Finally up and running!

  1. mcronix

    mcronix Member Member

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    Finally have my 40g breeder up and running :;banaman
    Low tech setup with an eheim 2217.
    Now just need to wait for the cycle to complete!

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    Excellent! I love it! Any ideas for the foreground? Chain Pygmy Swords or something like that or just leave it like it is?
     

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    Looks awesome!
     
  4. katiemorrison94

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    Your tank looks great! I cant wait to get mine planted like yours!
     
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    mcronix Member Member

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    Thanks!
    I was thinking of potentially some dwarf sag but the online store I got plants from didn't have any.

    I'm open to suggestions, will look into pygmy swords! Would these be OK in a low tech tanks?
     
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    mcronix Member Member

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    Thanks! My first ever planted setup but still looking good after 2 days :)
     
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    dcutl002 Well Known Member Member

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    What light do you have? What is the distance from the light to the substrate?
     
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    mcronix Member Member

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    I have the Fennex Planted+ 247 about 2 inches from glass top in a tank 16" tall.
    The substrate is diamond blasting abrasive with root tabs.

    Some of the leaves of my Vals at the back are going a bit brown but have read this is relatively normal when introducing to a new tank and hopefully will grow back after trimming dead parts.
     
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    That light is pretty strong. You should get a Maximum of 60 PAR at 16 inches depth directly under the light: of course the light power lessens away from dead center. I can see you growing chain Pygmy swords with it, but you will have to dose Glut. If you want a Low-tech tank you will have to dim your output. I would consider carpeting with Cryptcoryne Willisii: the light demands are about medium for that, but it will accept high light.
     
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    So are you saying there is a possibility my lighting is too strong? It isn't on full brightness for long due to using the 247 function.

    I have italian vals, java ferns and moss, amazon swords and bacopa carolina currently.
     

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    sorry for the delay. i would definitely be careful with the light strength and increase the light sparingly. be careful not to create an algae farm.
     

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