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  1. Lighting
    Hi guys, I was just wondering, I have an ada 60p nature scape, and my lights come on at 6pm and go off at 12pm. i do this cause i am generally home only by 9 pm and i would rather have them on when i am there. I have been reading about this for sometime, and there does not seem to be a...
  2. Lighting
    I am expecting plants on thursday and am trying to finalize my light settings. I saw several threads that talked about finding the best photoperiod by starting a bit low and increasing until plants start to close up near the end of the photoperiod. Starting high can apparently lead to algae...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello! About 2 weeks ago my 40B high tech was starting to really thrive. Algae was almost eradicated and I was feeling almost victorious. Then about a week ago I got hit with a flu that morphed to laryngitis/ear infection/crackling lungs/wheezing, go me? During that week I barely kept my...
  4. Low Tech Forum
    Hi All, I'm currently setting up my first planted tank and this forum has been enormously helpful! I'm not new to keeping fish, but this is my first planted tank, so I have a few questions. My tank had been set up for 3 days now. I have a 25 gallon tank (24L, 13w, 19h) with the Aqueon T-5 24"...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    Hey everyone, I've been reading on this forum for a while as a non-member and finally decided to register as one. I've researched and researched but still don't quite understand how all the ferts, co2, and light fit together and how to find a good balance... I'm assuming that that comes with...
  6. Lighting
    It seems that many people have multiple photoperiods throughout the day consisting of lights on for a couple of hours, and then off, then finishing with a large photoperiod of four to six hours if not longer. What is the proper photoperiod and what is the purpose of these "on-off" times (algae...
  7. Lighting
    Hello I am new to this forum and kinda new to planted tanks. I have two Coralife t5 NO dual fixtures: 2 6700, 1 10000, and 1 Aquaglo. Just seeing if you guys can advise me on my photo period. I do have DIY CO2 - PH 6.6 A: Is this enough light for popular foreground plants(HC, Glosso)? B...
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