Yep, I was planning on getting a 48" Dual 7,000K fixture.Is this the unit your intending to get?
If not post a link please for people to further investigate.
Yeah, sounds good, I just finished decreasing to 8 hours with 2x 65W PC because of BBA. I currently have no CO2 but will be adding early next week. I will be spot-dosing Excel and upping CO2 very slowly. This should hopefully help with the BBA.Plan around 6-8 hours on time to start then up to 10-12 after a few weeks giving plants time to adjust to brighter condition. Watch for algae growth throughout also since they seem to be attracted to "different" conditions.
Adding an inline diffuser to one of my Eheim 2217 filters, 5 lb CO2 tank, planning on starting at 1 BPS.Co2?
Currently was only dosing with Flourish, apparently this was another piece of the puzzle I was missing. No macro, I will be adding an automated dosing system using an Aqua Lifter pump for macro.Ferts?
Hardscape looks fine unless you have something really different about it for your taste in mind.Thanks!
I want to add some tall background plants, thinking either Water Sprite or Cabomba. Think about your temp of water? WS is fine for almost all temps but I have bad kharma with Cabomba and anything over 75. M.O.P.E.
I also wanted to add in either Eleocharis or a Micro Sword. why not both?
I might be re-arranging my hardscape to better suit the potential takeover of the grass.
One question on that, would the loaches get upset with a grass covering of the gravel?I see a Chinese Algae eater, what type of loaches are in there?
Won't make a diff with clown loaches, if something is really in their way they'll just uproot it with burrowing activities. especially when they get larger.(you do know they get over 8" TL right?)Complete List of Livestock
7x Clown Loachs
1x Chinese Algae Eater
1x Gold Bard
Yeah they are currently a solid 4-5" each right now. It is a very healthy tank, except for the plants.Won't make a diff with clown loaches, if something is really in their way they'll just uproot it with burrowing activities. especially when they get larger.(you do know they get over 8" TL right?)
That is a GREAT idea! Thanks!but you could leave a little area of just gravel right in front to kinda draw them to that spot for sleep time. (let's you see them more often)
For verification, you are recommending to stick with the simple clean Finnex Ray II DS 7k since its small/compact/simple?With the pendant type lighting I used to put a wood canopy ring (wood all the way around but no top) on the tank which kept the light from beaming into the living room except upward. Then I strung plants from a clay pot on top of the tank up across some wire to hide the line from light to ceiling. Pothos Var. worked well for their speedy growth and resiliency to the light/heat.
Your best bet so far is the first of the three choices, IMHO.
I would consider it the optimum since it saves you money according to your first post, but then I'm kinda cheap so compare the three and weight all advantages you see. Go with the one that's best for your particular situation including cost/effectiveness for plant growth/energy efficient, and so on.For verification, you are recommending to stick with the simple clean Finnex Ray II DS 7k since its small/compact/simple?