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Forum: Plants   Yesterday, 03:29 AM
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Posted By touch of sky
Webskipper is right with his identification. I...

Webskipper is right with his identification. I was thinking you could top the hygro and replant. Make it not so leggy. It would clean up the look a bit.

I am glad you are feeling more positive...
Forum: Plants   Yesterday, 01:35 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By touch of sky
I just looked at your full tank photo again, and...

I just looked at your full tank photo again, and I can't tell what the plant is on the right hand side. Small picture on my tablet. What is it?
Forum: Plants   Yesterday, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 308
Posted By touch of sky
If it were me, I would change the actinic first...

If it were me, I would change the actinic first to a more suitable bulb in the 5000K to 6000K range. I would leave the 6700K bulb for a month or so, then depending how things are going make a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By touch of sky
Lots of small tetras would work. I like black...

Lots of small tetras would work. I like black neons, as I find them very hardy. I really recommend harlequin rasboras, too. They are pretty and very hardy and I find them long lived. Also, they...
Forum: Plants   Yesterday, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By touch of sky
Cryptocornes and various mosses are perfect. I...

Cryptocornes and various mosses are perfect. I have rotala rotundifolia in a low light tank and it doesn't grow quickly, and stays green (rather than pink/red as in a high light tank), but it looks...
Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By touch of sky
I agree with the above poster and get a 20 lb...

I agree with the above poster and get a 20 lb tank. I have one on my 66 gallon and it is a great size. Total measurements 29 inches tall and 13 inches wide. I have an aluminum tank and have it...
Forum: Lighting   Yesterday, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By touch of sky
I have not used that light, so will let others...

I have not used that light, so will let others with experience with it give you advice on that particular light. By upgrading your light, though,you would be making the leap into much higher light,...
Forum: Fish   02-06-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By touch of sky
Good suggestion. The males become very red, too,...

Good suggestion. The males become very red, too, and add a nice bit of colour.
Forum: Lighting   02-06-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,528
Posted By touch of sky
Interesting. I may buy one and experiment. It...

Interesting. I may buy one and experiment. It has amazed me how different bulbs can affect plant growth.
Forum: Lighting   02-06-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,528
Posted By touch of sky
What is the advantage of a 3000 K bulb? I am...

What is the advantage of a 3000 K bulb? I am always curious to try new combinations.
Forum: Fish   02-06-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By touch of sky
Something I should say about the lemon tetras, is...

Something I should say about the lemon tetras, is they look drab in the tanks at the store, but when they mature they have lovely bright black and yellow fins and a red eye.
Forum: Lighting   02-06-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By touch of sky
If you increase the light, then you should add...

If you increase the light, then you should add some fast growing plants, such as stem plants. Those could be hygros, the less demanding rotalas, ludwigias, etc. Also, more crinums if you like them....
Forum: Fish   02-06-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By touch of sky
When I saw the title of your post, my first...

When I saw the title of your post, my first thought was harlequin rasboras lol. They are always out front and center for me and I see they are for you, too.

Next, from my tanks, I would say rosy...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-06-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By touch of sky
Cut the dead and damaged sword plant leaves where...

Cut the dead and damaged sword plant leaves where the substrate meets the stem. The same with the Vals.

I think I was a little faster than that with the Excel. I started with a half dose for a...
Forum: Lighting   02-05-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By touch of sky
Do you only have the two plants in the tank, and...

Do you only have the two plants in the tank, and if so, are you planning on adding more plants? I would hesitate to increase the light by much without adding more plants. You may just increase the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-05-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By touch of sky
I agree with the two previous posters. Your...

I agree with the two previous posters. Your plants are settling in to your tank and will need time to adjust. I would trim off the severely damaged and dying leaves from the sword plant to...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-05-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By touch of sky
Yes, I agree, I would increase the size of the...

Yes, I agree, I would increase the size of the stand of bacopa, particularly add new stems of bacopa to the right of the existing three. The sword plant will increase in size and take up the left...
Forum: Fish   02-04-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By touch of sky
As long as the nub of the fin is left it will...

As long as the nub of the fin is left it will regrow, but, for example, if a tail rots off right down to the flesh of the body, and there is no fin tissue left, then it will not regrow. Also, the...
Forum: Fish   02-04-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By touch of sky
The fins will grow back as long as they aren't...

The fins will grow back as long as they aren't totally gone down to the flesh of the body. As the previous poster said, keep the water very clean. I hope he heals well.
Forum: Lighting   02-04-2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By touch of sky
I hope you can get an answer from someone who has...

I hope you can get an answer from someone who has some experience with this.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By touch of sky
Doogy262, You sound like the perfect candidate...

Doogy262,
You sound like the perfect candidate for a discus tank. I have seen gorgeous ones planted primarily with swords. Good luck and I look forward to seeong your progress.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-03-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By touch of sky
That looks great. I am looking forward to seeing...

That looks great. I am looking forward to seeing your progress! That is a very interesting looking little filter. Is there a tiny sponge in it?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-03-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By touch of sky
I have a piece of sponge covering the intake tube...

I have a piece of sponge covering the intake tube of my Aqua Clear filter on my shrimp tank, and it is one of the favourite places for my shrimp to hang out, grazing on whatever goodies they find...
Forum: Plants   02-03-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By touch of sky
You could try putting a few pieces of the topped...

You could try putting a few pieces of the topped rotala rotundifolia over in the middle of the tank so it got more light, and see if that improves the growth. I agree with the previous poster that...
Forum: DIY   02-03-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By touch of sky
Beautiful build, with great attention to detail. ...

Beautiful build, with great attention to detail. I look forward to your next project and following updates on this one.
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