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post #1891 of 2268 (permalink) Old 07-04-2013, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Those bright grey things, are rocks BTW, used to hold the wood down till it sinks well on its own.

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post #1892 of 2268 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 03:03 AM
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The sump/wet/dry is sealed, so there's no CO2 loss there, but you do get added O2 still.
Tom,
Please explain this to me in a bit more detail, I'm not following. If there is nowhere for CO2 to get out, how/where is O2 getting in?

Always curious.
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post #1893 of 2268 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 04:00 PM
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The tank looks awesome, especially the elatine hydropiper(?). What method are you using to inject co2 into the sealed sump, is it a needle wheel pump? And what's the small dosing pump on top of your rainbow plastic lifeguard for, if you're dosing dry ferts?

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post #1894 of 2268 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 05:01 PM
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It also takes the full brunt of the current if I let things over grow, then I'll get algae on the plants at that spot.
Hi Tom,
What kind of algae do you see in that area?
Do you know why it happens in that spot?

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post #1895 of 2268 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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I am going to go back to some older plant species I had prior as they make a better contrast statement.
Likely R. wallichii and Ludwigia perunesis. Will tidy up the Tonia and make a "L" shaped row instead of a triangle wedge.
Will add 2-3 more Erios to match the downoi on the right side.
Need to hack the Monte Carlo back in a huge way.
This will be done this coming week. I will do a few smaller wood changes in the front array.















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post #1896 of 2268 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 09:44 PM
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Your inbox must be flooded with dibs on that monte carlo when you sell it!

Tanks looking good as always! I like the revised plant layout.
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post #1897 of 2268 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 02:59 AM
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Your inbox must be flooded with dibs on that monte carlo when you sell it!

Tanks looking good as always! I like the revised plant layout.
I'll vouch for the quality of that stuff too. It's quite wonderful. Very plentiful, too.
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post #1898 of 2268 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Going to do a trim today. Change the Tonia and the hack the Monte Carlo.

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post #1899 of 2268 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 07:22 PM
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Heya Tom,

Looking good! What the heck's Monte Carlo? Are we now giving plants stupid names like the reefers give their neonsuperlemonadeorangecrush zooanthids?

My real question is what overflow are you using and where'd you get it?

I've never regretted over engineering a system, but often regretted under engineering one.

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post #1900 of 2268 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 08:25 PM
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Monte Carlo is a form of Micranthemum, and it is pretty cool. Got a nice foreground carpet in my low light tank.
Something i thought wasnt possible
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post #1901 of 2268 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Heya Tom,

Looking good! What the heck's Monte Carlo? Are we now giving plants stupid names like the reefers give their neonsuperlemonadeorangecrush zooanthids?

My real question is what overflow are you using and where'd you get it?
CPR, I modded it and added an extra bulkhead and drain pipe to make it a semi bean animal overflow, since you like funky names and all.

This reduces noise and drives one of the drains full blast while only a trickle goes down the other, this reduces the degassing.

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My favorite tank on this forum by far. Beautiful!
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post #1903 of 2268 (permalink) Old 07-30-2013, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
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My favorite tank on this forum by far. Beautiful!
It's an on going evolution. I will be making more changes this week, Tues most likely.

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Tom, just wondering, is this thread the most popular in TPT history?
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post #1905 of 2268 (permalink) Old 07-30-2013, 01:18 PM
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How many gph are you pushing now? What size is that outlet? Are you running two or three downdrafts. I saw that beananimal was adamant about using 3, but I'm skeptical...and since I've only got 2 holes in the tank I'm curious.

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