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    In my rainbow tank i realized something that i need to change . When lights are on my bows are towards the lower half of the tank they swim everywhere including the mid and top area but reside near the bottom when not swimming. As soon as i cut off the light all of them are in the mid to higher levels of the tank and its incredible how fast they dart to the top when its bed time. To me it seems the light is too bright for them and thats the reason they stay towards the bottom of the tank. What should i do to change this ? i was thinking duck weed but i hear that its a pain because it grows super fast. The light on the tank is a t5 108watt.
    110g All Male Peacock/Hap Tank

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    you are at 1.96wpg, try floating some cork bark or using a floating plant to give them some shade, Ive noticed the light intensity on several of my tanks makes certain fish uncomfortable so I cut the wattage in half and they do alot better with half the light.
    I use 4 and 8 bulbs over my tanks though not a single one. Id try to float something for a little shelter for them. It wont hurt the plants in the tank and it will give the fish that little bit of cover and they will hang out under them at the top again.

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    I have a plastic bamboo plant and I tore it apart and even let it float in my hospital and breeder tanks. Anything to offer up some security for them and the filter doesn't hurt it any or move it about.

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    If you can find it giant duckweed/dwarf water lettuce works great and is easy to control, since the plants are 1-3".
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    How about some frog-bit? i would want something that wouldnt make the tank look cluttered, and me having alot of surface movement bad for floating plants
    Last edited by BiGBlak; 09-28-2011 at 06:53 PM.
    110g All Male Peacock/Hap Tank

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    Im using guppy grass(naja grass I think) and it has sent grabbers out to anchor onto driftwood and such, my fry love it. its anchored down but floats too.

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    This is a good idea, I wanted to encourage my fish to use the top-third of the tank more as well, but I'm taking a different approach.

    I made a hinged cover with my tank using plexiglass, and have decided now that I'm going to 'black-out' parts of it to create some shade for the fish. Since most of my plants are background and midground, I'm going to black-out the front third of each plexiglass panel.

    I tested it out with a piece of wood paneling and found that my danios tended to cluster under it when it was available.

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