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It looks very good for a hard tank to scape with. If it's possible, can you PM me the price you paid for your driftwood? I am also looking to buy some wood for my 55 as well....
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I see you have two xp3 on your tank, i have one on my 55gal have you noticed a big advantage?
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I see you have two xp3 on your tank, i have one on my 55gal have you noticed a big advantage?
the tank is fairly new so it's difficult to say. I had both these xp3's on my 125 and it wasn't enough IMO. But, for the 55 it seems like it creates great circulation. I'm still seeing if there are dead spots that will need a power head or something.
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the tank is fairly new so it's difficult to say. I had both these xp3's on my 125 and it wasn't enough IMO. But, for the 55 it seems like it creates great circulation. I'm still seeing if there are dead spots that will need a power head or something.

I have one xp3 with a power head but i still find im getting some algae and debris build up in certain areas
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Looks great! Could you move the plant from the right, into the left corner? ... or about a 1/3 of the way from the left, behind the branch?
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HC is packaged up and ready to ship. I'll send it out tomorrow.

It's A LOT of HC. Your back is going to hate me. Bahahahaha!

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Hey Rick...I thought I commented on another journal thread for this tank but I guess you started another one? Anyway, great tank and hardscape. To be honest, I didn't really like manzy before this tank but it looks great in yours! I'm also glad you are going to use a foreground plant. I also think that the large plant on the right distracts but I think another alternative spot could be under the piece on the right so that the wood would be shading it a little and visible. Just a thought. That way you could also keep the hygro where it is.
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HC is packaged up and ready to ship. I'll send it out tomorrow.

It's A LOT of HC. Your back is going to hate me. Bahahahaha!
I can just imagine lol. Plus, that canopy is a PITA to take off which i will have to do in order to get closer to the foreground. I really appreciate the great deal on the HC though man. Even if you get the glosso i will hook you up with some down the line so that you can grow it emmersed and give someone else a good deal because Lord knows i can't grow anything emmersed, lol.
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This is what it looks like under the tank. The PVC pipe running diagonally isn't the reactor. the reactor is actually screwed into the back left side of the stand. i can take pics of the back side as well to see the plumbing.

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more pics please! i love the tank

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more pics please! i love the tank
you asked and i shall oblige
Thanks to Anthony my back has been hurting since yesterday. Planting HC is not fun...




I got the HC planted and the Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata 'Cuba' and i also would have had the Bacopa Caroliniana & Limnophila aromatica planted in there as well but USPS decided to send a package that was shipped no more than 50 miles away through TEXAS!!!.... Go figure.
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Nice job Rick! That is going to look great once filled in. Remeber to trim that HC. Keep it short or you will have a new floater plant soon.

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Nice job Rick! That is going to look great once filled in. Remeber to trim that HC. Keep it short or you will have a new floater plant soon.
That is what I have always done wrong!! LOL

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Looking good, love the manzanita
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Nice tank! Nice wood!



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