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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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The Dude's tanks

Some of these have been going for a few months, the 10g is just started.
75g Angel tank
Organic potting soil
CO2
6 Angels
10 black neons
4 Amano's
5 Ghost shrimp
2 Oto's

Still waiting for the Staurogyne to fill in so I can trim some and use it as the foreground on the 10g

46g
Organic Potting soil
CO2
1 Angel (bully)
Some Platy's
1 Plakat
2 Amano's and some RCS


29g
Potting Soil
10 Serpae Tetras
10 Neons
2 Amano's

I'm waiting for the microswords to fill in. Just added the driftwood so there's some tannins.

20g RCS tank
Flourite
Hundreds of RCS
1 Amano


New 10g tank.
Right now it has some Platy fry, some RCS and 4 Amano's

Going to use some Staurogyne from the 75g for foreground and soon I'll be emptying all the occupants to set this up for OEBT's.
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hey dude nice tanks. like the first 2 the best.

125g Mud tank.
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hey dude nice tanks. like the first 2 the best.
They have been going the longest and the only ones with CO2. I'm open to ideas, there's always room for improvement.
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I like that first tank especially. It really ties the room together.
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I made the comment the first time you posted with that wood it was going to look sick in the tank! (still love it) Now with the plants it's even worse haha box it up and I'll send ya shipping money to save you from it.

good now and great when it fills in.

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I like that first tank especially. It really ties the room together.
LOL.... I just spit my pre workout drink all over my wife!
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I made the comment the first time you posted with that wood it was going to look sick in the tank! (still love it) Now with the plants it's even worse haha box it up and I'll send ya shipping money to save you from it.

good now and great when it fills in.
I got real lucky with those 2 pieces. I wish I had the skill arranging plants and hardscapes that you guys do. Once the Staurogyne fills in (or I can get more from Plantbrain) I think the tank will look pretty good. It's taking a while since the Angels are nibbling at it.
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This dude's got some really nice tanks. Lol really like the first tank

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The 75g is filling in with the exception of the Staurogyne. I need to get more plants and fill it in by hand.

The 46g is filling in nicely and I'm considering mixing in the dwarf chain swords with the Staurogyne in the 75g.

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I've also noticed a rather good size colony of RCS thriving in the Lilaepsis and stones. I added a few baby's months ago and watched as my Angelfish ate most of them before the even got to the plants. What's strange is that they are Fire Red whereas in my shrimp tanks the coloring isn't all that great. Environment must play a big part. The tank is also C02 injected. Still haven't seen the Amano's I added several weeks ago.

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dude, tanks are looking most excellent.

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I'm usually not into the whole brevity thing but... Awesome!
Lol! I could go all day saying nothing but quotes from that movie!! In fact I did, but the wife got a little fed up
Anyway, I'm still in limbo with this 10g. I found a piece of oak and prepped it and soaked it etc. I've also got an endless amount of trimmings from my other tanks as well as vals and pretty much anything that's in any of my other tanks along with probably 60lbs of slate. I just can't come up with anything. Here's how it looks now

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I finally found some direction on my 29g. Foreground is Lilaepsis, the left side will be a crypt of some sort and Java Ferns. The right side is sunset Hygro and Red Ludwigia that will be trimmed to keep some depth. I'm starting to like it. It almost was torn down last night in favor of building a reef system, but that's just too much in addition to my other tanks. The inhabitants will likely change so that I can put something cool in there to keep my attention.

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The tanks look great and are coming together nicely.
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