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post #31 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 08:19 PM
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looks great!
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Thanks man, and i'm a huuuuuge kings fan also!!!
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the scape looks awesome bee.... and that glass of single malt looks yummy!


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post #34 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 08:08 PM
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Thanks man, and i'm a huuuuuge kings fan also!!!
i know, i saw your tank on LGK!
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post #35 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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moar pix on the original post! yay for updates!
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post #36 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for fauna suggestions from you guys.

I'm thinking of 25 Rasbora Maculata, they appear a little more vibrant than the Chili Rasboras. I'm definitely wanting something in the orange/red color spectrum. I thought Ember Tetra's would be cool, but may be a tad on the larger side of things.

Thoughts?

Here is a pic of the Rasbora Maculata.
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post #37 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 07:09 PM
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Those look nice...

Anything will look good with your scape


Heh but ya I dunno chilli rasboras are pretty damn vibrant I haven't seen masculata live, tho I have seen chilli's at a home aquarium and they were really bright (looked WAY better than the ones at the LFS - stress or something probably affecting their coloring?)
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post #38 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 07:46 PM
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That a great use of stone for that tank dimension. Good luck with the impending flood.
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post #39 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
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Day 25ish?

Still seeing nice crawling by the HC and the DHG is responding well to the recent trimming. I'm thinking of flooding the tank next week. Today I picked up an eheim 2213 and plumbed it all, (can see the stock pipes on left side). I am using one of those SS Mesh Pre-Filters on the intake instead of the standard green one. I don't have any plans at the moment to do glass lily's, I might take a stab at som DIY acrylic ones though. I also added 3 layers of window screen between my bulbs and splash-guard in my light to tame it, it really did make a difference! Last night I picked up a 20oz paintball tank and am waiting for my ASA Valve/NeedleValve/O-Ring/Diffuser kit to arrive...holiday messed that up, should be back in my office on Monday, and it should be there. Once I get that all set up I'll fill the tank, I was going to try to do a two month dry start, but I'm too impatient, and a well respected fellow TPT'er encouraged me to fill it sooner than later. Forgot to mention I also rotated the rock on the back right, I feel like this flows better with the rest of the scape.

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Chili rasboras have way more red that makes them pop when you compare them to maculata. Chilis have very bright red and pop against green foliage.
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Thanks, I've seen different pictures of both fish, and each have looked more vibrant than each other in various pictures, I suppose it is a toss up.
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Looks amazing. Can't wait to see how this turns out.
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post #45 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Filled the tank last night, let the water changes begin.
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