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07-01-2011 12:35 PM
n8_crizzle The second FTS has the new lighting...I think my iPhone adjusts the brightness so you cant really tell. The first FTS is a bit more yellowish and the second is a blueish. Thanks for the feedback.

07-01-2011 05:26 AM
Hilde I am unclear which picture is with the new bulbs.

I think the new red plant could use some API root tabs.
07-01-2011 02:06 AM
Light update

Finally got some bulbs for my T5HO 2x24W light...I put in zoomed 6.5K and 10K lights...I wanted to see how the 10K was. Ok, before and after!
before (stock eclipse light with plant bulbs and a clip on desk lamp with a 13w daylight CFL)

and the hagen GLO with what I said above...

oh and a new plant that I had to get...saw it at my LFS when I grabbed the lights. wanted some color up in there. (Alternanthera reineckii)

I want to see how this set up does before I dive into DIY CO2. Oh, I also planted most of the plants I had floating...I still have a couple that are just chillin up there, but most are in the dirt. Thanks for checking out my tank.

06-29-2011 02:59 PM
n8_crizzle @nonconductive - Thank you, I can't wait to get some more mad growth on it. I am so happy with the jungle val...I have a 60g that I want to plant, so I need this tank to grow out some plants for it.
06-29-2011 11:58 AM
nonconductive this is a great tank. just keeps looking better.
06-29-2011 01:14 AM
n8_crizzle okay, photos...

Day after setup

7 days later

Ludwigia with new growth

pic of one of the fry...they're about half an inch.
06-28-2011 04:07 AM
Originally Posted by n8_crizzle View Post
I'm wondering if doing DIY CO2 will help
Reminds of mizu's tank. She had low light (2 clip on lights over 20G long) and had diy Co2. She had great growth.
06-28-2011 03:35 AM
n8_crizzle Yeah I was thinking about going that route too...just lower the light period and let the plants get the upper hand...I have had a lot of growth in the last week and that's with the stock hood lights (plant bulbs) and the extra 13w daylight the vid said, no bulbs yet, Disney World is expensive so they are on hold till payday. I'm wondering if doing DIY CO2 will help, I do like the idea of not having to deal with it though
06-28-2011 03:26 AM
Originally Posted by n8_crizzle View Post
I think with the dirt in there, there is a lot of extra nutrients.
That is probably what is causing the algae then. Plus may be going through a cycle. This reminds me of someone whom had green water in a tank whom had MTS substrate. The plants weren't affected thus he just left it alone and it went away in time.
06-28-2011 03:13 AM
n8_crizzle Hilde - I think it's a 9 hr light period...I was thinking about changing that, just never got around to it. I think with the dirt in there, there is a lot of extra nutrients...have to find the balance. thanks for the info
06-28-2011 12:34 AM
Hilde How long is your light period. May help get green algae under control with 6hr light period.
06-27-2011 10:44 PM
n8_crizzle 7 day update video...I will have some pics soon for those who don't care for the vids. Thanks for checking it out.

06-14-2011 09:24 PM
n8_crizzle Update video for my journal

06-13-2011 10:07 PM
n8_crizzle Thanks everybody for the feedback. I was using DIY co2 in my 10g, still thinking about it for this one. Got some MTS from pianofish, shout out! was cool to see them start to dig into the sand. I hope some of them made it through this Georgia heat, hopefully some are just tired .
06-13-2011 07:06 PM
Originally Posted by nonconductive View Post
fyi i have no problem growing blyxa in soil tanks with or without co2.
Great to know. So many proclaim must inject Co2. I don't want to fool with it for many reasons. Does it grow differently without Co2 injected?
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