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post #31 of 122 (permalink) Old 01-23-2014, 07:17 PM
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Nice growth Mike..... how come you didn't show the 1hr growth of the downoi haha
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Nice growth Mike..... how come you didn't show the 1hr growth of the downoi haha
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Ya show everyone haha
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hahaha... too late now :p
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Day 21 - Moved plants around

Trying to keep the plants, in front of the two roots, low and maintained to the ground so the wood is always to be shown.. I'll continue to keep the Alternanthera Reineckii 'Variegated', Ludwgiga sp. Glandulosa & Sphaerocarpa trimmed.

Got rid of HOB w/ Isara Surface Skimmer and replaced it with a Eheim skim350.. also got rid of the Hydor circulation pumps... Hopefully still have a good amount of flow w.out it



Few more plants added, Proserpinaca palustris, Ludwigia sp. Glandulosa, Rotala Magenta, UG.


I for sure broke the '1 plant per 4 inch' Dutch rule.. but having fun with the colors.

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How is the t5ho fixture working so far? is it better than combination of ray 2 and monster ray at keeping plants red and growing rate?
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How is the t5ho fixture working so far? is it better than combination of ray 2 and monster ray at keeping plants red and growing rate?


not gonna lie about it.. t5's are working better for me then LED's. My red plants are actually red! For a particular plant, Blood Vomit, I failed at growing it under my LEDS... I gave the blood vomits a third attempt, under the t5's, and they are flourishing!




If you look up journals of the finnex led lighting, you hardly see 'Red' plants used, majority green.


Finnex LED's can grow my green plants amazingly, but I feel like there still something missing in there, as LED's are still fairly new.. just my opinion.
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not gonna lie about it.. t5's are working better for me then LED's. My red plants are actually red! For a particular plant, Blood Vomit, I failed at growing it under my LEDS... I gave the blood vomits a third attempt, under the t5's, and they are flourishing!




If you look up journals of the finnex led lighting, you hardly see 'Red' plants used, majority green.


Finnex LED's can grow my green plants amazingly, but I feel like there still something missing in there, as LED's are still fairly new.. just my opinion.
I use finnex ray 2. It did an wonderful job on my glossos carpet and those green plants. But when it comes to other color, i dont think im going to get what i want from ray 2. I was thinking about getting a monsterray might help but , not just your journal, it does not seem to. Thank you for your response!
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If you look up journals of the finnex led lighting, you hardly see 'Red' plants used, majority green.

Finnex LED's can grow my green plants amazingly, but I feel like there still something missing in there, as LED's are still fairly new.. just my opinion.
I couldn't agree more. Which is why I'm sticking with my T5HOs. The other thing I find with LEDs is they don't penetrate beyond 15-16 inches of water effectively. Making them ineffective for larger setups, let alone red plants. Also my two cents.

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Wow, things are really looking good! In general the arrangements of the plants is quite nice. Do you have plans to add any larger leaved or strap-leaved species?

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I've had no complaints with my Ray2/MonsterRay combo as regards red plants. Just to reassure those who are concerned.
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I've had no complaints with my Ray2/MonsterRay combo as regards red plants. Just to reassure those who are concerned.
Do you have a picture of the combo on some red plants? Much appreciated.
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Tank looks awesome. The reds look unbelievable.

What brand/model t5 bulbs are you using? I'm thinking of replacing some of mine and I'm trying to decide which ones to get. Any recommendation?
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Wow, things are really looking good! In general the arrangements of the plants is quite nice. Do you have plans to add any larger leaved or strap-leaved species?

Thanks! Im eagerly waiting for your dutch to come along
hmmm.. what plants do you suggest?

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Tank looks awesome. The reds look unbelievable.

What brand/model t5 bulbs are you using? I'm thinking of replacing some of mine and I'm trying to decide which ones to get. Any recommendation?
thanks man! Red's still have a long way to go!


Im using the ZooMed Quad t5 ho. I have:
2 x 5k zoomed
1 x 65k zoomed
1 x 67k coralife

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Re-Construction 02/12/14

Alright, I guess you could say my previous scape looked like a farm tank (what do you expect from a guy who was farming different species and trying to keep valuable real estate ? lol)..


Anyways, again... Haven't had years of scaping experience, but here's a second shot at it!


(Caution: I can't take pictures to save my life... Bear with me! >__<)







Heres what Mr.Barr 'King of Dutch' suggested to get to bring out the best colors in my red plants.

ZooMed 36' Quad t5 ho. (sorry, college student and this is the best for now)
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1 x 5k ZooMed
1 x UV Red Sun
1 x Giesemann Aqua Flora
1 x 65k ZooMed







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(right side)



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