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post #166 of 353 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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So here is a better pic. I realized that I had the ceiling light on when I took the last photo. This is much better. Also the new batch of purigen cleared up my water. Awesome. Forgot to mention that I attached a small piece of stainless steel mesh to the intake of my filter. After the move, I found a shrimp stuck in the inflow. So I ordered this 3 x 3 patch of stainless steep mesh from eBay. It's working perfectly. I just had to shape it to fit the 9mm size of the pipe.[censored]
Some thoughts I have on this layout. I'm not too happy with the elongated growth I have going on right now. It's due mainly in part by not having co2 and relatively medium light from the compact fluorescent fixture. It's only 13w. I mean I like it but I have a different vision with more compact growth. I'm over the low tech approach for now. I really want to upgrade things a bit. . Foreground plant for the right side of the tank will be Liliaopsis Mauritania. Im currently frowing it emersed and will add it once i have co2 and new light. I think it will work well with "jungle" feel.[censored]Let me know what you guys think.
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post #167 of 353 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 05:56 PM
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I like the overgrown jungle look. The tank is looking good. The only thing I would do is pull out the brown Crypts. They are a little big for a small tank imo.

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I like the overgrown jungle look. The tank is looking good. The only thing I would do is pull out the brown Crypts. They are a little big for a small tank imo.
Yea man. I know. Your talking about the middle one right? I'm afraid to pull it out dude. The roots are probably huge. I have dirt underneath the black beauty. I'm going to to leave it and just let it ride until I rescape.
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ha ha, ya that would be a problem. I'd pull them all when you rescape. Just my preference though.

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ha ha, ya that would be a problem. I'd pull them all when you rescape. Just my preference though.
Thank you. It's def noted.
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I agree with your plan. However if you want to avoid pulling the plant you can simply cut it off at the base just under the substrate. That way you'll keep the water clean, of course it may grow back but not for quite some time. It's a risk but what would you rather have, completely cloudy water and pissed shrimp or the alternative? Just my $0.02 worth...
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Thought of that too! Haha. Well see. GOOD NEWS.
Aquaray Mini 400 LED tile has been ordered. Effing Stoked! I want to plan my mounting system so I wanted to order it to see what I'm dealing with. And btw. I was on APE , and found some PAR readings that Orlando from GLA took with this light. PAR was 55umols @14 inches!! At substrate!! That's at minimum medium light.
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Thought of that too! Haha. Well see. GOOD NEWS.
Aquaray Mini 400 LED tile has been ordered. Effing Stoked! I want to plan my mounting system so I wanted to order it to see what I'm dealing with. And btw. I was on APE , and found some PAR readings that Orlando from GLA took with this light. PAR was 55umols @14 inches!! At substrate!! That's at minimum medium light.
Nice! Hallelujah! Can't wait to see it in action!
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ShrimP pics!!

The bubbles are from my h2o2 dose.
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Now that's what I call red. Beautiful!
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Now that's what I call red. Beautiful!
Thanks bro. My juvie mammas have colored up nicely. I did notice a couple of not so red males that I should probably cull. I put them in my ten gallon half moon(which is still a complete mess)
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Ohhhhhh and my GLA PB REG HAS BEEN ORDERED!
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ohhhhhh and my gla pb reg has been ordered! :d
yes!
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I am an extremely happy person right now. First is I got my new light. Very impressed with the construction. Very light bit solid and durable. Looks like a UFO!

So bright yet very different from flourecent.

And without further adiu... A thing of beauty ...



All I need now
Is a bubble counter and check valve and I'm ready go! Thinking about the Ada ... Any suggestions?
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Glorious. That. Is. All.
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