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post #121 of 141 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 03:36 AM
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Best picture in the whole thread.
definatly the most fun picture of the entire forum! how can one not grin in solidarity when ya see it!

everything looks great! I too love all the solid orange life, if you want to add a schooling fish I suggest stay with another solid colored fish even if you go with a different color. I have a school of Black Rasbora which are deep purple with shiny orange eyes.
I really like all the texture your rock has, but I still struggle with the placement. they are so tall that scattered as you have them they look "planted" (for lack of a better description)
I would group them mostly touching starting from the back corner of one side (not up against the corner, always leave cleaning, planting and swimming space) and angle your grouping towards the center. hopefully this grouping of rocks you can make nearly reach the center line. Keep your favorite rock (or perhaps two, depending on the other grouping... I forgot to count how many you had) and place it forward and out from center of the other half side of the tank.
I think this will give depth to the tank and help with break the illusion of how you see your tank as divided in half
Just some of my two cents.
over all you have some beautiful and strong elements going onin this tank! well done
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T. Espei are amazig little schoolers!
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T. Espei are amazig little schoolers!
I'll have to look them up.
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post #125 of 141 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 02:36 PM
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I use to have chronic problems until I added a siesta period of 3hrs in my light period.
Thus lights on 4hrs/ off 3hrs/ on 4hrs. When it is gone I increase the light period.

The HC in the 10G you grew without Co2?

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I am now a HUGE fan of glosso.
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That's beautiful...it is shrimp heaven! Really like the color contrast of the red fish and shrimp and the bright green glosso

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Sweet tank man! After seeing it I kinda feel bad for the shrimp you gave me, coming from a super cool tank like that and having to move into my lame 10 gal. When I redo it I'll be taking some lessons away form this thread, lessons like paperclip stakes and sweet Idaho potato dirt. It makes me want Glosso.
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post #131 of 141 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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I left for three months and the tank went downhill. Algae galore. I think it could have been prevented if I would have kept the CO2 going, since the plants STOPPED growing and the algae took over. The plants didn't die, but their growth was stagnant to say the least. I've decided to start again from scratch, aquascape-wise that is. I'll still use the same tank and filter and whatnot. I'm just going to move out the shrimp and fish, empty the tank and clean it, put new dirt in, cap it, plant and arrange it, and release the aquatic dudes into their new pad. I'm hoping that there won't be too drastic "cycle" spikes since I'll be using the same filter. We'll see though.
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Moved everybody out of the 20 long and into my 10 gallon. Cleaned out the 20 and de-rimmed it. Man, a tank is so much sexier with the rims off!


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I'm excited to see what you have in mind for the next scape.
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I kept some glosso that I can replant, but all the HC was algae infested. Hopefully I can find some HC in petco, but until then it'll be glosso, moss, and a few shoots of whatever the tall plant is that I have.

You might notice some driftwood I found DOWN BY THE RIVER (not in a van though). I boiled it and was gonna soak it like the Internet said to, but since it was literally driftwood that I pulled off the bank of the Snake River, it was already waterlogged enough that it sunk! Some of the sticks I got though must have dried out a bit on the shore since they wouldn't sink.

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Look who made it!



Waiting for re-location...

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