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post #151 of 172 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 03:27 PM
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Enjoyed reading your Journal, glad to see you're still active. I know myself in included, interest always ebbs and flows. Especially like the angels, I'm still waffling between discus or angels.

... and Paul, you speak the truth. I bet you have a folder of canned discus newb posts at the ready. Its easy to get pretty gung-ho in the beginning, but at least for myself; get a few fish in there and the "master plan" starts to mellow.
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post #152 of 172 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 05:16 PM
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Yor tanks look great! Any updated pics? My only humble recommendation for you is to either get pressurized co2 or at least dose excel in addition to your DIY co2. DIY co2 is just too hard to keep constant and your plants will appreciate the excel once the DIY co2 starts to drop off, saving you from algae issues. You've seen my 5 way nano setup... I'm thinking of doing a micro version of your old 55g scape with the eco complete and pool filter sand.

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post #153 of 172 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry I haven't posted any pics in a while I have just been distracted. Right now the 55 gallon looks awful and needs some new plants. When I get those plants I will setup the pressurized co2 I have been meaning to setup for months I just need to switch out the cga on the regulator. I will try and get pictures up soon.
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Enjoyed reading your Journal, glad to see you're still active. I know myself in included, interest always ebbs and flows. Especially like the angels, I'm still waffling between discus or angels.

... and Paul, you speak the truth. I bet you have a folder of canned discus newb posts at the ready. Its easy to get pretty gung-ho in the beginning, but at least for myself; get a few fish in there and the "master plan" starts to mellow.

Interesting you say that.

I don't have a folder of canned newb discus posts at the ready, but maybe I should. LOL
Very seriously though, I do very much enjoy assisting discus newbies any way I can, hopefully helping them to avoid unneccessary discus fatalities through ignorance or innocent error.
And it seems that the vast majority of questions, or problems, are somewhat unique, requiring a slightly altered, or different, response - so maybe any canned stuff wouldn't be effective.
Also, you never know till you try it - and often very good things come of it - so one shouldn't be shy about reasonable experimentation.

I do appreciate your comment.
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post #155 of 172 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Update 2/16/13

Wow it has been along time since I truly updated the tanks or posted pictures . Well the 55 gallon has been rescaped as of today as I decided that the tank did not look very good. Before that I sold all of the fish in the tank and I have decided to go in a different direction. I will be doing tank full of Microdevario kubotai, other small fish, cories and Apistos. I felt that getting Discus would have been a not so wise choice based on the size of this tank. The scape is not done yet as I do not have all the plants and I plan on getting some rocks to replace the ones in there right now. So now that you have heard what has happened with the tank I do have some pics to show.

















If anybody is wondering what plants are in there they are:

-Microsword
-Staurogyne repens
-Needle Leaf Java Fern
-Taiwan Moss
-Crypt Balanese
-Bronze Wendtii
-Alternanthera reineckii

Again this is not the final plant list and it is not yet full looking especially in the center. Thanks for looking.
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post #156 of 172 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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post #157 of 172 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 06:13 PM
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love the pink plant
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That's an interesting start up!

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post #159 of 172 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you. I am still waiting on some more plants and my co2 to be setup.
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post #160 of 172 (permalink) Old 03-12-2013, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Well I received my plants yesterday and they look great.The tank is starting to look full except for the microsword. I will try and get some pictures up tomorrow as I have hockey practice tonight.
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Re: 55 Gallon Planted Tank and Other Tanks New fish and Plants

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post #162 of 172 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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post #163 of 172 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Well I said I would update the thread with new pics and here they are. Also the new plants I got were Mayaca fluviatilis, Rotala sp. nanjenshan, and some more crypt balanese. I plan to stock the tank during the spring when I have a cance for a group order with a local club.





I plan to have more when the plants start to fill in and when I get my co2 setup. Thanks for looking.
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post #164 of 172 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Well I picked up 8 Otocinclus for the tank, but I may get more. I can't wait to get some Microdevario in here.
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post #165 of 172 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 12:34 AM
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I like the tank! It will be like a jungle in the middle. Id suggest some vals to each side, but that is just me.
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