|03-08-2014 12:33 AM|
|johnson18||Pulled out ALL of the Cryptocoryne parva, it's about 25 little plants. . It was starting to get algae on the leaves pretty bad. I can't decide if I want to pot them up and move the whole bunch into my emersed tank or if I should just go ahead and sell them. I will do a parva carpet again, but it needs about 3X more to start. I don't know what I will put in its place, maybe nothing until after the move.|
|03-05-2014 05:12 PM|
|johnson18||36" BML XB series light ordered using the spectrum posted earlier, with a dimmer.|
|03-05-2014 03:58 PM|
I added a very melted E. Parviflorus and African Rose Hibiscus(and another plant I haven't looked for yet, it was an extra) to this tank. Not sure either one will survive. Actually, I'm betting against both of them due to their current state.
Oplismenus Basket Grass is the other rip plant added.
|03-05-2014 02:21 PM|
|03-05-2014 01:25 PM|
|tattooedfool83||That looks like the ludwigia x arcurata hybrid. Are the undersides a reddish?|
|03-05-2014 02:20 AM|
This is the plant I was given the other day. Most of this growth is emersed. Anyone want to help me out with an ID on this stuff? I can already tell it's gonna be a weed! Hahaha!!
The plant in question is the bright green plant in the center of this picture.
|02-28-2014 09:59 PM|
So I went by my LFS to drop off a Crypt. nurii to the guy. He gave me a bunch, 20-30 stems, of some sort of emersed Rotala, he said it would get a nice bright red almost pink color. I put a few stems in both emersed tanks, put probably 6 or so submersed in this tank and added the rest(probably 20 stems) to the emersed portion of this tank. Some went into the back of the HOB, some on the overflow. I planted a few in the floating rafts as well as a couple were stuck down into the planter's substrate.
While I was in my 20L emersed tank I trimmed several different stem species, which I also added to the emersed portion of this riparium! Hygro. 'Brown', a couple random rotala sp., Ludwigia sp. 'Rubin', Alternanthera reineckii, Bacopa caroliniana...I think that covers most of the plants.
I am guessing I will need to mist these plants more often than the others plants, at least until they become well established.
I've also got a Hibiscus African Rose Mallow & a few other rip plants on the way with an order of rare Anubias and Crypts from Han.
I'm going to trim back most of the Pilea and replant it.
I got the Custom LED report from BML on that light. It can bee seen here: http://www.bmlcustom.com/custom-repo...AAATAAAAAATAAA
I think it pretty much covers the wavelengths I was hoping to cover by adding the red to the 6000k Riparium light. With out adding so many different color emitters that I end up with the disco effect when using it above water. This would have been the problem with going with the 6300K Dutch Planted fixture for my riparium where the light is more than 2ft above the substrate, 16in above the water surface. Any one have any thoughts or comments on this light and the information above?
|02-28-2014 04:32 PM|
I've been dealing with stones since I was barely 19, so 10 years. Most of the time I just brush them off and keep going but these have kicked my as$ this time. It's definitely no fun.
|02-28-2014 04:07 PM|
|02-28-2014 11:35 AM|
You have some very nice and interesting set-ups. All your journals are fantastic.
I second this too
|02-28-2014 11:25 AM|
I hear ya man, im in the same boat. I have a cyst that's calcified in my left kidney. Has put me in the ER many a times. Very Very painful. Luckily i have insurance these days but they have talked about possibly removal so we will see. No fluid is getting to the middle so no risk of cancer. Thankfully with kidneys we have two of them and we cna function with one if need be.
I like those ATI fixtures as they are dimmable, i wanna do a 80 gallon rimless deepblue tank, the frag tank with a light like that some day when i buy a house, aquatic plants and riparium plants as well.
|02-28-2014 11:10 AM|
|02-28-2014 09:43 AM|
Johnson18's 20L Riparium w/Planted HOB ~ Time for new lights!
Thanks man! Sometimes I like how things are going & other times I feel like this could be so much better! I am thinking that I definitely need to add some color into the mix. The Ruellia 'Katie' blooms pink but that's not really enough. I think I need some sort of colorful foliage in the mix. I've not looked into it in a while, so I've got no real ideas at this point. I'll look at it over the next few days to see if I can find a match.
I think for now I'm going to go with only the BML light, although I'm probably gonna grab a second one for a different tank. I'm still waiting to get the info on the custom light. I talked to them again today though & I'm fairly positive I'm gonna like this light. Sounded like they've been running short-handed this week.
The main reason I've decided at this point to wait on an awesome ATI fixture is that I've been hit with a bunch of medical bills. I've got kidney stones, ended up in the er a little over a week ago. I'm currently scheduled for surgical removal during my spring break, the second week of March. Hopefully I'll pass the stone(though not likely) before the surgery date or I'll be $35K in the hole! My er visit was $10k. lol. Craziness, but no worries. While the ATI is off the radar for now, it will definitely be something that is picked up the next time I am ready to drop some cash on equipment.
|02-28-2014 09:04 AM|
|tattooedfool83||The progress is outstanding. Keep up the posts on the lights my man I'm curious|
|02-28-2014 08:27 AM|
Might be about time for a trim....
Slightly tweaked things.
And the rest of the tank....
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