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post #61 of 129 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 11:11 AM
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Great looking layout and nice build! Makes me miss having my 60-P set up in the house. Soon enough, I guess.
keep up the good work!
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post #62 of 129 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Nice growth, looks like the lawn needs a good mow already. I think you made a good choice with rock placement. Nice clean look.
I'm having a hard time finding appropriate wave type scissors. I have some 200mm curved-tipped ones coming in the mail which I'll be using. It takes way too long to trim with cuticle scissors.
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I managed to get a trim done while performing a water change. Things look a little more proper and neat.



Here's a shot of the clippings. I feel like I'm throwing money away when tossing these. Anyone keep theirs and propagate it elsewhere?

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Lost an oto today I was getting ready for work and when I checked the tank I noticed it's tail stuck in the intake grills. I unplugged the filter as quick as I could and reached in to release him, but it was too late.
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when a fish gets stuck in the filter, most of the time, its dead already before it end up there.

sorry for the loss.

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I feel like I'm throwing money away when tossing these. Anyone keep theirs and propagate it elsewhere?
I feel like that too. I keep the trimmings if there's enough substance to them. I then use them to experiment with. If they're just small scraps, then I just toss them.

I really like the clean look you have going. Well done.
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Looks really great! You could start an emersed setup and just sprinkle the clippings in and see if some root
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post #69 of 129 (permalink) Old 05-02-2012, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the compliments guys. As much as I like the layout, I keep thinking of adding some background plants. Hair grass behind the rocks, or perhaps some hydrocotyle surrounding the stones....

I added 15 Cardinal Tetras a couple weeks ago, no losses. Algae has started to overtake the stones, so some manual removal was necessary.

Also got some decent scissors for the HC. They are 6" bent handle embroidery scissors. They look like mini ADA wave scissors, and are very sharp. About $12 from the bay.

Pics coming.
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Beautiful tank! I say go for adding more plants. You've obviously mastered the single plant carpet.

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I took this a few minutes ago. CO2 has been increased to combat some algae growth. Over time, the cheap diffuser doesn't produce a fine enough mist. Large bubbles were being shot out and reaching the surface before being moved around the water column. Even after a cleaning in a bleach solution overnight, the diffusion was inadequate.

I swapped in another one (I have several, as they are only a couple $ each), and the new one is much better. Quality control is not to be expected for the cheap stuff.

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wow, those cardinals look amazing in there! great looking tank man!

btw, i just ordered some of those embroidery scissors off of the bay after reading you did. have you had a chance to use them yet?
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Very nice!! Hair grass in the back would look great, and so would hydrocotle. I'd say go with both!

Ha ha, he he! DAncE whEn yoU're HAPppy! He he he! DAnce, danCE, DANCe!

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post #75 of 129 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 09:18 AM
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Jeez, your HC is so green!!! Is it the lighting or your camera? I'm planning on getting new bulbs for my 2x24 watt T5HO coralife fixture. Would getting the 2x 6700k life glos be a good move?
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