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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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almost one month update

Ok, so here's the update:

Overall, my DHG is doing great emersed. However, the HC is not spreading very much.

Tank 02, bottom tank in previous post, sunshine only:
I stuck this in our bedroom window, and have more or less forgot about it. As you can see, that neglect might have been too extreme, as they might have dried out too much.

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Up close:


Interestingly, the HC is doing better behind that rock in the shade. This window gets around 2 hours a day in direct sunlight, so I don't think it's getting too much light, but perhaps it would be better if I took it out of the window and shifted it a foot away. Also, there was a bit of a heat wave (for oakland) which actually brought temps above 85. So that might have played into the frying as well.


Tank 01, top tank in previous post, 5hrs a day with Fugeray 36:

I've placed the lamp on the rim, so according to Finnex's numbers it's getting somewhere between 100-70 par (I think, am I reading their chart correctly?). I'm noticing that the HC is doing MUCH better on the low parts of the tank, than the high parts, so maybe I need to raise the light. Perhaps the low parts are doing better since they have more water.

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Again, the HC is doing much better in the shade, check out the growth in the underside on the rock in the left of the Up close shot.

Hmm... What do you all recommend? Perhaps it's just time to fill?

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Oh man! I didn't know they have fugeray 36". I got the ray2 version. The par is super high!
Yeah here's a link to the data:
Finnex RAY II & FugeRAY PAR Data

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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 07:34 PM
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lookin good, GL with the flood(s)
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post #18 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 08:19 PM
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Yeah, it sounds like too much light on both tanks. Direct sun light is very, very strong. You could lesson the light on one tank and flood the other.

Good luck!
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post #19 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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one tank flooded, one tank dry.

It finally begins!


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I'm still trying to figure out how to photograph in this light, since the light keeps washing everything out.
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post #20 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 10:59 AM
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Congrats on the flood! The pics look fine to me.
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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 11:07 AM
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Almost time to flood my tank too! Our tank looks similar lol.
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post #22 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 02:20 PM
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Update: I got a fugeray 36! Only bought one on the presale, cuz I dunno. It arrived yesterday, and I'm going to turn it on for 6 hours a day on one tank, and leave the other one going only on daylight, and see what the difference is...

...very tempted to flood one tank, now.
I love my FugeRay and wish you amazing success with yours!
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post #23 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 03:44 AM Thread Starter
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changed the soeishi and suteishi (3rd and 4th rock):


I really like this tank now... except the slopes eroded a bit, and now there's too much substrate in the front. I need to scoop some out without disturbing the HC on top. Any techniques anyone knows?


I had to cannibalize the other tank to get the best rocks. Unfortunately, it really messed up the layout I had for it. I'm not even certain which side this tank belongs on anymore... back to the drawing board for it.
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post #24 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 08:31 AM
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what kind of endler/guppies did you get?
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post #25 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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what kind of endler/guppies did you get?
oh, I introduced a gorgeous orange flame tailed guppy to my black bar enlder stock a while back, just to see if I could breed something interesting. Long story short, no. The males don't usually have a flame tail, and look like diluted endlers (which they are), while the females have blue tip tail most of the time.

they are, however, one of the only things that survived last summer's cross country move, and are great for surviving and cycling new tanks, so hence...
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Any update to these tanks?
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post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 01:37 PM
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definitely want to see an update on this guy
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