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Great job with the tank Kiran! I like your tank so much that I am making a different tank based on yours!
Haha, thanks! I'm glad this this tank is so inspiring! I had several tanks that I used to look up to on the forum that made me start new tanks and try different types of aquascapes.

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^^^ This or have a triangle type scape with everything high near the highest rock point and then sloping down. That's the way I see it anyway, nice job.
I could do this but I'm not sure how it would look, as I can't get that blyxa down any shorter, unfortunately; so instead, it would be the rotala sloping down and then meeting this massive wall of blyxa.

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I will have a journal of my tank, and since it is more modeled off of Kiran's than bsk's should I call it Treeless Mountain V2 V2 or Treeless Mountain V3?

Anyone have any HC or UG for cheap? If so, let me know.
Well, the reason that I called it V2 was because this tank actually used the same rocks as bsk's since I bought them from him, but call it whatever you want . Let me know when you start it!

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That iPhone camera is actually pretty amazing o.O
I've been having tons of trouble, even with a DSLR!
Thanks, it's definitely a nice camera. Of course, I don't see myself replacing my DSLR with it, but it's a decent camera to be able to have with you all the time

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Looking lush Krian. I personally liked it better without the blyxa. Its too big and takes hides the cool rockscape IMO...but I'm more of a clean open scape kinda guy....
Haha, Howard, why does it seem that you always misspell my name?

I know what you mean, I've thought the same a bit. I'm definitely going to be trimming the blyxa soon and thinning it out. I will say, though, that it does definitely make the tank look more interesting from a distance.

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That's a lot of growth on "treeless" mountain. It looks like everything is really nicely established. Well done!
Lol, I guess it is, I never really thought about it. I guess the name came more from the actual mountain/slope than the entire scape. Thanks for the compliments!

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Lol, I guess it is, I never really thought about it. I guess the name came more from the actual mountain/slope than the entire scape. Thanks for the compliments!
I understand... my tank has completely veered from my original intent! I think it's just part of the nature of the hobby. Sometimes it's based on what you can source, and what speaks to you as things evolve.


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I have a question.

Would I be able to grow HC under an archaea led with natural sunlight and/or 3 hundred watt incandescent bulbs that light my room


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Would I be able to grow HC under an archaea led with natural sunlight and/or 3 hundred watt incandescent bulbs that light my room

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98% no, unfortunately. Actually, 100%. You'll need something much more powerful. Room lights don't count, unless they are literally right over the tank; ambient sunlight won't work unless the tank is right against a window, and even in this case, you'll have aesthetically-negative phototropism towards the window.

If you're looking for a cheap lighting solution, go with a Hampton Bay desklamp (like the one on my Wabi Kusa tank in my signature) or something similar with a 40W equivalent CFL or something similar.

Go to a sub-forum and hit "new thread." I had the same stupid question a couple years ago

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Lights

I think I will use a Hampton Bay desk lamp, but I want even lighting. Can I keep the archaea on one side and the HB desk lamp on the other? Will I need 2 lamps? Will one be enough by itself?
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the 27 watt hampton bay lamp should give you even lighting.
i use it on my ADA 30C and got excellent growth all throughout the tank. plants i had: UG, HC, l. sessiliflora, a. petite, e. belem (a few straggling runners from anther tank somehow got in and grew), p. helferi, and r. fluitans.
never tried sag or blyxa, but they are less demanding than UG, HC, or p. helferi.
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Thanks Marko, but I got a strip of fifteen 1/4 inch bright white LEDs that should work, right?right?

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Add on, in addition to the archaea.

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oh.
for that i have no idea. never had any LED lights. know nothing about them.
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Frank, can we get some help here?
If it is not bright enough I may just buy more cheap LEDs or I may cave and spend the money on a 27 watt archaea clip on. Too bad it is so expensive. (Hint hint people from AFA)

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Where do I get the 27 watt hampton bay light?

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i think this is a newer model than mine. but same thing overall. minor differences in the plastic molding. i picked mine up at home depot, but that was years ago, and some people have been saying that cant find it at theirs.
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Growth looks great! I feel like you've lost your scape though since everything is overgrown.
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Do you think it works as well?(light coverage, whiteness, etc.)

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