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post #31 of 205 (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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I have a UV sterilizer running on it right now and will keep it there for the next week or so until everything stabilizes..

I'm also rethinking the Ecco 35 I have on the tank right now I have biorio in it but I'm concerned the flow might be a little low, I'm considering a Ecco 80 or 2017 classic to replace it.

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post #32 of 205 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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So how many people have built a tank to accent a plant room, that was my goal, now that the tank is coming along what does everyone think of the location.



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nice set up

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The location is good. You can reduce light spill by tipping your light back towards the wall a bit. It makes it easier on the eyes.

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post #36 of 205 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so I have a film on my tank as you can see the tank is doing great and the fish and shrimp don't seem to mind but it is more annoying to me, I have slot of surface movement but no agitation I'm not sure if I need to get a stronger pump to move the surface more and compensate with adding more CO2 or just leave it and enjoy the tank, lol..

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post #37 of 205 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Well I added a school of rasboras slot more going on in the tank now, even the otos's joined in the school..

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Well my C Nurii from speedie has added 2 new leaves and it has alot of small plantlets off the sides of it, I'm excited it looks like it likes it's new home.



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Well wish my tank luck it has gone 14 days without me being there or anyone for that matter, hopefully all the gadgets worked as I planned, I'll see tomorrow afternoon when I get back to the states.

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Well not as good as it looked when I left but not too bad, water was about 1.5" low and some hair algae started to grow. Next time I will up the amount of water replaced for evaporation and reduce the EI dosing to half.

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Good news is my C Nurii Pantang mutated is growing out new leaves and they are quite a bit different than what they came with, I can't wait till I can split this and try a piece in the lower light under the java fern.


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Very pretty tank and jungle corner.
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post #42 of 205 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Well a water change has done some help, I need some carbon as the water is a little yellow.
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Your tank is gorgeous, I love crypts, but why is it so cloudy?!?

Ha ha, he he! DAncE whEn yoU're HAPppy! He he he! DAnce, danCE, DANCe!

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post #44 of 205 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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It isn't really cloudy it is just a poor picture and the lights are on so it's tough to get a good shot, probably should use my camera instead of my iPad

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Still looking good Len. Thats Maylaya? Awesome,now im real interested to see how the Nuriis turn out. Did you add anything like ironbottom to it?
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