Thanks for the tip, it was definitely green water, I have a uv sterilizer running on it right now so it should clear up in a day or so, I had some issues with hair algae and I dosed excel to kill it due to work ihad to leave for a couple weeks and the die off of hair algae caused some issues that I'm just now working through, thanks for the comments on the tank, I'm looking for little to maintenance on a high tech tank (tall order) I have my ferts dosed with a peristaltic pump so everything can go a week at a time without touching anything, I'm keeping my fingers crossed, lol..
I got a cheap one from fleabay from marine magic, I figure if one of the 3 pumps craps out I'm still ok since I really only need 2 pumps. I went with the UV sterilizer because I'm not home during the week and it allows me to just hook it up and let it run if I see any cloudiness in the future, it was pretty cheap $42.00 at petco for a 9watt.
Not sure I like the java fern, the scape needs the background plants to grow in but I'm not sure if I like the way the fern is going to work out, any thoughts? Should I go with moss, let it grow or remove it altogether and let the wendetti overgrow the branch?
Hmm, that's a good suggestion it says it only gets 6" long so that may fill in alot better than what I have, I'm thinking I'm going to let it go and see what happens then just strip it out if I can't get the affect in looking for, until the background makes I to the surface it will look out of proportion but it may look better once the rest grows in.
Is that the one with the little projections from the end if the leaves? The biggest question for me right bow is how java fern will grow in a high tech high light setup I've always had it in a low light setup and it grew slow and stayed under control. We'll see over the next month or so what it does.
Well it has been 6 weeks and the tanks finally clear I thought I would give a comparison shot from day 1 now to choose a school of fish, I want a type of Rasbora but I'm struggling to decide which one I think next week I'll make my decision
Thanks, it's been a while since I've kept a planted tank but I have lots of experience with reef tanks and that has helped with my venture into high tech. I really can't wait for the C Nurii "pantang mutated" that I got from speedy to start taking off, it has a ton of little leaves starting at the base and it will be amazing once it grows in. As far as rasboras I thought about CPD's but they are a little too skittish from what I hear and the current may be a little high, I'm thinking harlequins or red lines, but may stick with harlequins since I'm going for an Amano look and he used them in alot of his earlier crypt scapes.