Kaz, no matter how great I'd get a scape to look, the tank was completely over grown in about 5 days.. God help me if I had to skip a week of serious pruning, the fish could barely swim and the plants being shaded by the fastest growers would fall apart. I lost 2 batchs of glandulosa that way.
I want to be able reach in and trim a bit each week, not completely pull up every stem plant to chop off the bottom (tonina belem field included). If everything continues to grow well, abeit a bit slower, with 2.5 watts of cf
, then I am done completely with racing rhizomes
I am sort of hoping This will be the trick to growing macrandra too. Tom swears that mac does best under about 2wpg. I think it runs out of some micro nutrient at 4 -- just from what Tom ahs said and also an interview I still owe apc for a write up with the florida aquatic owner.
anyway, I haven't been able to judge mac because I messed with my co2
a bit this week too. Got a new regulator AND lifted the top off of my tank. Either because teh new bubblecounter makes smaller bubbles or because I totally underestimated how much co2
I was forcing to remain in teh tank, my co2
count has been a little low.. my 5dh drop checker is one step toward bluegreen.. when it should be middle green. When I get that adjsutment made *going slowly for fishes sake* I'll know how well the mac will do.
but if I can grown tonina under 2.5 watts, I wonder if there is a truly high light plant out there....
Tom if you are reading.. you once mentioned that you didn't test plant by plant -- but maybe it's a good idea for some of the popular high lighters.. for the simple reason that you are once again standing up against common wisdom to counsel less light, same plants... you are again in the position to kill a few unhelpful myths.