03-07-2012, 11:25 AM
Join Date: Jun 2007
| | Re: Too much sunlight
Cool - I won't worry about the gravel then. I might put one piece of tape back there just to make sure - a very, very small amount of soil could be peeking out back there, but I'm not sure.
I know swords get big - that is a "baby" from the sword in my 55g!!
In about 3 weeks, that tree you see out the window will block almost all of the sunlight. It will only be diffused light until late October. That's why I have been asking about the sunlight - in the winter this tank will get directly sunlight from 8am-12pm. It looks like the consensus is I may have algae issues with that much light.
I will start a build thread as well when I get plants delivered on Friday. I am curious if I can beat the algae even with that much light. I have more spider plants to go on top as well as $60 bucks worth of plants coming. Among other things, I have 6 bunches of H. corymbosa, 2 more kompact hygro, 6 bunches of mixed Ludwigia, more dwarf hairgrass, java fern and some micro swords. I have a feeling I will have some plants to put in my other 4 tanks with all that is coming. I am going all in with this one as low tech. The more I think about it, I may indeed be able to out compete the algae with all of these plants!!