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|08-13-2013 07:54 PM|
|Bserve||Did this tank come down?|
|10-30-2011 05:56 AM|
|HolyAngel||Just remember not to dose kno3 while your nitrates are still up there! But extra potassium... And thanks a bunch btw bro|
|10-30-2011 04:22 AM|
|bsmith||I'm 100% convinced that fertilizing inadiquicies have caused the plants in this tank to languish. Monday I will be performing a very large WC and will begin dosing straight dry EI micros and macros. I have a very good feeling within weeks everything in this tank will be scrumtrilescent!|
|10-25-2011 03:47 PM|
|150EH||No not at all, just a thread I stumbled onto and some of the most unique plants I've ever seen, there is a link above in the text.|
|10-07-2011 01:43 AM|
Are those a friend of yours'?
|10-06-2011 09:44 PM|
|150EH||They could be little plastic palm trees from a drink!!! I thought you might be interested, he did mention they were a Austrailian type, so your spot on mate.|
|10-06-2011 06:36 PM|
Originally Posted by BoxxerBoyDrew View Post
This MH really doesn't put off much heat at all. The actual fixture (where the bulb is housed) gets pretty darn hot during operation but I cant really say that it effects the ambient temp in my office one bit.
"Hard Locked" is a term that I made up when referring to the fact that I have all metal connections from my co2 regulator to the needle valve. I used to have tubing and other unsightly connections but after talking with a member here, he hooked me up with all of the connections/fittings to "hard lock" my rig! I'm much happier with it now as it just looks finished IMO.
|10-06-2011 03:45 PM|
Take a look at this photo, I'm not sure it's the same cultivar but these have multiply stems and the mother plants are dead, almost. Also look at the Downoi, am I loosing it or are those on stalks as well.
Here's a link to the thread bye-bye-erios
I was trying to say that the 70 watt bulb are hard to come by, retailers don't carry many of the lower wattage bulbs.
|10-06-2011 09:48 AM|
Great Tank! Love the drift wood, and the setup has really changed from the beginning too! Looks as if the MH is really getting your plants to grow! The Shimmer is really cool too, but how is the heat from the smaller wattage MH fixtures compared to a 150-175w? I have a Hamilton 175w MH Pendant I have had for a LONG, LONG Time, and the main reason I don't use it is because it gets TOO DARN HOT!!! I used to have it setup over a reef, and later on a Planted Aquarium, and it would raise the Temp in the Den a good 3-4*! And I am talking a good size Den too! So it just sits in the Closet now gathering dust!
Also on page 4 you mentioned you:"I also "hard locked" my post body for my co2 system. I love it!"
What do Ya mean by that?
Thanks for the info, and keep up the GREAT WORK on the tank!!!
|10-06-2011 07:31 AM|
Originally Posted by Uptown193 View Post
When I had my 3x24w t5ho fixture I certainly DID get algae if my co2 levels got low. This could be attributed to a few different circumstances. Like me not checking the tank and it running out without noticing for a couple of days. This was really bad. Having 72w of t5ho light coming form a fixture with a quality reflector (even ~26" from the substrate) with no co2 produces BBA quicker then you can say sonofab#$^@! Or my CalAqua inline diffuser getting dirty from algae and putting out bigger bubbles from the diffuser disk (this makes a HUGE difference in co2 levels) since the bubbles aren't super tiny like they are when its nice and clean A LOT of the co2 just floats to the surface and escapes. When the bubbles are tiny they have much more "dwell time" (amount of time the bubble has floating around the tank allowing it to dissolve into the water) and a much higher % of the gas actually gets diffused into the water. Lastly, going on vacation/taking a few days off/jut not paying attention to it and allowing the water level to drop and allow the spray bar to churn up the water effectively causing the co2 to "off gas"' into the atmosphere.
I think that the height I had my t5ho was about perfect. Not too much light spilled into my office, I didn't have too much algae as long as I stayed on top of the above circumstances, and the plants grew very nicely and gave what I felt were good colors.
Like I said about your situation, if you aren't having issues then don't mess with it. Take that with a grain of salt though as it is ALWAYS wise to be as proactive as possible with algae because its a PITA to manage once you already have a raging outbreak on your hands.
Now that I have a Metal Halide light on the tank which are much more powerful compared to other lighting methods I really need to keep an eye on everything. I absolutely love the MH because the plants are just loving it (I actually had a feeling that the bulbs in my t5 fixture were past their useful life span), the color rendition is great and you just can beat that shimmer!!!
I'm lost with the bulb comment. I know I was talking about different bulb options, maybe im just not comprehending what you are trying to convey?
|10-06-2011 05:37 AM|
That's really cool the way the plant did that, you would think it is a good way for it to multiply, if the stem dies and the plant falls away from the mother plant.
I've seen people not being able to find Geismann bulbs in the 70 watt plus there are less options but at 150 watts and up there seems to be no problem.
|10-04-2011 09:54 PM|
Originally Posted by bsmith View Post
Wow, your light is a lot higher up than mine. I just look at it now for the first time. So you don't get any algae with it so high up? Damn I need to raise my light when I get home. I just did not want all the light to spread out on my living room floor. I might need to build a light shield now.
|10-04-2011 05:04 PM|
Here is an occurrence I have been watching for awhile now. The Eriocaulon Parkeri sent this growth up a month or so ago and now its actually growing a nice baby plant on the end of it. I actually removed this (cut as close to the plant as I could) from the plant it was growing from and its still going great.
I have seen people with these and heard that if it was not removed the plant would actually die. So that's why I removed it. The plant it came from and this growth are both doing very well.
Now the pics.
|10-04-2011 01:43 AM|
Originally Posted by Craigthor View Post
|10-04-2011 01:32 AM|
I believe Geismann has a nice 70 watt MH that would work for plants but last I heard it's not available here due to no demand for it. If you have connections across the ocean they can probably find it and send it this way.
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