09-09-2013, 09:22 PM
Quick update. I think I'm just about getting on top of the BBA, although I now appear to be cultivating a bit of staghorn algae which is another challenge. I'm still dosing (actually probably overdosing) on EasyCarbo and maximum fertilisers. I'm going to swap out two of the tubes for the lower intensity, warmer versions soon. Things are improving, but I don't want such a high tech dosing system so need to scale back the lights, for sure.
Here's a couple of updated FTSs.
The stargrass has really taken off on the right. I'm wondering whether to trim it or leave it to see how big it gets.
As ever, comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.
09-09-2013, 10:37 PM
Improvements? Your kidding right? LOL, I realy don't know what you could do to make your tank look any better.
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09-09-2013, 11:12 PM
Well, I still need to swap out that annoying green pipework! But, thanks.
09-09-2013, 11:34 PM
Gorgeous! Excellent growth, glad you managed to beat back the BBA. You have quite the green thumb, will you be pruning it soon?
09-09-2013, 11:55 PM
Cheers. I did a prune about ten days ago so I'll do another in a few days. My aim is to have the canopy sweep in a U shape, across the topline, to draw your eye centrally. I'm very pleased with growth on the right at the back. Left side needs more time and gentle pruning to thicken it up.
Occasionally I'll hack it back severely to give the bleached leaves a refresh (allowing it to get too thick at the top causes some blanching and die back underneath).
09-10-2013, 05:15 AM
Your tank is looking amazing, even with the BBA (which I can't even see) and green pipework (that I hardly notice until you mention them).
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09-10-2013, 06:39 PM
Wow, tank looks great. I like the open area at the top on the right, with the stargrass as it is. Although, that stargrass is very nice - maybe let it grow and see how it looks. You can always prune it later.
09-30-2013, 08:40 PM
Not much of an update, but hello. I've not had much time at all lately to come on here.
I've been doing a lot of pruning to stay on top of the last few patches of BBA and staghorn. I've left a few large bunches of hygrophila floating around to cut down the light a little. As this set-up matures I'm sure things will level out anyway. Here's the lastest FTS. Not a lot different from the previous one, although I have found the white balance settings on my camera
All fish still healthy and active. The penguins are really filling out now and they're the stars of the tank.
09-30-2013, 08:47 PM
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09-30-2013, 09:52 PM
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