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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Update: params

pH 7.2(higher than I would like but steady)
temp 71*
KH 4 drops (71.6 according to conversion chart)
GH 4 drops (" ")
Nitrite 0 PPM
Nitrate 0 PPM
Ammonia 0-25 PPM

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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 09:34 PM
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The tank looks great!

I have a 20 long with the same light fixture. What bulbs are you running? I am running a 6500K & 10,000K and it was algae galore in my tank when the hood was sitting on the tank. I now have the hood suspended 27" above the tank to keep the algae away
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Thanks!
I use two 6500k bulbs that I got from the LA Shop. Currently fighting algae myself. I am working on using a shorter photoperiod and have noticed a bit less algae.

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3 Month Update

Up and running for 3 Months!!!

I have a new batch of shrimplets and growing shrimplets galore! I also have saddled Cherries and some prego Tigers, Cherries and CRS.

Still fighting algae but I think its improving. Growth is coming along and I am loving the Downoi! Due for a trim on the Bacopa and the Rotala. I also think the intensity of light is too much for the Hygro "Brown" the growth is lacking and the leaves have a dusting of algae. I may move it to another tank, but I would need to find a tall plant that adds some dark color to the back round plants. Any ideas?

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FTS:
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Cherry:

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Tiger:

Black Bee:


CRS and Yellow or Green?:


Getting bigger!:

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More shrimplets since yesterday! I was feeding today and noticed the tiny little guys! So Pumped!

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Update

I did a bit of a re-scape this week and removed / moved the rotala and added a field of Stuarogyne Repens in its place. So Far I am liking the feel of the Stuarogyne and think the Shrimpies like it too! The Downoi is still looking pretty good and I have at least five berried cherries. I think the tank is coming along. Let me know what you think!

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