The crazy thing is we cut back on the number of bottles this year and went with older higher quality bottles. This was the 13th year for this and the selection was amazing most bottles were better than most people realize even exist.
Well my crypt cube is officially taking on collectoritis status I just added a new variety of affinis (3 different ones now) and a purpurea
Just wanted to get something clarified regarding the affinis. If the latest affinis you got came from huy/cardinal tetra, it is the same affinis (the one without a collection location) I sent you a few weeks ago
Will do, it will be this upcoming weekend, last weekend was my frat time back in 3 weeks and sat was spent pretending I was Irish and sun was spent wishing I didn't pretend I was irish. For not being touched in 3 weeks I was amazed at how well it did, I changed out the lights because I was going to be gone for 3 weeks but didn't expect such good growth and no algae to boot, I know the plants I have are lower light and I may just stick with easier maintenance over higher light, I need to find a T5ho fixture that will look right over a 18" cube though the 24" fixture looks weird overhanging the sides. I'm thinking a 20" fixture may not look too bad.
low light is definitely easier to manage. I am constantly battling over clado in my 90g after switching over with 2 150w MH. Algae is always present no matter how high I raise the fixtures.
Yeah BBA was a nightmare for me as well as clado (easier to deal with than the BBA though) I really think I'm going to stick with the T5's I want to use 4 18" bulbs though for better coverage over the tank and so I can raise the fixture like I had my 150w pendent (I need to stop being lazy and send my ballast in to get fixed for my 70w HQI because it would probably work as well). Even though I really like how the crypts have responded under the high light the algae issues just arn't worth it especially when I see other peoples tanks having none. It's been almost a year for this tank so its time for a change anyways.