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That sounds like it should be enough but if you are only using one strip the light may be very focused in the tank. LED's have a very tight light pattern. Some come with a reflector and that can help...
08-09-2013, 02:24 PM
So the plant in the tank is a Red tiger Lotus, not the banana plant. I ended up removing the banana plant a while ago. I don't have many problems with cleaning the tank. The plants' roots are so well...
06-26-2013, 12:59 PM
I started off with cabomba and anacharis. The two together do great under most light to out-compete most algae. I added two crypts to the foreground. There is also java fern on some of the wood and...
06-10-2013, 11:49 PM
So, I have had a lot of success with my flourite substrate and flourish tabs. I recently got the opportunity to plant a red tiger lotus and made a few changes to the tank to accommodate. It was only...
11-13-2012, 04:02 PM
I am a tahitian moon kind of guy for my sand, CaribSea or Super Naturals are good brands. The rocks are a mix of unpolished river rock, tumbled stones and a bit of fluorite that has has come up from...
That looks about right.
So, now that I've touched it I should be fully infected in a few days. Green beard pics to follow. :P
So I am a dork. I made a video because this "growth" has got my curiosity.
it is a bit bigger today and getting thicker. It feels like a dense 1/3 of an inch in the middle. ...
11-08-2012, 12:47 AM
I really wanted this tank to have a dynamic natural scene. There is always something to watch! Here is a better pic of my new tank-mates.
That is what I thought at first but it feels more firm and interwoven than any hair algae I've ever had. I wonder if I scrape it if it will propagate on some of my wood fully submersed.
On the lip of my bio-wheel I have a growth of moss. I am attaching a pic. Any ideas of what this is? I have a moss ball in the tank, but that is a kind of algae. This growth feels like river moss....
11-07-2012, 06:34 PM
I got some new wood and have finally introduced it. I am really liking it but I'm wondering if there is such a thing as too much wood?...
10-05-2012, 10:08 PM
So I finally made the plunge and got Discus. Two Red Pidgeons, two Turquoise and one Snake Skin. I also got a smaller guy for free a bit dull but very playful.
This is today after a 30g water...
06-05-2012, 05:49 PM
The bulb on my UV went out so the water is a bit tinted but after a week or so I'm starting to like it. Might run without it for a while and see what happens....
05-22-2012, 04:21 PM
Thank you for the awesome compliment! Even I am surprised how well everything has come together. I'm really looking forward to the plants growing in and hopefully some centerpiece fish to go along...
05-21-2012, 09:16 PM
05-21-2012, 08:32 PM
So new wood, rocks and plants.
I decided to take in some dwarf gouramis from a bad home. So for now this will be a little sanctuary. I've also got 5 snails keeping the algae under control.
05-04-2012, 09:22 PM
Thanks for all the ideas! I was wary to add discus at first because of my water hardness but as long as I'm not breeding I should be ok it seems.
I added all of my seed tank and harvested the...
05-01-2012, 08:19 PM
I agree, algae blooms are no fun. I covered the window and the back of the tank so I should be ok. I'm still missing two LED Strips and some big rocks but the other tank has some of what I need. I...
Hey everyone, My name is Christopher. I've just joined the site but I trolled for a while when I needed info. Figured I start giving back.
I've only done this for 9 years but it's such a kick! I...
04-30-2012, 08:28 PM
Let me try this again... These are the visual aids I tried to include
04-30-2012, 07:21 PM
It is cool to be posting. I've referenced the site for a while.
I like cichlids a lot but I've got a small 5 gal seed tank to keep cycle material and some plants going. Right now it just has 6...
04-30-2012, 06:45 PM
So this is tank that has been in storage for almost a year. I only had it running for 12 months before I shut it down, so you can imagine my...