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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-16-2003, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Juz an updated pic of my tank.
You can see the rest at http://sg.geocities.com/edmundgoy/Planted_Tank.html
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-16-2003, 03:01 PM
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Very nice!! I am devastatingly jealous of your Red Lotus!

I also really like your use of smooth stones to create a riverbed setting. Hmmm, I need to think about trying this!

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Awesome.. I love the red lotus, georgus.. I'm green with envy Would love to get the stats on your tank, lights, fitler, fish, ect...


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Pooky125, hypercad posted his stats in another thread some time ago. Chek the photo forum.
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Nice job man...
That tank hits ya like a hammer... very vegitated !

Love the look...your lighting must be very strong for them reds to be so brilliant !
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I really love that tank, so much so that I am doing my own!

I love the lotus, I've had limited sucsess with it though, mine always gett oo big, too fast. In my 135 Gallon tank I have leaves the size of PLATES that I prune back regularly.

I'm looking for "micro" plants now


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Can you keep them pruned back to a smaller size or do they grow new leaves too slowly?
I want to try that plant but dont have that kind of room... My amazons are pushing it now ! :fire:
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Hi, sorrie to all I replied so late.

Anyway, the lotus grows too fast, sometimes too soon. I keep pruning them back. Then they grow slowly and after a particular 'threshold', they start to sprout very quickly. Then the cycle goes again.

I found that they grow well when I inserted this root tab into the substrate. I don't really have any problem for my ltus except sometimes they develop holes (a sign that nitrate levels may be high).

Oh yes, they need VERY strong light. As U can see from my tank, the light is illuminated at least at 21W, which means about 4W per gallon. Seems that they thrive under such conditions. Before I upgraded to this strong lighting, the lotus was just growing so-so, it looked rusty red. After I add in the extra lighting and the pressurised CO2, they now become quite bright red.

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quite the jungle you have there. very nice variety of colors. i can hardly wait for my 5.5 to become so well established
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