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post #1351 of 2889 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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Here it is. There are 20 Crypt nurii 'Phang Mutated' in there. The carpet is DHG 'Belem' and the moss is Fissidens, Rose, and Flame. I think this tank has got every kind of algae in it Its starting to come around though. The crypts are adjusted and starting to put up their first leaves. I didnt cycle the tank at all and this hurt me as far as balance and algae. I have to scrape the GDA/GSA off the glass with a razor. There are black mollies in there for now, they will NOT be staying. They poop on the moss and make it look even worse I will eventually put some shrimp in instead. In about 3 months this thing should be a beauty.....I hope I am ready for this thing to hit its stride so I dont have to keep babysitting it. Plus ill need the extra time to switch out a few other tanks.
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Nice tank man. I really like the crypt scapes that have been popping up lately. This is going to be one of the best one out there.

Where do all you guys find this great driftwood too? I can't find any.

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I live right next to the IL river and there is tons of it. I have also bought Manzy from Plantbrain. This is a mix of leftover riverwood and manzanita.

One of the best ones out there? No way, but thanks for the compliment
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Tank looks nice! What size tank is it? How is the flame moss doing for you btw? Are you getting some new shrimp(species) for this tank, or some of your existing shrimp? Is that the driftwood you collect locally? it looks killer!

What other tanks are you switching out? You are so cryptic in your details (lol pun slightly intended)

Got some planted pics up last night also if you want to check out.

P.s sorry for all the questions!

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I live right next to the IL river and there is tons of it. I have also bought Manzy from Plantbrain. This is a mix of leftover riverwood and manzanita.

One of the best ones out there? No way, but thanks for the compliment
Dang, I need to move by a river. Or just stop being lazy and go to one of the many forest preserves by me and scare some up. I need to look into some Manzy too.

And, yes, one of the best. That was my "stern look". Lol.

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Pssssst....Chad. I see your algae. I really like the layout of this tank!

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Looking good, Chad! By the way, Already got a spot picked out for the buce!

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Tank looks nice! What size tank is it? How is the flame moss doing for you btw? Are you getting some new shrimp(species) for this tank, or some of your existing shrimp? Is that the driftwood you collect locally? it looks killer!

What other tanks are you switching out? You are so cryptic in your details (lol pun slightly intended)

Got some planted pics up last night also if you want to check out.

P.s sorry for all the questions!
This is a 29g. Its the bottom tank on a rack and I have four of them. The other two are going to be getting switched out within the next few weeks. The shrimp that end up in here will probably be the yellows since I need to transfer tham somewhere while their tank gets redone. As for the wood, yes most of it is collected. There is one piece of Manzy the was a cut off piece from another tank.

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Dang, I need to move by a river. Or just stop being lazy and go to one of the many forest preserves by me and scare some up. I need to look into some Manzy too.

And, yes, one of the best. That was my "stern look". Lol.
Cant you get some by lake MI? Its a good family outing with benefits

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Pssssst....Chad. I see your algae. I really like the layout of this tank!
Thanks! I am going for the carpeted look.....on the back glass

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Looking good, Chad! By the way, Already got a spot picked out for the buce!
Thanks! I hope it does as good for you as it did for me. Everyone says they grow slow but mine more than doubled in 6 months time.
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Thanks! I hope it does as good for you as it did for me. Everyone says they grow slow but mine more than doubled in 6 months time.
That's awesome! Can't wait to see how it does for me!

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Heres this 29g rack...It funny I have to look around now for dirty clothes so Sara isnt trying to peep my underwears again Speaking of Sara, dont be eyeballin my algae collection around the sponge of the top tank, you cant have it. Its a super rare kind that only grows on sponge intakes, in top tanks, with rims. And next to cattails, put in with pussywillows. So you probably couldnt grow it anyway
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That's an awful nice rack you've got there

Where did you get the rose moss? I want! lol

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Nice! I simply love the top tank. Can you get some more shots of it sometime?

By the way, Chad.. I posted a question in my 75g journal just now, and I think you might have an answer, if you get a chance I'd appreciate it if you took a look.

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That's an awful nice rack you've got there

Where did you get the rose moss? I want! lol
Thanks. I hold a special place in my heart for nice racks I got the Rose a long time ago and grew it out, picked all the algae out, and grew it out again. If you want some id gladly give you some but it need to grow a bit first.

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Nice! I simply love the top tank. Can you get some more shots of it sometime?

By the way, Chad.. I posted a question in my 75g journal just now, and I think you might have an answer, if you get a chance I'd appreciate it if you took a look.
Im going to switch the blue sky background to black and see if it shoots any better. Hopefully it doesnt come out so bright in pics

Headed to your 75g now...
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I wouldn't trust the wood from Lake Michigan. The stupid beaches are always closed for E-coli or some other nonsense. I have a bunch of ponds and small lakes about a half hour from me, but I just need to get out there one or two days.

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Thanks. I hold a special place in my heart for nice racks I got the Rose a long time ago and grew it out, picked all the algae out, and grew it out again. If you want some id gladly give you some but it need to grow a bit first.

Im going to switch the blue sky background to black and see if it shoots any better. Hopefully it doesnt come out so bright in pics

Headed to your 75g now...
Have you tried taking pictures of it at a slight angle? I feel like it helps when I have a really bad brightness effect if I'm not looking at it dead on.

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