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Just wondering, where did you get that glass piece to connect the Diffuser to the bubble counter?



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Very dramatic shots Bad luck w/ HC in most of my tanks, have a feeling they'll thrive in here though
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Just wondering, where did you get that glass piece to connect the Diffuser to the bubble counter?
Do a google search for "Dazs J Shape Glass Tube Bend for Aquarium Co2 Diffuser".
Select the first link, it should be for a site about a "bay".
You'll find a good deal on there, I've ordered a few and love them!
You don't have to deal with bending/crimping of ugly piping.


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Very dramatic shots Bad luck w/ HC in most of my tanks, have a feeling they'll thrive in here though

HAHA, thanks! I haven't had problems with HC growing, but it's keeping the algae out of it that's my challenge! We'll see how this goes..


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Thank you! got it!



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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.
Ohk I thought that might have been the reason. Thanks for sharing. Another tip I have learnt.
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The brown algae is still growing but primarily in places furthest away from the CO2 diffuser, so I'm up to about 3 bps.
Finally getting a light green in the drop checker....
... and pearling! My babies are crying!





With decreased lighting, increased Excel and increased CO2, hopefully we can get rid of this algae.


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I snapped the following video about a week before getting eaten by diatoms.

YouTube Video - bitFUUL's 11.4g Rimless



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Looks awesome. I love the lily pipes, the Co2 set up and the wood!!!
I wish I could fill my Aquarium up to the rim like that!

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Looks awesome. I love the lily pipes, the Co2 set up and the wood!!!
I wish I could fill my Aquarium up to the rim like that!
Thanks monkey! These are my first set of lily pipes and I'm liking them too. At first I thought the intake slits were too thin (and would cause a strain on my filter), but they appear to be doing well. And this GLA CO2 system is the greatest, I'm loving it so much! The atomic diffusor just shreds bubbles, better than my ADA ones too.

But currently, I'm having a rough time fighting diatoms right now. Purchased 2 Otos yesterday and hope they'll help clean things up a bit.


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But currently, I'm having a rough time fighting diatoms right now. Purchased 2 Otos yesterday and hope they'll help clean things up a bit.
Otos love diatoms! they should be gone in a few days!

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Man I love this tank. Can't wait for it to grow in!!!

Edit; btw what sort of diffuser are you running? I can't see it in the pics.
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what substrate do u have?
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Thanks guys.
Diffusors: GLA Atomic CO2 Diffuser - 45mm (I've got a few ADA ones, but the Atomic is stunning!)
Substrate: Up Aqua Soil (from GLA also)


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6 Fire Yellow Shrimp added. Ordered 5 Amanos, but they died in transit.
Still having a problem with diatoms, hopefully the ferts will soon balance things out.
Plus I'll still probably order some more Amanos, I hear they are like machines!


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6 Fire Yellow Shrimp added. Ordered 5 Amanos, but they died in transit.
Still having a problem with diatoms, hopefully the ferts will soon balance things out.
Plus I'll still probably order some more Amanos, I hear they are like machines!
Try going to your local Petco. I think it's the season when they have Amanos in stock.
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