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post #31 of 173 (permalink) Old 03-25-2011, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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here are some new pics. first time planting hc. also i can;t wait for the crypts to all fill in. the last pic is some algae that is growing on my driftwood. probably due to having 120 watts of cfl on a 29 gallon tank. ive got some H2O2 and am about to spot treat it. i also changed my light period. it now runs 65 watt dual daylight for 10 hours, with the ah supply 55 watt 3-6-10 running for 6 hours in between. i start a new job next week, so ill be getting an eheim and solenoid soon. also thinking about getting an inline heater also to clean up the inside of the tank. i may buy a glass drop checker tonight also.







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Looks great so far, love that driftwood.
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excellent! hope you get your plants!

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i hope i do also, if not ill be lookin in the sws to get the ones i want...
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glass drop checker purchased. i think next ill get a 10 gallon shrimp setup...
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yes! 10 gallon is a NEED not a WANT. you can always justify it some how... like extremly cheap or free!!! LOL..

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i got the moss today, thank you amy! it was fine, tied it to my driftwood. still have some tannins leaching out, but i am working on that (lots of water changes lol). ill try to get some pics tonight or tomorrow of the moss. my glass drop checker should be here within a week or so, and i also have an anubias nana on the way (i think i have the perfect spot for it on my df). still no word about my missing plants, filing a paypal dispute to hopefully hurry the process. i really need to get a better filter, i think i have a serious lack of flow (all the fish poo ends up in one spot, convienent for siphoning it out, but shows me where dead spots are, and i worry about my erio not getting good flow around it...

also, will using h2o2 to spot treat algae be harmful to the christmas moss?
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i dont think you could kill that moss. it is VERY hardy! sorry about the algea! im kinda in the algea lovers club lol!

no problem for the moss! i hope there was enough in that package and im glad it made it there fine.

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there was plenty. i spent 20 minutes staring at the tank trying to decide where to put it. when i trim im going to try a moss wall, but for now its tied to the driftwood. ill post pics so you guys can see where i decided to put it, but not til tomorrow.

i'm considering getting a different light now. i think 120 watts is just way too much on a 29 gallon tank. over 4 wpg. not sure though, i'll need to sell my fixture i have now to help offset the cost...
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got some proserpinaca palustris and limnophila aromatica today. also some more giant hygro, but i don;t think it is angustifolia like mine, it looks lighter green. new pics tonight i promise.
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sweet! we need some updated pics too. :P

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as promised...

full tank shot


apisto lurking, guarding his castle lol


c. walkerii 'lutea' looking good and thick.


polygonum sp. 'kawagoenum'


alternanthera pearling


limnophila aromatica behind the dw


peeking out


discus was just chased out of the dw by my apisto...


my awesome apisto agassizi male. favorite fish ever.
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and now for some potentially bad news...

i think i need to replace my tank. there are scratches on the inside of the glass. i can;t think of what would have scratched it, so they made be cracks on the inside surface. i am super worried about this.



here is a thread about this potentially huge problem...
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i love your choice of fish. both your discus and apisto look so cute! i have to agree that your apisto has to be the most handsome guy i have seen! all the plants are looking super healthy! and pearling is awesome! the layout looks really nice.

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they look minimal. i wouldnt freak out or anything. is it scratched on the back of the tank? if not... whip it around and your scratches are at the back :P squeaky clean front

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