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post #166 of 192 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 09:51 PM
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looks great - I feel like the tank looks huge in those pictures for some reason, I guess the scape gives off the feel the tank is much bigger than it is
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Nice scape! The tank looks larger than a 12g.
Yeah, I have to agree it does look bigger than a 12g. I always have to look twice and think "do I really have that tank?" Great job again! It looks like everything is filling in.
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post #167 of 192 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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So it's been a while since the last update. Not much has changed really. Some more growth, from both the moss/liverworts as well as the clado algae. Fortunately, the clado doesn't seem to be too overwhelming and it doesn't look too ugly yet. The spraybar's pretty nasty by now. All but 3 shrimp are gone. Seems like the smallest guys were the hardiest. There have been no water changes, only topoffs. No fish yet or new shrimp. Still deciding on what fauna to add next. Water parameters have been pretty stable. I've been adding glutaraldehyde semi-daily.





























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post #168 of 192 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have any suggestions on a nice, small schooling fish that can tolerate pH = 7.8, KH = 4, GH = 5, TDS = 195?


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post #170 of 192 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 11:22 PM
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None that won't eat shrimp babies, unfortunately.

Some Rasboras stick together pretty well. Thought about those?
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I've heard the nano Cory cats are shrimp safe and they sort of school that's the plan for 1 of the two species for my 12 long but mine probably won't have shrimp
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I doubt I'll be putting any more shrimp in there.

Rasboras are a possibility, but I quite like Corydoras hastatus. Maybe both...


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Brevibora dorsiocellata (Eyespot Rasbora) are my favorite little schooling fish at the moment. With the right lighting, they really pop. Especially with plants.

They may not be as colorful as the Boraras brigittae but they stick together pretty tightly, are shiny and have hints of blue and green.

My neighbor has a bunch of them in a 33long and they're terrific. Perfect for long tanks.
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I'm getting in Microraboras kubotai and Hyphessobrycon amandae soon. I think they'll look nice in this tank.



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post #175 of 192 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 12:24 PM
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this is a beautiful tank meow. one of my most favorite hardscape on the site. the mix of DW and rocks is pure genius.

i think that a large school of cardinals would stand out in this tank. Add some color. BUT i am kinda partial to them seeing that that is what i have in my big tank. They just school so well.



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this is a beautiful tank meow. one of my most favorite hardscape on the site. the mix of DW and rocks is pure genius.

i think that a large school of cardinals would stand out in this tank. Add some color. BUT i am kinda partial to them seeing that that is what i have in my big tank. They just school so well.
I'd like cardinals, but I think they'd be too large for this tank. Maybe neons.


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REALLY AWESOME TANK!!!!!

The hard scape and types of moss you have done are FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! Like others have said I have to keep reminding myself this is only a 12g tank! From the pics it could at least be a 72" 125g!

SORRY about the shrimp and the DAM CLADO!!! I have the clado in my 55g, and it is the shiznets! I would rather have BBA anyday!!!

So did you loose the Tiger Shrimp too?

Also did you bend the acrylic tube your self, and if so HOW??? I have seen it done with a fine wire spring that is a tiny bit bigger than the pipe, slid over the pipe to the place you want to bend it, then they used a heat gun to heat the pipe, and the spring kept the pipe from flattening while bending. BUT I don't see any "spring marks" in your bends!

Anyway I HOPE you find a cure to the clado, and I can't wait to see the fish in the tank too!

Again AWESOME JOB!!!
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REALLY AWESOME TANK!!!!!

The hard scape and types of moss you have done are FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! Like others have said I have to keep reminding myself this is only a 12g tank! From the pics it could at least be a 72" 125g!

SORRY about the shrimp and the DAM CLADO!!! I have the clado in my 55g, and it is the shiznets! I would rather have BBA anyday!!!

So did you loose the Tiger Shrimp too?

Also did you bend the acrylic tube your self, and if so HOW??? I have seen it done with a fine wire spring that is a tiny bit bigger than the pipe, slid over the pipe to the place you want to bend it, then they used a heat gun to heat the pipe, and the spring kept the pipe from flattening while bending. BUT I don't see any "spring marks" in your bends!

Anyway I HOPE you find a cure to the clado, and I can't wait to see the fish in the tank too!

Again AWESOME JOB!!!
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Thank you, Drew!

I did lose the tiger shrimps. Don't exactly know why as the water params were pretty perfect for them. The few cherry shrimp that I put in the tank though are thriving.

As for the acrylic pipes, I bent them by filling the tubes with salt prior to heating the tube over a bend. The salt keeps the shape of the bend pretty well, although when the pipe is dry you can see the little indentations made by all the little specks of salt. However, when the pipe is wet and in use, you can't see this at all.


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Tore it down. Rescaping it. Restocking it. Round two.


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