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post #16 of 278 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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The tank look sweet dude, I love all the crypts in there, and that DW is magnificent!
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Thanks man! Should be interesting to see develop.

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The chosen layout is even better underwater! (And Glenn, do what I do with my Jameson and pour the beer in a glass. )
Jameson always belongs in a glass in my house, not in a shot. You will find that out real quick.

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hey this is nice
i always like crypts aquascapes
do you have access to crypt parva?
it will look great on the foreground
I do have access to it, but I am going to be 100% honest with you.... I hate it. LOL! It grows like a snail moves and for all the hype of it, it offers nothing unless your tank is less than 5 gallons. It just doesn't do it for me.
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In that case, I'm inviting myself over with a 20 ounce glass in tow. LOL. I agree with you on the parva. I hate it too. It's such a slow grower. I started out with six plant of it at the beginning of the summer and now I have 9....

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Guess I should subscribe too. I like Jameson, your tank, and this lay-out. Sounds like a winner. Cant wait to see your tank grow out
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Things are finally wrapping up. Did some of the filter setups and got the reactor going. Trying the Water Filter Housing Reactor. See if it does the job.

I have a lot of air pockets trapped in the lines, so by tomorrow, I will really crank the CO2. Right now, its just on a dribble.

Just running 108 watts on this for an 8 hour duration.

Some of the driftwood is not cooperating and of course is trying to float. I pinned a few strategic rocks in there to give its some help, but unfortunately it scrambled some of the setup a bit. Will rework it after it all comes down.

Got Narrow Leaf Java Fern in the mail today from my good friend Wasserpest! Thanks Thomas! Stuff will work wonders. I just have it slapped in for now to get a sense on where I want it to live. I think I have the right areas (need to add a bit more to the right or remove some from the left), just need to wait for a bit to get some of the wood to settle.

If I get time next weekend, maybe I will try and tie it down. We will see.

Some pics.

The needle valve will be installed into a bracket on the back wall eventually and I will clean up the tubing. Need to make it, but not right now. Tired. LOL.




Doors to stand will be fixed also next weekend.
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That java fern is really setting up the whole tank. Wasserpest is fantastic, isn't he? How in the world do you manage to have such a clean cabinet with all that equipment? You are very organized.

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That java fern is really setting up the whole tank. Wasserpest is fantastic, isn't he? How in the world do you manage to have such a clean cabinet with all that equipment? You are very organized.
I will clean up the wires more once things are rolling. I hate getting too squared up, only to spring a leak or need to change something. Still have to add the controller to it to.

It won't always stay that clean Sara. Remember, there are no fish in here. It will be polluted with fert bottles, fish food and nets in no time.
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I expect to see that cabinet full of junk so I can rest easier at night. Have you given much more thought on the fish you might use in the tank?

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Very nice! I especially like your woods.
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What happened to the keyholes?
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That is going to be some super sweet looking tank !
Cant wait to see it completely finished with the plants up & growing.
Fauna ? That should be interesting - what are your intentions ?
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looks awesome.

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I expect to see that cabinet full of junk so I can rest easier at night. Have you given much more thought on the fish you might use in the tank?
You know what, I haven't! I am going to a fish auction in two weeks here in Jersey. See what that kicks up. I never walk out of those things empty handed. Maybe a school or two??

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Very nice! I especially like your woods.
Thanks man! Got tons more. Another tank in the works already.

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What happened to the keyholes?
Still got em! They are hanging in my 72 gallon still. The two old guys are getting up there in age (have to be close to four years old by now), and there are a handful of a few others (just about two years old). I may put them in a smaller tank upstairs for now (72 is coming down). They are the one fish I am not really interested in right now.

Substrate spawning cichlids went right out the door with the mineralized topsoil and to be honest, I don't need them ripping up my plants, although the keyholes are the calmest of most cichlids I have kept. They just kind of lurk about.

Totally off track tandem!
But... stay tuned, 50 gallon tank is in the works... Will be home to about 10 Aequidens metae (Yellow acara is a common name for them). Been growing them out for the last two years and a few are just about pairing off now. Tank will be on the acidic end (toward blackwater), very shaded, no plants really. Stand is under construction.

Also breeding Cryptoheros myrnae right now. They just spawned this week in a small 20 gallon I set up for them. They are a bit skittish, but I will try and snap off a picture of their spawning colors. Totally sweet, you would appreciate it Joel. Hoping to see free swimmers in the next week or so.


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That is going to be some super sweet looking tank !
Cant wait to see it completely finished with the plants up & growing.
Fauna ? That should be interesting - what are your intentions ?
Yea, to keep the theme. No clue. LOL!

I am usually a pretty simple guy with fish. Nothing too difficult, I don't have time for fish that require to much.
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Awesome looking layout!! I haven't been around in a while, and it's nice to see some of the "old-timers" still rockin' it
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(De-chlorinated of course because that's how I roll)
Why??? Had me laughing.
Awesome start and can't wait to see it fill in.
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Why??? Had me laughing.
Awesome start and can't wait to see it fill in.
Ah, just being silly. No fish in there or any other critters, so really didn't matter. Its just a habit. LOL.

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