|11-04-2012 04:37 AM|
I have also heard that. Might have to try it out if the 7 hours dont cut it.
Edit: Here are more pictures of the tank closer up.
Im considering putting some of the Compact plant to the left side.
|11-03-2012 11:03 PM|
I've heard about people splitting the photoperiod - 4 hours in the morning, 2-4 hour break then 4 hours more in the eve, but haven't done of myself.
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|11-03-2012 10:25 PM|
The light I used is the t5no from coralife. I dont really wan to put any co2 right now but what would you guys suggest I do in order for the Algae to stop growing? I dont want to tinker with co2, at least not now, and Im reducing the photo period to 7 hours a day.
What other things should I do?
|11-03-2012 10:03 PM|
|tinkerpuppet||Your tank has really come along! Looks great!|
|11-03-2012 06:19 PM|
|11-03-2012 05:39 PM|
if there is not co2 system i think you might one to add one as it helps keep the water balance and plants growing....
i have a small 20z co2 can with on/off valve and a needle valve that would last u for 8-12 months at 1 bubble of co2 per sec... let me know if your interested... ops sounds like a for sale post xD lol mybad...
|11-03-2012 02:04 PM|
|AMKZ||Awesome set up! what lighting are you running?|
|11-03-2012 06:55 AM|
A much needed update is here!
Everything just exploded and started growing like crazy.
Here are pictures of before a much needed maintenance:
Here is after I trimmed some of the plants and swiped some algae off the glass:
As you can see. I have neglected this tank by just givving it the bare neccesities. Algae is growing too much due to me leaving on the lights for 10+ hours everyday. Will need to cut down on the photo-period. Also the 3 rams have all died due to bloat Currently I only have the 12 Ember and 10 Neon tetras and only 1 otto.
Any input and advice is appreciated!!
|08-23-2012 06:16 PM|
Well a lot has changed in a really short period of time! Totally rescaped everything added some more plants in and added 2 GBRs now too. Really happy with everything and know to wait and see how everything fills in!
12 Ember Tetras
10 Neon Tetras
Any Comments and Suggestions are always appreciated!
|08-17-2012 04:02 AM|
|08-17-2012 03:54 AM|
|pejerrey||Focus in the plants man, photosynthesis needs to happen determined by an amount of light. If you take too long and load up with fish, algae will thrive.|
|08-17-2012 03:34 AM|
|08-17-2012 02:15 AM|
|hydrosparky||Do your research on the rams. And do get quality ones. Get more Otos; they need to be in a group of 5 or more. Is your 29 a regular one, or is it a long? You can get more rams, or you can get a pair of apistos. Or corydoras. You need a bit more bottom and surface fish. That would make your tank complete!|
|08-16-2012 03:59 AM|
Update: Well the tank is certantly looking more full with all the tetras! Everyone looks healthy now and appear to be doing well.
The Stocklist is nearly complete, heres the Stock now:
10 Neon Tetras
12 Ember Tetras
All I need is the 2 German Blue Rams and it will be complete!
Here are some pictures, FTS:
The best shot I have taken so far of my fish. Notice the color starting to come in nicely now.
As always comments and suggestions are welcome!
|08-15-2012 04:47 PM|
Its a coralife T5NO. And I think it was a false alarm! That whole incedent happened yesterday night after I turned off the light and I noticed they were really pale so I turned them on to get a better look and they had almost no color. After doing some research I found this article that helped me sleep much better last night-http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f17/dont-euthanize-that-tetra-it-might-not-have-ntd-178591.html
So I found out that some fish do this so it was a normal thing to do! I turned on the tank light today in the morning and all 10 of them are up and about swimming happily. I just dodged my first bullet!
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