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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:05 pm Post subject: Re: 100G in the making Reply with quote

 The  reactor  they  refer  to  Niranjan  is  required  to  dissolve  CO2  in  the  water  so  that  there  is  optimal  usage  of  CO2  and  no  wastage.  They  come  in  various  shapes  and  forms,  google  it  and  you'll  find  lots  of  info  on  them!
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 Yes  Amaey,  It  all  depends  on  what  you  want  out  of  the  tank.  You  can  always  use  the  low  light  plants  at  the  shadowed  areas  of  the  tank.
 
 Thanks,  Niranjan.  A  CO2  reactor  is  a  device  which  allows  for  the  maximum  amount  of  CO2  to  be  dissolved  in  water  before  the  gas  has  the  chance  of  escaping  at  the  surface  of  water.  You  can  google  and  find  a  lot  of  information  about  various  kinds  of  internal  and  external  reactors.
 
 Here's  the  update  at  2  weeks.  More  plants  added  and  CO2  has  just  been  fed  in  via  a  diffusor.
 
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:07 pm Post subject: Re: 100G in the making Reply with quote

 Hello  Suraj,
 
 The  tank's  looking  beautiful  and  am  sure  will  get  even  more  as  it  matures.
 
 I  notice  the  tank  does  not  have  any  bracing  at  all.  For  a  tank  this  size  is  not  unsafe?  Any  particular  reason  you  avoided  the  bracing?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:06 am Post subject: Re: 100G in the making Reply with quote

 Tanks  rockin.........all  the  best  Suraj....  Smile  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:24 am Post subject: Re: 100G in the making Reply with quote

 Hi  Suraj,
 I  must  say,  its  a  good  start.
 But  I  seriously  think,  the  light  is  not  enuf.  There  are  dark  corners  and  a  small  dark  patch  in  the  middle.
 You  will  probably  not  notice  that  when  the  tank  has  no  water  or  when  the  water  is  crystal  clear  but  you  can  make  it  when  water  is  hazy.
 My  tank  has  exactly  those  dark  patches  as  seen  in  the  your  pic  above  and  the  plants  in  that  patch  dont  grow  well.
 
 Maybe  you  may  want  to  alter  the  height  at  which  the  MHs  are  placed  or  add  another  light.
 
 I  like  the  overall  look  of  the  tank.Looks  neat.
 Whats  your  dosing  regime  going  to  be  ?  I  suggest  that  start  with  a  lesser  photoperiod  initially,  say  8  hrs  and  then  gradually  increase  it  to  12  hrs.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:00 am Post subject: Re: 100G in the making Reply with quote

 Hi  Suraj
 
    This  is  looking  good!!!!  Godd  Work!!
      Just  a  suggestion  move  the  myaca  (I  think)  from  the  shaded  portion  to  a  lighted  portion  in  your  tank,  this  plant  is  very  light  hungry.  For  the  front  ground  get  some  glosso  and  riccia,  off  course  there  is  Hair  grass  but  my  experiences  with  it  under  MH  haven’t  been  good.  For  some  reason  the  plant  refused  to  do  well  under  MH  but  grew  well  under  fluorescent  lights.
 
   All  the  best!!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:12 pm Post subject: Re: 100G in the making Reply with quote

 Is  your  spary  bar  above  the  level  or  below  it.
 If  it  is  above  the  water  your  Co2  will  escape  i  the  air.  Very Happy  
 Nice  tank  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:33 am Post subject: Re: 100G in the making Reply with quote

                                                   
tetraman  wrote  (View  Post):                
I  notice  the  tank  does  not  have  any  bracing  at  all.  For  a  tank  this  size  is  not  unsafe?  Any  particular  reason  you  avoided  the  bracing?
 Tetraman  Smile                

 
 Thanks,  Tetraman.  The  tank  is  made  of  12mm  glass  and  is  quite  strong  at  this  thickness.  If  I  had  planned  for  a  smaller  thickness  (which  in  any  case  I  wouldn't  have),  I  might  have  thought  about  braces.  But  I  think  braces  do  reduce  the  beauty  of  a  tank.
 
