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post #61 of 215 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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I have christmas moss under it right now. Its been running for almost 2 weeks now. The moss is growing well. I also put a stem of E. Belem to see if that will grow.

Personally I have no experience with any more demanding plants under the light. I have read that it is not enough light for hc.
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post #62 of 215 (permalink) Old 05-07-2012, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Well I decided to paint the intake and output black. Threw some tint on the back and changed the rocks. The first pic is before water was added and the second pic is as of today. I'm hoping the moss will cover the rocks on the bottom, as well as cover the wood up top. As for the rest of the tank, i'm unsure if I want to let the moss go crazy on the floor, or if E belem will grow in here. I put 1 piece of E belem to see what it will do.

I also tore down the Mini M. I have everything listed in the SNS if anyone is interested. I just don't have the time right now to do the high tech game. Besides, it will fund my next project.



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Nice, the PFRs will love it!

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post #64 of 215 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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The Mini M is gone. Its broken down and sold. Actually I still have just the Mini M tank, $40 for anyone local to Portland Or.

The moss is growing in pretty good in the Mini S. I started an emersed tank with E. Belem. Bought a Finnex Ray II DD 24 inch light. Actually bought two of them. I am really impressed with the light intensity and light spread. I have all LED's now on my tanks. No more replacing bulbs and lower energy bills now.

Is 174 PAR too much for an emersed tank? I only have one light on it right now so i'm at 87 PAR.



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post #65 of 215 (permalink) Old 05-26-2012, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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I put one blade of E. Belem in the Mini S a few weeks ago just to see if it would survive under such a low light level. I found a new blade on it today, looks like it will survive and grow slowly. I 'm planning to put some emersed belem in there and get a carpet going in the low tech Mini S.

Moss is growing. I added some shrimp, 4 Fire Reds and 5 CRS. Thanks Kiran. They have been cleaning like crazy. I'm also getting some gda on the glass, gonna try to wait it out.

My emersed project is going well. Each blade planted has thrown out a few new blades.
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Decent moss growth for so little light. 3 weeks of growth.








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Nice moss growth!

Let's see some shrimp shots, I love seeing my shrimp in others' tanks!

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I tried taking a few pics but I'm terrible with the DSLR. I still don't know if I am going to keep my hydor inline heater and hook it up or not. This tank stays at a solid 69 degrees. I have young kids so we keep our house between 69 and 78 degrees always. Besides that the eheim 2211 has a smaller output size so the heater would go on the input. Hows my temp sound?
I also have some dry ferts I'm waiting to see if I'm gonna use. I don't wanna dose anything so probably not. I think i'm gonna let the moss run wild in this tank.
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Ah... try manual focus and use Shutter Priority mode at somewhere between 1/50th and 1/100th depending on your lighting. Should give some better results

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How're they doing?

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Doing great. One is berried, has been for a week or so. Expected some young pretty soon. Moss is growing in as well.
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ha ha, ya I should. I'm hoping to get a good mix in this tank. Maybe tomorrow.
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Doing great. One is berried, has been for a week or so. Expected some young pretty soon. Moss is growing in as well.
Awesome! Which is berried, a CRS or a PFR?

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Maybe some new shots of your new shrimp?
No so new any more! lol

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PFR is berried. She looks like she's holding a lot of eggs. I'm down to 2 CRS. Still haven't found where the others went. They may just be hiding.
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