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post #31 of 76 (permalink) Old 01-02-2011, 10:02 PM
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Wow this setup is awesome. Nice work!
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The BEST nano I have EVER seen!! OOOH MYYYY GOD!
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Great job on the tank, I really like the layout and the lights.

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You are not messing around. This is a really beautiful tank and a fab set up.
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Very cool. Me likey! Video was GREAT!


My tank journals 65 Gallon Long & 33 gal
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post #36 of 76 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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The BEST nano I have EVER seen!! OOOH MYYYY GOD!
You haven't browsed Planted Tank enough if you think I have the best nano, lol.
There are many of other nanos better than mine, but I humbly thank you for your compliments.
Your compliments really make the tank worthwhile.

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Very cool. Me likey! Video was GREAT!
Thanks! I really hope you all enjoyed the video!
This was my first time filming and editing a short video, and I was looking towards any feedback.





Not really an "update"... since everything looked pretty much the same, lol.
But, I've got a few pictures I'd like to share.


Here's the one good picture I can get of the Crystal Reds.



Finally got around to cleaning out my filter pipes and bleaching the lily pipes.
The algae growing in the tubing really irritated me, lol.



Cleaning out the tubing and lily pipes really improved my water flow.
My lily pipes are creating a really strong whirlpool effect.
The oily biofilm I used to have hasn't shown its ugly face since!



Better view of the whirlpool.



More pictures of pearling, lol.








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Wow, that is an awesome whirlpool! How did you go about cleaning the tubing and pipes.

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Awesome photos too! I'm envious.
Are you blocking the intake via sponge somehow for CRS babies, or just leaving it be?

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Awesome whirlpool and pearling
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I didn't have options, lol!
I picked up the FishNeedIt pendant used from a local member on another forum.
It was a great price and was in great condition. I couldn't pass it up, and I knew I could always raise the light up if it was too intense.
But, hey... the 150W gave me incredible results! I'm glad I got the 150W!

Just FYI, I initially emailed FishNeedIt's customer support. I asked them if I could put in a 70W bulb in the 150W pendant.
They said it wouldn't fit. Bummer.
Since I didn't want to start my 60-F with a used and dying bulb, I picked up an ADA 8000k 150W MH "Green" Bulb to replace the FNI 6700K bulb.
The ADA bulb really brought out the green in my HC. No regrets so far!
Ha, I posted another thread about this because I hadn't read your journal. Great minds, etc. I guess. Love your scape. I'm putting up a 90p within the month. Still not all that fond of how much light spills out into the room so I'll be customizing the light a little more as well.
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Yes, I am using an "Aquatic Fundamentals" 29/37 gallon upright aquarium stand.
Does its job. Looks sleek and stylish. Goes well with the whole ADA simplicity. Plenty of room underneath.
Picked mine up from Petco locally on sale for $80.

Whoa. I got the bigger version, but I also picked up an Aquatic Fundamentals from Petco. And looking back at your setup, we have more in common as well. You're obviously my aquarist doppleganger ... because you have such great taste. ;-)
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Wow, that is an awesome whirlpool! How did you go about cleaning the tubing and pipes.
For the vinyl tubing, I used a simple coil brush. Something similar to this.
The lily pipes were a bit trickier for me. Since I have such narrow lily pipes (9mm), it was tough getting the brush throughout the entire lily pipe.
I scrubbed what I could reach, then I soaked the lily pipes in a thin bleach solution.
I shook the container around gently to get the bleach to penetrate every surface of the lily pipes until the algae turned white and fell off.
Afterward, I rinsed the lily pipes thoroughly and soaked in water with some Seachem Prime.
Again, I shook it around gently to let the Prime do its work.
15 minutes later, I put it back in the tank and prayed all the bleach was gone, lol.

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Awesome photos too! I'm envious.
Are you blocking the intake via sponge somehow for CRS babies, or just leaving it be?
If I notice my CRS are beginning to berry, I have a Fluval Edge Pre-Filter Sponge laying around just in case.

I've been keeping a close eye on my CRS. None seem to be berried.
I'm afraid I may have gotten all males or all females.
Does anyone know how to determine the sex of CRS?
I know how for RCS, but I don't know how for CRS.
Any advice would be helpful.

I bought my CRS locally on another forum. Got 12, split it in half with a friend of mine.
His CRS have eggs, but his water parameters are whack compared to mine.
So, I'm confused as to why his are breeding and mine aren't.
The only idea that I could come up with is I have all males or all females... or my CO2 injection is messing up their breeding.
I know I have good water quality and I change the water once a week.
I even add Indian almond leaves, but no go.

My friend and I got our shrimp from the same guy, but his are breeding and mine aren't.
Now, he's poking fun at my tank.

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Ha, I posted another thread about this because I hadn't read your journal. Great minds, etc. I guess. Love your scape. I'm putting up a 90p within the month. Still not all that fond of how much light spills out into the room so I'll be customizing the light a little more as well.
Thanks! I hope all goes well with your 90-P!
You're right that a ton of light spills into the room.
I've gotten used to the light spilling. In fact, I kinda' like it. My room's too dark to begin with, lol.


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I look at so many pics of tanks every day, but the simplicity of this one (even though mine is a little more complex) is still one of my inspirations. I'm only 2 weeks into my DSM so I still have a long way to go.
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Beautiful setup... You definately dropped a couple bucks, but well worth it. Nice work!

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Beautiful tank. This is going to get me motivated to start one up. Thanks.
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