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Old 02-10-2015, 04:48 PM   #481
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I am interested to see how the hygrophila araguia does. I am never sure if I like that plant or not. I think it really depends on how it is used.
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:00 PM   #482
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I am interested to see how the hygrophila araguia does. I am never sure if I like that plant or not. I think it really depends on how it is used.
So far I like it but it's in a bad location scape wise. It's more of a midground/background plant and I have it in a traditional foreground spot. I want to see how it fills in before moving it though. I really like how it looks in Overfloater's tank which is a lot more filled in.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:57 PM   #483
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That's not a very low ph, I run mine in the mid 5s. Do you know your PAR levels?
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:36 PM   #484
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Well it is a pH drop of 1 and it gives me roughly 65ppm of CO2 with a kH of 4.5. Yes, I have verified using a LaMotte test kit if you want to scroll through all the pages. I can push it a bit higher as seen previously but I don't think it's really needed.

Where are you in Cincy? Do you have the limestone water? You get some really weird water in certain places that make for some crazy readings.

I have an apogee PAR meter. I was at 100-125PAR but turned it down slightly (10-20% power on fixture) this past week. I haven't remeasured since but I'd guess around 90 PAR. I can take a measurement later tonight when I'm home.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:54 PM   #485
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I'm 100% ro because of the wacky water. Causes all kinds of problems.
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:00 AM   #486
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I'm 100% ro because of the wacky water. Causes all kinds of problems.
My water is pretty good out of the tap so I haven't invested in an RO unit yet. I would eventually like to for shrimp but its not on the top o my list yet.
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Well I got to say thanks to you coolnick. I measured my PAR levels tonight and they were way off (high). I think I might have measured them with 'dirty' water after scaping before. I turned them down a total of 50% and still I am at 80-90 PAR. I was probably in the 150-200 range when I started...no wonder the fish were getting a tan

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Old 02-18-2015, 12:43 AM   #488
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Quick cell phone picture from tonight. Everything is doing well and filling in nicely. I'm starting to get some good color not that things have adjusted.

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Here is a cell phone picture from tonight. Sorry for the reflection but its a hassle for me to hang a drape to stop the reflection in the room. Everything is filling in nicely.

I'm thinking about flipping one of the pieces of wood to the other side...What do you guys think? I think it would let me do better rows and layouts.

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Old 02-24-2015, 11:36 PM   #490
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What do you have in your overflow inlet?
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:55 PM   #491
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Growth is looking good, it's taking off.
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