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post #256 of 316 (permalink) Old 09-03-2013, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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swoof: Do you have a tank journal? I'd love to check it out if you do.
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post #257 of 316 (permalink) Old 09-03-2013, 03:02 AM
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no i don't, the tank just sits in the back room ignored for the most part. The only thing i do is pull clumps of hair algae I've just got crypts growing in there (the hair algae is from a "tree" i tried to do with fissidens and just can't get rid of it)
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post #258 of 316 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Part of me wants to buy a bag of Africana really badly. Just for aesthetics. But I don't need it.

Surely there's someone out there to tell me why I shouldn't buy it. (Other than that $35-$50 could be used to buy a new light fixture or new tank)
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post #259 of 316 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 08:45 PM
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That moment when you go through your supplies closet and realize you have more substrate than you know what to do with. 30 liters of Amazonia, a bag of Azoo, bunches of UP Aqua, Akadama, tons of other inert substrates. That's the moment I'm in. Guess I'll need to set up a bunch of new tanks once my new fish room is ready.

Excitement!
This is when you think about setting up one biiiiiiiiiig tank! IIRC my 250gal is filled with four 5gal buckets of substrate.

Yeah, or just build a fish room.
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post #260 of 316 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 08:53 PM
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Africana looks awesome, a friend of mine has it in a 90g, and it looks nicer than the amazonia imo.

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I've got two 400ish gal tanks that will be set up at some point once I move. Would really, really love to be able to do Aquasoil in one of them (haha, fat chance, I can't sell BOTH kidneys) but will probably end up using cheap Safe T Sorb.

But I'm also converting two rooms (update: No I'm not! I'm just kidding! Maybe. Shhhh) into a single fish room for smaller tanks. Gonna let this serious case of Multiple Tank Syndrome flourish. Since I am being forced to move, it's my consolation and I am going to beat that horse dead dead dead. At least until there's no room left in the house.

On a related note: I need to remember to delete all of these comments if you-know-who ever decides to visit the forum. Heh.

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This is when you think about setting up one biiiiiiiiiig tank! IIRC my 250gal is filled with four 5gal buckets of substrate.

Yeah, or just build a fish room.
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post #262 of 316 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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This is no good. You're not helping me avoid ordering it to set up another 20L.

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Africana looks awesome, a friend of mine has it in a 90g, and it looks nicer than the amazonia imo.
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post #263 of 316 (permalink) Old 09-21-2013, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Figure it's time for a final update before moving the tanks a bazillion miles away.

Just trimmed all this moss a couple weeks ago and it has exploded in both of the 20cm cubes:



The 25cm doesn't look too bad:



As smaller, leftover crypts grow out in other tanks, I'm slowly adding them to this one. Hoping to move a bit more of my C. parva to this cube in a few weeks.

Had some offspring but they're all super-white, unfortunately:



Can't wait to get moved and get these set back up again.
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What kind of moss is in the left tank? It is crazy awesome!

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post #265 of 316 (permalink) Old 09-22-2013, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Just regular Christmas Moss.

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What kind of moss is in the left tank?
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post #266 of 316 (permalink) Old 10-05-2013, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Finally in the new city.

Ordering another 20cm and a new 30cm. Even though they raised prices a bit.

Excited!

Now to find a filter for the 30cm... maybe another dang Eheim. Maybe. And have to get a light fixture for the new 20cm.
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post #267 of 316 (permalink) Old 10-05-2013, 08:26 PM
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Really nice looking tanks!

What fixtures are those... CFLs?

TruAqua.com is having a sale w Free Shipping on many of their AquaTop tanks, Low Iron are included... FWIW

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post #268 of 316 (permalink) Old 10-06-2013, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Unfortunately, that doesn't look like much of a sale. They've actually raised prices (they get you with the new handling fee).

But I'm definitely picking up a few more.
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post #269 of 316 (permalink) Old 10-07-2013, 08:15 AM
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I saw that too when I went back to order another cube... crikey!
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post #270 of 316 (permalink) Old 10-07-2013, 10:28 AM
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Ordered a 30 cm cube on Saturday, soooo looking forward to it!
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