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post #16 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 09:19 PM
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This is looking great! You have a lot of the best riparium plants in there.

I have this goldfish setup going and it is also very low tech. This one is powered by sunlight (and an air pump).

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post #17 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 09:33 PM
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This is looking great! You have a lot of the best riparium plants in there.

I have this goldfish setup going and it is also very low tech. This one is powered by sunlight (and an air pump).

that s a nice tank, do you get any algae cause of the sun? how long does it get the sun light?
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that s a nice tank, do you get any algae cause of the sun? how long does it get the sun light?
It gets the sunlight all day. After I set it up it went through a greenwater bloom that lasted a month and a half, but since then the water is very clear and it grows just a bit of hair algae.
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post #19 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Any NPT experts think I'm safe to add fish yet?

I've added a few more crypts and stems.
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I do have some plants in the middle, they're just growing real slow. A shame because I'd have liked the emersed section to be a little more even looking in by now.

Have moved and trimmed a few parts that were overgrown so maybe considering some more species to hurry it up

Added some E.tennulus down the front with some crypts, once they grow in I'm hoping it will start to look really sweet.

Still no fish.
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post #23 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 02:04 PM
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very nice tank!

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post #24 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

So the first time I added a tiny amount of filter wool on to my pump, water was super clear. Now I've changed the wool it won't clear up again
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give it time. It sounds like you just disturbed the beneficial bacteria.

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give it time. It sounds like you just disturbed the beneficial bacteria.
Yeah I had. Bit of a noob mistake.

Fish have settled in well, hope to add more at some point!

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Looks great! More pictures!!!!
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whoa!!! I didn't know something like that existed, i'm gonna have to research plants and where to get those baskets on the side.
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post #29 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Terrible quality video but you get the idea. Rescaped left hand side, has growing to do.



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