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Please give me advice with lightning,

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Zarke, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. rajkm

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    Leave 1-2 BNP. SAE are useless once they grow old and get used to normal food.
     
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    Well they are still around 6 cm SAE, they are working 24/7 ;-), I will leave aquarium alone for now....just maintenace (50% weekly waterc change and trimming)....


    I am planing to get a little bit more light to improve growth (faster growth a little bit), and see..... its a proces i see, no rush...
     
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    Well I am so happy with my "algae free" tank that i need to show you progress after I reduce lightning as adviced here. I took of 3 of 4 reflectors. One reflector on the back T5 special plant near black background I left and it works good.


    No algae at all, clear water and plants are nice too..


    I still dose EI as suggested and CO2 runs for 16 hours, maybe i waste a lot off it.... CO2 on from 07:00AM- 23:30 PM (photoperiod 15:30PM-24:00PM)... but i think i have nice level of CO2 all the time, plants are thriving without algae...


    refilling a 10 kg CO2 bottle in my town is 10 $ and in this my on off maethod it last 3 month now and still the pressure is at 50 bar heheh i thin it will run for 4-5 months.. so i figure why not to put co2 in tank for much longer time than lights are on, as i say maybe i waste a lot but its cheap....


    Thank you guys for advice about lightning it helped about GSA ang GDA big time....
     
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    The middle lighting effect is enough for your aquarium. There are more bulb lights than the plants and fishes action. I suggest you bring out the light which is effected for the fishes.
     
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