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  1. Doc7a
    04-20-2011 01:52 PM - permalink

    Thanks for your assistance on that thread. With that lighting (coralife 2 x T5NO on 20g high tank - 16 inches from substrate) do you think I could do a moss "carpet" like I have seen done with plastic pieces, without CO2? I am willing to do CO2 if needed, or EI or other fert method if that would help too.
  2. Doc7a
    04-10-2011 06:35 PM - permalink

    I posted here and have had trouble getting any responses:

    I have bought but not yet set-up (in case i decide to return), a 2 x 14W normal output T5 ( i believe) Coralife Aqualight set up for my 20-gallon-High aquarium. From the PAR chart on this forum I believe that gives me high light at the top, medium and low as you get deeper in the tank.

    Does this sound like a good light to use for my aquarium if i want to grow either riccia or some other floating plant for my gourami and also cover my driftwood with moss or more riccia? Will i need cO2 to keep algae out?

    the substrate is plain playsand.

    thanks for any advice
  3. MaStErFiShKeEps
    03-14-2011 01:07 AM - permalink
    I used gravel and so far it's good
  4. Hoppy
    03-14-2011 12:47 AM - permalink
    What ever soil you use should be capped with at least an inch, preferably 2 inches of pool filter sand, fluorite, etc. That lets you use a very wide variety of different soils.
  5. MaStErFiShKeEps
    03-13-2011 11:13 PM - permalink
    I finally found some good soil and used it in my 2.5G tank.. it's been in there for about 2 weeks and haven't had any problems.. is it safe to use in a bigger tank?
  6. Hoppy
    03-06-2011 04:17 AM - permalink
    LED lights use a varying number of various types of LEDs of various wattages in various configurations. With so many things varying it isn't possible to say anything about a LED light unless you have a lot of details about it, or have seen PAR data for it. I know very little about the Marineland LED lights.
  7. cara40
    03-06-2011 03:36 AM - permalink
    Hi, I have a few questions about lighting if you dont mind.
    I have a 40 high with plants and a breeding pair of juli and one rubber nose pleco.
    i recently bought a marineland 36" LED for the tank. But after reading several different forums im wondring if i did the right thing by changing from the t5 to the LEDs.
    can you give me some insite into the LED vs t5 issue?
  8. FISH101
    02-16-2011 11:20 PM - permalink
    Hoppy about a month ago you gave me some tips on how to add lighting to my 20 gallon tank and what ferts to use ( dont know if you remember ) anyways ive had my tank set up now for a good 3 or so months now and im now getting alge on my plants ive been noticing it slowly creeping in. it looks like hair alge and today i noticed some brown hair like stuff. my tank is a 20 gal it has 4 t8 15w bulbs im using the flourish instead of the csm+b,kno3 and kh2po3 1x per week on those and i have the root tabs in there.4 bottles of diy co2, filter is a hang on back one im doing 25% water change weekly and my lights are on for 9 hrs a day. what do you think i can do to remove the alge in my tank. before it gets out of hand! another thing i forgot to mention when i bought my plants they they came in a plastic container filled with holes and the plants was attched to a cotton inside the container the person that sold me the plants told me i can put them in like that
  9. Hoppy
    02-07-2011 02:18 AM - permalink
    I'm using sandy river silt for my tank, and have done so in the past, with great results. But, if your soil is mostly sand, and mica, which the gold specks probably are, it isn't likely to be very good. Look for soil under trees, where the fallen leaves have composted in place, giving a rich humus layer on top.
  10. MaStErFiShKeEps
    02-06-2011 09:20 PM - permalink
    Is it normal for topsoil to have gold specks and a sandy texture? I want to use it for MTS but it's just like sand.

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