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6 gallon Walstad test 2/8/2022

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Second update on my walstad tank.  

Plants have slow down but I think that is due to the algae starting to build up.  Started to manually remove it by hand and with a toothbrush.  Everything seems like its rooted as brushing off the leaves by hand does not uproot the plants.  I did have the Staurogyne Repens die off, not sure if they will come back, I'll leave them in for another week and pull them if nothing happens. 

I'm pretty sure its cycled as I'm having 0-5-0 the last week with no spikes.  The surface film is kind of annoying but the paper towel method helps.  I put two nerite snails in to help with the algae and will in the next few weeks pending water quality will probably get some shrimp.  





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On 2/8/2022 at 12:04 PM, Fish Folk said:

I love it! Nice looking hygros. I’m glad I’m not the only one growing them.

They look good for sure.  The I put some in my high tech and the new growth is almost fire red

On 2/8/2022 at 1:16 PM, anewbie said:

What makes this a 'walstad' tank ?

Heavily planted, dirted bottom, no filter and no added fertlizers.  

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