good alternative to the tree moss you were hoping to find. One of the reviews I read also mentioned that the photos don't do it justice, which is unsurprising to be honest...
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    Tidy Jungle II

    Hahaha yeah I'm not surprised, since I've only ever seen one at a time I figured the population can't be too out of control so we can stay friends. The only 'pest' snail that I remove on sight are pond snails. I spotted one the other day and don't know how the hell it got there. Thank you...
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    Tidy Jungle II

    I spot him every couple of days or so... At least I think it's the same one haha.
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    Tidy Jungle II

    Thanks Ady! Yeah the lily has really become the star of the show. The melting has actually been going on from the start back in February but I suspect a CO2 issue as well, maybe more on the distribution side of things. The filters and the powerheads need upgrading so hopefully that will resolve...
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    Tidy Jungle II

    Monthly update (where is the time going?!) It's been a month since I reworked the background plants and added Nymphoides. It's just now starting to take off but it's being hindered by something munching it. At first I thought it was melting but it's without a doubt being eaten. The Amano shrimp...
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    Tidy Jungle II

    Thanks mate! I appreciate that. I'll have to upload a more recent photo as it's growing in really nice. The nymphoides is a bit slower than I was expecting but it's getting taller and taller.
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    The Nymph's Spring (EA900)

    Just curious about the pump actually, are you not able to just use a hose and tap connector? I use a 20ft hose to drain my water into the toilet (nearest waste point) and then connect it to the kitchen sink to refill the tank.
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    New Decade, New Decadence...

    Wow! That's some seriously impressive leftovers.
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    chihiros wrgb2 45cm. par data.

    It's a good starting point but I don't think the 30% increase in wattage translates into 30% increase in par data otherwise you'd be able to work out the par data from the data they've given for their other light units.
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    Twenty Seven Thousand.

    Update on this; a few of them have started laying eggs but nowhere near the rate of the Nerites who peppered every possible surface (even the front glass).