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    Ahh, I love Apistos! You're going to enjoy them. =] My Triple Red cacatuoides were my favorites, until my male GBR killed them. Beware of other cichlids - the Apistos are too relaxed to win a battle with most of them. They're pushovers and will stress to death. =X
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    Update 1 of 3
    Ok, wanted to do a quick recap and more of an update. I have been dosing dry ferts and metricide 14 everyday and have been seeing great results

    So - this is the first set up of the tank 11/30/12


    First piece of actual driftwood rather than all fake stuff - I also added a DIY rock cave 12/5/12


    Starting preparing for the rescape by selling the fake decor, got $40 for the large cave and ended up getting $20 for the gravel 12/12/12


    Right after the substrate change 12/14/12
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    Update 2 of 3
    I changed out the T8 tubes for CFL bulbs in the fixtures 12/20/12


    First live plants 1/15/13


    Mixed the plant bunches up 1/18/13


    Added some coconut caves and moved a few plants around

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    Update 3 of 3
    Most recent photo - added more plants, and moved the scape around for what should be the last time



    Everyone on AC helped out a ton. While it's not perfect (have been battling different illnesses) it seems to have settled lately..

    I have since started a 10g shrimp tank but until I finish my next project (buying a house) I will have to wait for anymore large tank set ups :(

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    Wow, what a difference! Looks exceptional. Well done. You've got a lovely, spacious planted tank there. Any chance of some detail shots of your individual plants?
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    I will get some shots tonight. I love the fert regiment I am on, it is easy to do while feeding and I can watch the plants grow

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    the tank really looks great! well done. I'm curious to know if you've experienced any algae problems since you switched to live plants? I'm going to be redoing my 30 gal soon with live plants and I'm so afraid the maintenance will increase and algae problems will develop. I'm wanting to do low light and low maintenance plants - amazon sword, Anubis, possibly vals. Hope I'm not hijacking :o(
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    When I first switched the light over I was having to clean the glass at least once a week, and had been developing black brush algae, but since I started my dosing routine and got the tank filled with plants the algae has been going down

    My routine is:
    5ml dry fert mixture per day
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    40-50% pwc every saturday
    20ml metricide 14 after pwc

    But a quick note: I really wouldn't count the amazon swords as low maintenance. Mine really suffered until I started doing my dosing. The metricide seems to help them the most... if you really want them I'd recommend looking into it. An investment of $40 will cover you for over a year
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    When I first switched the light over I was having to clean the glass at least once a week, and had been developing black brush algae, but since I started my dosing routine and got the tank filled with plants the algae has been going down
    thanks for the info!
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