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post #31 of 52 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 11:24 PM
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Wow looking great. I suggest moving some of the rocks closer together, they look to organized and would look better if you had several bunches of rocks.

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post #32 of 52 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Wow looking great. I suggest moving some of the rocks closer together, they look to organized and would look better if you had several bunches of rocks.
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Yep, I was warned by Speedie that the rocks were going to hide and they did. We have alot of Manzanita here and I have been wondering what it might look like instead of the rocks...hmmmmmmm
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Oh wow sorry, I only saw the first page, didn't realize this was longer, sorry about that.
Best of luck! Will read whole journal know

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post #34 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 12:21 AM
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Your tank looks fantastic Nate I really like the simplicity of just using a few species of plants. I had a really hard time with HC when I tried it... I couldn't ever get it to stay rooted. Yours looks great though. If you can get it to cooperate with you it looks really nice as it is. The Starougyne is a really neat plant. I am loving mine... the shape is so unique and they grow pretty quickly and seem to be very low maintenance. I can't wait to see the sterbai in your tank once they get out of quarantine.


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post #35 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-14-2010, 06:35 AM
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Thanks for your help with my algae. I like your tank - you've got the Blyxa carpet I've been going for....mine always just starts looking good and then some problem hits and they melt back to almost nothing...wash rinse repeat...
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Your tank looks fantastic Nate I really like the simplicity of just using a few species of plants.
Thanks! It is difficult to limit the plant count. My last tank was 1/2 the size and 3 times as many species. LOL

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Thanks for your help with my algae. I like your tank - you've got the Blyxa carpet I've been going for....mine always just starts looking good and then some problem hits and they melt back to almost nothing...wash rinse repeat...
Thanks. I meant to compliment yours as well. Its a jungle!
The Blyxa has been the lowest maintenance for me so far. The HC on the other hand ...grrrr.
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Nate, how's that tank coming along?
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Hey Audio, sorry I missed your post there!I was just coming in to post an update as it has been far too long.
Well, the tank took a bit of a dive due to some thread algae which got into my HC. When I tried to clean it up it just tore the HC out as well. It got into the Rotala as well. The tank never really recovered from it. I tore most of the plants out a month or so ago and saved some of the Blyxa but that was all.
I ended up raising my lights a ton more after following Hoppys threads. I am becoming a firm believer that less is more with lighting. Since raising the light and dialing in the Co2 the algae is all but gone. (at least for now)
I planted some Narrow Leaf Java Fern, various crypts, and a ton of fissidens fontanus. I am currently waiting for this to grow out. I am really just concentrating on plant growth and less on landscaping at this point. I am also getting a ton of Sterbai Cory eggs though I have not actually had any Fry as of yet. The blue background is going away next weekend.
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Those stands look professional! nicely done.

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Long over due for an update.....still no sterbai fry but they are still laying eggs. The tank has grown a ton since the last post! I had no idea until I accidentally clicked on my sig. LOL
Anyway on to the goods...
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do you collect the eggs after they lay them? if not they are just going to keep eating them.
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post #42 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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do you collect the eggs after they lay them? if not they are just going to keep eating them.
I collect them on and off. They turn white after a few days though. I have experimented with waterflow over the egg surface (which I have read can keep them from going bad) No luck...any ideas let me know!
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WOW!! Stunning tank, really amazing.
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Tank looks great. the Narrow Leaf java fern has taken off.


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I collect them on and off. They turn white after a few days though. I have experimented with waterflow over the egg surface (which I have read can keep them from going bad) No luck...any ideas let me know!
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When i raise my corys i put the eggs either in another small tank or in one of those liver breeder plastic things. The next thing i do put an air stone (connected to air pump) in which creates flow.


Also, How do get you eggs out of the tank, so you scrape them with a razor or do you use your fingers, because you might be squashing them. ( I use my fingers).

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I collect them on and off. They turn white after a few days though. I have experimented with waterflow over the egg surface (which I have read can keep them from going bad) No luck...any ideas let me know!
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alder cones help keep them from going bad but if they keep turning white they may not be fertile but also if you have good ones and the bad ones keep infecting them then i would try methalaine blue or alder cones
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