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post #16 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-20-2006, 05:12 AM
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I see that your brown substrate has mixed into the white sand area. Maybe you might want to do something about it? Because the tank has lost it's beauty this way. The piece of driftwood also looks out of place.

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post #17 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-20-2006, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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yes. the beach is much harder to move over then one would hope. so some of the sand that was there got moved under the substrate. I will be attempting to vaccum the white sand from out of there.I just have to build a screen attachment for my vaccum so I don't suck up the substrate as well.
I also did some more rescaping last night so the wood that was up front is now moved to the back. opens that area up much more. Also waiting for one more plant to arrive before Its done.
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hopefully your pike doesnt eat your cherry barbs and other small fish. the one i had like that eat anything it could get its mouth on, including fish

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nahh he's a dwarf. He is too small to gobble up any of his tank mates. except probably the ghost shrimp that have gone missing. If he does wind up getting big enough to eat the fish... *shrug* I'm not all that attached.
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post #21 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-25-2006, 03:48 PM
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Ah,thats really beautiful now. A pity though that the area for the while sand is rather small.I'd love to see more of it.

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yeah. I felt I needed more planting area so I moved the "beach" over. It will look better once the forground plants fill in again.
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I see,i'll be looking forward to when things fill in. Would love to see the end product of such a nice tank=)

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Thanks Derrick! I will def keep this journal updated.
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New updates.


So. Been a while. and here we are today. New plants, retuned scaping, horrible failure and success.
All have been terms that could have been applied to this tank since the last update.
After I finally got everything setup well. I noticed the water one day get a little cloudy. I thought. humm strange, and let it go. the next day I could see the tank was getting a tint of green. I knew what was happening. So kicked down the light and turned off bank 2. back down to 3wpg. added some ferts and hoped for the best.
Couple days later and this is what I had.


This is after a waterchange.

So. I think to myself. what do to.....
Well obviously I've been lucky to get this much from my tank with my setup. No CO2 [censored][censored][censored][censored]ty DIY setup. Lots of plants and way too much light. Yes.. It was a timebomb.
And it blew.

So now faced with a need for a decision I made two.
1st was to get a UV filter and take care of the issue at hand. So I did so. In addition to the addition of the UV I turned the lights out for a couple days and closed up the room.
And in a couple days I had this.

Crystal clear. nicest the water has ever been. I'm sold on UV's.
But now altho this took care of the immediate need. I knew this was only a temp bandaid. So in comes decision #2. I started looking for parts. found some for cheap. slapped it toghether and now today I finally have it complete. Finally I am fininshing off this tank with pressurized CO2. If only I knew I could slap something like this toghether so easily before. ahh well..











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Its matured.

Here are some updated pics of the tank.









And a much needed clean up crew


Already Hard at work. hopefully they are all there tomorrow.
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Tank is looking good, what's that red plant on the right?
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Nice tank, I love the brightness of your reds and how they breakup the greenness
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Tank is looking good, what's that red plant on the right?
yeah really. that stuff is crazy bright

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