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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Newly Setup NPT

I've been discouraged for alot of times now for having to redo my NPT tank since I always fail and this time I hope my effort will be paid off, also the money that I spent towards these plants are just ridiculous.

Here's 3 of my NPT. The first one I just finished doing. The 2nd one has been up for about 3 weeks now and the last one has been up since last year of dec.

Dunno what's wrong with the last one cause it seems like the plant has been suffering a stunted growth. I kept changing the bulbs to get the right amount. Right now it has 75w with 3200k and the package says its cool light. it looks like it's soft light though.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 10:04 PM
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with 75W you can reach 6500k with that first one. I want to see that first tank when it's grown.
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The 1st and 2nd one is sharing a T8 flourescent with 6500k. The 3rd one is the one that I'm having troubles right now. And for the 1st and 2nd one, I'll be installing DIY CO2 by tomorrow.
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odd, there seems to be no shade either (well from that picture).
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What do you mean by "no shade?"
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usually when there are floating plants, sometimes it casts a shadow on plants and the plant doesnt receive enough light, but that does not seem to be the case from that picture.
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Oh, I guess that's a good thing. Well I'm using 2 T8 flourescent bulbs. I guess that helps?
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hope all goes well! 2nd tank could use a different compositional arrangement.
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LOL! I know right, I was just throwing things here and there for now on that one. I'm waiting for the plants to outgrow the tank and start from there.
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I love the scap on the first one! Looks almost like a traditional aquascape.


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