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Old 09-19-2006, 04:34 PM   #16
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Would that place happen to sell those huge algae balls? I'm looking for a couple of big ones for a cheap price. I have two smaller ones that aren't growing worth a darn but everything else in the tank is growing like mad. Even slow growers.
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:02 PM   #17
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He might be open to that, send private message to "Otis".

Don't let the picture fool ya, the marimo balls aren't taht big they are just in a 5-7g tank, making htem look big
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:14 PM   #18
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I have been using the energy saver bulbs as sort of a test or the past 4 months or so... and they are working great for my nano tanks. Virtualy no algea I cant complain...
I've been thinking of making kind of a strip light for a bigger tank using those for my 30gl... Been growing water wisteria and some kind of ludwigia and some kind of sword in there with just one "100w" bulb (20W energy saver) but of course they're all growing towards the point light, which kinda sucks. This will have to wait until I've got roughly 40 bucks spare cash, though.

not trying to steal the thread, I'll stop now, promise! If I get around to building it, I'll maybe post it in DIY.
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the plant in the second picture is Rotala rotundifolia or Rotala indica(the name I called it for years).
I talked Otis into a few clippings from this one and its been a week since I got it and seeing some new stems in my low tech tanks with no co.
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He might be open to that, send private message to "Otis".

Don't let the picture fool ya, the marimo balls aren't taht big they are just in a 5-7g tank, making htem look big

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Yea, I've seen these tanks and they are definitely impressive. Esp. the 75g, it's veiwable on 3 sides which is a real treat. Nice work Tim, your experience shows!

i corrected the post , stop by tonight and that tank is a 125 gallon on top.
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Old 09-20-2006, 06:32 PM   #22
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these are good examples of low light tanks. they are primaily root feeders and low maitnence plants... mosses vals crypts anubis with some exceptions. the problems with big tanks like this is it takes a long time for them to settle out if you mess up orriginally. i personally have a style of keeping plants similer to this, in my 10g it owns everything,... in my 55g, im still working on it. i basically have high to med light and almost all root feeders + mosses so you dont have to dose the watercollum. the 55g is having algea problems but im on no hurry and slowly killing the stuff. as in any tank you want a ton of plant mass, esp. in low light tanks. the ones that do the best have the most plants.

back on topic....

those are nic tanks. lots of moss in there. i dont know if anyone knows this but dwarf hair grass grows awsome in med light low tech. over time.

thanks for sharing these pics,

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dwarf hair mosses, what does it look like?
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