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post #1 of 5 Old 07-21-2012, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Tiger Lotus - appropriate?

I have a question about the difficultly of this plant. I am setting up my 180 this weekend, following the guidelines presented in Byron's articles.

Lighting consists of 3 florescent tubes, 2 x 6500 k and 1 blue.
Mechanical filtration only. Gravel substrate.
Flourish comprehensive liquid fertilizer & flourish substrate fertilizer.

Will the green variety of Tiger Lotus fair well under the light conditions I am using, or am I pushing my luck? What other factors do I need to consider with placement & care of this plant?
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-21-2012, 08:23 AM
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Should be fine.

I have the Red variety in my 125 which is only two inches shallower. I have a dual 48" T8, and a dual 24" T8 fixture to cover the 72" length.
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-21-2012, 08:49 AM
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I just set up a 55g with a Marineland double bright LED lighting system. Your flourescent tubes should be fine. I added 3 red tiger lotus and they are flourishing! Within a day one had grown 2 inches tall and spread out about 3 - 4 inches. I use eco complete substrate and seachem flourish excel. I use the flourish with a syringe and squeeze about .5 ml out under the substrate near every plant. They are all doing great and Ive had no fish casualties. Refer to byron about the flourish, he warned me of it being very toxic to fish and plants at high levels and can kill the beneficial bacteria in your aquarium. This is the link he gave me. http://cms.marsfishcare.com/files/ms...ter_081810.pdf
Good luck, I hope this helps.
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I just set up a 55g with a Marineland double bright LED lighting system. Your flourescent tubes should be fine. I added 3 red tiger lotus and they are flourishing! Within a day one had grown 2 inches tall and spread out about 3 - 4 inches. I use eco complete substrate and seachem flourish excel. I use the flourish with a syringe and squeeze about .5 ml out under the substrate near every plant. They are all doing great and Ive had no fish casualties. Refer to byron about the flourish, he warned me of it being very toxic to fish and plants at high levels and can kill the beneficial bacteria in your aquarium. This is the link he gave me. http://cms.marsfishcare.com/files/ms...ter_081810.pdf
Good luck, I hope this helps.
Just to clarify, the warning is for Flourish Excel, not Flourish Comprehensive. The latter is all natural ingredients, and safe provided it is not overdosed.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-22-2012, 11:42 AM
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The red and green varieties should be fine with that light as long as you let the leaves grow to the top.
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