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Forum: Plants 08-25-2015, 08:17 PM
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Posted By rballi
How do I get my rotala macandra and other plants to turn red?!

I personally don't think macandra will ever get very deep red from what I have studied. It definitely won't help if you are running a 10k bulb however
Forum: Plants 08-25-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 731
Posted By rballi
I think it depends also on the spectrum of light...

I think it depends also on the spectrum of light you are using. Even if they aren't altering photos, a bulb or leds with lots of red can have a big impact on how they appear.
Forum: Plants 08-22-2015, 09:16 PM
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Views: 731
Posted By rballi
Here ...

Here

http://www.barrreport.com/forum/barr-report/aquatic-plant-species/9607-i-want-my-rotala-macrandra-to-look-like-the-pros
Forum: Plants 08-22-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 731
Posted By rballi
Maybe not for a couple species, but if you have...

Maybe not for a couple species, but if you have several species the competition can drive lots of deficiency issues
Forum: Plants 08-22-2015, 05:03 PM
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Posted By rballi
That looks like macandra "magenta". Others chime...

That looks like macandra "magenta". Others chime in? The red I have seen "represented" is a deeper, less pink than what I see in this photo. Have you confirmed that this photo wasn't enhanced in any...
Forum: Plants 08-22-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 731
Posted By rballi
I don't think it really gets that red. I have a...

I don't think it really gets that red. I have a nice patch that is growing very quickly but also noticed it wasn't as red as I had seen it on Google images. I think I eventually found an article on...
Forum: Lighting 08-11-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 903
Posted By rballi
72" 125 gallon. I have had both fixtures running...

72" 125 gallon. I have had both fixtures running for about 1 month, I had just the nature style fixture running for about 8 months and the additional light has improved growth so much. The additional...
Forum: Lighting 08-11-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 903
Posted By rballi
I have heard that the 7000k gets returned a lot. ...

I have heard that the 7000k gets returned a lot. I have a nature style and the Dutch II and it is a great combo http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/11/8856299992bc77879bfe5bd8a4d52186.jpg
Forum: Lighting 08-10-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 903
Posted By rballi
they have several spectrums available. The Dutch...

they have several spectrums available. The Dutch or "Dutch II " (secret menu if you will) is the way to go if you want nice reds. The reds in my tank look awesome after a month with the fixture
Forum: Fish 07-30-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By rballi
Wild angels, tank probably isn't tall enough for...

Wild angels, tank probably isn't tall enough for altums? A nice group of manacapuru or rio nanay
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By rballi
+1 on this too Even if you don't run a...

+1 on this too

Even if you don't run a sump, this is such an easy way to go to minimize maintenance. I set one up on my 125 and it was the best thing I have done.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By rballi
+1 Sumps are the way to go!

+1

Sumps are the way to go!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2015, 03:39 AM
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Posted By rballi
Awesome geos!

Awesome geos!
Forum: Fish 07-28-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 885
Posted By rballi
Classic example of getting advice you didn't want?

Classic example of getting advice you didn't want?
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,014
Posted By rballi
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/19b2532180...

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/19b2532180dea515ae6f28d31a0c34bd.jpg

Improved co2 reactor. About 45 inches tall, and 26" of that is 4" diameter.

Running a eheim 1260 to drive this and...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,014
Posted By rballi
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/7ac1847c31...

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/7ac1847c313954233d021e1ed2cbd04a.jpg

After a couple of days going full blast here
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,014
Posted By rballi
You have to ask for it. It is a custom spectrum...

You have to ask for it. It is a custom spectrum that isn't on your website. I found out about it while taking in a planted tank group on Facebook. Glad I did!
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,014
Posted By rballi
I don't have the xb's either, but I might as well...

I don't have the xb's either, but I might as well with the amount of PAR this new fixture produces. Cara said the readings at 24" are 118.... So 3% higher than the 10,000k XB....
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,014
Posted By rballi
I am just going to cut up my excitation 2"x36"...

I am just going to cut up my excitation 2"x36" pvc adapter and put in a large section of 4" pvc and drive it with a eheim 1260..... Should be plenty
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,014
Posted By rballi
dosing EI. I have no plans of running both...

dosing EI.

I have no plans of running both fixtures at 100%. I have the dimmer around 50% right now and I will adjust as time goes on. It is fun to blast it for a couple of hours and watch the...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,014
Posted By rballi
I put the dutch spectrum on the back and the...

I put the dutch spectrum on the back and the nature style in the front for that purpose, glad it came across in the photos!
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,014
Posted By rballi
I am still trying to tune in the co2 now that I...

I am still trying to tune in the co2 now that I am upgrading my filtration and flow a little bit. Since I travel during the week, i keep it around 50% during the week and bump it up when I can...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-22-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,014
Posted By rballi
Long overdue update? I have several...

Long overdue update?

I have several equipment updates.

About 6 weeks ago I plumbed my sump and split the line under my bathroom sink on the other side of the wall to make a continuous overflow...
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By rballi
This might be a good option if you are leaning...

This might be a good option if you are leaning toward t5s

http://ahsupply.com/linear-fluorescent-lights.html
Forum: Tank Journals 07-07-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,014
Posted By rballi
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/06/772bf1835b...

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/06/772bf1835b2429a753f5bb657a34cc00.jpg

Here is a premature shot. The whole left side was just hacked really short to get some bushier growth. Right now it...
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