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Old 02-06-2013, 09:22 PM   #362
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Ua hua! I know....haven't seen you around for a little bit. Thanks for dropping by! Yes, those are UVL Red Suns. From what I read online here and elsewhere, they are supposed to be a little annoying to look at. And though they are a bit "eye-catching," I don't find them to be a distraction. Yet.

Marko and Mr. Kookm--OK, I'll try to get a picture posted tonight!

UPDATE: So far, so good with the new lights. I'm starting to see tints of red in some leaves....new growth on other plants, and no noticeable issues yet regarding algae or anything like that. I keep my water column pretty lean on the nutrient load regarding ferts and food, so I wouldn't expect algae issues. That said, I'll feel a lot better once a few weeks have passed and things are still looking fine.

Took some new pics yesterday and the day before with the new lighting. Feel free to comment or ask questions!

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Crypt leaves:


Crypt nurii:


Metallic Red Patch:


Starting to get some nice moss growth on some of the manzanita branches:


Noticing some nicer colors on the tillandsia species just down to the center left:


Front of the tank, left side.....incredibly, this is with ONLY four bulbs running:


Left side of the tank...again only four bulbs running;


Front of the tank, center:


Nice shot of some of the plant species....there are many species in this one shot...buce's, crypts, lileopsis, sagittaria, persicaria, ludwigia, alternanthera, staurogyne, anubias:


Front of the tank, right side:


Top of the tank....at "dusk"...




Closer look at a branch....the original vine grew a new shoot, which is what is in the picture on the moss, and the old vine died....odd:


Thanks for looking!
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