10-31-2008, 06:39 PM #11
Very helpful and informative post. Great to have all the information in one place. I vote to sticky.
50G Tank - Kyathit Danios, Zebra Danio, Swordtails, Silver Hatchetfish, Platy, Gold Barbs, Cherry Barbs, Bolivian Rams, Apisto, Zebra Loaches.
20G 'Nano Fish' Tank - Pygmy Rasboras, Lampeyes, Sparkling Gouramis, CPD, Bronze Corydoras, Cherry Shrimp
Wanted: More CPD's and Loaches.
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10-31-2008, 08:39 PM #12
You'd know for sure. I still drowl over your winning tank this year. I like to look at yours when I think mine looks good. I also like to slap myself in the face!
And just to make me more ill......
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 10-31-2008 at 08:48 PM.
10-31-2008, 09:16 PM #13
10-31-2008, 09:51 PM #14
great write up. Very handy. What is the cutoff between low light ans high light plants? Would 2 watts/gallon still be low light?55g- blood parrots, hatchetfish, SAE, bristlenose plecos
10-31-2008, 10:20 PM #15
2 watts per gallon would be at the cut off of low light and medium...
I really believe that a majority of plants can be grown in 2 watts per gallon succesfully though ... if you don't mind slower growth...and yes even high light plants can grow in 2 watts if you add CO2 and the right nutrients. Only stay clear of foreground high light plants.
High light tanks - 3-5 watts per gallon can be a pain as the plants can grow so fast you end up just having to prune non stop to keep the tank looking neat and clean.
01-10-2009, 09:44 PM #16
Super information! Thanks for the time in writing it.
01-13-2009, 01:04 AM #17
this is awesome! saved for my up and coming planted tank!
10-25-2009, 02:01 AM #18
iron info plz
Could you please tell me if adding any iron objects inside my filter or tank would give me the needed increase in iron I believe my plants need ? Thanks
10-25-2009, 02:16 AM #19
10-25-2009, 02:34 PM #20
Ok, thanks. I've heard that you could do that, but I questioned it.