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|03-25-2015 08:20 PM|
|Mikeygmzmg||Very nice tank man, love it.|
|12-06-2011 04:58 AM|
Originally Posted by brt_p View Post
|12-05-2011 07:32 AM|
|thebettashop||looks amazing. Very very encouraging! BTW Where did you buy the Seiryu Stones from?|
|11-04-2010 06:21 AM|
Originally Posted by thatgmc View Post
|11-03-2010 06:12 AM|
|IWANNAGOFAST||You can continue to use your light and not have to lift it if you just put some window mesh over the light to block it out. I used the 1mm mesh netting you'd use for window screen and taped it to the splash shield. It cut the lighting by a lot. I don't have a PAR meter but Hoppy said it'd cut something like 30-40%. This in conjunction with using just 1 bulb and you should have the right amount of light for this shallow tank|
|10-26-2010 06:42 AM|
|thatgmc||Kinda sad but i never took photos at it's prime. I can say that it completely grew in and was about 1inch thick of HC. I added CO2 and am in the process of changing the entire HC patch into a giant patch of e. Belem that i got from CL. Pictures after wednesday midterm...|
|09-19-2010 11:04 AM|
[QUOTE=thatgmc;1158296]I am going to take one bulb out today to see if that helps. We have near identical setups ^__^ Are you still using DIY co2?
No i am now using pressurized co2. I manually removed like a softball amount of claudo algae the other day. I am still waiting on my metricide-14. Chemical warfare here i come!
Let me know if taking out a bulb helps anything? From what i have heard HC can take all the light you can give it.
|09-18-2010 11:16 PM|
Originally Posted by OiZO View Post
Originally Posted by Hyzer View Post
Originally Posted by snausage View Post
|09-18-2010 07:11 PM|
|snausage||Looking really good. By not badis badis do you mean scarlet badis, or dario dario?|
|09-18-2010 06:44 PM|
I understand you made some changes, but the issue is lighting. You should really check out the lighting section of this forum. Light needs to be the limiting factor, rather than CO2 or ferts. This post by Hoppy is my favorite: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/li...t5-t12-pc.html
That being said, I really like your tank. Impressive design with some great hardware. Once you get the lighting and CO2 situation under control, you will be able to enjoy your masterpiece.
|09-18-2010 08:51 AM|
i have been fighting algae for several weeks now with similar setup. I have been manually removing as much as i can and just keeping up with my dosing and i turned up the co2 a little bit more. Its still growing like crazy i am planning on nuking the hell out of it with metricide-14 once my shipment arrives.
Let me know if you find any solutions besides chemical warfare!
BTW your tank looks amazing. Your HC grew so fast. Your looks better then mine and i started months before you lol.
|09-18-2010 07:16 AM|
I understand that i have too much light but it was going fine for the 2 weeks i added water. The blooms only appeared after one of the 2 changes i made to it.
I did a 15% water change, changed teh carbon, and added biomax to the filter.
|09-18-2010 03:27 AM|
Algae blooms are normal in the beginning but... you have way too much light. Even with pressurized it will be too much. Check out the lighting section for some great info.
I made the same mistake when I was starting up.
|09-18-2010 02:27 AM|
Alright well the algae bloom is in full swing. I have massive amounts of string algae and cloudy water.
On the 10th i added Hagen diy CO2 system. I wanted to do pressurized Co2 but i couldnt pass on this deal. It was 50% off at petco for a grand total of 17 bucks. So i decided to go cheapo for Co2.
On the 14th i added 11 more CPD. This could also have contributed to the algae bloom because of the sudden increase in nutrients and what not.
What do you guys think? I have since cut my photo period to 7 hours for the past 2 days, but honestly i think it is getting worse. And my new CPD are not eating Please chime in with any ideas.
|09-07-2010 12:45 PM|
I think the rock at the right looks perfect. it just looks awkward because of the barespot beneath the ledge. But once that spot gets filled in, I doubt it will look weird anymore. So... nothing else but hc?
Originally Posted by thatgmc View Post
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