RE: NANFA-L-- Photos of my tank

Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Photos of my tank
From: matt ashton (
Date: Sat Dec 11 2004 - 14:24:01 CST

ah well that will do it...I have a 55 with half of the light you have, so I may be buying another shop light soon. I had another single strip but the wiring was old and melted internally and its beyond salvaging. And even with a decent amount of plants, I had a week with about none and I have been slowly winning long battle with algae.

Kudzu <> wrote:
For some reasons I can never get my Java fern to do more than add more leaves. It never seems to grow vertically. What are the details of your setup for the tank?

 My guess would be that you don't have enough light. Of course I can get my Java in my 30 long with a standard strip light to put on babies. It's just slow.
As for my 65G in the photos it's pretty basic. I have just sand substrate. However I have 2 - 2 bulb shop lights in the hood. So that 120(?) watts of fluorescents light in this tank. Without lots of plants its an algae farm! I have run DIY Co2 but I quit. So it's just fish fertilizer and what ever is in the water. Maybe I am just lucky but I think it is all the light. I just don't have a lot of plants that don't do well in here.
Jeff <*\\><

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