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|09-30-2015 08:14 PM|
Originally Posted by RcScRs View Post
I'll keep updating it until I have to take it down- knock on wood!!!!
The Glowlight Danios seem to be doing well. I had to pull 3 of them and put them in quarantine in the hospital tank- one has ich and 2 just don't look right... Long and thin torsos. Maybe just under nourished, hopefully no permanent damage.
The hospital tank is warmer by 4-6 degrees so thats GREAT (warmer water can help cure some issues) and its super healthy and planted. Hopefully at least the one with ich will heal and can go back in the big tank.
|09-30-2015 08:47 AM|
|RcScRs||I remember this scape before I took a break three years ago. It's amazing that it's still running like woah. It has progressed a lot!|
|09-29-2015 08:28 PM|
OK- 2 new things-
New fish! I got 13 Danio Choprai (glowlight, glolite, glolight LOL) Glowlight Danios! NOTE- THESE ARE NOT THE GENETICALLY ALTERED "GLO" Danios. Google them- its worth it!
I bought some dwarf crays to strengthen my genetics and the seller had a school in his tank... AMAZING FISH. And when I got them at the LFS I realized why most have no idea how amazing these are- they look terrible until they are happy in a planted or sheltered environment. Literally almost no color... which is saying something considering they are pink, blue, (and more) and have a glowing orange stripe.
Seriously one of the most beautiful fish available!
BML MC Series Dutch is here! Its awesome so far. Its also exactly as expected- added clarity and depth in exchange for the softer more balanced T5HO light. Combined they look great.
The BML fit the tank/hood sooooo perfectly its astounding. An unexpected plus. I had read you could only dim it down so far before it would flicker- Im not seeing any flicker yet...
I programmed it to change colors through out the day (nothing huge except sunset) and I really like it. I also let it ramp up to 100% for a mid day hump. At this point Im becoming convinced that dimming is the key to the castle... And I mean CHANGING intensity throughout the day. This way you can have a couple hours of INTENSE light without committing to 8 hours of it.
Its not a fair comparison as the 48" T5HO Coralife fixture had really poor PAR and was 12 inches shorter than the 60" BML, but damn... The pearling doubled the first day! And occurred much deeper in the tank due to superior penetration.
I'll post a pic soon, once things settle! AND Im going to try and do time lapse photos for the entire light cycle so I can post a video of it- 15 hours worth... ugh LOL! But it would be awesome...
|09-18-2015 07:07 PM|
Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
I can't wait till it gets here!
|09-18-2015 01:11 AM|
|Daisy Mae||I really like the theme of your tank. Good luck with the new BMLs.|
|09-18-2015 12:44 AM|
I bought a 60" BML MC Series Dutch 6300K to replace the front T5HO fixture. The T5HO fixture is a 48" so I'll get better coverage as well.
I'm really interested to see the color channels and how they blend with the T5HOs in the hood!
My only concern is T5HOs have a sweetness LEDs don't. Literally ALL LEDs- by nature of design. BUT LEDs are so much more functional and better on most other levels I decided to give them a try...
If it doesn't work I can return it!
The amount of growth, with a lack of algae, in my hospital tank with an Original series BML and NO co2, is better than expected... The penetration and quality of light from it appears to be outstanding and the plants are showing it.
Im not growing anything fussy though so relativity!
|09-11-2015 12:28 AM|
New mini velvet buce!
|09-09-2015 04:54 PM|
Originally Posted by end3r.P View Post
The corys don't touch the shrimp. They ignore them. UNLESS a shrimp dies, then they may munch on the corpse.
But Pandas are small for a cory. And the real rule with shrimp is if it fits in its mouth, it will eat it. Though I would bet only juveniles and babies would be eaten alive- if any.
I've found with Pandas, 9 or more really makes them act differently- more social. But 6 is decent and they will hang out together for sure!
|09-09-2015 03:35 PM|
How do the various shrimp get along with the corydoras (and other lower-tank dwellers)? I'm going to have 6 or so corys in my 38-gallon and I'm wondering whether any shrimp could coexist peacefully.
|09-08-2015 03:06 AM|
The hospital tank now has decent light! I bought it beat up on purpose... so it wouldn't become a full 2nd tank. It worked lol!
Tons of wood tannin in the water- the rummies love it!
|09-08-2015 02:05 AM|
|09-02-2015 12:09 AM|
Built the Tom Barr CO2 reactor!
No more mist! Though mine is mostly submerged in the built in wet/dry in the back of the tank.
First day so Im sure I'll need to tweek it a bit!
|08-26-2015 06:27 AM|
Sunrise and sunset lighting... aka one fixture off. 2 hours in the morning and 2 at night.
|08-23-2015 01:20 PM|
Originally Posted by jcmv4792 View Post
|08-23-2015 09:36 AM|
|jcmv4792||So do you only run co2 to get the plants grown up? If not, how do you run co2 while not adding any ferts, and with a low-bioload?|
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