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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Karatekidís ADA 60-P Broken Mountain 4/21/13- Time to Restart

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Last FTS before I tore it down (on pg. 4) 4/21/13


Temporary Tank


The old scape turned into a mess. The dwarf sag took over completely, so here is version 2.0

Tech Specs:
Filter: Eheim 2213 w/mag drive 2.5 as pump
Heater: Hydor 200w Inline heater
Air: air pump run inline at night
Light: Nova Extreme 2x24w SLR T-5
Co2: DIY Regulator
Stand: DIY

Flora/Hardscape
Eleocharis Vivipara
Rotala Sp. ĎGreení
Rotala Rotundifolia
Glossostigma Elatinoides
Seiryu Stone

Fauna
15 Ember Tetras
3 oto
4 Amano Shrimp


Before


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The Glosso looks great! It's growing very fast


Ember Tetras





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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 05:27 PM
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I can't wait to see how it looks grown in!

"Less bad" does not equal "good".
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I really like the larger stone. I need to find a similar one ...
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Very nice! Where are your filter pipes? I don't see any in your tank, did you photoshop them out?

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Thanks guys I hope it is a lot better this time around. The main "rock" is actually two rocks, because when I went to AFA last summer that was all I had to work with so I stuck them together. As for the lily pipes I had just cleaned them so they were removed for the photo.

Yesterday I hooked the mag drive up and my "air reactor" The mag drive is very loud, so I don't know what to do. I think I will have it on a timer to run during the day and then when I'm sleeping have it turn off and the Ehiem pump turn on. Any other suggestions to reduce noise would be appreciated.

As for my "air reactor" I'm going to order the Tetra Whisper 10gal Air pump and Purigen from foster and smith tomorrow. Once I get that I will hook it up so the tank is aerated at night.
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Update: 10/21/12

Nothing to note except, I have some surprise equipment coming in.










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Looking good.
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post #9 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
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Update: 10/27/12
I got some of the new equipment today. The "air reactor" works well and has prevented surface scum from forming.







The pics don't show it but the Rotundifolia is really starting to color up nicely.




You can see the glosso is really growing
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Anyone want to see new pics?
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lookin good... glosso is cool im sure your new pix would show it growing even more
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Anyone want to see new pics?
Of course!!! I see you have this tank in a bedroom. Nice. I would love to have a small bedside aquarium
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Looks good, I love the contrast the ember tetras provide. I also like the removal of the dwarf sag, to me it killed the scale of the tank, and overpowered the stones.
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Yes, I want to see new pictures. Lots of pictures please!

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Update 11/11/12
Things are growing well, I got two new otos, and my intense co2 reg (finally!) I have yet to hook it up but I will post a review when I do. The rotala will color up now that I can really have the co2 going. I also adjusted my EI doses so I will see how that goes.

I got a pre filter because I will be getting some tiger shrimp.








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Looks good, I love the contrast the ember tetras provide. I also like the removal of the dwarf sag, to me it killed the scale of the tank, and overpowered the stones.
Here is a pic before the sag took over, the perspective worked really nice for about... a month


More to come...
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