 Thanks,  Ajith.
 
 
                                                 
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 Hi  Suraj,
 I  must  say,  its  a  good  start.
 But  I  seriously  think,  the  light  is  not  enuf.  There  are  dark  corners  and  a  small  dark  patch  in  the  middle.
 You  will  probably  not  notice  that  when  the  tank  has  no  water  or  when  the  water  is  crystal  clear  but  you  can  make  it  when  water  is  hazy.
 My  tank  has  exactly  those  dark  patches  as  seen  in  the  your  pic  above  and  the  plants  in  that  patch  dont  grow  well.
 
 Maybe  you  may  want  to  alter  the  height  at  which  the  MHs  are  placed  or  add  another  light.
 
 I  like  the  overall  look  of  the  tank.Looks  neat.
 Whats  your  dosing  regime  going  to  be  ?  I  suggest  that  start  with  a  lesser  photoperiod  initially,  say  8  hrs  and  then  gradually  increase  it  to  12  hrs.
 
 HTH.
                 

 
 Hi  Rohan,
 I  do  see  the  dark  patches.  I  know  that  some  plants  may  not  do  well.  This  is  only  the  beginning  and  I  will  be  trimming  plants  and  moving  them  around  soon  -  as  early  as  tomorrow  as  most  of  the  plants  have  reached  the  surface.  I  did  not  raise  the  height  of  the  MH  as  even  at  this  height  there  is  some  light  falling  on  the  glass  giving  rise  to  algae.  So  it  is  still  a  wait-n-watch  game  that  I  am  playing.
 
 Dosing  is  twice  a  day  -  about  15ml  of  PMDD  in  the  afternoon  and  20ml  at  night.
 Lighting  -  8  hours  with  a  two  hour  break  in  the  afternoon.
 
 
                                                 
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 Just  a  suggestion  move  the  myaca  (I  think)  from  the  shaded  portion  to  a  lighted  portion  in  your  tank,  this  plant  is  very  light  hungry.  For  the  front  ground  get  some  glosso  and  riccia,  off  course  there  is  Hair  grass  but  my  experiences  with  it  under  MH  haven’t  been  good.  For  some  reason  the  plant  refused  to  do  well  under  MH  but  grew  well  under  fluorescent  lights.
                 

 Thanks,  Harshal.
 I  will  be  moving  the  Mayaca  tomorrow  (maintenance  day).  It  is  still  doing  well  even  though  it  is  slightly  in  the  shade  and  has  already  covered  the  top.  That  is  also  one  of  the  reason  why  the  shaded  area  is  so  apparent.  I  am  working  out  on  a  slightly  changed  position  because  the  Rotala  wallichi  and  the  Mayaca  look  quite  similar.  Maybe  I  will  bring  in  the  Heterenthera  in  between  the  two.
 
 
                                                 
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 Is  your  spary  bar  above  the  level  or  below  it.
 If  it  is  above  the  water  your  Co2  will  escape  i  the  air.  Very Happy  
 Nice  tank  Thumb Up
                 

 Thanks,  Sandeep.
 The  spray  bar  is  below  the  water  level.  It  has  now  been  moved  to  the  back  of  the  tank.  Should  be  posting  current  pictures  (week  3)  tonight  and  then  go  in  for  a  haircut.   Chuckle
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:33 pm Post subject: Re: 100G in the making Reply with quote

 Hi
 
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 Great  Looking  Aquascape   Clapping  
 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:27 pm Post subject: Re: 100G in the making Reply with quote

 Thanks,  Sundar.
 
 I  am  unable  to  post  pictures  because  my  cousin  has  taken  the  camera  for  his  weeklong  tour.   Sad   I  just  realized  it  after  spending  about  an  hour  searching  for  it.  Finally  my  brother  told  me  that  my  cousin  took  it.
 
