One month on...
Well,it's been a month since my tank was set up and i must say alot of changes have taken place ever since then.The following is a list of changes that have been made..
1)Replaced 2 of the 40W T8 tubes with 2 80W T5 tubes bringing the total wattage of my tank to 280W or about 2.8W/gal.
2)Replaced the HC foreground with hairgrass and another plant which i am trying out,need ID please.
3)Replaced the hygrophila polysperma,myriophyllum hippuroides and gymnocoronis spilanthoides midground with blyxa japonica.
4)Rearranged the left side of the tank a little so that the low light slow grow plants would now be covering a larger area of the tank.
5)Added some bolbitis heudelotii and anubius coffeefolia as well as increased the number of anubius nana and javafern to the left side of the tank.
6)Shifted the position of the E.parv(tropica) so that it would play a more central role.
7)Added some tonina amongst the wood with taiwan moss attached to it.
As you can see,alot of changes have taken place and along the way,i had encountered some algae problems of my own. Not long after the tank was set up,i encountered green water in my tank and not long after,i noticed some BBA growing on weaker plant parts as well as on some hardscape.For the GW problem,i went with the water change solution as a UV sterilizer was far too costly for me.I also reduced the fertilizer dosage for the tank as well as increased the CO2 levels for the tank. The GW problem has now been solved and the BBA is currently under control with no new growths sighted.I will continue to update the thread in time to come. As for now,thank you all for all the inputs and comments.
I really envy my fishes and plants,they seem to be getting so much more attention than me. Shouldn't i start pampering myself a little more?
100 gal planted tank journal
Last edited by Y0uH0; 09-20-2006 at 09:05 AM.