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post #46 of 166 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 03:37 AM
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Awesome. DIY is fun, because it allows you to better understand the CO2 process.
It also is very unstable, so DIY is a great gateway into pressurized. You will enjoy a high tech setup more after going through a lower tech.
Best of luck, looks like fun, I remember doing very similar things not long ago.


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post #47 of 166 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks I can't wait to see how the plants will grow with the diy co2.
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Got the co2 hooked up now we play the waiting game. The spray bar must off got a little air in it because it went off all crazy that's why there are a bunch of bubbles.


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some pics with the co2 going a few days but not sure if it's working or not.


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I guess the diy co2 is working I have another plant growing.


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What you think so far? Nobody got nothing to add?
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post #52 of 166 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 06:36 PM
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Well, patience.
It's been less than two weeks so... What can we say?

Plants look very healthy, I'm glad you have done this effort to get it Running nice. Never give up!!

How are your fish doing?

When are you going to plant more?
I've seen awesome RAOKs giving away tons of good plants. Have you tried to get free plants from the forum?


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post #53 of 166 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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I'm ordering some plants tonight from a guy on here. My fish are good but I'm trading them for some neon tetras this weekend. So next week i will have a bunch of plants ready to be planted.
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What you think about this stocking list. I already have 6 neons and 1 betta.

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post #55 of 166 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 07:51 PM
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I would skip the betta and go with a more peaceful interesting fish. Maybe a smaller school of neos and another school of ottos? That way you have middle and bottom feeders at least.

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14 neos (+6) = 20 middle feeders This batch first

6 ottos bottom/algae feeders second batch

6 marble hatch fish top feeders 3rd batch

All of them at once will be too much IMO for your tank. You may expect a big ammonia spike and a mini cycle.


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I already have 6 of them and 1 betta from my 10g. They will be fine as long as i keep my W/C up. I have them getting use to the water now. Got my plants in last night too but I'll post a pic of them later. Shut down the 10g already too my mom will take that to her home. Oh wow the neons are coloring up nice they never did that in my 10g wow man they have a nice glow to them wow.




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Here is a pic of the fish in the 29g. I can't get a good photo of the neons but wow you should see there color now it's like a neon blue/purple very nice looking.










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Well I did a big W/C today wiped off the algae and got 3 more fish. I also planted a small piece of DHG.





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Some new pics.










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Got some different fish today. Now I have 9 neons 1 betta and 5 glowlight tetras.
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