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    Default Re: Answer to some algae questions...(long)

    OK I am sure it is obvious but:
    You refer to a picture, people comment on the picture. I can't see the picture!
    I am logged in, my settings allow img
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocB View Post
    OK I am sure it is obvious but:
    You refer to a picture, people comment on the picture. I can't see the picture!
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    Thread is 10 years old. The offsite storage account where pictures were uploaded is probably closed.
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    That is truly funny Ralph..

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    Hey guys, my second post here so bear with me I keep reading that the correct ratio for lighting is 2-3w/g. I have a 90g tank with 60w. To me it looks like the tank is very bright.

    From the calculation I should have 180w! That sounds like the tank would be super bright. Wouldn't this harm/stun fish in the tank?

    Thanks for your replies!

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    Default Re: Tips on growing plants and avoiding algae

    Thanks for these tips very helpful

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    Very interesting information!

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    Wow, I'm surprised this thread's still up. A lot's changed since I first wrote those pages 11 years ago, LOL. It may be time to make some revisions.
    I'm not sure what Im looking at, but its huge and I think its going to be cool!

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    Chlorphil, glad to see you are still on the forum. I am new to discus and live plants though I have successfully kept various community and cichlid tanks for over 20 years. Years ago, you were very creative at finding ferts for your tanks to maintain proper levels. I can only hope that things are easier these days. A couple of questions that maybe you can shed some insight on:

    1. Watts per gallon seems antiquated with the new LED lighting systems such as the Marineland Aquatic Plant LED Lighting System. In my 50g acrylic, 36"x15"x20" for example, my MAP light has 36 1w white LEDS and 6 3w blue LEDS. Production is 6500k, 3480 lumens. The RGB/Lunar lamps provide 460nm, 600nm and green accent lighting. Light seems to reach the bottom of the 20" deep tank easily. Do you have any updates regarding use of LED lighting?

    2. There are now lots of aquarium specific ferts available. Recommendations on specific types to achieve algae free conditions?

    3. Test kits? Recommendations of currently available test kits to maintain a healthy planted discus tank?

    Thanks for all your original information. The concept of a healthy tank hasn't changed, just need to figure out the best current supplies out there to achieve it.

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    Hi Guys
    I have found that good water-flow prevents 90% of algae growth in my planted aquariums.
    Setting up attentional power heads or wave makers may be the go here.

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    Great tips and details on this thread. Thanks for the valuable information.

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    Default Re: Answer to some algae questions...(long)

    Quote Originally Posted by ChloroPhil View Post
    Lovely tank Joel! Your Rotala could use a good trimming though, cut it in half and plant the tops in with the bases to get a nice thick bunch. Yes, while algae can get along on much smaller doses of nutrients healthy higher plants will outcompete algae for nutrients as they need much more and will use up available nutrients very quickly.


    Ralph,
    Yeah, that's Java Fern and Java Moss on the wood...isn't it pretty? I love that stuff.

    http://www.csd.net/~cgadd/aqua/art_p...osage_calc.htm
    There's a good dosage calculator. All the ferts are talked about in my sticky post, you need to use all of them.

    this link is broke

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    Rodney, you have redefined optimism Expecting a 12 year old link/website still to work is optimistic! The site (csd . net) no longer exists.
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    Default Re: Tips on growing plants and avoiding algae

    very helpful as i am doing plants on wood in my upcoming tank

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    Default Re: Tips on growing plants and avoiding algae

    Great info!

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