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post #31 of 77 (permalink) Old 07-10-2011, 02:52 AM
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What kind of lamps do you have hanging over top of that 10g?
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What kind of lamps do you have hanging over top of that 10g?
I originally had Hampton Bay desk lamps for the 10g, but then I switched to a Coralife Aqualight (96watt) fixture that I picked up for $30. Both lights I used are 6700k.

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Update time! Pictures to come at about 3:30am when I get home from work.

100g: Flipped the manzanita upside-down to give the "tree root" look. After my wedding next week, I'll probably order about 20 riparium planters, drop the water level down 1/3 and really get down to business with the bog plants.

10g: Sold all the HC carpet...I love that plant, but I wanted to try Eleocharis belem instead. Dropped the Iwagumi scape down to 3 rocks instead of 5 and went more with the rule of thirds. Added Blyxa japonica for a background plant and speedie408 was kind enough to send me a stem of Tonina fluviatilis to try.

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Tore down the 10g because of some major algae issues associated with the bad AquaSoil. Put in new AS and replanted everything including some Tonina belem and Tonina manaus.

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100g: It looks really sad right now...no water, no sand, no fish. Still in the process of cleaning the 9 bags of Flourite Dark, but it will be planted soon. I also acquired riparium planters.

10g: Tonina fluviatilis is doing amazing! Started with 1 stem back in September and now I have 8 stems that are growing about 1" every week. T. manaus and T. belem are struggling and I will most likely end up discarding them. Even with 100% humidity and daily mists, their small thin leaves dry out. Oh well, it was an experiment anyways. Transferred the T. fluviatilis to a 2.5g with some Rotala macranda and Downoi.




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WOW..................those are nice and huge pictures.

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100g: Tank had a major overhaul. Put in some AquaSoil then capped it with Flourite Dark (this stuff is awesome!). Got a bunch of Riparium stuff from Devin and I'm growing out some plants to give it a try. Aquatic section is lots and lots of Vallisneria americana "mini twister" that everyone should have.

10g: HC field on the way because I miss having it. Probably shrimp in the future.

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lol @ 96W PC lighting right above your topless 10g.

No wonder your HC grew so much faster than mine haha
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lol @ 96W PC lighting right above your topless 10g.

No wonder your HC grew so much faster than mine haha
Yeah, to keep up with the lighting I had to put as much co2 into the 10g as I did the 55g. Yeah, 9.6wpg is pretty high...makes me want to try some nice stem plants to see how compact they get.

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I think that's actually Tonina fluvialis.

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You mentioned that you redid your nice HC carpet because of bad AS that caused algae? Hmmmmm.....I am curious what happened?

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You mentioned that you redid your nice HC carpet because of bad AS that caused algae? Hmmmmm.....I am curious what happened?
The AS that I was using was breaking down quickly and was basically mud. HC carpet is in development right now.

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