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Matts 60L Jungle Edge (update 27/09/09)

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Re: Matts 60L Jungle Edge

they are harlequins any fish that is small wont bother your cherries. if they wont fit in their mouth they shouldnt eat them!! :D

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I will be doing a trim this week end i have finished my floor now so i have more time!! i want to replave the HC with something else low liying that will carpet and look good but not need the maintance of hc. does anyone have an idea of what i can use.

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mattyc said:
I will be doing a trim this week end i have finished my floor now so i have more time!! i want to replave the HC with something else low liying that will carpet and look good but not need the maintance of hc. does anyone have an idea of what i can use.

Matt

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i like to hair grass, might try and mix the two you have said, and go for a bit of a swamp look :D

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looking great matt. i didn't read properly, but what's your dosing?.

i see a bit of GSA on your crypts leaves. a bit more po4 should sort that, or raise the lighting slightly and it should go.

i Had it in autumn blush on a few anubias leaves, followed my own advice and they are now spotless again.
 

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looking great matt. i didn't read properly, but what's your dosing?.

i see a bit of GSA on your crypts leaves. a bit more po4 should sort that, or raise the lighting slightly and it should go.

i Had it in autumn blush on a few anubias leaves, followed my own advice and they are now spotless again.

raise the lighting?
 

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raise the lighting?

yes. confusing. i mean make the light physically higher above the tank or switch of tubes.lower the intesity.

I only have 1 x MH so i raise it. sorry, didn't explain myself :D
 

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there is only one tube in the light so i cant reduce the intencity and the light is a bit cheep there isnt a option to hang it above tha tank :( so it will have to stay like that for now it is only a 24w!! :crazy: i will be changing this soon to an arcadia unit suspended above the tank so it showes the wood better. i should have the light at the end of the week maby the begining of next week(depending on when i get payed). there is a bit of ramshorn algae in there too :( :arghh: but i am getting on top of it.

I didnt even think i would get this far with the tank last time i just had a hair algae tank (was realy nice) :lol: just not a troo planted tank!!!

I trimmed the HC today and i found where the tiny shrimplets live lol think they hate me now!!

I use PNT and TPN+ in the tank at 0.8ml PNT and 0.5 ml TPN+ (because i need to use up the TPN then just use the + stuff) i also put in 1ml of excell, this is daily. i want to get onto EI but i need to use up the stuff i have first!!

Thanks for your comments and advice.

Matt :D
 

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Re: Matts 60L Jungle Edge New T5 Lighting

a quick update, i have upgraded the light on the tank to an arcadia T5 unit which looks a little silly because it is 200mm to long so i have a Hagen Glo T5 light unit on order. i have had a big trim of the HC also which upset the baby shrimp hiding in there!! :twisted:

With ott lighting unit and packet of cookies on the side(aquarist food ;) ),
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and just to compaire growth this is the tank when first planted,
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More picks to follow after the prune.
 

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Re: Matts 60L Jungle Edge Big Trim!

Just thaught i would add an update after a big trim i have just done on mainly the HC well here are the picks,

HC
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Fish looking like they do this all the time!!
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crypts being cleaned
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Shrimp
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full tank shot
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Here is a few picks of my other tank which is being replaced (when aquariums ltd make it)
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