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post #181 of 264 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 07:26 AM
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looks good man....it looks like you're in transition....the left and right side look like two different tanks...lol...

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Any buce in there as well? What are your parameters? Your crowns and SSS+ look lovely.

Upgrade? 40B let's go! Haha
I've got a small one somewhere behind one of the branches. Not sure where to put it so I just have it there until I can figure out the whole arrangement. Not sure of the water parameters at the moment. Will update when I have tested it.

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looks good man....it looks like you're in transition....the left and right side look like two different tanks...lol...
Thanks, Howard. Yeah, I seem to be a little confused at the moment with my scaping. Honestly don't even know what to call this scape style. Ghettogumi?
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Really enjoy the new look. I think you'll have no problem arranging the stone. You're looking at probably 2-3 weeks before be able to add shrimp so you've got plenty of time.

Manzanita in a tank like this is often tough to pull off. You found a great piece! Definitely going the manzanita route in my 12gal's next life.
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Nice 12g tank whats the plant that is in front of the driftwood? Also what are you putting in all of the 40 breeders?
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Really enjoy the new look. I think you'll have no problem arranging the stone. You're looking at probably 2-3 weeks before be able to add shrimp so you've got plenty of time.

Manzanita in a tank like this is often tough to pull off. You found a great piece! Definitely going the manzanita route in my 12gal's next life.
Do you think I should add some more pieces to it? I'm not sure if I should leave it as it is and fill in the space with some plants. I have some rare crypts inbound which I hope to use in the tank if I can fit them.

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Nice 12g tank whats the plant that is in front of the driftwood? Also what are you putting in all of the 40 breeders?
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Yea man. What's the plan for those 5 40B's?
They're all various species of Eriocaulon. 40 breeders will have SSS CRS/CBS, and other species of shrimps. One or two of the tanks will be used as a grow out tank for plants.
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looking good...

Rebooting...

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I think it'll look great either way.

The large, open spot on the far left could handle another piece of wood if you don't add larger plants.

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Do you think I should add some more pieces to it? I'm not sure if I should leave it as it is and fill in the space with some plants. I have some rare crypts inbound which I hope to use in the tank if I can fit them.

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Thas a lot of breeders. What are you going to do as far as filtration goes? Canisters or HOB?

Craig is making a sizable order of c keei. I'll have to see what's left after hes done. I am sure I'll have some plants left though. I'll let you know.

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Hows the Coralife Dual T5HO working for your 12 gallon?
Is it too much? How do you control algae?
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I think it'll look great either way.

The large, open on the far left could handle another piece of wood if you don't add larger plants.
I'm adding more to the scape tonight pending new plants. I guess I'll see if there's room once that happens. Have you ordered some Manzanita?

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Thas a lot of breeders. What are you going to do as far as filtration goes? Canisters or HOB?

Craig is making a sizable order of c keei. I'll have to see what's left after hes done. I am sure I'll have some plants left though. I'll let you know.
Filtration will mainly be large sponge filters with one or two tanks using canisters.

I'll look forward to hearing from you.

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Hows the Coralife Dual T5HO working for your 12 gallon?
Is it too much? How do you control algae?
It's working out fine. I'll probably replace the bulbs with something of higher quality to get more reds out of some of the plants (stock bulbs on the unit suck). I don't find it to be too much. My algae issues have only been due to my own doing and nothing due to the light unit itself. I run it for 8 hours a day. I've battled algae by spot treating with Excel using a syringe. I also have an electric toothbrush I use to brush off what's left. It works really well.
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Planning to order a bunch of scraps from Tom Barr if I can talk myself out of creating a reef tank with my spare 12gal.

Hopefully your new scape will help talk me out of it! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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I'm adding more to the scape tonight pending new plants. I guess I'll see if there's room once that happens. Have you ordered some Manzanita?
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A suggestion to your poll. instead of posting all the pictures on the first post why not post the current FTS and say where the current pictures can be found. that way you won't lose all your photos.

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Current FTS
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Update photos 4/2/2012 on Page 42
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Planning to order a bunch of scraps from Tom Barr if I can talk myself out of creating a reef tank with my spare 12gal.

Hopefully your new scape will help talk me out of it! Can't wait to see the finished product.
Let's be honest, Jake. You and I both know that you'll end up buying another 12G if you reef the current one. Denial isn't just river in Egypt.

If all goes well, I should have an update to the scape tonight.

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A suggestion to your poll. instead of posting all the pictures on the first post why not post the current FTS and say where the current pictures can be found. that way you won't lose all your photos.

So like:

Current FTS
-Boom-

Update photos 4/2/2012 on Page 42
That's a good suggestion. I'll look into it. Now, if only I knew how to remove or change the poll options..
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