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post #16 of 104 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 05:09 AM
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That light is a really nice PC light.
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post #17 of 104 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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looking good, whats up with that drop checker though? looks a weird color
Yup, it's not as light green as it should be, but I'm already at 2 bubbles per second on this 11.4 gallon tank. I'm thinking it's the water output, so I ordered an eheim outspout almost 2 weeks ago and I'm patiently waiting for it to arrive.

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That light is a really nice PC light.
Thanks, I'm loving it so far too.


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The Hairgrass was growing as much as 1" per day, so I pulled it from the tank and started a dedicated hairgrass cylinder:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...evidensis.html

Going to plant the Dwarf Hairgrass in the coming few days, as soon as my aqua soil arrives.


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So the Hairgrass was pulled because it was quickly outgrowing the tank.
I purchased a GLA Atomic Diffuser, WOW, It's stunning! The bubbles are so much finer than my ADA one, and for a fraction of the price.
Dwarf Hairgrass was planted in the back left/right, and some Anubias nana petite in the very center.
The HC is slowly acclimating and should hopefully spread soon.







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That driftwood is BA!
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gonna look good when that grows in
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Thanks, I hope it grows in nicely, that's the plan!


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Nice job. I love the driftwood that you have
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Thanks guys, here's some more photos with the new lily pipes.











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Brown Algae started to grow on the walls/wood. It's a new tank, I've read this happens sometimes.
It wasn't hard to clean but I'm hoping to keep it under control.
The light timing has been reduced a bit, we'll see what happens.


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Brown Algae started to grow on the walls/wood. It's a new tank, I've read this happens sometimes.
It wasn't hard to clean but I'm hoping to keep it under control.
The light timing has been reduced a bit, we'll see what happens.
Otos do a super job of cleaning the diatoms. 2 in my 10G cleared them up in 2 days.
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Awesome tank love your driftwood.
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I've always wondered how you guys keep your tanks water level so high? Wouldnt it be constantly overflowing every time you want to tamper with or add plants..?
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hehe, levels, just for pics... the maintenance level is much lower, nice to have it there for viewing, siphon out the needed amount for maintenance or, only mess with it during a water change
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Otos do a super job of cleaning the diatoms. 2 in my 10G cleared them up in 2 days.
I didn't really want to put fish in this tank, or not yet at least. But I've never had Otos, so we'll see how the algae does first.


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I've always wondered how you guys keep your tanks water level so high? Wouldnt it be constantly overflowing every time you want to tamper with or add plants..?
Yup, Ozydego nailed it. Do all your playing first, then top off the water, clean the glass, snap photos, and invite friends over to make them jealous.
But it's not easy to keep it filled, I lose about 8-12 ounces of water each day from this tank. So filling it to the top will also buy me a few days before I need to re-add water again anyways.


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