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  1. I just did a trim over the weekend, so in a few days when the plants grow out again and hide the cut stubs, Ill take some photos. But yeah I will post some, I'm in the middle of upgrading tho, so its more of a plant farm than dutch aquascape at the moment!
  2. Hmm...I thought it was the other way around. The LED that I use have 2 models, the 6500k was for freshwater, and 10000k was for planted tank... I have a 10000k in my Marine refugium, so thought it made sense. But will definitely take a look and check out another fixture. Im currently using a all in one fertilizer with no Nitrates & Phosphates, purely iron, potassium and minor nutrients. Its called Tropica Premium fertilizer. Will definitely try a dosing system with dry ferts if and when I decide to go full on. Planning my rescape at the moment, ordering my ADA 60-P soon!
  3. Rotala Macrandra Rotala Rotundifolia Alternanthera Reineckii 'Mini' Alternatnthera Rosanervig Rotala wallichii (only the tips) Is my current Red plants list. Im a little fustrated since for the more famous red plants, they arent that rich in colour. the AR only have pink on the underside of leaves, and the Rotala's are somewhat transparent. I grow HC as a carpet on the substrate ok, granted not a thick carpet, but they do spread. I experimented a little bit with a camera yesterday, since I have 10000k lights the red looks pink/magneta, When I corrected for white balances and played with the tones a little bit, the plants come out more of a vibrant red. Starting to think its the colour rendition of the lights, some one here warned me about that before. If you want less maintenance you should stay away from stem plants and High tech systems, I am running a high tech dutch system roughly the same size as you (topless fluval edge) and have to do hard trim backs every 2 weeks. Takes about 2 hours worth of time every week on the water change and trims. I run 'high' light (for planted), CO2 and I get about double the plant mass every month worth of growth or there abouts.
  4. Hey guys, Anyone keep nano planted tanks here? (Wrong forum, I know...But this is the only forum I keep up with, and could appreciate some help.) My 'red' plants arent really establishing to be red. They are colouring up, but more to a pinkish and semi-transparent. They are growing well, I trim every other week, they just dont colour up as vibrantly as I see them on youtube videos/pictures. Any idea what is wrong? Could It be that I just have a pink strains of the plants. The tank is lit by 10000k LEDs, not the strongest, like radions, but decent and gets round 25 PAR on the substrate. Co2 injected, at 2 bubblers per second and I use the Tropica Premium Fertilizer. Plants going pink: Rotala Macrandra Rotala Rotundifolia Alternanthera Reineckii 'Mini' Alternatnthera Rosanervig Rotala wallichii (only the tips) moderators please remove or relocate if this is too off topic.
  5. A monitor stand? sir, are a genius! Will look into copying that. So its just the hanging kit hooped around the mount. Where do you find a dosing pump that squeezes a syringe and why the creatine monohydrate? I've never heard of people dosing this sort of stuff. Probably way beyond me chemistry wise. But looks good will keep following. Btw...that cheeky Strike Freedom and Unicorn in the back, I see that !
  6. Right, you guys do make some good points, thanks. Was hoping to just go for longevity in 1 unit, but guess ill have to buy and sell later on. Thanks you guys have convinced me. Pardon my ignorance, but care to explain what CRI is? I'm in the UK at the moment, not sure if BuildmyLED ships here. But thanks for the valuable input! Much appreciated!
  7. I've just spent the past 2 hours looking around. Ecotech Radions has their spectrum shifts, was thinking something like that might work, what do you think? Shift the spectrum to 6500k for plants, then run a 15k+ for the reef?
  8. Nice going! Looks like you've spent a lot of time and money in this tank! Love the set up. Could you show your mounting solution for the Radions? Cant quite figure out whats going on there and also whats that syringe? Where do you get your corals btw? I'm in Manchester, but has to pop into Network Rail office in Stratford every 2 weeks. Only been to Aquatic Design Centre.
  9. Haven't been around this corner of the web for a while, hows everyone doing^^? After 3 year of traveling and working abroad, I'm home. I'm itching to get my hands wet again > ! Lets cut to the chase, I need a LED light to light a ADA 60P 24" x 12" x 14" ~15gallons, want a high end light that can go full planted then later be reused for reef. I haven't been paying much attention to whats out there during this time. Money is no object this time round. I'm gona go planted to try out the dutch style then once i get bored i'll be back on the nano reef scene Perhaps another frogfish <3
  10. From the look of things, the light doesn't look like it can sustain coral. Consider another option?
  11. Woah...looks sharp, DIY too? care to explain and make a build thread?
  12. League of Legend ftw! the tank is a bonus. Any build thread for this tank? really love the color, but is the actinic not distracting during gaming^^?