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User majorwoo
Size 180 gallons
Date Started 30 April 2013
Lighting DIY (6) CFL (23w=100watt 6700k), vertical mounted
Equipment (2) Rena Filstar XP4
CO2 Pressurized CO2 via Milwaukee 957 regulator
5lb tank and a DIY Rex Reactor
Substrate 150 lbs Pool Filter Sand
Parameters Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 10
PH 7.0
Alkalinity 4
GH 6
Temp 82F
Fertilization macro 3x/week
1 1/2 TSP KNO3
3/4 TSP KH2PO4
3/4 TSP K2SO4

micro 3x/week
3/4 TSP CSM+B
Plants Compacta Sword
Amazon Sword
Wisteria
Sagittaria
Dwarf Hairgrass
Filigree Frill
Anacharis
Jungle Vals
Rotala Colorata
Giant Hairgrass (Elocharis Montevidensis)
Crypt Parva (Cryptocoryne Parva)
Dwarf Baby Tears(Hemianthus Callitrichoides)
Inhabitants Assorted Baloon/Sailfin/Lyretail Molly
4x Yoyo Loach
5x Clown Loach
6x Otto's
19x Neon Tetra
1x Rainbow Shark
5x Guppy
5x Unknown Tetra
2x Featherfin
1x Betta
2x Green Tiger Barb
2x Albino Tiger Barb
2x Tiger Barb
Comments Not nearly enough plants grown in yet...
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Thamizhandaa...
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Nice looking tank so far, would like to see it once the plants began to grow...! Your DIY lighting is great like your previous one! Keep going..
   
micheljq
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I would like to know how plants are doing after 3-4 months with this lighting. Do you think you have low or med light?
   
majorwoo
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I think I have medium. According to the research Hoppy did: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368 A 15 watt CFL @ 24 inches is about 40 PAR - in the medium range. I'd love to measure it myself, but I haven't been able to find a PAR meter.
   
micheljq
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Thank you :-) So how it is doing after nearly 3 months?
   
majorwoo
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I upped my lighting to 6x 23w CFL's. Even though this tank was shallower then my previous 65T I just felt I needed more light as I wasn't getting the plant growth I wanted.
   
majorwoo
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I took a picture with the panoramic option on my phone, it's a little odd looking but I like that it shows the whole tank. As you can see, I'm not getting the growth I was really hoping for.

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