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Old 10-09-2013, 06:01 AM   #31
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all plants grow very fast and healthy. What's the TDS of you tank? do you use RO Water? how often do you change water?
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:16 AM   #32
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all plants grow very fast and healthy. What's the TDS of you tank? do you use RO Water? how often do you change water?
Thanks! I use 100% RODI water from a 4 stage laundry unit. In the early days I tried to maintain TDS around 100 - 120 (measured with a cheap ebay pen). But now with more organics, I'm happily maintaining it around 120 - 140. I don't want it to get any higher. Lately my daily top ups have been done with RODI. Water changes are 20% weekly, as is trimming. I run airline hose from the laundry to the tank (best $5.00 I've ever spent). I spend about 1 hour per week on this tank.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:28 AM   #33
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thanks for the reply. That's what I was thinking about to keep my tds under 150. do you have any green spot algae on glass or plants? A tiny bit of GSA start to show up on some of my plant. My current TDS is 170. I am trying to lower it down to 150 and see what happen.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:42 AM   #34
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Yes, there's some gsa on the glass. but the ottos take care of most of it. very rarely do i use the magnet cleaner. no gsa on plants, but there is a little bba in the flame moss and on the stauro. the light is 4x24w, but one (KZ Fiji Purple) is just for effect, it doesn't help the plants much. It's placed first in the bank of tubes. So when viewing you look through purple first.
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Yes, there's some gsa on the glass. but the ottos take care of most of it. very rarely do i use the magnet cleaner. no gsa on plants, but there is a little bba in the flame moss and on the stauro. the light is 4x24w, but one (KZ Fiji Purple) is just for effect, it doesn't help the plants much. It's placed first in the bank of tubes. So when viewing you look through purple first.


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Old 10-20-2013, 02:08 AM   #36
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how it's looking in the cabinet:


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Old 10-20-2013, 03:22 AM   #37
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What is the taller green plant behind the driftwood that gives a lush bush look?
Stunning tank btw!
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:34 AM   #38
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What is the taller green plant behind the driftwood that gives a lush bush look?
Stunning tank btw!
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that's rotala sp. green
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:35 AM   #39
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how it's lookind in the cabinet:

Very nice! I have two fluval 06 canisters. Definitely love them.
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:21 PM   #40
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I think your first two shots of hardscape
showing the beauty of the trunk and roots
is beautiful. I think it would be nice if you
trimmed out the plants so that it shows more
of that area.

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Old 10-21-2013, 01:33 AM   #41
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I think your first two shots of hardscape
showing the beauty of the trunk and roots
is beautiful. I think it would be nice if you
trimmed out the plants so that it shows more
of that area.

Jeff
Thanks for the recommendation Jeff.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:56 AM   #42
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Wow!! you have a fantastically beautiful setup!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #43
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This thread is up to date now. No more old pics.

So here's a couple new ones.





The colorata is way over grown, I'll harvest it next week.
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The amount of depth and dimension you've achieved is unreal. Amazing job! I think you've inspired me to try a larger rimless cube again someday soon.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:14 PM   #45
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Thanks Brian! It's not actually a cube, it's 60x45x45. I think most of my success/luck comes down to good lighting. the reflectors give of a ton of light.

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