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I added a German Blue Ram this past weekend. I'm acclimating him to the Co2 now. Ordering some wood from Tom Barr tonight to have ore of a hard scape. I need to get some Downoi too from Ebi


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Wow, I've really missed a lot. I don't know how this got lost in the mix of all the other threads. Subscribing now. I love the clean and professional look! BTW, I'm 10 min from Knoebel's. Give me a couple months and then come up. I'm sure I'll have a lot of stuff for you.

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Beautiful tank. Do you not want to do a pair of GBR's?

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Beautiful tank. Do you not want to do a pair of GBR's?
Wow, another Greensboro folk ! There's more of us around than I thought !
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Wow, I've really missed a lot. I don't know how this got lost in the mix of all the other threads. Subscribing now. I love the clean and professional look! BTW, I'm 10 min from Knoebel's. Give me a couple months and then come up. I'm sure I'll have a lot of stuff for you.
Awesome. I've been following your build. Can't wait to see it with some plants. Let me know when I can come up for a visit.


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Beautiful tank. Do you not want to do a pair of GBR's?
Thanks. Nope, I think I just want to keep it to one.


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I'm also trying to get co2 good while I'm adding fish still. The Macrandra, Ludwigia sp. red, and Ludwigia inclinata var. Panatal were doing great and I fixed the curling but I had to turn down my co2 or ill gas my fish. Right now I'm supplementing with 10mls of Glutaraldehyde as an extra source of carbon. Hopefully the plants are ok and stop curling with the addition of glut.


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Everything is growing well. I purchased what was labeled as rotala wallichi tissue culture at Petco, but having had it transition to submerged, it is definitely Rotala Nanjenshan. A little bummed, but oh well.

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Your tank is looking good.. it's well on its way to having colorful contrasting species of plants to get that mini "Dutch" look. Keep the updates coming, Joey!
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Wow, got to follow this one, same size tank, same goal. Actually, we have almost the same equipment as well. I really want to see how you do yours. Looking forward to this.
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Your tank is looking good.. it's well on its way to having colorful contrasting species of plants to get that mini "Dutch" look. Keep the updates coming, Joey!
Thanks, Brian. I don't know if I said this on AA, but I decided to skip the wood and I've been reading on how to actually scape Dutch style.


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Wow, got to follow this one, same size tank, same goal. Actually, we have almost the same equipment as well. I really want to see how you do yours. Looking forward to this.
Yeah I've been following yours as well. One thing I would advise- Depending on where your pipes are placed (mine are on the left side in the middle) you can get a bit of a dead spot in the back left corner. I noticed my fish always went there when my co2 was too high.


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Yeah I've been following yours as well. One thing I would advise- Depending on where your pipes are placed (mine are on the left side in the middle) you can get a bit of a dead spot in the back left corner. I noticed my fish always went there when my co2 was too high.


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I have checked the flow on mine by dosing ferts right into the pipe. Because I have the poppy glass, flow seems way lower than it is. I have had this setup on a 20 long which is longer with no issues but I will keep that in mind. I am going to try my other lily and see how much gets pushed around plant wise for fun. I feel like my poppy glass, along with the added height is better than my other outflow for distribution, just slows things down. However, I won't know until I get further so I will keep that in mind (thanks!).
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