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Old 03-04-2013, 09:15 AM   #16
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Maybe, I decided I'm going to change one of my 10 000K lights with a 8000K one with a strong blue and red specter... we will see if it helps
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:48 PM   #17
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Did you paint your sides and back all black?


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Old 03-04-2013, 01:11 PM   #18
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Nice tank.

Nice Razor logo what did you buy?
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:57 PM   #19
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Did you paint your sides and back all black?


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No actually its a big piece of paper behind the tank thats black... sides aren't black

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Nice tank.

Nice Razor logo what did you buy?
Haha good eye man! I actually got a keyboard from razer on xmass hehe razer ftw!
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:14 PM   #20
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More random pics

My male krib in his MANCAVE



And here's my lighting... 2xHagen Life-GLO +1x some 10 000K bulb...

I plan to replace this 10 000K bulb for an 8000K bulb with strong red and blue specter... hopefully it will helps bring the reds out more and also help better with growth.



That's all for now
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:55 PM   #21
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WOW!!!!

You have done a FREAKIN' AWESOME JOB on this tank, and didn't I read that it is your FIRST TANK!!! I wish my tanks looked half as good as this one!!! You for sure have the Green Thumb!!!

I feel your pain about the lower leaves falling off your plants!!! Mine do the same thing! I have tried to plant them a little bit farther apart, and still they shed their lower leaves!!! GGRRRRRRR I know I have plenty of light with 2- T5HO 48" Bulbs with good reflectors! I just can't figure it out either!

I am subscribed 4Sure, and hopefully one of us can figure the lower leaf problem out, and can help the other!!! I bet someone will chime in hear on how to fix it pretty quick! There are A BUNCH OF AWESOME PEOPLE HERE, and I would have given up LONG AGO if not for them!!!

Best of luck with your tank!!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:14 PM   #22
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That is an AMAZING first planted tank! Well done! (And you have me beat hands down...mine looks raggedy compared to yours).
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:43 PM   #23
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Thank you both for the lovely comments, I really appreciate it I also ordered a new nano co2 diffuser today, I think those work really well with diy yeast co2, but I won't get the new bulb till the next week though

I also switched do dosing EI. So we will see how that goes ;D
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:17 AM   #24
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Here's the most recent picture



So whats new?
Well.... I increased the lighting period to 12hours and the first time I have no algae cause of this, so I guess balance is good atm. Plants are loving it Ludwigia is reder than ever. Also you can see the male krib on the left side of the picture and the female krib sticking its head out from underneath the driftwood haha

I also did putt my cheramic diffusor into vinegar for the night and VOILA it works like new again. Who says DIY co2 is weak!?

Comments appreciated!
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:28 AM   #25
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very nice outcome. Seems you hit the problem with having the light at the less than efficient color temp and fixed it. the ideal is 6500k and even with my ray 2, the plants will tell you that it still is slightly off in my tank. I am referring to how they grow and not how they look under the light. Glad to hear the red is coming up in the new growth.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:38 AM   #26
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Before i had 3x6500K bulbs too, but to be honest I don't think thats good. The best bet would probably be to have diferent bulbs, so maybe 2x6500K and 1x8000K... we will see if the red will continue to get better in time
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:16 PM   #27
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Some new pictures from today




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Old 03-10-2013, 05:40 PM   #28
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Thanks for posting, you did an amazing job setting up your display.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:43 PM   #29
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Thanks for posting, you did an amazing job setting up your display.
I'm not quite sure what you mean by display, but thank you :P
I just enjoy taking pictures alot and then browse through the thread and see how the plants develop
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:40 PM   #30
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Current state


I changed the plants around a lil bit... still struggling to get the reds to pop...
I don't really know what else to do.

Any advice?
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