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post #16 of 75 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 01:00 AM
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I think what your tank is missing is fish or shrimp!

And since you seem to have enough equipment for a much larger tank, uh, why not get a 20L? THERE is where your HC would be at home. Or, even better (and my current wish list item), a rimless 33L 48x12x12!

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OMG that is one gorgeous reef tank!

I have fish and shrimp, 5 Lamp Eyes and 3 Rilli Shrimp and 3 Otos Catfish. I was trying to take pictures without them in the way



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Sexy paintball set up.



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That is one nice carpet! now could that be done with out co2?

I have the 12g edge and would love to get a little more green in there.
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post #21 of 75 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 09:42 AM
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That is one nice carpet! now could that be done with out co2?

I have the 12g edge and would love to get a little more green in there.
HC thrives on co2&high light. Not saying you cant do it without it just wont look as lush.


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post #22 of 75 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 01:54 AM
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So I got my 5lb Co2 tank refilled today and decide to take this picture. My faithful compact Co2 regulator, nearly one year of service and nothing went wrong. Stable bubble count, stable working pressure and best of all, it's BLUE!

Going to replace the 5 lb with a paintball set up and replace this regulator with a dual stage one.



I also found out that people actually use Co2 to grow *ahem, other types of plants. I thought the Co2 in the air was enough. People actually use Co2 in their *ahem other set up, they ask me a bunch of questions why I had a 5lb tank.

I would have to do a lot of explaining if someone never found the tubs of Dry white powder fertilizers, the API test tubes, the Co2 tank and the plastic container of HC Cuba I grow and the syringes I use to spot treat algae.

"..But Officer... this is all for the fish!..."

LOL, thought the same thing, then I found this comic!
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That is one nice carpet! now could that be done with out co2?

I have the 12g edge and would love to get a little more green in there.
By using this




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I am going to try and get my HC as green as yours!

You can set that regulator up to a timer?
What's your bubble count?
How much wattage do you have on there in terms of light?
How long do you run the CO2 for?

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Yes
1.5 bps
Too much - 42 LED Fluval 12 gallon light on a 6 gallon, desktop 23 watt 6500k lamp
10 hours

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gorgeous tank sir, what does HC stand for? I am about to start my tank and want a nice 'carpet"
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HC stands for Hemianthus Callitrichoides , most refer to it as Dwarf Baby Tears...

Check out the new Super Man paintball set up. I thought I add in a bit of colour to the rig.




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loving the red, I am very interestd in your co2 rig.
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Nice HC carpet, I am dry starting mine and will keep it low tech after I flood, but will dose Excel. Hopefully it should hold up fine.
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^ When you do flood it, expect some dying/yellowing, it just means they're getting used to the water.

I could never grow HC with excel alone, good luck !

You guys dig the Silver with Clear tubing or the Blue with Red tubing.....



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