Planted journey

Discussion in 'Planted Tanks' started by Innocent159, May 14, 2017.

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What fish should i put in the tank?

  1. Neon tetra

    29 vote(s)
    50.9%
  2. Shrimp

    23 vote(s)
    40.4%
  3. micro-Rosbara

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    15.8%
  4. pencil fish

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  5. glo-light tetra

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  6. bottom dwellers

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  1. A new day

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    The pic above is with the Zetlight Lancia V2.
    Just looked at the ZP4000P (pics below, taken just now) and not sure that the perspex mounts would fit, since the light’s brackets are different.

    Also, I am happy with the ZP4000P but it doesn’t grow reds nearly as well as the Lancia. Can’t comment on CO2 as I don’t use it. The ZPs are also being phased out so you might not get your hands on one anymore.

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    Innocent159

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    If a light grows reds without co2 it is probably a good sign.

    I will look on the net to see other people's reviews on the Lancia.

    I know nothing will go to waste as i can use the led fixtures underneath the 2 main tanks. The other tanks should just keep plants alive and Quarantine fish
     
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    The Lancia is excellent, @Pezulu is a huge fan. On the pricey side though, but could be worth saving up for.
     
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    Assasins also breeding

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    Might have assasin to swap for plants or sell soon.

    This is my favorite side of the tank cause 80% time this is where i catch new life in the tank. Food always available.

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    Not much has change in the tank. Plants growing and i thinking i have black beard or some weird black spots on my anubias. Pics coming soon
     
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    What an awesome thread to page back in and see the growth, learning success after each challenge.

    Good Job @Innocent159
    You got this !!!

    Later Ferdie
     
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    I am looking for ground cover to fill this area with

    No co2 and substrate about 1.5cm deep (i can add more ada)

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    It sounds as if you could try monte carlo, assuming you have a good ferts regime. Still a bit of a gamble without CO2 but worth a try?
     
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    I will try it. Not dosing anything at the moment. I have algae.. Not a issue but i have it
     
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    Plants growing nicely and very happy. Dealing with green algae on a weekly basis so looking to fill the back with more fast growing plants.

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    That is some great growth you have going ...

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Hey Inno, I am loving this.
    Awesome mate. Keep at it impressive stuff.
     
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    Thanks guys. It is always nice to go back a page or two and see the change.

    And i learned from seeing @f-fish photos that you should always capture your journey regardless if its breaking up tanks or going through algae bloom. Seeing the progress motivations me to do even better
     
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    100% ... picture or it didn't happen ;-)
     
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    Looks fantastic!
    Is the green spot algae specifically on the anubias?
     
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    Yes it started in the previous scape but i think it is getting worse on older leaves.
    I am slowly trimming the old leaves.

    I don't know if it's better to remove all the old leaves at once or do it as the plant grow? All the new leaves is fine.
     
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    I’ve found that anubias prefer shade. They are very prone to green spot algae in bright light, have had it myself over and over but miraculously dissapears when they get shade. Could you move them to a shadier spot or add floating plants?
     
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    Thanks i will try. Can get shade with the moss. Will see what i can incorporate.

    Glad the algae is manageable. I don't like cut leaves on slow growing plants.
    The scape has shade areas will be trail and error
     
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