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Topic Review (Newest First)
02-08-2013 03:30 PM
GMYukonon24s Beautiful setup!
02-08-2013 02:56 PM
magnum That's awesome I have almost the exact same set up. We have the same light, tank, plants, and almost the same CO2 set up! My IM light has been going for almost a year and a half now couldn't be happier.
02-07-2013 09:45 PM
Green_Flash wow that is impressive!
02-07-2013 07:14 PM
paulrw looks good! how do you like the light? i just got the 4w version for a 2 g spec.
08-22-2012 01:37 AM
moosenart Love that little tank!
08-22-2012 01:30 AM
Geniusdudekiran Looking awesome.
07-26-2012 02:30 PM
Lowe love the moonlight glow in those rasboras!
07-26-2012 02:05 PM
freph That HC is growing great! Looks awesome.
07-26-2012 01:27 PM
Ozydego Been working on a bunch of hair algae about half as hard as I should be. I soaked the worst spots in excel for a few minutes last night a couple hours before the pics. I drain the water down and stop the filter, then pipette excel directly on the algae. In my experience, I should see pink algae tonight if the new amanos that were on it already have not cleared it by the time I get home. I may have to do several treatements as I cant get some on all the spots with the recommended dosage, so I will do it in steps. The 4 small amanos should make a dent fairly quickly as well... PICS









And some fun pics and closeups








07-13-2012 05:53 PM
radioman This tank is coming along nicely. The Blyxa was definitely a good addition.
07-13-2012 04:26 PM
freph Gotcha. I'd definitely dose at least potassium for now as far as feets go. ADA soil is great stuff but even they use potassium consistently after the first week. HC does great with water column ferts as well. As well as it's filling in, you'll be due for your first trim in no time!
07-13-2012 04:11 PM
Ozydego I used inert sand on the 1st go and that pic is of the HC about 2-3 months in to the scape. slowly creeping out, full of algae and just not healthy. I also wanted something less busy than that scape. I decided on the AS route after reading through Franks thread and wanted to set up something proper to achieve a more artistic look in a quicker timeframe. I am soo much happier already with the set up and growth, its looking how I want it to look rather than hoping I could make it happen with the sand.
07-13-2012 03:23 PM
freph An Archaea fixture would probably look great and make the HC explode. What went wrong with the first iteration if I may ask?
07-13-2012 02:58 PM
Ozydego I have the innovative marine skkye light 8watt. skkye light 8w Its a really nice fixture, a little expensive for just 6 LEDS, but it really works well. Seperate plugs for white and blue so I have my moonlights and CO2 start an hour before which is kinda cool. The HC likes it, moderate amount of pearling. I did have to really adjust the mounting arm as it did stick way too far out, but with it being a softer metal, I was able to bend it into the right position fairly easily. I do like the really small footprint, very compact. Overall I am happy, but am still on the hunt for something with a little higher light.


Older photo that shows the light set up
07-13-2012 02:22 PM
freph Looks great so far. How much light do you have running?
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