 So  here's  a  verbal  update.
 Rotala  rotundifolia,  Mayaca  sellowina,  Rotala  wallichi  have  all  grown  over  the  surface  of  the  water  column.  Anubias,  Crypts  doing  well  too  with  plenty  of  pearling  throughout  of  the  light  period.
 
 Heterenthera  zosterifolia  and  Hygrophila  polysperma  rosanervig  have  just  started  showing  increased  growth.
 
 My  tenellus  still  is  yet  to  spread  though  each  one  has  sprouted  new  leaves.
 Azuria  is  the  only  one  not  to  have  done  well.  I  will  be  trimming  and  replanting  tomorrow,  so  hoping  for  the  best.
 
 Sorry  about  the  missed  picture.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:49 am Post subject: Re: 100G in the making Reply with quote

 Hi  Suraj
 
 
                                                 
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I  am  working  out  on  a  slightly  changed  position  because  the  Rotala  wallichi  and  the  Mayaca  look  quite  similar.  Maybe  I  will  bring  in  the  Heterenthera  in  between  the  two.  
                 

 
   Good  Idea!!  It  will  enhance  the  aquascape.  Hetherenthera  is  also  a  light  demanding  plant  but  is  myaca  has  done  well  in  the  shaded  area  Heterenthera  will  not  be  an  issue.
 
 
                                                 
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Lighting  -  8  hours  with  a  two  hour  break  in  the  afternoon.                  

 
   Why  the  break  in  the  lighting??  IMHO  this  dose  not  help  too  much  in  algea  control.  This  kind  of  lighting  period  will  stress  the  fish  out.  I  would  suggest  you  keep  the  light  on  continuously  for  8  hrs.
 
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 Hi  Harshal,
 
 The  idea  of  a  break  in  lighting  was  just  a  trial  about  which  I  had  read  in  a  discussion  in  one  of  the  international  forums.  The  fish  are  fine  and  I  am  having  minimal  issues  with  algae.  As  the  tank  progresses,  the  lighting  regime  will  become  continuous.
 
 Finally  managed  to  take  pictures  just  now.  Unfortunately  no  pictures  of  the  full  growth  at  end  of  Week  4.  Here  are  the  pictures  after  the  hairdo.  Added  a  dozen  Rummynose  Tetras  Very Happy  
 
 
 
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 Fauna  List  -
 12  Rosy  Barbs
 12  Garnet  Tetras
 12  Rummynose  Tetras
 8  Indian  Wood  Shrimp
 1  Otocinclus
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 I  was  wondering  about  the  picture  of  the  tank.  I  think  the  light  and  dark  patches  are  more  due  to  light  falling  on  the  glass  and  reflecting  than  actually  it  being  so  visible  otherwise.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:12 am Post subject: Re: 100G in the making - Weekend 3 update Reply with quote

 Hi  Suraj  
 
    The  tank  is  looking  great!!  Thinga  are  shaping  up  well!  Changing  the  plant  position  has  really  worked.
 
   Just  cover  the  front  ground  with  a  few  more  plants,  the  reason  is  when  the  direct  light  falls  on  the  gravel  it  will  induce  algea  growth  on  it.  Planting  more  in  the  front  ground  will  save  you  a  lot  of  trouble.
 
   Regards
    Harshal
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:19 am Post subject: Re: 100G in the making - Weekend 3 update Reply with quote

 Hi  Harshal,
 
 Thanks.  I  am  glad  you  noticed.  I  have  been  trying  to  get  some  foreground  plants.  But  I  am  waiting  to  see  if  the  tenellus  takes  off.  If  in  case  it  doesn't,  I  might  try  glosso  instead.
 
 Still  planning  to  add  more  plants.  Java  Ferns  coming  in  this  week.  Also  working  on  my  low-tech  tank  too.   Very Happy
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