How much does your tank grow in a week? - The Planted Tank Forum
 15Likes
  • 4 Post By Greggz
  • 4 Post By MCFC
  • 2 Post By Maryland Guppy
  • 2 Post By Maryland Guppy
  • 2 Post By Grobbins48
  • 1 Post By cab395
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-07-2018, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 24
How much does your tank grow in a week?

Hi everyone, I thought it might be interesting to see how much everyone’s plants, especially stem plants, grow in a week. I’m starting my first Dutch type tank and still working out the balance. I might have too much light on top. I’m trying to guesstimate whether or not the growth I’m seeing is representative of what is achievable in a high light, high CO2 set up like mine.

If you have a before/after photo of your stem-plant-heavy, high tech tank with a week or two difference, I’d love to see it! It’ll help me decide whether or not to decrease my light. Thanks!
cab395 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 12:29 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Greggz's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Novi, MI
Posts: 4,923
Here you go, recently from my journal.

This is 6 days growth.




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
---
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
---
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Greggz is online now  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 12:53 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
MCFC's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 794
2 days between each pic. Left side shows the best progression.






Blue Moon Rising!!!

My Journal -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(Retired)
MCFC is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 12:56 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Maryland Guppy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (15/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Arnold
Posts: 3,684
Feel like this is a loaded question.
So many species of plants with different growth habits.
Some stems even an inch per day and some stay still for a bit.
I like the ones that grow slow, less trimming!
Greggz and cab395 like this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Growing is not that difficult.
Maryland Guppy is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 24
Wow, beautiful tanks for those that have posted pics! Thank you!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Maryland Guppy View Post
Feel like this is a loaded question.
So many species of plants with different growth habits.
Some stems even an inch per day and some stay still for a bit.
I like the ones that grow slow, less trimming!

Yes, you're absolutely right. I know "stem plant" is such a huge category from the weed-like growers to the algae-collectors. I guess the main purpose of me making this thread was to be able to compare my tank to others. This being my first planted tank in which I'm still trying to achieve the balance (have had some fuzz algae on old growth despite 1.2-1.4 pH drop with CO2, EI dosing, and everything pearling like crazy), I find it really difficult to tell if my plants are growing at what would be considered a good rate. I did just add a bunch of new stems from a member on here and did some major pruning of the old bad-looking stuff, and the newer growth looks a bit better. Trying to shake this fuzz algae. Dosed 2x dose excel today (haven't done that before) and based off a photo I took yesterday to compare today, I do believe the fuzz algae is receding a bit. Maybe that will help. Now that the site is working again I might start a tank journal just to keep track of the progress.
cab395 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 01:47 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Maryland Guppy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (15/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Arnold
Posts: 3,684
Quote:
Originally Posted by cab395 View Post
This being my first planted tank in which I'm still trying to achieve the balance (have had some fuzz algae on old growth despite 1.2-1.4 pH drop with CO2, EI dosing, and everything pearling like crazy), I find it really difficult to tell if my plants are growing at what would be considered a good rate.
Growing aquatic plants can be one hell of a journey/experiment.
5 years of only plants for me with very few phish in the tank.
There are many learning curves on this journey.

Always try to grow better plants and not combat the algae!
Pristine plants tend to out way and eliminate the algae issues.
Greggz and cab395 like this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Growing is not that difficult.
Maryland Guppy is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 01:53 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Grobbins48's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 1,938
About a week between each, you can kind of tell fast vs slower growers.

.
Greggz and cab395 like this.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Grobbins48 is online now  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 24
Wow, beautiful tank!
Grobbins48 likes this.
cab395 is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome