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20 long planted

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Setup today. I'm gonna try to get the bottom covered with hair grass, and the driftwood in the middle with flame moss, and weeping moss.
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Great start. What are your lighting(how many bulbs, types of bulbs, wattage)? CO2 addition? Fertilizers?


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I'm injecting prssurized c02. Adding dry ferts using the weekly chart posted here.
150w Metal Halide 1 bulb. 8,000k
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Thats like an awesome start. What is your plans for fish?


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I was thinking in apistos or an small school of rasboras, and maybe cherry shrimps.
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Well if ya do shrimps exclude the Apistos. You may have disappearing shrimp lol.


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Great design! I love Long tanks.
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-14-2007, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Here is an update

09/14/2007


Everything seems ok but I'm having problems with some weird algae that looks very bright, if anyone knows how to get rid of it let me know.

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Looks great!

Looks like Blue Green Algae (BGA) what do you dose for KNO3?
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Yup^^^add more nitrates!! tear out as much as you can, dose and it'll clear real quick,any fish in there yet?


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Yup^^^add more nitrates!! tear out as much as you can, dose and it'll clear real quick,any fish in there yet?
about 5-6 ottos and 1 SAE. I'm not sure what fish should I add. Maybe a school of neon tetras.
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I recommend Maracyn (NOT Maracyn Two) http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...38&pcatid=4838 and dose for three days per the instructions for this product. I had terrible BGA before, and after that treatment it was completely gone, and I haven't seen it return in months.
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How are you liking your MH over your 20long? Which reflector are you using? Are you using the astralux bulbs? I love 20longs. Its certainly my favorite tank dimensions.

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Here is an update as of 10/14/2007
I'm thinking in trimmimg the hairgrass to give it a more even look. I found one of my SAEs on the floor this morning, I didnt know they jump out.

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Wow thats a really nice tank! Great Work!
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