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post #31 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 11:08 PM
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Nice!

the HC seems to be doing well.
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wow 12 days and your hc grew that much! i suck
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wow 12 days and your hc grew that much! i suck
No, no. It's just the aquasoil, it makes HC grow like no other.
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No, no. It's just the aquasoil, it makes HC grow like no other.
Yeah, I have grown HC in Eco Complete and there is no comparison. Plus, I am really only dosing Potassium (Brighty K) right now.

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post #35 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-09-2006, 05:55 PM
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Really nice setup co2. Hey I just got the same size ADA tank and I was thinking of getting the same pendant you have but I just saw Drfoster&Smith has the 150 on sale for $212.14. You think I should go for that or would 150 be overkill? Even if I raise the light higher?
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I'm putting a 150w over a 45cm cube (25 g).

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Really nice setup co2. Hey I just got the same size ADA tank and I was thinking of getting the same pendant you have but I just saw Drfoster&Smith has the 150 on sale for $212.14. You think I should go for that or would 150 be overkill? Even if I raise the light higher?
I've heard that people have used the ADA 150W "Solar I" over the 60cm. I think it would definitely be ok, but you would probably want to use fast growing plants. The D&S deal is great, I would go with that. The benefit would be getting a great pendant with an electronic ballast for a good price, -and- being able to use the ADA bulb. You would probably want to mount the pendant at least a foot above the tank. The main thing would be to be careful with the light period, start at like 6 hours a day and be careful to work your way up.

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Very great growth you've got there.Love the wood and plant choice.

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Tank looks really really nice! The wood is so dark it looks great!

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UPDATE! Let's see that HC!

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post #41 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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I got lazy and let the Rotalas grow out of control. I finally gave the tank it's first big haircut this weekend. HC would be more filled in around the wood if it wasn't getting shaded. I also didn't bother prepping for this picture, I am going to put a black background on the wall behind it soon. Here are my my cheap "lily pipes" and diffuser that I use while I'm bleaching the ADA stuff:

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post #43 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 01:58 AM
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lol@ SNAPPLE....
The HC looks great, and you don't have to make excuses, we can all tell how cool it is/will be.


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Man, I'm diggin on your tank. Very well done.

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Thanks everyone. I have "grown" HC in Eco Complete before, and honestly, there is no comparison. It is a completely different ballgame with Aqua Soil.

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