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Trust me, it's only that it's a wabikusa growing vs non wabikusa. We set up this same exact mini m Setup in the gallery with a single wabikusa and within a week the plants were practically out of the tank.
Well then let me order one red wabikusa and two green rotala one lol lol since you were able to purchase!!!

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Can you attach an ecoxotic dimmer to it?
I wouldn't do such a thing even if it were possible lol.

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Can you attach an ecoxotic dimmer to it?
For the record, no you can not, they operate in a different voltage range.

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Will you go back to your original plan of replicating that Mini S?
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No and I won't reduce it. Even if I had it at a shorter period of time it would still be just as intense.

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Is there a particular reason for NOT being able to reduce it?
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Re: Mini M AquaSky build thread!!

I like to enjoy my tank and want max growth

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Additionally, i doubt that light puts out anywhere close to what the sun outputs. Our high light hits around 100-150 PAR, and the sun 2000. You need to give you plants time to grow, not expect perfection right away. It may take months, but be patient. Adjust CO2 in accordance to light intensity.

Plants can typically transition from higher light to lower light without an issue, but a jump up in the other direction is not tolerated as well. So once again, be patient, adjust light period if you can. I cannot understand why you refuse to turn your lights off sooner if you are concerned with too much light.
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For the record, no you can not, they operate in a different voltage range.

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Will you go back to your original plan of replicating that Mini S?
Oh and sorry I didn't see your question, more than likely not but idk. We will have to see how things pan out.

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I understand that, but when other things arise such as algae issues due to too much light not enough CO2, you will need to make compromises for the sake of the tank. Right now, you tank is lightly planted. Once the tank gets more lush, the plants can outcompete the algae more easily. If you begin seeing issues, i would suggest you start by first changing the photoperiod and adjusting CO2 accordingly.

Once again, be patient.
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And fyi, Tom has measured the PAR from ADA's tanks (At least i recall reading a post about this, please someone correct me if I am wrong. These tanks did not use the aquasky). It falls in the low category. The girl at the end of the video advertising the aquasky, how do you know they used that light to grow those plants? Just a thought, but dont assume all tanks are equal.
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I understand that, but when other things arise such as algae issues due to too much light not enough CO2, you will need to make compromises for the sake of the tank. Right now, you tank is lightly planted. Once the tank gets more lush, the plants can outcompete the algae more easily. If you begin seeing issues, i would suggest you start by first changing the photoperiod and adjusting CO2 accordingly.



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I don't have any algae issues. Just issues with my stems growing horizontally which is caused by high light.






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And fyi, Tom has measured the PAR from ADA's tanks (At least i recall reading a post about this, please someone correct me if I am wrong. These tanks did not use the aquasky). It falls in the low category. The girl at the end of the video advertising the aquasky, how do you know they used that light to grow those plants? Just a thought, but dont assume all tanks are equal.
Your right, but he has never tested there leds. They have weekly or bi weekly videos from start to current under the aquasky led. Not to mention other people on this forum using the led have said the same thing.

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Then just let the plants grow out. Some plants like pogostemon erectus (a plant i grow) doesn't do anything for 2-3 weeks. It grows super slow. Since its a heavy rooter, once it's established, bam it takes off. So just give the plants time to adjust and establish. eventually they will reach the surface, then you trim and they get bushier and support themselves and grow more upwards.
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I threw a screen on my aquasky. I went and got some window screen from the hardware store and cut that to fit. It helped a LOT.

Still needed to blast co2 though, but the plants started growing upwards instead of sideways. My rotalas were doing the same as yours
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I threw a screen on my aquasky. I went and got some window screen from the hardware store and cut that to fit. It helped a LOT.

Still needed to blast co2 though, but the plants started growing upwards instead of sideways. My rotalas were doing the same as yours
Did it effect carpeting plants?

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nope, it's already a RIDICULOUS amount of light, cutting it by 30% (which is how much a standard window screen will reduce the light) won't do anything.
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wow that is an impressive stand u have there o.o

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