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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Tank dimensions:

70 x 50 x 50 cm

175 liters


2 x 24w T5 (6000 ºK)
2 x 24w T5 (6500 ºK)
4 x 24w T5 (8400 ºk)


Eheim 2026:
950 liters/hour


Akadama, Aquasoil Amazonia, power Sand S


External reactor

Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala sp "green"
Eleocharis acicularis
Pogostemon helferi


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Discussion Starter · #22 ·
That is a beautiful tank,well done!

How do you make the rotalla green to be spilled like that?is it anything to do with dense planting?or maybe
kind of trimming?

The Rotala green take that form with good light, much CO2 and a little of love hehe

it isn´t kind of trimming.. it is good conditions..


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Discussion Starter · #25 ·
I guess you right..that's the answer i thought i well get..

I never had a problem growing this plant he always looks good and healthy,
but never so stocky and short.he start "falling down" only after he gets to the surface...and I'm using 1W/L
Your version is much more impressive.

So what we use to call good conditions..can be tricky sometimes;)

What lamps do you use?
what age are they?
how much CO2?

i has Rotala "green" in another two tanks, and the watts are the same like this, but it grows better in this tank.. i think it depends of lamps and CO2
another difference is nitrates.. in this tank i has more than the other two

sorry about my poor english
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