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post #271 of 299 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 02:01 AM
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Your lawn looks super! Nice and even trim. I used to have that ADA nano diffuser. It's really nice....and fragile...I broke mine...so sad...

I can't wait to play with my Mini M. Frank shipped it on Monday so I'm digging through all the Mini M journals to see what others are doing to theirs.

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post #272 of 299 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Your lawn looks super! Nice and even trim. I used to have that ADA nano diffuser. It's really nice....and fragile...I broke mine...so sad...

I can't wait to play with my Mini M. Frank shipped it on Monday so I'm digging through all the Mini M journals to see what others are doing to theirs.
Lawn is nice and all but it gets unruly after a week and a half or so. I have to mow it to the ground like that to keep the algae down. It's a bit of an annoyance honestly. I wish I did a plain HC carpet. Mixed carpets are nice and all, but not for me. I've played with them enough between this and my 20L.

Glad you're getting a Mini M of your own, though! Hopefully you'll enjoy it and turn it into your own little work of art. I have to agree with you on the diffuser as well. It's VERY fragile. Beautiful, but fragile.
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That's looking great! It looks really clean actually. nice and simple. I love the color the rotala adds. Also, I love the natural, mixed carpet feel.
Have you ever tried Algaefix? I found it to be a wonderful product to get algae under control. For my tank, I was having problems with recurring algae, and within a few days Algaefix really cleared it all up. it made a world of difference.
It would probably also be cool if you added some fish! Great looking tank freph.

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That's looking great! It looks really clean actually. nice and simple. I love the color the rotala adds. Also, I love the natural, mixed carpet feel.
Have you ever tried Algaefix? I found it to be a wonderful product to get algae under control. For my tank, I was having problems with recurring algae, and within a few days Algaefix really cleared it all up. it made a world of difference.
It would probably also be cool if you added some fish! Great looking tank freph.
Don't feel like throwing chemicals in there. 90% of it comes out with water changes (2x weekly, vacuum hairgrass etc while doing so) and the rest is munched on by amanos/otos. It's not a real problem...I just need some actual stock in the tank lol. Tight on funds right now so I can't really afford it. I'll get up with Rachel for some amanos and some chili rasboras or maculatus. Either/or. The point of the rotala was to add some more color contrast to the tank and also to fill that corner better. They were just planted a few days ago so the new growth is promising. Green, but they'll turn red the taller they grow. Needs about 2-3 prunings to get it to where I want it as far as density. The rotala bush in the 20 is a monster to say the least....and even then it pales in comparison to my d. diandra bush.
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Awesome! Looking forward to stocking and new growth!

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Dude, the tank is looking killer. How about an update? Absolutely love it.

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Haven't updated this thread in ages. Whoopsies.

Took the huge rock out and just went 100% plants. Back left corner hasn't filled yet but it's already got plenty of runners in it. Rotala bush is almost where I want it to be in terms of shape and density. Ignore the clothespin. It's only there until the corner grows in.







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I like the direction you went with this. What plant is going in the back left corner? Your HC is nicer than mine.

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I like the direction you went with this. What plant is going in the back left corner? Your HC is nicer than mine.
Just going to let it fill in with hairgrass and HC. Whatever sp grows into it first gets it. I'm not picky at this point.

And hardly! Your HC was glorious.
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Sounds good! Was? it's still chugging along, but still not full! Oh well

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Sounds good! Was? it's still chugging along, but still not full! Oh well
Teardown imminent, unfortunately. Poor tank. I'll be sad to see it go. It's quite wonderful. Surprised it's not full yet though.
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very nice setup, makes me want to crash mine!


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very nice setup, makes me want to crash mine!
Been there, done that. That's actually how that tank got to where it is today. It's had a rough and rocky ride but I learned a great deal from it.
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I like it, when the rotala grows in some more it will look even nicer.
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Wow the HC carpet
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