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post #271 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-20-2013, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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Tx! I'll work on getting some decent pictures, but it's really not going to look half-decent until the lights are here and the plants start to grow in.

Just as well that I finished now...I've started using CloudStack at work...need to get it running in my lab next...
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post #272 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-20-2013, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Quick update...
  • No dead fish, no sick fish
  • Trimmed some bacopa and replanted the tops
  • Trimmed some dead/dying crypt leaves
  • Added another heater (that may be flaky) since the tank temp is now down to 72.5
  • Added a second light to the shrimparium - water is super-clear now

As far as maintenance goes, opening the lids with a light on top is going to be tricky...I may ghetto-rig something to raise/lower the lights...or maybe a swing/prop mechanism.
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post #273 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 01:36 PM
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That's awesome! Congrats on finishing everything. I hope this brings you and the family many hours of enjoyment. Wish I could send you plants.

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post #274 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, thanks for the offer. We're now very busy with baby#2...arrived early this morning. Glad I got the fish moved on Saturday!!!

The lights shipped today, too, so will probably update once they arrive.
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post #275 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Some downtime...quick update.
  • Don't think the lights will get here by Friday, but hey, we can hope
  • The yellowing of the angelfish is apparently normal, due to inbreeding
  • The overflow box plumbing is working fine, but definitely doesn't create enough surface suction. Have to figure out a way to properly time the air stone so it's only on for a few hours a day, outside of the normal viewing schedule.
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post #276 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 03:27 PM
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Congratulations!
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post #277 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 04:47 PM
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Crazy,

What strain of Angels are you keeping?

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post #278 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, BruceF.

Phil, I bought 3 initially from my LFS, labeled as 'mixed angels'. Just your standard silver/black.
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post #279 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 07:56 PM
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Nice! I'm a fan of wild type angels, and most angels in general, as long as their fins are shaped well.

Oh, did you see? I've got plants in my tank now.

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post #280 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, I read the email update, but haven't seen the pics yet...been a little busy.


We were at the LFS and saw some platinum angels...very pretty...
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post #281 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 11:08 PM
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I have a friend who breeds angels, He has a tank of those platinum angels. They are really striking.
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post #282 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, nice! Yeah, we saw them and got to thinking...gee, those'd look real nice in the tank. They also had some blue angelfish (same as platinum but w. blue tinge) that were equally striking.

Shrimp first, though.
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post #283 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure if I posted this already...great thread on sump design to prevent CO2 loss.

http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...CO2-effeciency
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post #284 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-25-2013, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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One more quick update...going to try and get some clear pictures. Light did not arrive this week, so hopefully next week. Also will do before/after pictures.
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post #285 of 414 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Not great, but it'll have to do! Will try and do better once the new lights come in...

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