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post #31 of 3436 (permalink) Old 03-01-2010, 02:15 AM
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what are the fish going into this/

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what are the fish going into this/
havent quite decided yet besides a large school of cardinals, skunk & panda corys & possibly some sort of apistos.
probably some black neons & glolites as well.
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this tank has been running for 2 weeks. have done 1 45g water change in that time to get rid of some of the yellow. my crappy camera & yellow water = bad pics.





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those 6700k bulbs dont help the yellow either
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Really nice tank!

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this looks great for having only been up 2 weeks! you must have done some major initial planting!! how is the submersed/riparium growth on the top doing?

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this looks great for having only been up 2 weeks! you must have done some major initial planting!! how is the submersed/riparium growth on the top doing?
thanks! i did plant pretty heavy. i had to remove the terrestial plants because i had to lower my lights, they burnt up a bit. if i raise them again i will put them back.
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Nice looking tank, I would love a 125, but can't decide if a 90 would be better for maintaining for me. I think you have done a real nice job planting and scaping, 6 feet is a lot of space to design around.
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Nice looking tank, I would love a 125, but can't decide if a 90 would be better for maintaining for me. I think you have done a real nice job planting and scaping, 6 feet is a lot of space to design around.
thanks. i actually wish it was an 8ft tank. or i would have gotten a 180 for the extra depth.

just get the 125! you'll be glad you did.

i see you're from bolingbrook. I grew up in joliet before i moved into chicago and ultimately ended up in indianapolis.
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you should add some daylight bulbs. they should help the yellow balance out a bit

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you should add some daylight bulbs. they should help the yellow balance out a bit

out of the 12 bulbs 4 are 6700 & 8 are 10,000
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i am wondering if i am trying to push too much light down to the substrate. i noticed L Aromatica has a few clear leaves on the new growth. Yet the Cuban Ludwigia doesnt get thick until about half way up the tank.

i am also wondering if i am defecient in micronutrients. the new growth on L. aromatica & a couple other species is pale. R Macranda isnt as red as it should be. Golden Nesea's new growth is a little twisted. This doesnt happen in my other soil tanks, but the growth rate is much much slower.

i don't dose at all & am relying on the soil. The only thing i add is GH Booster to my R/O water.

My GH is 4 dgh. maybe i should bump it up a tad. maybe i should add a little CSM+B to see if that helps, i have a couple lbs of it lying around.

or maybe i should just leave it alone. its only been a couple weeks.
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With that much light you are not low tech. I have 2 6700k bulbs on my 150g and everything is growing nicely.

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