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post #136 of 192 (permalink) Old 09-17-2012, 11:16 PM
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This thread needs more updates on the itty bitty tank!
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This thread needs more updates on the itty bitty tank!
Maybe next week, when school and work ease up on consuming my life. I think I'll have some new fauna coming in next week, too, so keep an eye out for that.


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Oh, riccia. Bane of my existence. You've shown your face again.



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post #140 of 192 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 07:41 AM
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I'd take riccia any day over BGA.
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It's actually popping up in several places, so yeah, I'll be ripping it all out. But better than algae, I agree.


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what kind of gravel did you use around your harscape?



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what kind of gravel did you use around your harscape?
Small grain lava rock, though they're not really small grained at all. Offers good bacterial storage, though, and whatnot. Enough surface area for good moss attachment, too.


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Small grain lava rock, though they're not really small grained at all. Offers good bacterial storage, though, and whatnot. Enough surface area for good moss attachment, too.
very nice. great idea

i am looking for something similar to fill in the small gaps between the rocks where the AS meets my sandy beach.



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I got to know what you used to create that spraybar and also how you suppose your gonna clean it? It's simply beautiful but have to make sure it aint a pain to clean
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very nice. great idea

i am looking for something similar to fill in the small gaps between the rocks where the AS meets my sandy beach.
Lava rock might work, depending on what look you're trying to achieve.


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Spraybar tubing: (1/2 in) http://www.tapplastics.com/product/p...ylic_tubes/141

The SunSun/Aquatop filter uses 5/8" tubing, so I got a bit of that (~3 inches of it), stuck it into the filter tubing, then put the 1/2" tubing of the spraybar into that and sealed it with acrylic cement and extra silicone.

Total length of the spraybar is about 42 inches, ~36 inches of the actual bar, then about an extra 6 inches for the bend and filter tube connect.
Acrylic cement: http://www.tapplastics.com/product/r...lic_cement/130

Spraybar end plug: (3/8 in) http://www.tapplastics.com/product/p...rylic_rods/147

Cut a tiny 1/4 inch chunk out of the rod, plugged it into the spraybar, and sealed it with acrylic cement.
As far as cleaning it, I have no clue. I could stick an extremely long pipe cleaner though the intake side. I could saw off the far end, clean it from there, and seal it up again. I could place the spraybar in a tub for a few days while running a solution of diluted hydrogen peroxide through it with a pump. I could unleash a few nerites inside. I could make a new one if the old one gets too funked and I'm too lazy to attempt to clean it.


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post #148 of 192 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 09:42 PM
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Wow those all look great. You should start journals for the oter two tank especially the one on the right.
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Growth has been slow but steady. As you can see, the spraybar is already getting dirty. Not much algae from what I can see. I hope I can keep it that way. Light has been moved up to 12 inches above the top of the tank and I've placed 4 layers of parchment paper to filter the light. This should be considered low light, right?

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pH: 7.8
GH: 5
KH: 4
TDS: 195
Ammonia/Nitrites/Nitrates: 0





Riccia is popping up everywhere. It ain't so bad.






I've added a few tiger shrimp. They're quite colorful and active. It's a shame they aren't more popular.




I shoved a few sprigs of anubias nana micro in crevices around the tank. They're tiny and cute.


Fissidens geppii is a super slow grower, but it's growing. On the rock there.


Small shrimp ball. I already love these little guys.


I'm looking for more tiger shrimp to expand the gene pool, so if you've got any tigers or super tigers for a reasonable price, hit me up.
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Tanks like this make me want to get a 12g long sooooo badly! That is an amazing aquascape


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