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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-13-2012, 04:59 PM
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Hairgrass is looking great man!


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post #17 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-13-2012, 05:30 PM
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Real nice.

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Long overdue update !!

First the pics:







The details:

Has you can see, lots of changes here

1. First the hairgrass is gone, all of it. Got tired of the half assed look. I pulled out some crazy runners though.

2. Added a few more plants. please dont ask me the names cuse I always forget, if you can identify them more power to you. I like those red bushy stems great contrast with the green.

3. Found a Whisper 60 at a thrift shop. $3, amazing. Lots of volume filtering without the surface trashing. Adjustable flow too. Love it.

4. Downgraded to 13watt bulbs, and added a lights out period to the timer midday too much algae . Hopefully the next thing below will take care of it.

4. The major change , pressurized CO2!! 5lbs tank , Smiths single stage regulator , cheap Lowes needle valve ( got some SMC AS2200 on the way) , bubble wand diffusing ( glass diffuser/bubble counter on the way) . Its a bit hack right now , but its doing the job. Need to grab a drop checker, pronto.

Added fauna:

1. Crown tail betta ( Walmart rescue)
2. One banded and one spotted Nerites.
3. 8 ghosties on the breeder HOB

That's it!! Comments appreciated ...
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It's looking good.
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It's looking good.
Its still a bit chaotic, the plants are everywhere. You cannot tell foreground from background, but I kinda like it. The fish love it . I already need to trim, that CO2 really kicked in and I can see tiny bubble streams coming out of the leaves.Awesome!
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This looks really nice. I wish I could get a hold of plants like that.

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After the RAOK decided to do a little trimming and maintenance.

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post #24 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Fish are digging the additional swimming space, I think I'm going to trim heavy from now on, I like the clean look.
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Beautiful tank! Good job!

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post #26 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Latest picture before heavy trim/ rescape.



Needless to say, my dirt tank experiment was a success. All of the plant I've thrown in there have grown successfully. I will be moving to a bigger place in March, so I will try and keep this one has clean has posible until the move.

To be continued...
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post #28 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Another update.
Rescape in progress, trying to flood and do something with the manzanita. Moved the cories down here since they where running out of playground with the crypts.



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