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You silly plant lovers talked me into it...
Old 02-10-2010, 09:40 PM   #11
 
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That works too. The "carpet" I was talking bout...here some pictures of when mine was brand new (has since nicely grown out, need to take you some new pic's) and then the same concept just hanging down the wall as some green shrimp friendly wall paper
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:45 PM   #12
 
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:52 PM   #13
 
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That does look nice. I had problems with keeping mine on the ground, thas why it has some shells and that skull keeping it down, it kinda grew all over them and up into my drift wood, but I kinda like it. So I guess I will just do some more teasing, and keep an eye out for it at the LSF. I feel kinda stupid since I just brought some of it in to them for trade in haha. I never thought of using it all over the floor.

Which brings me to two more question. Will the Java moss choke out any of the other plants that I have?

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How much light is too much light? I prefer an answer other then (when you have an algea outbreak it's too much light) haha
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:31 AM   #14
 
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No it won't choke them out. It can get caught up due to the current in the tank in let's say a stem of a plant; but while you do your weekly w/c just look through the tank and if you see some caught up elsewhere just stick it back on your driftwood; it will attach itself on plastic (your skulls) and driftwood and grow along side it over time.

Algae is caused by many different factors; not just light!

There's no simple answer to this what is too much/ too lil light; the biggest overlooked matter is: THE BALANCE your light and ferts and co2 within the tank have to be in balance; if they're not and one of the factors is too much or too little then either your plants will not thrive and/ or you will see certain algae thrive.
Here's a few examples from my tanks by sizes and lights:
10g Shrimp farm: 2x Bright effects Daylights Energy bulbs @ 7 watts
10g 2nd Shrimp Farm 1x 15" florescent daylight tube T8 @15watts
45g 2x18" florescent daylight tube T8 @15watts each
55g 1x4ft florescent sunlight tube T8 @ 32 watts

So you see when I use the T8's over the tanks I try to aim for less then what equals 1 wpg with these tubes. For instance the GE's I use are these Eco Lux one's and thou they're using 32watts power; the light wattage they give off is around 40watts over my 55g.

Hope this helps?
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