today i ordered two of these daylight compacts. there used for people who have like sunlight deficiancy (like my plants
i have 4x NO's and currently have about 2.3 WPG
since these are a nice K, i know there only really 20W and 'equivilate to' 100W but they must obviously give lots of light (and a nice cri for asthetic purposes) yet still providing a nice little boost for the lights.
this should leave me with about 3.1WPG
does anyone here have this sort of WPG and whats there results.. my main idea since i started this tank is to try and get it to look like the tanks over at www.aquariumdesigngroup.com
... this isnt just a fad, i wont settle untill my tank grows out of control. the sparse planting allways looks to little to me. so dense is the key. im hoping ill be able to achive this effect. slowly but surly with 3.1WPG
do the tanks over there use sexy MH's and all that?.. im gradualy getting used to dosing and things and mixing my own formulas... plants are few at the moment but this weekend im planning on spending 50 or more on just plants. the plants i do have are doing quite well. ive had some leaves twist a bit and darken, i also had lots of root rot at the start and many of the plants i got from certain places were just rotten crap. but some plants i have are rocketing and rooting like mad. ive made bubble counters, havent been sucessfull with my reactor really but then again today i added some nylon swarf from the workshop (little tip there) its doing the job but i dunno the effect on the plants, i just know it isnt releasing any bubbles so i take it there dissolving... i really need a KH kit i promised myself ill get one this week.
just a babble
but if anyone can give me little nippets of info about things ive mentioned ide be happy