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post #31 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Hopefully will be getting more and different plants this weekend.

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post #32 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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Just in case anyone is following this, I have started stocking the tank. Now up to 32 balloon lamp eye tetras, 2 german blue rams, 2 bushynose plecos. I have 9 roseline sharks in my buddy's tank that I hope to bring back next weekend.

This will be last update unless I get requests. The thread died so I am getting stocking ideas in the fish forums.

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i love the background plants
some anubias on the woods would look terrific
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tank is looking good, post some pix of the new arrivals
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post #35 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks.

I was thinking about anubias and/or java fern. Have to try a couple other stores. I saw a mat of java fern, which I would have loved to grab and cut up, but was already buying about $100 fish and knew the wife would have had a cow (even though she let me have this size tank lol). Didn;t grab any still pics, but here is a short video of tetras.

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So not true! We are just lurking and pretending this is the tank that lives in the basement that just magically does awesome! We could start some random banter to keep this thread posted on everyday... but what we lurk for is the pictures that tell a story. Empty tank, growing tank, tank gone wild! rehab tank (gets a trim to be more presentable), then we like to see a random picture once a month or so.

At least that's what I'm hoping goes on... otherwise i will have to get out the shovel and lay my journal to rest.

I'm here to get ideas for my 125. The little 12 gallon tanks look cool and all, but there is no way I can do that with a 15 month at home. Too much time. But a set-it-and-forget-it tank of grand proportions? winner.

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post #37 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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So not true! We are just lurking and pretending this is the tank that lives in the basement that just magically does awesome! We could start some random banter to keep this thread posted on everyday... but what we lurk for is the pictures that tell a story. Empty tank, growing tank, tank gone wild! rehab tank (gets a trim to be more presentable), then we like to see a random picture once a month or so.

At least that's what I'm hoping goes on... otherwise i will have to get out the shovel and lay my journal to rest.

I'm here to get ideas for my 125. The little 12 gallon tanks look cool and all, but there is no way I can do that with a 15 month at home. Too much time. But a set-it-and-forget-it tank of grand proportions? winner.
Thanks! I guess I will keep it up then. And for the 15 month old and set it and forget it, exactly. I have a 2.5 yr old so I can't be constantly trimming and screwing around with it. Hoping to let it grow and watch, with the occasional maintenance. Not only do I want to sit and enjoy it, but make it enjoyable for him as well.

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post #38 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Nothing new, just battling some algae. Got hit with BBA, tank ran dry and wasn't paying attention. btw, I have never seen ammano shrimp get "full" size. Amazing shrimp. Will have to take some pics once I get the tank looking good again. Vals and sag are starting their runners!!

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How does a 210 gallon tank go dry?

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My bad, my CO2 tank ran out.

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Shoot. Good luck with the BBA! I'm subscribed, this is going to be really nice as it fills out!
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post #42 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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BBA I think is in check. Bad thing is my vals got hit hard from the excel. Do I just do some trimming and they will come back? Also thinking of just replacing them with something that can take excel dosing - any ideas? Needs to be tall and low light.

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I have Vals, and I dose Excel. I think that they just don't do well with over dosing. I had some CO2 problems a few months ago and wasn't dosing ferts properly and I had a lot of their blades start to thin and come off. Took a huuuge hit. Just a few months later it's like a jungle in there, so if you give it some time and CO2 you will probably see some results in a couple weeks.

Stay on top of spot dosing. Now that I have a good regulator with consistent CO2 output, and i have been very regimented about dosing and water changes... I can spot treat with Excel and have been having good results getting the BBA at least to a point where it isn't so distracting. It's on the way out hopefully...
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I have Vals, and I dose Excel. I think that they just don't do well with over dosing. I had some CO2 problems a few months ago and wasn't dosing ferts properly and I had a lot of their blades start to thin and come off. Took a huuuge hit. Just a few months later it's like a jungle in there, so if you give it some time and CO2 you will probably see some results in a couple weeks.

Stay on top of spot dosing. Now that I have a good regulator with consistent CO2 output, and i have been very regimented about dosing and water changes... I can spot treat with Excel and have been having good results getting the BBA at least to a point where it isn't so distracting. It's on the way out hopefully...

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