Big Al's DYMAX Planted Pico (New Update!)

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  1. Big Al's Online

    Big Al's Online 3reef Sponsor

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    Two Week Checkpoint!

    A small update to show the progress of the first two weeks of our little planted Dymax aquarium.

    So far we have great growth in both the rotala and java moss, while the other two plants are growing slower. We decided to add some CO2 to the mix via a Red Sea Turbo CO2 Bio System that we have removed the pump from, and used a Red Sea CO2 Reactor 200 instead. We have also been dosing Seachem Flourish as our primary plant food, and have been dosing with an eyedropper (2 drops twice a week). The addition of the food and CO2 was in the last 4 days and has boosted the growth of the java moss considerably. We will probably be pulling out the driftwood and wrapping the java moss to it Amano Style very soon ;)


    I am sure you prefer to see pictures than read so here they are!

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  3. divott

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    thats outstanding "al". youve done an excellent job with it. congrats, you should be proud.
     
  4. Matt Rogers

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    That looks great! Is there a diffuser ramp in there some where - how are you injecting the co2?
     
  5. Big Al's Online

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    Thank you very much :)

    Hopefully we have inspired those folks out there who were hesitating on this awesome little tank because they didn't know what they could do with it.

    It should only get better from here on out! We will continue to keep it running and monitor the progress. We also want to show that tanks like this are maintainable - only a few months of real application or 'practical' testing will prove that.
     
  6. Big Al's Online

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    Red Sea CO2 Reactor 200 tucked in behind the wood on the left side of the aquarium. You will see it in the photos if you look closely.
     
  7. jakeh24

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    looking great! :)
     
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  9. Seano Hermano

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    This is really cool. How many gallons is this & what are the dimensions? Is this on your site?
     
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  10. Seano Hermano

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    Just found it on the site. :) I didn't see how many gallons it is?
     
  11. Matt Rogers

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  12. Seano Hermano

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    2 Gallons...Thanks Matt.