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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-03-2014, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Spec III shrimp planted questions

I started a Spec III with shrimp about 4.5 months ago. I made three clumps of swords initially and one has a rhizome all the way to the corner and across the front showing the roots which is cool.

How often should I feed dried food (like in the picture) and how often kale/zucchini?

How powerful of a light would I need (par) to get the blades to stand up straight?

Would that level cause a huge increase in algae without CO2? The stock Spec light results in the swords living, and hardly any algae so I don't want to cause a bunch more maintenance.

Basically I was thinking of getting a 10" Fugeray but am scared my swords wouldn't improve but just get more algae.

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from my research and understanding in the little time ive been doing this, plants stick straight up to reach light. So, if they are laying down, there is high light for the plant. Standing up is when they are "reaching" for light. Grass plants might be different though as I'm typing this...
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I feed my shrimp once a day every other day. Once a week feed them a zucchini but be careful because it might contain chemicals(i.e. pesticides) that can kill your shrimp. The amount of food should be no more than the shrimp can it within 2-3 hrs.
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