Its been a week since I dosed H2O2. The tank has cleared up and there is a lot of improvement. The fish are back in the tank except for the Angels, they are still in the temp tank.
THe HC is not particularly doing well. Mostly becuse the fish in the tank keep on uprooting it. They like playing with it. I also hear that Seachem Flourish Excel is good for HC during initial days. Have ordered it, will take time coming.
I had the T5s on earlier and through out there was no signs of photosynthesis. I got the T5s replaced with PLLs 54W*2. Didnot help either, no photosynthesis. I replaced these with the hood that was on the tank till now, Photosynthesis and real good amounts of it!!!
The t5s were 12K Kelvin and 6.5K Kelvin combination. Dont think the 12K bulbs were doing any good. 12K might not have provided good amount PUR for the plants,the intensity being too high.
The 54*2 was about 2.5 watts per gallon and I have best results with about 4 watts per gallon.
I have a tough task on convicing the LFS to take back the PLL which was a replacement for the T5 HO and give me 4*39 PLLs. I think he is going to lose it when I ask for the replacement.
Alteranthera: Was covered with Algae. Now that the algae is gone, looks in much better condition.
Blyxa Japonica: New addtiion to the tank
Macranda: I believe this is plant that is really doing well in the tank. Has grown well. I am waiting for it grow some more so that I can trim and replant.
Corymbosa - Doing very well, after the initial hick up where I had some melt and it took time to root.
Red Cobomba: This was the plant that was most affected by the H2O2 treatment. I had a bit of die off after the treatment. Looks like it got singed during the treatment.
Christmas Moss is doing well: Initially it was all darkbrown. I fitted fans on the aquarium to bring the temprature down to 28 degree C and it worked, it is green now but growth is extremely slow. Thinking on taking the green threads off and sticking it with glue. I have heard it can be done but really dont want to introduce chemicals in the tank which might be disastrous. Anybody knows if it can be done? If you have seen instructions please provide the link.
Will soon post pics of the fishes. They dont stay still long enough for me to get a decent shot of them.