Required Plant Biomass?

Pale Rider

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Dec 28, 2008
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Well I got all of my equipment purchased and I've had my HC and Anubia growing for about 3 weeks and was curious if I've left enough room enough stemmed plant biomass to combat algae and whatnot with the driftwood arrangement I want to have. I'm not sure how many (more is better I presume) stemmed plants I need for a good equilibrium when I fill the tank in a couple of weeks. BTW, its a 92gal corner tank, I've got 2 banks of 4 T-5's (I won't run the full set at the same time once I've put water in the tank) and have a pressurized C02 system.

I've attached a couple of pictures to give you an idea of the free space I'll have available for planting (the big round rock won't be staying in that location). So let me know if y'all think I should rearrange things or if I've left enough plantable areas to have a sufficient planting of stemmed plants.

Thanks,

Chris
 

Tom Barr

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Let it fill in more, then add a lot of stem plants in the rear, (Blyxa, Cyperus, Vals, Myrios, Crypts in the corners, narrow leaf Java fern etc).

I'd wait another 3-4 weeks.
Then add the stem plants, then fill and follow the routine outlined here in the Dry start method.

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Tom Barr
 

Pale Rider

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Thanks Tom. My impatient side hopes its ready in two weeks but in the end my sometimes good sense will take over. My intent was to let the HC pretty much completely grow together before I filled it. Its really only started to grow vigorously the past week or so.

So basically, fill the rear and sides with stemmed plants, will do.

Chris