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post #166 of 414 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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That was a great video you posted in her thread! Thank you It appears she had seen your journal before I did. I noticed her name qouted above mine. Well I'm glad she's since your scape!
I love that tank in the video and even had thought of having my tank be a hardscape only for a while but I like the plants. I told her to let me know if I could be of any help

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Just skimmed through the thread quick to look at the pictures...WOW. Great job, lots of credit for the stand/base for the tank. A++.
Thank you! I wanted to make sure that the base would support the weight and be a good foundation for the tank. I really enjoyed the whole project.

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post #167 of 414 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 04:28 PM
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Mark, the tank is looking really good as is your very well organized fish room. Did you lose all of your bylxa aubertti you had?

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post #168 of 414 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Mark, the tank is looking really good as is your very well organized fish room. Did you lose all of your bylxa aubertti you had?
Thanks! I am an organizational freak! I can't stand having clutter.

I did lose all my Blyxa Aubertii in the move! I had a bunch of BBA on it when it was in my 55 gal till I got the 125 done and before I transferred it, I did an excel dip and it killed it within a week. I was so upset because I love that plant and hope to get more of it in the future. I did find, though, that Streba Cories will eat Blyxa plants so before I get anymore. I will have to get rid of them.

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Just some updated pics. Sorry for the fish being so blurry. Need to work out my camera setings.

I spread out my christmas moss all along the rocks so now I have to have patience and let it grow in. I also spread out my java fern and put it behind each of the stumps. It will take about 4 months before this will really look the way I want it. Here aer some pics...








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Look at that!
Thanks! Still a long way to go.

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post #172 of 414 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Messed around last night and moved some plants I have in my 20 gal over to this tank and also took some other shots..

One of my favorites.. Bacopa Colorata




I also moved some Cyperus Helferi which if you look close will see scattered throught the tank.





My favorite side of the tank...





NOW for the Ugly and if anyone can tell me why this happens or how to fix it, I would be eternally greatful....





When I moved these Anubius Nans in here from my 20 gal, there was not a spot of algea on them and now they look awful. You can tell the new leaves. It makes me sick

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Do you keep any plecos bro? For your size tank, I'd toss in like 4 BNPs in there to clean that stuff up. They work around the clock too.
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Do you keep any plecos bro? For your size tank, I'd toss in like 4 BNPs in there to clean that stuff up. They work around the clock too.
No plecos...the last 2 I had died and never seemed to keep stuff clean (that was in my 90 gal and not in this tank). I thought about getting a couple Hillstream loaches cause I heard they help with algea...anyone know this to be true??

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hillstream loaches are great for algae, but not in your tank, too much CO2. They need HIGHLY oxygenated water to thrive for long periods of time. Bushynose plecos would probably be the best bet. Stiphodon atropurpureus Is another I have seen do a good job but have never had one myself.
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you can bleach dip the anubias. they handle it very well. or peroxide/excel spot dose on them.
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Absolutely loving this tank, your planning, handiwork, and patience has made this tank amazing. I can't wait to see the moss grow out in the front of this tank. I would also recommend a couple BN plecos. Only, downfall of plecos is there bio-load. But with that over filtration it wouldn't be a problem. Keep up the great work and updates with more pics.

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Just went through the entire thread and I must say I love it. Beautiful tank, set up, and determination! I also recommend the BN plecos, mine is great.

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hillstream loaches are great for algae, but not in your tank, too much CO2. They need HIGHLY oxygenated water to thrive for long periods of time. Bushynose plecos would probably be the best bet. Stiphodon atropurpureus Is another I have seen do a good job but have never had one myself.
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Absolutely loving this tank, your planning, handiwork, and patience has made this tank amazing. I can't wait to see the moss grow out in the front of this tank. I would also recommend a couple BN plecos. Only, downfall of plecos is there bio-load. But with that over filtration it wouldn't be a problem. Keep up the great work and updates with more pics.
Thank you! It was alot of planning and thinking and have been very pleased with it. I to can't wait for the moss to grow out cause I know it will take a while. I will try to post pics a little more often.

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I will have to try the BN plecos again and see how they do.

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