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[APD] Re: how to switch from growing my aquascape to maintaining

Byron, it would be a good idea if you refreshed our memories with your current setup details, and all the pros here could help you with suggestions on how to safely lower lighting, co2, etc.





""Message: 1
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 12:48:35 -0400
From: "Byron J. Yu" <byronjyu at hotmail_com>
Subject: [APD] how to switch from growing my aquascape to maintaining
	my	aquascape.
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>


A Couple of months ago I ask for some help about how to get my 20 
tank growing well, and I was given amazing advice by you guys. Now, my
plants are growing so fast and lush, it's beautiful!

However, since my aquascape is reaching my "ideal", I've started to 
about slowing down the growth of the plants. I'm thinking about 
starting a
process that would take a month or two where I'd decrease that amount 
hours of light it receives every day (12 to 10), decrease the amount of 
(I use a pressurized system) I inject, and decrease the amount of
fertilizers I put in (I use kno3, kh2po4, k2so4, and tmg), until I find 
equilibrium I'm happy with.

Now here's my question... should I do this at all? Right now, I've 
found an
equilibrium where my plants are growing amazing, my fish are healthy, 
and I
have no algae problem. If it's not broke, should I fix it?

Is it possible to decrease exposure to light, co2, and ferts to 
decrease the
rate of growth of plants without affecting the health and lushness of 
plants? If the answer is no... I'd prefer not to do it. I love the way 
plants look!

Thanks in advance....


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