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Old 12-21-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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hey guys, I'm in the process of cycling my tank and I have about 37 lbs in there (60g tank) will add more later... but the question is do I build upon what I have going up or should I rearrange? I like the look of it right now tho... advice is greatly appreciated

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Old 12-22-2010, 12:12 AM   #2
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I like your structure, esp the cave in the middle. I'd just build around/onto it.
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thanks will do!
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:30 PM   #4
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That has excellent potential.

Are you going high light or low?
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not sure what high light and low light is?
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Old 12-27-2010, 02:34 PM   #6
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Here is an overly simple explanation.

Like houseplants, aquatic plants have different light and food requirements.

Low light plants will usually grow well with 1 to 2 watts of light per gallon (no acitinic lights) and require less fertilization and no CO2. They tend to grow slower than medium or high light plants.

Med. and high light plants require more than 2 watts of light per gallon, regular fertilization and will probably require C02 injection.

Thats an overly simple way to put it.
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lol thanks for the simpified version :p

and I'll prolly go with low just got a 4 bulb HO lights, on my way to put it on
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Many disagree with me, but I think starting out with lowlight is best.

They're much easier and you can always evolve to plants that have more complex and expensive growing requirements.

Good luck!
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Just adding my two cents here..
I like the rocks now, but if you're going to add more I'll second that opinion on building around it rather than rearranging.

Also, I like your stand!
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:20 PM   #10
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Yes, you have an eyepleasing arrangement with the rocks as they are. Some green will really punch it up.
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