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Old 01-09-2014, 03:42 AM   #16
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Lookin pretty good . I have a feeling your wood is going to disappear once your plants start filling in.

I know the traditional "dutch" is plant only, no hardscape, and the plant quantity rule is 1 plant per foot wide of the tank. But I am of the opinion that if you like the tank, do it.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:48 AM   #17
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Lookin pretty good . I have a feeling your wood is going to disappear once your plants start filling in.

I know the traditional "dutch" is plant only, no hardscape, and the plant quantity rule is 1 plant per foot wide of the tank. But I am of the opinion that if you like the tank, do it.

thanks!

yeah... ill do my best to keep up with trimming and replanting weekly to keep the plants at the maintained.


I knew I broke the rule somewhere along the line :p and yes, enjoying this take so far
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:57 AM   #18
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Default Day 7 - New fixture added t5's

alright... I'm a very big fan of LED's, but over the past year, I've been in the struggle for keeping red plants red

They've been almost always turning GREEN on me..


I asked a few buddies of mine what red plants are almost impossible for me to turn green?

plant suggested: Ludwigia sp. Red


I thought, if this plant turns red on me... Its time to change fixtures.




After owning this plant for about a week, heres the results:






Im still in the process of learning how what spectrums/kelvins affect the plants overall health?

I've been dosing EI, pumping my co2 like crazy, and doing weekly water changes.. If someone see's something wrong that I might be doing, please chime in.
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:01 AM   #19
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First off, please excuse my poor quality photography... Im very new to working a DSLR..



FTS: 01/12/14



New lights:
ZooMed 36" t5 Quad High Output Fixture
1 x 5k
1 x 65k
1 x 67k
1 x 10k






Added a few more Anubias sp. Nana 'Variegated' from my mothers..

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Old 01-13-2014, 04:49 AM   #20
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Wow. Let me know how that fixture works mike! Maybe someday we can own some "cree fixtures"
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:57 AM   #21
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This is going to be sick as it grows in man. What are the 4 fixtures your running exactly? the monster, the DD, and what else?

If you want a plant that stays red under LED, I had pretty good luck getting the color out from Ludwigia atlantis with a DD, but be warned, that plant is a freakin' weed and will branch just about everywhere. Although it looks so pretty.

Anyways, I'll be watching this one.
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:48 AM   #22
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Wow. Let me know how that fixture works mike! Maybe someday we can own some "cree fixtures"
Ill text you as usual :p

As long as I stop flushing Snow Whites, should be affordable

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This is going to be sick as it grows in man. What are the 4 fixtures your running exactly? the monster, the DD, and what else?

If you want a plant that stays red under LED, I had pretty good luck getting the color out from Ludwigia atlantis with a DD, but be warned, that plant is a freakin' weed and will branch just about everywhere. Although it looks so pretty.

Anyways, I'll be watching this one.
Hi, I had :
1 x MonsterRay
1 x Planted+
1 x FugeRay
1 x Ray2


Im kinda experimenting right now and going back to t5's..Trying to compare the growth between LED's vs t5's.

thanks for the comments!
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:12 AM   #23
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Nice Mike,

cant wait for it to fill in!

hopefully the t5ho will shed some light

and get you some red again!
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:22 AM   #24
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Nice Mike,

cant wait for it to fill in!

hopefully the t5ho will shed some light

and get you some red again!
haha seems to be working
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:35 AM   #25
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Default Day 17 Update

So... Few things happened over the past update.


Got more plants from Sean (sjb1987) : Blood Vomit, Erio Shiga, & Macranda Red 'Variegated'

Got more plants from Han (h4n) : Ludwigia Pink Ovalis, Rotala Mini Butterfly, Macranda Green, Alternanthera Reinecki 'Mini', and another Snow White in replacement for my lost/flushed one -___-.


MAKE SURE TO HIT MY TWO BUDDIES UP AND TAKE AWAY ALL THEIR HEALTHY PLANTS!!!
They will include love with their plants FREE of charge!






Notes:
-New t5 lighting seems to be keeping my red plants red. I could never grow blood vomits under my LED's, but after adding these new blood vomits under the t5, they seem to be doing well.

-Need to replace the hygro pinn. for something else. Just not fitting well. Tonina next to the rotala indica isn't really popping 'Dutch', might need to rearrange plants around.

-need to trim down some plants and keep plants maintained.. still in the process of plant arrangement in dutch.. I know I broke the 'Dutch' rules, but I'm trying to do a '3 layer dip'



As always, I appreciate any feedback that can help this tank at its full potential
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:42 AM   #26
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So... Few things happened over the past update.


Got more plants from Sean (sjb1987) : Blood Vomit & Macranda Red 'Variegated'

Got more plants from Han (h4n) : Ludwigia Pink Ovalis, Rotala Mini Butterfly, Macranda Green, Alternanthera Reinecki 'Mini', and another Snow White in replacement for my lost/flushed one -___-.


MAKE SURE TO HIT MY TWO BUDDIES UP AND TAKE AWAY ALL THEIR HEALTHY PLANTS!!!
Lol, I just finished buying from both of them yesterday :P
Tank is coming along, though I can't comment on the "Dutch" ness of it since I'm not overly familiar with the technical aspects of it.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:46 AM   #27
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Default 01/23/14 - Day 17 - FTS










Left side





Right side









Yummy Anubias's..


wish I could get this Ludwigia Sphaerocarpa to look orangy like Tom's...



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Old 01-23-2014, 05:54 AM   #28
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Lol, I just finished buying from both of them yesterday :P
Tank is coming along, though I can't comment on the "Dutch" ness of it since I'm not overly familiar with the technical aspects of it.
Nice! they take good care of yuh.

Thanks, tank has a long ways still.. Hope to find out the ways of 'Dutch' soon..
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:24 AM   #29
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Haha much better with t5 lighting!
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:17 PM   #30
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I love it! i'm so jealous of that white anubias, i would love to add that to my collection. yours looks fantastic!

your tank is very pretty.
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