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post #46 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 06:52 PM
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Looks great, beedee!

I admire your rockscape, in particular the large stone on the left. Too often I see hardscapes consisting of tiny rocks that will be lost in flora. I myself wish I had used larger rocks in my tank.

It's weird how some people have success with DSM and others do not. I guess it all depends on the particular bunch of HC and whether it transitions correctly or simply turns to mush when exposed to emersed conditions.

Good luck!
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post #47 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 08:41 PM
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ohhhh nice, ya water changes for the aquasoil ammonia spikes
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post #48 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 02:45 AM
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real nice... looking forward to more updates, with pictures of course
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post #49 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 03:17 AM
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Filled the tank last night, let the water changes begin.
Yeah, I filled my 12 gallon Fluval Edge on Sunday with aqua soil in it, and it's releasing enough ammonia to cycle the tank. I've been doing 50% water changes daily, and today just before the change the water was around 3-4ppm ammonia. It also lowered my ph from 7.4 tap (very hard water) to 6.8 in the tank.

Also, I love your scape. Can't wait to see it fill in under water.
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post #50 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks again everyone! I performed my first 50% water change last night, all went well.

Here is a little video clip I took of it, I just used my iPhone 4, use the "720HD" mode.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xy-9ju1QdE
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Looking good. If you can keep algae at bay in the first week, you will be well on your way to an easy to deal with tank.

Planning to get rid of the green pipes? I know a place in socal that has nice looking ones for cheap, though mine have a few imperfections in the bends. Nothing that really bugs me and they are way more durable than glass. I would only upgrade to glass if I bought a second set of quick disconnects so I never had to take the pipe off the tubing. It's in the Pasadena area though so not next door to you.
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post #52 of 84 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks very much, I'm really going to stay on top of the water changes!

I probably will upgrade to acrylic pipes down the line, as of now, its not a huge priority.

Would you mind PMing me the place?
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I filled my tank one week ago tonight, I've been doing 50% daily water changes (conditioned tap), here is a pic of my parameters.
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Here is a new picture, took this just now. Tank has been filled for 1.5 weeks.

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Here is another picture showing the progression of my tank.

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post #56 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 06:15 PM
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Good to know my light went to a good home
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Thanks bro, so far so good!
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haha nice tank! btw i saw this on instagram as well lol
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black background ftw!
that little stone at the far right
the hairgrass will swallow it once they fill in

do you have anything bigger?
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haha nice tank! btw i saw this on instagram as well lol
thanks! haha, thats rad about seeing it on Instagram!

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black background ftw!
that little stone at the far right
the hairgrass will swallow it once they fill in

do you have anything bigger?
thanks man. I am all out of stones, but I plan to try to keep the DHG trimmed a little lower in that portion of the tank. key word being "try", haha.
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