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Old 06-09-2014, 08:30 PM   #31
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40B Tank Project (2xSat+ Lighting & GLA Paintball Co2)


Still getting rid of BBA but it's coming along. I tore up the HC and decided I want to do nothing but dense planting with bigger plants (no carpet plant really). That being said, I still keep finding HC shooting up every once in a while. I put a stem of Ammannia Pedicellata "Golden" over on the right front to see how it would do should I get a bunch or two of this. Just watching it now and seeing what happens. Also, Rotala Rotundifolia needs a trim. I'll do that sometime soon. Waiting for more plants now, but figured I show the recent changes and progress.

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Old 06-10-2014, 09:28 PM   #32
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Sorry about the picture quality. I'm no photographer.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:14 PM   #33
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It looks incredible! I love that intense red on the left.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:29 PM   #34
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It looks incredible! I love that intense red on the left.
Thanks! Still collecting my plants that I end up keeping and actually enjoy having. Slowly but surely I guess.
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:24 AM   #35
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How often are you trimming that L. perennis to keep it a low shrub like that?
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:36 AM   #36
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Are you talking about the L.Repens on the left front?
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:32 PM   #37
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Just wanted to share an experience with 2 Sat+ fixtures over my 40B. I took the spectrum to full white and red LED's only for about a week. Kept up with my dosing and even took reading every other day for nitrate and phosphates. All my plants faired pretty well and kept growing well with one exception. Rotala Rotundifolia stunted like nothing I'd seen before. Bottoms starting rotting out and new growth up top was small leaves and raggedy. I switched back to full spectrum today. I will report back with changes that occur.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:19 AM   #38
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yes i was mistaken, the repens. I imagined it was something else as my repens is not faring so well!

I have heard a lot of praise from those using the Sat+ and am considering it.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:18 PM   #39
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yes i was mistaken, the repens. I imagined it was something else as my repens is not faring so well!

I have heard a lot of praise from those using the Sat+ and am considering it.
The repens has to be trimmed to stay like that about once/twice a week. You should check out the new ecoxotic light they have, if the PAR isn't too much for your uses.
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:39 AM   #40
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I will try and trim it more often and keep the stem height to 2 inches or so. I dont know that my PAR will cut it though. My repens only gets that bright with large leaves at the surface :\ Looks beautify as a marginal plant though! LOL
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The last picture I took was before trimming. After a trim, all the stragglers you see growing up and out get chopped and replanted.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:05 PM   #42
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It's out of control, I know...

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Old 07-22-2014, 10:24 PM   #43
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Awesome tank man!!! We should be friends.. I've got the same setup.. only a few weeks old and I literally just opened the amazon co2 package..Click image for larger version

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Old 07-23-2014, 06:09 AM   #44
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You're getting great growth! hehehe The power of trimming! I wish takashi amano would post pictures of his tanks overgrown lol we would all feel a bit better about it i think
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Awesome tank man!!! We should be friends.. I've got the same setup.. only a few weeks old and I literally just opened the amazon co2 package..Attachment 348329Attachment 348337
Knew you would pop up here sooner or later
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