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11-04-2012 05:23 AM
AMcCaleb Pretty sure. I've had that driftwood in there for several months now. I mean to some extent maybe. It did turn the water to a bit of a tea color to begin with but that had started to fade away after the first month or so(I soaked the driftwood for a couple weeks before putting it in there).

Some of the color may still be from that, but I think there's almost a greenish tint to the color the water is turning. I mean the tea color hadn't completely gone yet before it started getting darker. I think the color may be a combination of the two things but it still definitely looks brown.
11-04-2012 05:04 AM
caique Are you sure the brown water isn't from the driftwood?
11-04-2012 03:29 AM
steven p water lettuce.
11-03-2012 08:29 PM
120 gal in need of suggestions

Hello everyone,

I just recently in the last few months decided to throw away the plastic plants in my tank and try out a planted tank. It's pretty low tech. Here's what I have:
120 gal glass 48x24x24
4 bulb Odyssea t5ho light
140 lbs of small grain gravel
2 large pieces of malaysian driftwood (1 more extra large piece soaking in garage)

Plants include:
anacharis, wisteria, amazon sword, ozelot sword, java fern, 2 types of anubias, moss ball
Fish include: 1 black ghost knife, 3 bala sharks, 6 giant danios, 7 angelfish, 2 denison barbs, 1 gold gourami, 2 SAEs, 1 oto, 1 rubber lip pleco

Supplements: daily Flourish excel, weekly API Leaf Zone, flourish root tabs

I just got the t5 lights on the tank last week after having leds on there before. I have 4 6500k bulbs. The problem I'm running into is that my water is starting to turn a brownish cloudy color which I assume is due to a rapid increase in algae growth. I'm looking for some fast growing plants that like a decent amount of light that I can put in there to balance everything out. I was thinking water sprite as a possibility but looking for more suggestions.

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