10-23-2012, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadian Fish
Wow, you plants are growing fast. You use special lights don't you? I just have the regular T8 Daylights that came with the tank.
I am going to start using fertilizer though. So far I haven't, and the plants in my RTS tank look healthy enough, but I'm hoping to promote growth.
I seem to have a bunch of tiny baby snails in that tank. The parents are gone but I'm going to have to get rid of the babies somehow. They're only a couple of millimeters in size. If that.
loaches eat the snails right up I had tons in my tank from the plants before I had fish in that tank is was covered with them I was taking tons out and they were just multiplying the loaches ate them all haven't seen one in a long time,
I use seachem flourish to fertilize plus excel if you change your lights to 6700k they will do great with the plants they are cheap in t8s I bought a whole new light system that is really for a salt water tank I have just ordered and got the 6700k bulbs for it the one from big als is 100 dollars and I got it from ebay for $17.00 so I can only leave my lights on for some many hours a day they are too strong mine originally came with the t8s but I wanted the fance led lights and such so its blue at night all a learning curve the t8s or my tank are under 20 dollars at big als in the 6700k so for your 55 gallon they would be cheaper and to change them in your 220 would be under 50 dollars