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post #16 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-17-2011, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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That's a beauty of a stand! How have the plants done growing in?

Also, what was the rationale behind putting the light together as you did, rather than installing a complete fixture up there?
I put the light together as I did in the interest of doing it DIY and saving a buck... all together it was like a 60 dollar venture. Or was their some more specific aspect you had in mind?

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post #17 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-17-2011, 12:48 AM
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That stand is gorgeous!! Love the framed concept.

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That stand is gorgeous!! Love the framed concept.
Ya! I know right! Framed tanks are awesomeness...
Not alot of people have them for some reason?

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We're not as talented as you and your little helper. Did you ever put a background on to hide the closet and clothes in the background? LOL

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Yes i did as a matter of fact!

A beautiful stick on backround! Straight black.

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I put the light together as I did in the interest of doing it DIY and saving a buck... all together it was like a 60 dollar venture. Or was their some more specific aspect you had in mind?
That answers my question perfectly. I hadn't seen those kits until your post, and didn't know much about them.
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Updates!

Staurogyne 'Porto Vehlo'

Staurogyne 'Tropica 049'



Anubias Nana 'Petite' Got 2 new leaves already! woohooo (one is still opening)

Panda Cory Closeup!!!

Pelvicachromis Taetniatus 'Keinke' Female in full breeding colors.


Some nice video... i think its nice anyways my first real one.
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Excellent Wood Working. Tank looks good so far, keep us updated.

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got some crypts ordered

Nurii
'Green Gecko'
Mi Oya

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All crypts showed up and are planted in!

4 green geckos
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Updates!

Moved some things

Trimmed and replanted some things

I had a couple months with no co2 after a period of intense co2 misting which caused a potassium deficiency (you can see where in pics)

Tank is recovering, almost all algae is dead (and has been for a while), only some green spot algae on anubias petite, and some kinda brown dirtyness algae? I dunno. It doesnt scrub off and its only one filter stuff(intakes , spraybars) and leaves that aren't doing well or anubias. Its not on any wood, or most plants.

TDS is 200-250 PPM
PH is in low 6s




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One of my 3 Crypt. Nurii

Staurogyne cutting, you can see where it hit deficiencies

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Snailage!

Java Fern when lights turn on...

Java Fern at 5pm Can you say Pearls


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post #29 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Boktober Fest PICS!

Gh 60
Kh 60
PH 7.0
TDS 99ppm

Full Frontal

Left side

Right side

Orchid Lilly -Barclaya Red Flower Bulb



Porto Velho

Crypto Corner


I have began dosing ferts slightly. A micro mix and some potassium. My Barclaya red has a flower bulb! Righteous. I thought it wasn't doing well but i guess it was just in one of its rests. It is a beautiful and fun plant with interesting perks.

Current Stocking:
6 Fancy Guppies (M)
5 Bluefin Killifish (F)
4 German Blue Rams (2M/2F)
2 Panda Corries
2 SAE
1 Assassin Snail
1 CRS (F)
Some Ghost shrimp
Various Snails

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Eheim 2217
SunSun Filter
Hydor Inline
2x39w T5HO
5lb CO2


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