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post #46 of 233 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 10:00 PM
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Very nice, I love this tank, Im getting one with the stand very soon.
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They are fairly nice. The silicone is thicker and has some bubbles here and there compared to an ADA tank.
Ok, thanks!
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Styxx, I just took a look at the tank and the few bubbles that exists are all on the bottom. There aren't any of the sides. Hope this helps!
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Here's a shot of one of the Pristella Tetras in this tank.
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This tank has been turned into a cultivation tank. I have decided to take a break from aquascaping and just try to grow some plants. Nothing much to look at now but pictures will beforthcoming.
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I love the look of the shifted scape-- looks like the rich shallows clearing into the deep.

Lovely effect.
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Any updates on the new setup.. that second one you did was sick..

cant wait to see what you whip up now with that ADA

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Not much to report. I am currently battling some issues that I am trying to resolve. . Stem plant growth is abysmally slow. I have never seen stems grow so slowly.

I am pumping a ludicrous amount of CO2 and light into this tank and yet the stems are barely growing. In the past I have used this level of lighting and CO2 and a trimmed bush of rotalas would grow from a fresh cut, 10 inches to the surface in a week and a half. Now I have trimmed and its been a three weeks and I have approximately 1 inch of mediocre growth. Stunting is rampant.

I moved a few plants to my other tank 4 days ago and they have already grown 2 inches and color has perked up. Tank is lit by 150W ADA MH bulb.

I am starting to think the Fishneedit bulbs that come with the fixture are the problem. Everything I have ever read has said that light is light and plants don't care, but I am very suspicious.

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I loved your 2nd scape, the 3rd was really cool too, the first wasn't bad either

I saw one these recently in person recently and I was very impressed. I can easily tell the difference in quality between ADA and Mr. Aqua on nanos, not that Mr. Aqua look bad but on the bigger tanks, all the little things are far less noticeable.

Can't wait to see what you have in store.
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moss

how do you keep your moss short ?
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Trim it shears.
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I remember when I used to grow plants well. Now macrandra looks like crap and my growth is hellaciously slow.

If I recall correctly these shots were taken on my 39G cube with 165W of AHS CF on for 10 hours a day about 2 inches off the water surface. Nowhere near as much CO2 as I am using now.

In an experiment of chance, I have dropped my fixture to 2".
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What store did you get the tank at? And do all Mr.Aqua 48G tanks come low iron?

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