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post #46 of 215 (permalink) Old 10-17-2011, 10:49 AM
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This tank is wizard. I like the regular grass. Its a very natural looking transition.
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post #47 of 215 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 10:54 PM
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I vote for tearing out the regular hairgrass... tank looks really good!
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post #48 of 215 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 11:42 PM
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I love the two types of HG in there. It adds interest. The way you have it now (only covering one side of the back wall) is great.


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post #49 of 215 (permalink) Old 12-15-2011, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
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Little update. I pulled the regular hairgrass and sold it. I'm moving soon so I pulled the rocks and let the Belem grow. Sold the belem and now its getting torn out and the tank will be coming down for a few weeks and a move. I will be setting it up in a few weeks with the new Aquasoil. Thinking about doing new rocks(Unzan Stone) and CPD's.





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post #50 of 215 (permalink) Old 12-15-2011, 02:43 AM
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holy crap! nice farm haha

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post #51 of 215 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Just set up the tank again. Will be posting new pics soon.
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post #52 of 215 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 10:27 PM
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Just set up the tank again. Will be posting new pics soon.
Loved the grass in the old tank, can't wait to see the new one though. Upload fastah!
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post #53 of 215 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Ya, I planted a few pieces of belem in the tank again and got some blyxa japonica for the corner. Put 6 cpd in there, two Otto and 2 amano shrimp. One Otto died and one amano is missing.
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post #54 of 215 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 07:08 AM
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I was just checking out your journal. I like that tank better than the one I have, but well. I already have this one and the ADA is kind of expensive... Good brand tough.
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Well, here are some terrible pics, just a preview. Heres the new mini s. Just threw some rocks in there, not placed quite yet. I want to do lots of moss. I want to cover the rocks similar to something like this:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...alues-who-knew

I wish I could find some stainless lily pipes for this tank.


The mini M is second. Still dealing with yellow stained tannin water from the Aqusoil. Blyxa and E. Belem in there. Still trying to decide if I want to do all moss in the Mini S or if I want to try the belem in there. Also thinking about throwing a black background on the S.
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post #56 of 215 (permalink) Old 04-12-2012, 05:24 AM
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Woah, I want to start a tank with a hair grass carpet now. Can't wait to see this tank progress.

What is the light you are using in the first pic (on the mini s)? It looks very thin.
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post #57 of 215 (permalink) Old 04-12-2012, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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It's the archea LED 25 cm, from AFA. I just figured out my dang timer is broken. Gotta pick a new one up before I get some algae.

The mini m will look like that again in a few months. I love belem carpet.
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post #58 of 215 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 03:48 AM
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I love your tank, but what made you decide to start over? Is the Mini M just such a small canvas to work with that it's easy to get bored with the landscape, or is it more about perfecting the process (i.e., less algae, faster growth, etc.)? I ask because I've recently started a Mini M, and I've seen members like you and Fat Guy achieve beautiful results only to decide to tear your tanks down and start over. I guess what I'm wondering is whether there's more to the story, or if it's really just about moving on.

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post #59 of 215 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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I tore the tank down because I moved across the country. But I have seen what you are talking about. I think its difficult to leave the tank alone. Its just part of the hobby that we enjoy to move things around and always be tinkering with things in the tank.

Part of it may be just mastering certain plants or styles. Its also nice to rescape when you make money off the plants.
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post #60 of 215 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 07:33 AM
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Beautiful tanks. Have you put any plants under that Archaea LED light yet? I'm considering getting it for my mini-s but haven't found any info on PAR values... The wattage looks like it is low/med lighting... might not be enough for my HC.
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