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post #7 of (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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Plants currently in the tank.

All are replanted from the 8' tank.

On the wood -
Anubias nana
Bolbitis heteroclita
Bolbitis heudelotii
Microsorum pteropus varieties
'Narrow Leaved'
'Dwarf Needle Leaf'

Foreground -
Eleocharis acicularis
Marsilea species
Staurogyne repens
with these planted in front as well
Blyxa japonica
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green'
Lindernia rotundifolia 'Variagated'

Behind the wood
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Bronze'?
Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Myriophyllum mattogrossense
Persicaria 'Kawagoeanum'

Since I have one working ballast until next week I am using a 12 hour photoperiod and moving the one light half way through. Tank is covered with window screen at the moment as well. I don't see any great distress from the light loving plants yet, Staurogyne leaves seem firmly stuck to the stems so far and Kawagoeanum is red at the top.

I made up root tabs and they are placed about 4" apart where ever rocks and wood aren't. Just used what Sewingalot uses, should be just fine. Fun to make but not sure I did it right as I didn't make much of a mess!
How to make DIY root fertilizer tablets with clay

Tank is lit with 2 150 watt metal halides currently about 40" off the substrate. The bulbs are 8000K.
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