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11-24-2012 04:28 PM
HybridHerp So where is that update?
05-22-2012 04:09 PM
Originally Posted by fishykid1 View Post
No more angels?!!! What!!!!
No sir, they were all evicted. They killed almost everything in the tank. 8 plecos, bloodfins, cardinals (which were kind of expected) snails, etc. The tank is much more peaceful now. I will try to update this weekend. Tank looks a lot different now.
05-22-2012 03:05 AM
fishykid1 No more angels?!!! What!!!!
04-30-2012 01:38 PM
SlammedDC2 Okay I wasn't able to get the wife off her computer last night so I had to post this morning at work. Anyway here a few pics, hope to get some more up tonight.


left side


right side

04-28-2012 05:24 PM
HD Blazingwolf If it turns red. its black brush algae. spraywith mild bleach solution if ur cleaing it. and a toothbrush or soft nylon bristle brush works great for gettin it all off
04-28-2012 04:36 PM
knuggs Red and pink is a good sign that it is dying off. Algae happens and will always been in the water as long as you use tap. The green tuft algae doesnt really run rampant or take over like alot of other algaes. Cant wait to see the new pics.
04-28-2012 04:32 PM
SlammedDC2 I promise I will get some pics up this weekend for an update, and I'll even use a camera instead of my phone.

I took the mantz out the other day and tried cleaning the algea off. I managed to get the long hair like algea but all the little dark green tufts stayed put. Now since putting it back in the tank (it was out maybe 30 minutes) a lot of the algae has turned red and pink. Any thoughts as to what it is? If not then I'll have pics up later after a water change and cleaning.
04-27-2012 09:43 PM
HD Blazingwolf how bouts an update?
04-18-2012 08:20 PM
SlammedDC2 I understand and it makes sense. I have actually been messing with the lights lately trying to find a happy photoperiod. I do have seperate switches so I can increase/decrease to an extent. I will do some more messing around and cleaning tomorrow after work.
04-18-2012 07:39 PM
HD Blazingwolf my response will be quite ambiguous. because i know it to be true. i hated it when people told it to me

grow happy, healthy plants. cut your photoperiod to like 10 hours and see what happens
unlike nature, u have a closed system that gets "full sun" as soon as lights come on
it would be different if u had a dimmable fixture on a controller or timerd switches to control differnet banks of bulbs 12 hours of full sun is a lot
i run 9 and push the limit sometimes while adjusting c02 and trimming this and that
i had much better results honestly at 8.5 hours
i run 9
04-18-2012 02:15 PM
Originally Posted by HD Blazingwolf View Post
WHAT TYPE OF ALGAE? the solution is in the cause
IDK...the kind that grows? lol
Sorry I've never been real good at telling the difference between them. I tried some peroxide the other night and it seems to have helped in some areas and not at all in others. I will try to get some new pics with a camera and not a phone in the next few days. Maybe I can get one of y'all to help tell me exactly what I have and how to get rid of it.
04-18-2012 02:11 PM
HD Blazingwolf WHAT TYPE OF ALGAE? the solution is in the cause
also since we are talking bulb combos

front to back
wave point - redwave ( actually is purple now. which i really like)
ge starcoat 6500k
geiseman aquaflora (roseate)
geiseman 6000k

so purple
blueish white
greenish white

all plants pop. all fish pop.. and the growth is nice and balanced from front to back

and the purple bulb really is my favorite for fish and plant color.. so much so that im lookign at buying an ati purple plus bulb
04-16-2012 01:52 PM
SlammedDC2 Thanks, now I just wish I could get rid of the algae, maybe I should put a little effort forth on it.
04-16-2012 11:29 AM
knuggs Looking good! Plants are looking nice and healthy!
04-16-2012 03:36 AM
SlammedDC2 Left side



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