I'd say the research the sculpty clay idea. Might be your best option. Keep informed on how it works out. I'm interested in options for making ones own decor.
It will be awhile. For out of work now. I still buy a few fish, etc. Can't seem to stop spending on this hobby. Don't want to start the project with the sculpty clay for it is hard to estimate how much I would need to buy and once I get started I don't want to stop.
One of the bulbs on the coralife seems to be loosing spectrums, for giving a reddish hue. I got it used for $15 so not surprised. Added a T8 Life-glo bulb under canopy. This time around I have been battling string algae and diatoms. Stargrass almost died. It is starting come back. I think there is copper in the water for snails don't live. Wondering if the laterite is contributing to algae problems. That I have to test in a fishless tank. Oddly found that nitrates are up from usual 3 to 40. Thus stopped dosing nitrogen. Dosing Aqueon plant food, brightwell aquatics multi, and Seachem equlibrium weekly. Excel replacement dose daily.
Trying to simulate this
Been awhile since I have posted. Now gettin ready to do a semi-breakdown of the tank.
Light now is Coralife T5NO and T8
New scape will have -
Crypts and sags on the right
Myriophyllum simulans, ferns and maylasia wood on the left.
Substrate will be black diamond blasting sand.
Light will be only Coralife T5NO
Goal is to make this a simple low tech that can bear being neglected.
Last edited by Hilde; 05-07-2013 at 06:06 PM.
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