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post #16 of 141 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Tank looks awesome. Is that the bronze wendtii? Looks awesome, very bullous or whatever that's called.



What happened... I touched it. Cut off the long stem and replanted, never recovered after that. But hey, the SS Hygro still looks great. Thanks for the offer, but I am slowly growing out of my collectoritis (by losing plants here and there).



Let me know when you are in the area, you need to visit your fish... Regarding brew, got an Irish Red that turned out really tasty, and just ordered stuff to make a Kolsch, a Cali Steam, and a Maibock, so no fear of running out anytime soon.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure it is bronze wendtii. Unfortunately I bought it from a big name petstore a while ago and they didn't have it labeled.

Sorry about your glandulosa, but like you said it might be for the better.

I will definitely let you know when I come to Cali. Look forward to sampling some brews.
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I decided to see what would happen if I brought the middle bulb on my fixture back for five hours. Too soon to tell.

I'm used to the Ista reactor noise. It is actually kinda soothing if I don't have to pee.

The background is starting to fill in, but the middle needs some work. I'm a bit worried about the butterfly rotala. It's just.... delicate.



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Hahaha on the pee comment. If my tank water drops even slightly, I have that issue. Good reminder. I like the tank a lot better without the glandulosa. Good move, even if it wasn't on purpose.

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Where/how did you get those cool flip back legs or whatever for the light fixture and would they work on other fixtures?

They look sort of like the ones on the Zoomedic T5HO fixtures.

edit: it also appears that they would prevent the use of the standard Aqueon glass tops, is that correct?
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I admire your discipline - not a single fish that I can spot. That way you can bomb the tank with CO2 and other ferts, not bad. How is your Cherry situation these days?
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I admire your discipline - not a single fish that I can spot. That way you can bomb the tank with CO2 and other ferts, not bad. How is your Cherry situation these days?
It's funny you should say that... I visited a pet/pond shop in the middle of nowhere today. The owner builds display tanks all over the country and has a couple really cool ones in his shop. I've never had Bloodfin tetras before so I decided to give them a try. So much for disciprine...



The only shrimp I have are three Amanos in my other tank. I do want to keep Cherries again but I didn't feel like a high light/CO2 tank that I am constantly needing to trim would suit them best. I think I will end up adding them to the lower light 29g.

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Where/how did you get those cool flip back legs or whatever for the light fixture and would they work on other fixtures?

They look sort of like the ones on the Zoomedic T5HO fixtures.

edit: it also appears that they would prevent the use of the standard Aqueon glass tops, is that correct?
I got the flip top legs from the company who built the fixture, Catalina Aquariums. Unfortunately I can't tell you whether they are compatible with other fixtures. I can take pictures of whatever you might be curious about though, so feel free to ask.

You are correct, these legs would not work with a standard glass top without some customization.
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Hahaha on the pee comment. If my tank water drops even slightly, I have that issue. Good reminder. I like the tank a lot better without the glandulosa. Good move, even if it wasn't on purpose.
Are you talking about the Glandulosa on the right hand side? That is still there. Or maybe the removal of the majority of crypts in the middle?

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The crypts in the center. I was reading about your glandulosa melting and didn't finish my thoughts and meshed them both together it appears. I am thinking I need to start reading my comments again before hitting "post quick reply." LOL

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The crypts in the center. I was reading about your glandulosa melting and didn't finish my thoughts and meshed them both together it appears. I am thinking I need to start reading my comments again before hitting "post quick reply." LOL
The glandulosa has actually been doing much better with these water parameters. Only the leaves on the very bottom are dying off, as opposed to all of them from the mid point of the stem and down.

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Looking forward to updated pics on this thread.

How's your flow in this tank? I'm 6 months in, with 2 Eheim 2217s on my 40B, and still messing around with how to set up the spray bars for good flow distribution without having either dead spots OR spots where the plants are blown sideways, which is very distracting to the viewer as well as not very attractive.

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Looking forward to updated pics on this thread.

How's your flow in this tank? I'm 6 months in, with 2 Eheim 2217s on my 40B, and still messing around with how to set up the spray bars for good flow distribution without having either dead spots OR spots where the plants are blown sideways, which is very distracting to the viewer as well as not very attractive.
Sadly I've kinda put this tank on the backburner. I made a few poor decisions:

-I switched the way I dissolve CO2 and don't think I got the level where it needs to be again.
-I went with a foreground that doesn't quite fit. Microsword is awesome, but I don't think it's right for this tank.
-I removed the powerhead in the back right corner and probably left it lacking circulation. Right now I'm watching oxygen bubbles float directly upwards (just did water change).
-I did not take my time in researching and choosing fish. I made a rushed decision and it was the wrong one. Never again....

I still dose, trim, and do water changes, but I'm just not in to it. The plants are kinda straggly looking. I'd much rather watch my low light with CPDs, Fire Reds, and Amanos.

The good news is that I can change everything but the fish, unless I get another tank for them.
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you can also post them on swap-n-shop or even Craigslist, and other boards swap -n-shops like A-Central

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I added a piece of wood, moved plants around, boosted my CO2, added some willisi and parva, and put a powerhead in the corner. Also got some Giesemann bulbs a couple weeks back to help get me motivated. I really want to be satisfied with this tank some time in the near future.

Still having trouble with my butterfly and wallichii. More CO2 helps, but it is still just straggly looking.

I am also learning a bit more about shooting in manual mode with my point n shoot. Didn't have to adjust the brightness in photoshop this time.

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Gratuitous bump, but I have a question about your rivet stand. I've might have missed it in the previous thread, but where did you pick this up from? It's almost exactly what i'm looking for.
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Gratuitous bump, but I have a question about your rivet stand. I've might have missed it in the previous thread, but where did you pick this up from? It's almost exactly what i'm looking for.
Either Lowe's or Home Heapo. I just took my tape measure and was lucky enough to find one that fit perfectly. Make sure you put in the rear and side beams for extra stability in the middle.
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Either Lowe's or Home Heapo. I just took my tape measure and was lucky enough to find one that fit perfectly. Make sure you put in the rear and side beams for extra stability in the middle.
Thank you! I will hunt there in the future. The stand looks perfect for the 40B
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