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|09-06-2013 03:49 PM|
This tank should long be flooded by now, but I keep putting it off. Should be very soon though....
|07-29-2013 08:24 PM|
Yup, CREE XM-L Cool White U2 LEDs. 40 Degree Optics.
Currently the light is a bit higher than it was originally planned to be hung, but having the controller also allows me yet another means to control intensity and things. I'm very excited to flood this tank again, hoping for a lush lawn of baby tears!
|07-29-2013 08:07 PM|
|limz_777||what leds and lens you use ? looks like xm-l|
|07-29-2013 05:29 PM|
The carpet is really coming together nicely, hoping to flood probably by next week.
This is my highest tech tank, really hoping I can transition from DSM to flooded without lots of problems. Fingers crossed.
|07-25-2013 10:20 PM|
So I broke the carpet up a little bit, adjusted the substrate levels, added some rocks, and replanted the HC. Going for a minimalistic approach here, will hopefully add Blyxa Japonica to the back corner once flooded.
|07-13-2013 11:38 PM|
So I FINALLY ran the wiring along the wall through a proper conduit, so things are looking much cleaner over here.
The only thing I'm missing from my build is a proper covering (or lamp) for my LEDs.
HC is growing nicely, I'll be removing it very soon to start something new in this tank. Something great will be happening here, high hopes on this next scape.
|06-21-2013 08:44 PM|
|All your base||
Still have that piece of driftwood? I think it looked pretty good in there. Maybe turn it upside down this time so it looks like roots instead of branches?
Nice LED controller you got there by the way.
|06-21-2013 08:20 PM|
This footprint isn't very easy to scape, at least with the limited decor that I own.
The HC keeps growing while I keep thinking......
|06-14-2013 08:07 AM|
Getting there and looking good.
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|06-14-2013 07:53 AM|
|pinkman||your setups look amazing|
|06-14-2013 07:50 AM|
|06-14-2013 01:15 AM|
|Green_Flash||Slowly but surely.|
|06-13-2013 05:30 PM|
It's been a solid 6 weeks of growth in DSM, the HC is looking great! I'm thinking of keeping this 3/4 Iwagumi, then build some rock structure in the back and put some stems, grass, or small crypts in the back and creeping onto the sides. Still tossing around the ideas. Also, the LED light still needs the acrylic sides completed, hoping to finish this up soon too.
Also debating shrimp or fish with this tank...
|04-23-2013 08:23 PM|
Due to a period in which I won't be able to maintain this tank, I've decided to do the dry start method with HC. Having someone watch your planted tank is much easier handing off a DSM tank, vs. trying to school someone on a high tech setup's care list.
So hopefully when I return from my short trip, I'll have a nice carpet going. Then I can just scape over/around it with rocks or something. Here it is for now:
|03-22-2013 04:55 PM|
Originally Posted by Green_Flash View Post
Seeing how this was my first LED attempt, I don't know what will grow. So I put about 10+ different plants into the tank and hope that something will grow. Once things begin to show me signs of growth, I will worry about shuffling things around to make a more visually pleasing plant scaping. For now, just getting the ecosystem going. Function first, then worry about the looks, right?
But for what it's worth, this footprint is kickass, very easy to work with!
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