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Old 08-19-2013, 10:01 PM   #61
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It looks dry and boring. I have to let the aromatica grow so all the ugly thick stems I have, I can get rid off.

The right side is short clippings of true mini butterfly and mac japan red. Lets see how it goes.

Does anyone know how I should scape the ludwig?





I took out prolly over a 100 stems of rotala h ra and mac green, out it on sale for $15 but no one seems interested atm.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:08 PM   #62
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Looks like u need two of the LED set ups. Stick with either T8s or T5HO.
IMHO the front looks good and lit up more than with the old set up, so u can also put the LEDs on back and T8s on front or visea versa that looks great like that an from tha front it doesn't even look cluttered. Nice!
Sorry about your experience. Yeah it looks as if you needed two LED fixtures so the beams would over lap and cover the entire front to back then use the dimmer to reduce that much power. I purchased (4) strips for my 135gal to spread the light. I get great growth out of them. I didn't get the dimmer as I'm waiting for an autodimmer w/ sun-up / sun-down capability so I had to raise my fixtures. I just built a DIY shelf to hang them from as opposed to buying their hanging kit.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:06 PM   #63
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Sorry about your experience. Yeah it looks as if you needed two LED fixtures so the beams would over lap and cover the entire front to back then use the dimmer to reduce that much power. I purchased (4) strips for my 135gal to spread the light. I get great growth out of them. I didn't get the dimmer as I'm waiting for an autodimmer w/ sun-up / sun-down capability so I had to raise my fixtures. I just built a DIY shelf to hang them from as opposed to buying their hanging kit.

In the future, I think I will go diy. I really like the huge fixtures that cover the entire tank top and have fans on the side Not into the thin fixtures, they just look ugly. But leds are made to hang because of the spread, if you are going to put it over your tank, forget it.

Id like to see your tank journal, its a huge tank! Maintenance must be tiring.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:40 PM   #64
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I do not have a tank journal but rather profile pics that keep updating.

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Old 08-20-2013, 08:44 PM   #65
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Tank maintenance is not bad now that I'm getting it dialed in algae-wise. Once a week...tonight, WC and it now takes about 1-2 hrs depends on how much trimming I wanna do..

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Old 08-21-2013, 01:48 PM   #66
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Tank maintenance is not bad now that I'm getting it dialed in algae-wise. Once a week...tonight, WC and it now takes about 1-2 hrs depends on how much trimming I wanna do..

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Not too bad, but the amount of water you have to take out, the amount of nutrients and stuff. I guess the time will only increase the more dense your plants get.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #67
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I'm on well water so I don't worry about adding water conditioners. I scrape the glass & scrub equipment as needed, hook the Python hose from my tank to my mop-bucket sink faucet & go.

As far as ferts go it takes only ~2min / wk to weigh out all of the dry ferts. I use the attached daily pill organizer to put the macros & micros. I now use an old clear glass mason or spaghetti jar instead of the bottles in the photo. That way I can see to ensure full dissolution. It takes less than 1min / day to dissolve that day's dose...I transfer the pre measured ferts into a jar of hot water (invert jar a few times & create a vortex by shaking then let it sit & in 1min all dissolved). It takes 5 sec per day to dose. Once every couple months I'll pop in some root ferts while draining the tank.

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Old 08-22-2013, 12:59 AM   #68
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hm must be alot of ferts, around 3 times my amount. Same goes for the amount of weekly water change. Id love to have a tank upto 120 gallon but as long its of a height where I can put my hand in and touch the gravel I love depth way more than height.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:20 PM   #69
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Boring update. Will be selling my dgh soon. Wanted to go UG but I keep hearing EI dosing will kill UG.....But others keep it with EI successfully, so I have no idea what to do. atm I have HC floating so I will plant that.



D. Diandra. You can see the diff. LED colours reflecting. Ugly! If you ever go LED, hang the dam thing.


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Old 08-29-2013, 05:32 PM   #70
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Looking great as always!
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:36 PM   #71
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Looking great as always!
Thanks. I sold all my dgh today, felt sad giving it away but happy at the same time. I bought HC a while ago but didnt have space, so I let it float. It ended up becoming a big blob. At the same time dgh was getting really annoying. Doing a hair cut on this is terrible. You cant catch everything with the fishing net since their thickness is smaller. So alot float around and attach to the glass. Even after taking out water and using my hands to take the needles down, theres still many left. Which end up decomposing and probably screwing up my water parameters. So I got rid of them.

I really wanted to grow UG, but it seems to be the hardest foreground to grow. So I guess atm Im stuck with HC, its my first carpeting plant and my original love Wouldnt mind another carpet. Although the leaves are really small while the stem plants I have have large leaves. So the contrast seems off, but then again my tanks a mess.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:13 AM   #72
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your plant growth is awesome. I had a hard time getting the didiplis diandra to turn red.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:38 PM   #73
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your plant growth is awesome. I had a hard time getting the didiplis diandra to turn red.

Thanks, I had it going red the same as now (its not THAT red but Im hoping to get it there) with T8s. All you need is medium to high light, EI dosing and good co2. The hardest part for me is to keep the tank tidy and clean, which it isnt. Which is prolly the main reason Im geting algae. The gravel has alot of crud in it which I take out at every water change.
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Do you vacuum the substrate? How often do you do that? If I would've seen that $15 trim package I would've been right on that. I wouldn't know what is do with the other 90+ stems though. :P
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Do you vacuum the substrate? How often do you do that? If I would've seen that $15 trim package I would've been right on that. I wouldn't know what is do with the other 90+ stems though. :P

I cant vacuum because all of the gravel area is occupied by some sort of plant, small to large. Even the areas you see free in the pic are covered by tiny stems of plants I salvaged. I also done have the proper extension to suck the gravel. So I just wave my hand and suck the debris. I feel Im headed towards a cleaner tank, but its hard to say.
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