Totally amazing, in a way similar to Ady's tank which I love and this I love also! I was actually thinking going sand on mine and at the last minute due to not having that many rocks decided to go carpet at the front, maybe I should reconsider!!Tank scalped:
Buckle in @LondonDragon , this has turned into a longer answer than intended. Should imagine it’s not terribly enlightening to yourself, but thought it worth expanding on a few ideas for anyone interested. A direct answer to your question is at the end of the post...Just wondering on your lighting settings for this tank?? I am seeing some algae, and I am thinking it's the light to CO2 balance that is wrong at the moment.
Oh yes.Nice scaping process...listening to Tool and Pink Floyd.
A great answer and thanks for taking the time to reply, I kept lights 100% for the first 2-3 weeks and had a 6 hours photo period, since I use the light controller I am ramping it up to 100 over 2 hours, 100% for 4 hours and then ramp down for another 2 hours to 10% and then from 10% to 0% over two hours for night light. Might change that back to my original plan and see.Buckle in @LondonDragon , this has turned into a longer answer than intended.
I do use a turkey baster, but I am going to syphon the grass at my next water change properly into a bucket instead and see if that helps.Just read your journal Paulo, you mentioned some green filamentous algae on the mosses and the grass.
First question is have you used a turkey baster to clear out any detritus whilst draining the tank? Moss/carpets attract and hold crap (literally) really well.
Seems to be location specific and also in areas of high flow, rather than lack of distribution.Second question is are those locations the origin of the green filamentous algae? Meaning, the rest of the tank is fine.
Yeah this is always my nightmare, getting the injection right and the method too, and know when to adjust it also, have not used CO2 in almost a decade so have to adjust myself to it also.Good Co2 management is probably the least well practiced skill and as Clive has always asserted, it’s the source of many woes for many folks.
I tend to agree and I do lift my lilly pipes during the night, it is a bit of pain trying to remember though (a few times forgot to either lift them or put them back in the morning).the measure of success in this house is high o2 availability 24/7 for the system.
Interesting Paulo, begs the question that if it was working was it worth changing it? On balance have found far less problems without ramp up/down periods. If it’s a fifteen minute ramp up and down then could support it as it seems to have had no negative affect on plants. Certain fish that startle easily have really appreciated it too and obviously we have to consider them as well.I kept lights 100% for the first 2-3 weeks and had a 6 hours photo period, since I use the light controller I am ramping it up to 100 over 2 hours, 100% for 4 hours and then ramp down for another 2 hours to 10% and then from 10% to 0% over two hours for night light. Might change that back to my original plan and see.
Not sure Dean. Suppose at this point just getting it to the point where it looks like a decent triangular setup without the need for much intervention is the current goal.are you planning a rescape mate or is this long term scape.
Just to go full circle @CooKieS ... When tearing down a scape - Led Zeppelin, When The Levee Breaks. On repeat...Nice scaping process...listening to Tool and Pink Floyd.