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Why is my Ludwigia turning green ?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:14 pm Post subject: Why is my Ludwigia turning green ? Reply with quote

 Hi  all
 in  my  planted  tank  ...  my  ludwigia  is  turning  green  (started  happening  before  i  cranked  up  the  lights)
 What  can  i  do  to  have  it  grow  its  color  ?
 
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 Hi  Soumi,
 
 What  light  are  you  using  for  your  tank  and  how  many  watts?
 
 Ludwigia  generally  makes  few  demands  and  grows  fast,  but  the  red  colour  is  more  intense  if  the  light  is  good.
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 Hi  Sriram
 Ive  got  the  following  in  my  lights  :
 2  x  40W  Hitachi  tubes
 4  x  36W  Philips  Trulight  tubes  (white)
 1  x  36W  Philips  Trulight  (yellow)
 
 I  hope  this  is  sufficient  light.
 
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Hi  Sriram
 Ive  got  the  following  in  my  lights  :
 2  x  40W  Hitachi  tubes
 4  x  36W  Philips  Trulight  tubes  (white)
 1  x  36W  Philips  Trulight  (yellow)
 
 I  hope  this  is  sufficient  light.
 
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 Soumi                

 Lighting  is  sufficient  assuming  that  yours  is  a  90  gallon  planted  tank.  The  red  on  the  leaves  could  come  back  with  softer  water  and  better  water  circulation  near  the  plant.  Normally  guys  who  use  Metal  halides  have  nice  red  leaves  on  they  Ludwiga  since  this  plant  prefers  intense  light.  When  you  buy  Ludwiga  from  your  local  dealer  its  leaves  are  red  since  they  come  from  ponds  and  water  bodies  which  are  exposed  to  direct  sunlight.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:23 am Post subject:  Reply with quote

 Hey  Trevor
 Should  i  put  2  70W  MH  lights  ?  or  what  kind  ?
 I  didnt  go  for  the  MH  lights  since  they  tend  to  let  off  heat  and  my  room  anyways  gets  mighty  hot  during  the  summers  ...  close  to  unliveable.
 So  i  didnt  want  to  add  to  the  heat  Smile  
 
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 Hi  Soumi,
 Believe  me  that  small  exhaust  fans  skim  the  surface  of  the  water  and  keep  the  temperature  really  cool.  I  have  seen  a  lot  of  these  with  hobbyists  and  storekeepers  in  S'pore.  They  sure  are  a  good  idea  for  Kolkata  summers.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:41 am Post subject:  Reply with quote

 Ok
 I  think  ill  put  2  exhaust  fans  (80mm,  or  what  is  suggested  ?)  ..  the  thing  is  ..  how  do  i  arrange  them  ?  which  is  the  appropriate  method  as  in  figs  below)  ?
 
 1)        FAN-->|________HOOD_________|-->FAN
 
 2)        2  GAPS-->|________HOOD_________|-->2  FANS
 
 3)        2  FANS-->|________HOOD_________|-->2  GAPS
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 HI  FH123
 
 Your  third  option  is  the  best  IMO.
 
 Just  position  the  fans  towards  the  water  surface.
 
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 I  do  not  think  there  is  need  to  go  for  MH  lights  since  you  have  just  spent  money  on  your  tubes.  But  if  you  can  afford  it  go  for  it.
 
 For  MH
 
 You  should  try  to  avoid  a  hood  so  as  to  reduce  the  heat.
 
 Try  to  suspend  the  MH  lights  from  the  ceiling.
 
 Or  use  angle  brackets  fixed  on  the  wall  or  aquarium  stand  back.
 
 Or  like  Madan  make  a  U  shape  frame  useing  a  two  inch  strip/reap  of  wood  which  fixes  at  both  sides  of  the  aquarium  stand.
 
 The  exhaust  fans  used  for  cooling  are  the  same  ones  used  in  computers.
 
 The  true  beauty  of  a  planted  tank  can  be  seen  when  you  have  an  open  top  since  many  of  the  plants  come  out  over  the  top  surface  of  the  water  especially  to  flower.
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 Hi  Trevor
 I  dont  mind  going  for  the  MH  Lights  ...  but  I  would  do  so  if  i  absolutely  needed  to.  
 Isnt  my  lighting  sufficient  ?  Would  2  x  70watts  MH  lights  be  overkill  ?
 
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Hi  Trevor
 I  dont  mind  going  for  the  MH  Lights  ...  but  I  would  do  so  if  i  absolutely  needed  to.  
 Isnt  my  lighting  sufficient  ?  Would  2  x  70watts  MH  lights  be  overkill  ?
 
 Regards
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 Yep,  I  guess  you  have  more  than  sufficient  lighting  to  have  a  beautiful  planted  tank.  Don't  be  too  choosy  on  your  choice  of  plants.
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