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Whilst my photographic skills are non existant, i think you can see there was a deterioration , with the green algae becoming a major problem. As all other levels that would cause a problem eg phosphate and nitrate were unreadable on test (zero) . It had to be the light . I broke the tank up and sold everything , except the lights, on the day the guys came to collect the fish rocks stc we realised what the problem was ..the PSU`s were not putting out the required voltage.

However you cant back out of a done deal , so it got broken down and I reached for the Russian Std Vodka to console myself .

The lights were 10w LED each light 1 3rd blue and the rest mixed 6.5k and 10k , I do feel however that the 6.5 part of it was a mistake, having been told this was the best mix in the past , I now doubt that. The halides were always 10K .

I used to run a Guisemann Infinity  2x 250w 10k halides and 4x T5`s 2 blue and 2 white.

Unfortunatly the PC we had when it was running the Guisemann totaly went into meltdown and like a fool I had not saved any photos that were on it ,theres a few from the early days but as you know all tank look realy grotty in the first year .

This tank shown was the Betta Lifespace 5x2x2 which sprung a leak under the  MDF surround .
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I do feel however that the 6.5 part of it was a mistake

Yeah, 6400~6700k lamps are used for growing chaetomorpha algae and other macro algeas, so that would encourage the growth.

Warmer lights do grow corals better though, as the warmer light feeds the algae in the corals as much as pest algaes, but it won't bring out the colours like higher kelvin lighting.

Wow, 5 yellow tangs? I've never kept more than one YT, always thought it'd be chaos unless it was a really huge tank. How did they all get along?



On a separate note, the PC you had that broke, do you still have it? There's a good chance the contents of the hard drive are still perfectly ok, even if the computer itself is goosed. If you still have it, any local computer place will be able to recover your photos.
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Well YT`s I dumped 7 in of a very similar size and expected to end up with 5 ,which I did . It was for the bling effect and also keeping the rocks clean , i think I had a bristletooth of some sort in there too . A chap who had a truely magnificent tank that was 9 foot long?? had a whole  shoal of YT`s , i think its the space :undecided:


Yeah stoopid me listening to a chap I thought had loads of experience , I dont think the voltage drop helped much either .


As for PC yeah we still have both the drives and my infinetly better half keeps promising to fit them to this PC and recover the photos, but you know how it is, places to go bikes to ride LMAO....


Christmas holiday timw he has got to reformatt this drive and reload and partition off windows as its behaving like a Baboon  on meth  :grin: [size=78%] [/size]
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Reply #3

Ha ha, a baboon on meth!
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 :grin:
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Reply #5

There's a really long tank in Stavanger airport, which I go through several times a year, and it has a load of YTs in it, looks ace!  Would love to have a few of them...one day.
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Reply #6

I bet that tank needs some heating! It must be fairly cool all through the year.
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It's not that much colder than here, closer to say Glasgow, as it's not much further north, west, coastal (so low, rather than mountainous like a lot of Norway), and tempered by the gulf stream.  Oslo, for instance, is very cold in the winter.
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Really love the first photo of the aquascape in this thread Lily, well done :)

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thank you  :grin:
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Reply #10

Just thought, those Tangs must have munched through some Nori!!
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Well no , i am a mean mean feeder....i have nightmares about nitrate
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