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post #31 of 153 (permalink) Old 12-05-2010, 08:00 AM
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Sry I took long to reply. From my reading on tpt the general consensus has been that larger tanks benefit more from two separate diffusion points. I assume if you have great flow it wouldn't matter.
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post #32 of 153 (permalink) Old 12-06-2010, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Quick Update:

Some of the patches of HC have been growing so I decided to split them up and spread it out a bit over the left and right sides. Also I took these photos with my Canon instead of my iPhone.






























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3rd pic up, what kind of snail is that?

Your tank is looking very.. Empty =P good growth though, I'll be following for sure. I expect millions of shrimp in this thing =]
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post #36 of 153 (permalink) Old 12-06-2010, 07:04 AM
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That amount of pictures on my iPhone didn't have nearly the Amount oh trouble I thought it would. The tank looks empty but I am sure in a few months it will look amazing.


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Yea it's 1 of six assassin snails I purchased to take care of the mrs and pond snail problem.

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about the co2 splitter, if you look closely, you should have a connection from your solenoid to your needle valve, maybe a 90degree elbow or just the neele valve threaded right into the solenoid. You can get a "t" fitting and thread one side into the solenoid, then the needle valve on top, then add a 90degree fitting and thread the other needle valve into it. thus you can control both needle valves separately. The only real downside to this method is that you will have both needle valves on the same solenoid, but you can send .5bps to the little guy and 5 to the big tank if you want. I'll take a pic of mine for you to see ok.
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Looks great so far! That HC is going to be a pain in the butt to trim in that tall tank.

Do you have an idea for hardscape yet?
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Thanks rountreesj. Please post that pic when you get a chance, sounds like a good idea.

GOFAST, Yea I think your right about it being a pain, but luckily I'm tall with long arms lol.
I have an idea of what I want as far as the stone is concerned. I'm ordering some of the ADG Black Coastal Stone before christmas and probably 3 more bags of AS 2. I know I want one very large Stone and multiple smaller ones around the tank. I want the HC to surround all stones and where ever there is a crack or crevice I want to plant either Blyxa J or Anubias nana. I was thinking maybe some really long Hair Grass in the back of the tank.

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Anyone know what size lilly pipes would work for this tank and the dual 2217s?
Would 4 6700k bulbs be ok for this tank? Is it enough light? 54x4 t5ho

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i think you'll need 17 mm but not sure, maybe 15 mm, in which case i have a pretty nice inflow if you'd like...

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I have some pretty cheapo needle valves, however, Orlando at green leaf has some pretty awesome ones and he can put together ANYTHING you want. Entire regulator, post regulator, solenoids. Or in my opinion, a decent solenoid, and two good really good needle valves would be ideal, and use some other sort of bubble counter... he has a pretty cool new inline super diffuser too...
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Hope that helps some to give you an idea of one option, and of course, if you want just one extra solenoid, you could split it right off the reg, and go 2 solenoids, 2 needle valves...
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What is this black tar around my HC? I notice its where most of the submersed form of the HC melted away while changing into emersed form but could it be the decomposed leaves? Will it cause any problems if I don't get it all out? I haven't noticed any growth past the perimeter that the tar has created around the Hc but the HC seems to be healthy and the roots are very long and strong.


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Looks to be dead leaves or algae? Are you doing dsm?

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