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Re: [APD] Re: light intensity issues
I have a 125g with barely over 2wpg. peat and sand substrate. no co2
added. heavily stocked. i have more swords than i know what to do with.
Crypt wendtii's getting 6-20" (so much for a foreground plant :-S ) the
growth is awesome. Sure i prune every week or later, (so call me lazy),
but things are flourishing and looking awesome. dwarf lilies are
dividing..rotala is spreading in all directions...I know i have too many
species of plants in that tank... but they *all* are thriving. I'm
thrilled. I also don't have a problem with ANY algae in that tank.
honestly i'm thrilled what i'm learning about glosso.. i've wanted it
ever since i saw it, and the fact that i stand a good chance of growing
it in my tank thrills me (especially since the crypts are going up up
up. I shall put some in my tank as soon as i can get some and see how it
does. And what do you bet Tom is right?
Don't disqualify low-tech tanks. When working to set my 125g up, info
was scarce, everyone said you needed high ligh and co2 and this and
that. I couldn't wing the lighting and co2 unit, i bought my plants with
the bits of advise i could find on the archives and the krib. If someone
had told me what Tom is saying now, i would have loved it. This is an
issue that needs addressing. Imagine being able to have a healthy
growing beautiful big planted tank on a limited budget?
John Wheeler wrote:
Tom Barr offers:
Or be willing to pay the price of the ticket.
Less light should be the trend hopefully, 1.5-3w
Why on Earth would we do that?
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