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post #16 of 726 (permalink) Old 02-14-2012, 11:14 AM
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I use the MGOPS and have no issues. I never make it to the full inch of MGOPS though. I use about 1/2 to 3/4 and plant very heavy at the onset. I will tell you I rarely move around my hardscape though
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post #17 of 726 (permalink) Old 02-14-2012, 07:09 PM
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Just curious how thick your dirt layer was, they don't recommend much over 1" max on the dirt and it can compact. I will be usign probably 1/2" or less in my setup. Also with zero hardscape and a fully dutch setup the roots from teh plants should do it well.

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That was probably my mistake then. I had it mounded up in some areas. I knew the top layer couldn't be any more than 1" but did not know the dirt needed to be no more than 1" as well.

Would completely explain my problems....uhg..... I've not had very good luck with this thing lately.

SOOO I suppose potting mix would be just fine! Go for it

Honestly I'm excited to see this take shape. Your projects have been my favorite ever since I started with my 75. If you decide to let the 2262's go I'd like the opportunity to get one from you when the time comes.

By the way, what ever did you do with the manzy that was in your tank from the pre-dutch phases?
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That was probably my mistake then. I had it mounded up in some areas. I knew the top layer couldn't be any more than 1" but did not know the dirt needed to be no more than 1" as well.

Would completely explain my problems....uhg..... I've not had very good luck with this thing lately.

SOOO I suppose potting mix would be just fine! Go for it

Honestly I'm excited to see this take shape. Your projects have been my favorite ever since I started with my 75. If you decide to let the 2262's go I'd like the opportunity to get one from you when the time comes.

By the way, what ever did you do with the manzy that was in your tank from the pre-dutch phases?
Manzy is tucked away in the garage and I just listed a bunch of stuff in the SnS.


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You want to let some of that manzy go? PUHPUHPUHLEASE!?! Comments about the filter going in your SnS thread.
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You want to let some of that manzy go? PUHPUHPUHLEASE!?! Comments about the filter going in your SnS thread.
Only if you want to make the trip up this way.... Not really looking to ship it.

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Ha the trip from TN would be 3x the cost of shipping it most likely.
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Got a new fixture to work with. Just got done tearing it apart and repainting it. Gone from black to Rustoleum Hammered Metal Copper finish. Now to wait for it to cure out and see how well it comes out. New lighting is a Current Nova Extreme 12x 39 watt T5HO light.

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Not sure if I missed it, what are the dimensions? 6' x 2' x ??

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Not sure if I missed it, what are the dimensions? 6' x 2' x ??
72x24x30tall

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post #25 of 726 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 06:40 PM
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24" deep.... I'd love that. Opens up what you can do with driftwood a little more. Of course you're going dutch again right? So that just means bigger plant groups
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Holy **** that's a tall tank.

Please tell me you'll have altum angels there

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post #27 of 726 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Nope no Altums. Currently will house a large school of 27 Millenium Red Rainbows, large school of odessa barbs, some Orizias Wowrae, pitbull plecos but may swap tehm out for a school of glass catfish to stay with the asian group of fishes.

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post #28 of 726 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 11:04 PM
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Is that the new light???? It's so dark and we want too see, are you keeping all the goodies under wraps too?
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If you move the pitbull plecos out I'd like the first shot at them. I have one and love him to death. I'd enjoy having more.
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Is that the new light???? It's so dark and we want too see, are you keeping all the goodies under wraps too?
That it is, tossed the old bulbs it came with back in and have it on trying to dry the paint faster. LOL Has a couple imperfections in my painting but hoping as it dries it will disappear.

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