John's 75 planted new plant photo 4-20-13

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  1. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Cheryl, it worked out better than I had hoped.
     
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    Some new shots

    2-21-13 growth since last trim
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    2-25-13 post trim
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  4. Daniel072

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    Good Grief John.....this is an amazing looking tank. It almost makes me want to give up my reef and do a planted tank.
     
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    Thanks, I actually spend more time on this tank than the reef with the faster growth. I don't have a sump or an ATO so I spend more time there also. I started off my recent round of aquariums with this planted tank. It was low tech, PC lighting and no pressurized CO2, for a couple of years then I went high tech.
     
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    I think it's amazing. I'm sure you don't have an issue with algae growth in that tank!
     
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    Very little, I get dust and spot algae on the glass and have some cyano where the cleaning fish can't get to it.
     
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    That's crazy. Hmmmmm I have 2 175 watt MH's I'm not using. I got the lighting, now I need to find a tank.
     
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    And a good CO2 register, a CO2 tank and a reactor. Plus you will need to dose iron, potassium and a micro nutrient mix at a minimum or you will be growing more hair algae than plants.
     
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    That tank is so beautiful, John... I'm in awe every time I see it.
     
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    Thank you, now to get the reef looking and growing like this tank. Well the looking part any way.