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60f ***Splintered*** - a new Jetti journal

Tired of my 60f, lo-tech blue pearl/OEBT tank, it is being transformed into a blue pearl only, hi-tech.

Flora:

Mini bolbitis
Mini Xmas
Mini pellia
Dwarf Hairgrass
Mini Glosso - aka elatine Hydropiper - Most of the foreground, also added to the high slope on the right.
Anubias Nana Petite
An as yet to be named crypt

Substrate:

GLA shrimp sand over Akadama Double Red.

Hardscape:

Branch wood, Yamaya, and black lava (to create the back slope and rise)

I will be purchasing my second paintball rig from GLA today, but will dry-start this for a week just to get moss stick.















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Amazing.

So what are you going to do with the OEBT?


T a m y
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Which paintball reg are you going to get from GLA. Those atomic ones look awesome. You should do the v3 with a 5 pound tank.
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This tank looks great already. Good Job! Keep it up
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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 02:25 AM
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Tank looks very cool. It looks like it's finished. How did you attach the mosses?
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Amazing.

So what are you going to do with the OEBT?
I have another tank ready for the OEBT, a 5 gallon.

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Which paintball reg are you going to get from GLA. Those atomic ones look awesome. You should do the v3 with a 5 pound tank.
I have an Atomic on one of my 90ps and will buy the same one. I love it.

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Tank looks very cool. It looks like it's finished. How did you attach the mosses?
The mini Xmas is tied with moss string. For the mini pellia, I will hope for dry-start adhesion over the next 7 days. If any floats, I will just tie it down then. I should be ok though.

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You should enter these tanks of your in the contest. Very nicely done
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This looks super cool! I like the wood above the waterline. What did you attach the MP to, wood or rock? I am curious about it adhering in a week, ive never tried it myself. Are you hoping the crypt in the back will become semi-emergent? It looks like a pretty awesome plan!
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Looks great as usual.

|ShrimpTech|v1|v2|v3|v4|
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This looks super cool! I like the wood above the waterline. What did you attach the MP to, wood or rock? I am curious about it adhering in a week, ive never tried it myself. Are you hoping the crypt in the back will become semi-emergent? It looks like a pretty awesome plan!
The MP is attached to both, but at the edge of the waterline it's wood. I may tie a little moss string to a few areas before the flood, but I expect good adhesion in most spots. My last dry-start was 7 weeks and not 7 days, and I started with much less moss that time. It should be easy to adjust if something floats though.

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Looks great as usual.
Thanks! It was silly time-consuming to rehouse a whole colony of shrimp including all the little babies. What an endeavor. I had done it before, but not in a long time. I must have had 200 easy.

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You should enter these tanks of your in the contest. Very nicely done
Besides the IAPLC deadline that just came and went, I haven't been paying much attention to the contests lately. Is there another one on the horizon soon? I did enter my 90p in the IAPLC though last week and got confirmation.

This scape probably won't be ready for as least 2 months, and who knows what algae issues I may face. I think I may pick up a new LED for this tank.

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I may tie a little moss string to a few areas before the flood, but I expect good adhesion in most spots.
Can you tell me what moss string is? Is it something other than fishing line? Thanks.
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Can you tell me what moss string is? Is it something other than fishing line? Thanks.
It's really just green sewing string, but ADA markets it as moss string. It will disintegrate in your tank after a month or two. You can using fishing line, of course, but it will be permanent. String gives your moss time to adhere and then vanishes.

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Glad to see another tank of your being built! How many tanks do you have? Ill be waiting for the fill up! What kind of water do you use? Im guessing R\O.
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Thanks for the added info. Cotton string may be ideal in a dry start because it will not deteriorate until the tank becomes flooded. That's a great tip.
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