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post #16 of 353 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a better shot with our new camera! this is my current set up with my Mini-M. In a perfect world i would have a suspended lighting system, canister filter with lily pipes, and an inline heater. but ...I'm broke. haha so budget it is!


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This thing is definitely coming together. You should take some of that loose riccardia and drape it on the manzy right at the water line. It'll grow right up that branch as far as the wood wicks up water.
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This thing is definitely coming together. You should take some of that loose riccardia and drape it on the manzy right at the water line. It'll grow right up that branch as far as the wood wicks up water.
It's funny you should say that because I did put a little up there. Haha !
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macro of mosses and such

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picked up some Ludwigia sp. 'red' from darkoon. this guy has got killer plants! beautiful red color with broad leaves. I've read that it does well in low tech so I am hoping it stays somewhat red. Let me know what you think about the addition of color? I put it next to the bacopa for contrast. slowly but surely this layout is coming together. I still want to add some crypts but funds are low so I have to do this slowly. Also, testing out some manual functions in my g12, this is somewhat of a dark shot but I think I am getting the hang of it.


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New shot with some more growth on the mini-m,almost time for a trim.... this pic seems to have more light.can also see fish and shrimps. super bummed right now though, I cracked the corner of this tank..see my thread in the general forum. very sad day today... I pretty much almost cried.

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Tank is looking great, man! Well done, your plants are very green. However, very, very sorry to hear about your tank cracking.

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Tank is looking great, man! Well done, your plants are very green. However, very, very sorry to hear about your tank cracking.
I put a little silicone on it today and waiting for it to dry. Right now I just hope it doesn't leak. It is what it is. Even if I ever get a new one I still want to see this scape through. It's really coming along the way I envisioned it.
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amazing growth on my stems... its pretty awesome. added a little carbon to try and clear up some tannins. i don't really do water changes on this tank.also noticed two more berried shrimp and some very very tiny shrimplets in the moss.


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Completed a major trimming today. I cut back all my stems plants in order to promote more bushy growth. I added some potassium and trace to help give the plants a little boost. I am hoping the plants bounce back well and start producing offshoots in about a week or two. Since this is still low-tech it will probably tank that long. Posted before and after. check it>>>
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New growth! But soo sloooww!!
Thinking of adding paintball co2. What do you guys think of having shrimp with co2? They are Sakura grade.
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I like your DW, a lot. Digging the minimal look.

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I like your DW, a lot. Digging the minimal look.
haha..thanks. your the second person that said that. sometimes less is more I guess. but I got plans for this one....
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Not the best shot but as you can see the crypt 'red' had started to take off. It is growing a little too high for my tastes. Do crypts grow more compact under high light and co2? Anyway, stems plants are slowly recovering from my massive trim. Can't wait to start with co2 on this thing but unfortunately I won't be able to get everything I need for a couple of months.
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brown water I know...but I am doing minimal water changes on this tank cuz i have shrimp and its lo-tech.

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