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Oh, wait -- now I know what you're talking about! Those tiny things that almost look like plastic shiny sequin things?

I just screwed it back down over them, uniformly. I don't adjust the light often, but I am very particular about it being exactly parallel with the tank. Why throw stacks of paper into this tank if you're just going to haphazardly toss the light on?

Maybe re-adjust it?
I have readjusted it and I always made sure to have the discs in place. It just doesn't hold up. I was very careful about it too. I think the discs are just rusty or something. I just thought I would warn you how important those little discs are. Lol.
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I have readjusted it and I always made sure to have the discs in place. It just doesn't hold up. I was very careful about it too. I think the discs are just rusty or something. I just thought I would warn you how important those little discs are. Lol.
Interesting. Hopefully it won't happen here... thanks for the heads up!

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Update on Friday. Crazy-packed study nights like this are the times that we appreciate our tanks most, agreed?

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Update on Friday. Crazy-packed study nights like this are the times that we appreciate our tanks most, agreed?
agreed.
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Oh, finally it's Thursday. My ADA diffuser will be here for the tank today, so I might actually just update then.

One thing that's annoying me lately with the tank is its propensity to develop green algae on the front glass (mainly the front). It happens within 2-4 days from a water change and algae scraping

On another note, some of the PFRs are reaching full size now, and there are many that may be able to compete with that amazing PFR that died a few months ago (all the babies in this tank are the kin of her). Incredible coloration.

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I'll get some shots of the babies. Gotta get the extension ring out for the D7000 though. We'll see

Just received my ADA Pollen Glass Mini today (courtesy of Freph -- thanks man!), and loving it so far.



And here's the tank.



I'll get a frontal shot soon, so you guys can see how the R. colorata is doing!

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A few more shots:







Designed to be appealing from all angles. Mission accomplished?

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Designed to be appealing from all angles. Mission accomplished?
Indeed, only way I think would be to hide the filter.

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Indeed, only way I think would be to hide the filter.
Agreed -- the other day I was cleaning the filter so I took it away from the tank for some time, and really enjoyed looking at it without seeing it for a few minutes.

Originally, I thought I might be able to put it under my desk, but this thing hardly gives the flow I need at the same level.

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Agreed -- the other day I was cleaning the filter so I took it away from the tank for some time, and really enjoyed looking at it without seeing it for a few minutes.

Originally, I thought I might be able to put it under my desk, but this thing hardly gives the flow I need at the same level.
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Afraid so.

PFRs are growing like nobody's business, I just watched one molt right in front of me while doing homework. I've seen three shrimp molt over the course of this hobby. I think I watch my shrimp too much!

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i really love the photography angles.
but what i enjoy most is how your have red in your iwagumi. its almost upsetting to see how many are just all-green. particularly as i am a huge fan of color, and your scape proves that a splash of red looks so very nice in an iwagumi aquascape.
(to those who would bring up that my ADA30C is all-green, yes. i did it specifically as my first ever all-green scape.)
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i really love the photography angles.
but what i enjoy most is how your have red in your iwagumi. its almost upsetting to see how many are just all-green. particularly as i am a huge fan of color, and your scape proves that a splash of red looks so very nice in an iwagumi aquascape.
(to those who would bring up that my ADA30C is all-green, yes. i did it specifically as my first ever all-green scape.)
Thanks Marko. I needed to get creative, because I get tired of the run of the mill head-on shots I usually do.

I agree. Frank's 60-P is another rather amazing example of this. I feel that some people are too scared to deviate from a "traditional" iwagumi scape, but you'll never know if you never try! The tank may not have much room for stems, but I like to make use of every mL of water and waste no space. So I do!

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