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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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110gal tall Planted Tank

Here are some updated pictures of my 110gal planted tank.










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So awesome to finally see someone else with a nice 110 tall! It looks fabulous and i love that angel. Are those vals you have growing in the back?
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I love the color on your N. zenkeri. Also, it's nice to see a tank that's too tall for E. bleheri (I think that's what your sword) to overtake. I have a standard 120, and my swords have taken over it. Next time I upgrade (fat chance!!!) I'll have to get a 30" tall tank.

Layout could use some work though. The big chunk of rock or driftwood (can't tell which) right smack in the middle just doesn't look right. Move it to about 1/3 of the way in from the left side (also known as the "optical center") for a more natural look.
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Your Red Tiger Lotus is AWESOME!

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lotus plants really give me an "underwater" feel. people can say what they want about them and aponogeton pleants, but i absolutely love them. with the right hardscape, you can take the easiest growing plants and turn a tank into something beautiful. nice job!

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Thanks for the compliments. I really love the lotus too. I don't understand why its not more popular.

The one are I always have problems with in this tank is the aquascaping of it. Any critique is appreciated.

Yes that is val in the back. I am hoping it will take over the back but it only seems to like the right side of the tank. All the val lon the left stays small LOL

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I stuffed the back corners of my 110 tall with jungle val that has yet to do anything but melt. The plants were beautiful and healthy when I added them but now they're short and icky. I'm really hoping they'll rebound soon

Do you have more light on one side of your tank than the other? Is something blocking the light to the shorter vals? I agree on moving the rock so it's not quite so centered. Also, are you adding pressurized Co2?
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mething blocking the light to the shorter vals? I agree on moving the rock so it's not quite so centered. Also, are you adding pressurized Co2?
No I have exactly the same conditions all around the tank thats why im puzzled LOL.

Yes I am using pressurized CO2 with an American Marine Ph controller. I know I don't really have enough light for a tank this large & have to start dosing with ferts. I actually have a Medical IV pump that I am going to use for dosing the ferts when I get my PMDD setup.

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maybe your co2 isn't circulating well? Your red tiger lotus is shorter on that side too. How much light do you have over it now? I've got about 265 watts over mine but haven't tried adding pressurized co2 yet. Did it make a big difference in your system?
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That tiger lotus is one of the babies of the large one & the CO2 reactor is right over top of it.

I currently have 210watts of light.

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Thats not a whole lot less than me and I was told that my tank is high light. Do you think it makes a big difference?
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I definitely know my tank is NOT high light because it takes a lot more light for deeper tanks. Mine is 31" deep.

From what I am being told the lotus is a medium light plant.

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Tiger lotus (nymphaea lotus) is a bright or very bright plant. However, I've seen it do fine in medium bright settings.
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i did a lot of research on depth and light issues and its not the depth of the tank that makes the difference, its the space between the light bulb and the waters surface. Light doesn't decrease in water until you get to like 15 feet deep, whereas just a few inches of air and make a huge difference. There is a lot of research on it if you look around, it's a common aquarium myth. My tank has the same dimensions as yours, its not the water depth its the air space unless you're trying to build a tank like aquarium of the pacific lol.
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Cool good to know thanks.

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