Ed, that picture puts things in much better perspective. That is an incredible tank! Your bio-filter is almost the size of my entrie tank, and I don't have a small tank! Great work I really like the way the T5s change the light color. Are you planning on keeping the MH lights after you replace the mercury vapors? I've always liked the way point-source lighting creates shadows and ripples in the lighting of a tank, more realistic looking IMHO. How often do you perform water changes?
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I like the T5's also and will expand on them. I will propably keep the M.H.'s because I like them too. Since light drives the planted tank, you "never" can have to much .
I dont do regular water changes. I do them 24/7. I have an RO unit wich functions 24/7. Nowadays I add both the filtrate as the "dirty"water. I used to use the filtrate only, to cope with evaporation losses and I used to have a bare discus tank, but with all the plants I figure I can use all the trace elements and keep the NO3 in the tank, so its on to give app 20-30 gall. per day.
Sometimes I vacume off some debris.
Added some new plants Cabomba aquatica and furcata, Lidwigia inclinata, Heteranthera zosterilofia, Alternathera reinecki and rosaefolia, Tonina fluviatilis, Macopa myriophylloides and Myrophillum mattogrossense.
That is THE BEST PLANTED TANK I AHVE EVER LAID MY EYES ON! EVER!!!
Amazing, purely amazing and stunning, and awesome, and beautiful, and i can't think of any more adjectives becasue i am awe...
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