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post #151 of 167 (permalink) Old 02-05-2011, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah there's no way I could increase the CO2 since I think it's at 15bps currently and already wasteful. I did just a couple days ago raise my lights up about 4" and lower my photo period by two hours to seven hours total. We'll see how that works. Unless you think that is still too much light.

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post #152 of 167 (permalink) Old 02-05-2011, 04:13 PM
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If you plant the glosso deep so the leaves are just barely sticking out of the substrate you might notice more spreading than bushing. At least that's what I had to do to mine to get it to spread, you could try it with a few to test and see if it will on yours. The light period you set now sounds fine for now while the tank fills in, maybe add some more stem plants to help soak up nutrients or at least be sure to replant any rotala trimmings if you can.

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Add some temporary floating plants

Shades a but and soaks up about everything. I have them in all my tanks for that reason

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post #154 of 167 (permalink) Old 02-05-2011, 06:42 PM
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this is a great thread. the progression is so much fun to watch. i know you are having algae problems but from the algae i can see in your most recent picture it made the aquarium look so much more natural then the previous picture.

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post #155 of 167 (permalink) Old 02-05-2011, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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If you plant the glosso deep so the leaves are just barely sticking out of the substrate you might notice more spreading than bushing. At least that's what I had to do to mine to get it to spread, you could try it with a few to test and see if it will on yours. The light period you set now sounds fine for now while the tank fills in, maybe add some more stem plants to help soak up nutrients or at least be sure to replant any rotala trimmings if you can.
Hey Rion, thanks for the feedback. Yeah I'm definitely pushing the glosso down and trimming it everytime is starts bushing. If you have any other tips on the glosso that would be appreciated but I've learned that it's just about being patient. Also I will definitely be planting my stem cuttings. How tall do you let your rotala stems get before you cut them? I'm letting them get almost to the top.

Also, do you think my adjustments on the lighting will be enough to make the algae go away as is or should I add a lot of floaters as problemman suggested? 4 x 39 watts suspended about 10" and on for 7 hours.

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I this the competition argument that plants eventually out compete the algae for nutrients? Any plant suggestions or just any floater will do. I heard wisteria is a good one for this purpose.

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I have shorter tanks but I generally cut them when they hit the top as well, unless you're noticing a lot of die back on the lower sections then maybe trim sooner.

With the lights you might still get some algae with the hours you have set but you have to balance it out with how much your plants are getting. The more the plants grow the less algae you tend to get. It's really hard to say what you specifically need as light can be affected by many things so what works for one person might not work for another. If you still notice more algae maybe try floating plants and see if the extra shade helps but you don't want to "over shade" the plants below because things like glosso can sometimes be finicky about the light they receive. Really I guess what I'm saying is it's going to take some experimenting and seeing what works

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post #157 of 167 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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I have shorter tanks but I generally cut them when they hit the top as well, unless you're noticing a lot of die back on the lower sections then maybe trim sooner.

With the lights you might still get some algae with the hours you have set but you have to balance it out with how much your plants are getting. The more the plants grow the less algae you tend to get. It's really hard to say what you specifically need as light can be affected by many things so what works for one person might not work for another. If you still notice more algae maybe try floating plants and see if the extra shade helps but you don't want to "over shade" the plants below because things like glosso can sometimes be finicky about the light they receive. Really I guess what I'm saying is it's going to take some experimenting and seeing what works
Yup, I agree. We'll see how these new measures work and go from there. Thanks for the help.
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This is looking good. I can't wait to see it grown in more.
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post #159 of 167 (permalink) Old 04-05-2011, 05:23 PM
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Just found this journal through your link. Great tank. Love the wood. Any updates?

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post #160 of 167 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 08:22 AM
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I love the way your tank progresses. Would love to see the update on it... awesome stuff
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post #162 of 167 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 01:02 PM
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Dan, update please. Pins and needles here waiting to see how this has turned out.

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post #163 of 167 (permalink) Old 08-08-2011, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys...sorry about the lack of updates...I was out of the country for a while this summer and the guy taking care of my tank, well, let's just say, struggled with it. It's been in the ICU for a while since I've been back and I'm beginning to turn things around but it's not pretty. I'll post a pic tomorrow since I know how much I appreciate well updated journals...(unlike mine).
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As the owner of a 90p do you have any regrets? Do you ever wish for the longer length of a 120p? I'm trying to decide if my next tank will be 75, 90, or 120 P.
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post #165 of 167 (permalink) Old 08-08-2011, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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honestly, I couldn't be happier with my 90p. I however am limited in space but truthfully, the longer the tank, the harder to scape IMO. I think the 90p is a good marriage between size and "scapability". I do look forward to owning a larger tank someday but with my budget and living space this tank is perfect.
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