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post #46 of 56 (permalink) Old 07-04-2011, 03:35 PM
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Ditto on the update! I'm using the same ensemble as well and I'm curious what you did with yours.
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post #47 of 56 (permalink) Old 07-04-2011, 07:41 PM
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Ditto on the update! I'm using the same ensemble as well and I'm curious what you did with yours.
How's your setup going agentkhiem? Did you go high or low tech? How'd you stock it?
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post #48 of 56 (permalink) Old 07-05-2011, 04:50 AM
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You just need to harness your collectoritis and use it for good. Over the yeas in the hobby I have come to grips with my yearning for different/more difficult/pretty plants. I just weed out the ones that do not excite me after a few weeks and keep the ones that offer something exciting.
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post #49 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 04:03 AM
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Thanks for the journal of your tank, it looks great! I have been drooling over the same tank at my lfs! I think seeing yours has pushed me over the edge. I hope to pick it up this weekend

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ah man, I saw this thread pop up in my subscriptions and was looking forward to an update.

40b - three years old at this point

My Picotope- retired

The 50 Gallon Experiment- retired
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post #51 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-05-2012, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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ah man, I saw this thread pop up in my subscriptions and was looking forward to an update.
No pictures right now but I saw this post and figured I'd give an update.

I converted this tank to a low light, low tech tank a few months ago. I nixed the co2 and started using just the stock LED fixture. Why? Because I am expecting I hated to see the high light plants go, but the trimming was getting to be too much, too often when my doctor told me it's really not the best idea to spend hours a week with my arms in aquariums up to my elbows. It killed me to let my plants go, but I do know my son's health is more important than my hobby. Plus low-tech will be easier on my sanity once he arrives in April when I know the tank will be the last thing on my mind as a first time mom!

It is still green and kind of lush, but it's sad to look at when I know what it once was and it never got to realize its full potential. It's actually due for a wc tonight (moved to every other month) and light trim so I'll snap some phone pics and get them up later.


And as any good aquarium addict, I have a tank planned for his nursery once things settle down. My boss at work bought me a 30 gallon tank for winning a sales/customer service contest and it'll house one oranda with lots of rockwork and a few goldfish-safe plants..once everything settles down of course.
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post #52 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-06-2012, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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Alrighty. New specs:

27 gallon marineland cube
Lighting: stock marineland double bright LED fixture
Filtration: rena xp2 stock media, no carbon.
Equipment: rena heater set at 84 degrees, powersweep 30 powerhead, mini azoo powerhead
Substrate: Eco complete, floramax.

Livestock:
1x marble angel
2x cardinal tetra*
3x glowlite tetra*
10x pygmy cory
1x clown pleco
3x otocinclus
1x false julii cory*

Plants:
Java fern trident
Crypt lutea
Crypt parva
Anubias nana
Sunset hygro
Some mystery plants I can't recall
Seusswassertang holding on in there somewhere.

Some phone pics:

Fts:
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My buddy:
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Pygmy cory cat!
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As you can see, its very blah right now. I hate the way it looks..so empty, but ill be able to dig back into it soon enough. I swapped the manzanita out for the old wood I had (easier to move around, less time in the tank) but I've still got that stashed away for later too.


* improper schools because some of these fish are years old and have died off...we are moving so I haven't bought more fish as I will likely be giving all but my angel away for ease of moving.

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post #53 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-08-2012, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Gave it some time to settle, took a better pic on my phone (new to it so im still getting used to it)

A little clearer, more true to color Fts:
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Forgive my bba. It will not die lol. At least its not spreading and I've been picking it out as I get into the tank.
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Alrighty. New specs:



[/CENTER][/CENTER]Plants:
Java fern trident
Crypt lutea
Crypt parva
Anubias nana
Sunset hygro
Some mystery plants I can't recall
Seusswassertang holding on in there somewhere.
don't you just love the auto fill in on smart phones?!?!?! but....gives an idea..dr. seuss themed tank for the little one's room!!

tank looks great! the high tech tanks are pretty to look at, but i prefer the low tech ones more. not sure why, just my oddball tastes i guess.
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post #55 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like I've got growth. Also, found some of that fancy ludwigia that stays red in low light on the sns...hopefully it stays that way easily for me.



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Wow
that looks great heather!! ps congrats on your coming little guy!
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