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post #196 of 206 (permalink) Old 06-08-2007, 10:43 PM
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The tank looks great.

I've been thinking about trying moss hedges as well, and well you beat me to it! I can't remember, what moss did you use was it java (if so what Latin name? since there is a name discrepancy!)

Nice job, Like how the slate has some nice character nice and dark and fresh behind the moss. As far as natural looking, who cares?

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Let's get an update!?!
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I agree, where is the update?!?!
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Well.. here is a non-pictorial update. Pictures will follow once I get a decent prune in but I'm recoving from a pretty serious allergic reaction, so that wont be for a day or two.

The HC has grown in nicely, and the UG is starting to grow a bit. I completely removed all of the riccia and I am extending the moss all the way to the right side.

My current project for this tank is underway... I am adding a GHL Profilux II aquarium computer and a set of dosing pumps from GHL as well. The computer will act as my Ph Controller, Lighting timers for 3 tanks, moonlight controller, UV Sterilizer controller, and a fertilizer dosing system for KNo3, Phosphate and Micro's. On top of all of that it will allow me to monitor my aquarium stats from over the internet, and plot the statistics to get a btter idea of how my tank is doing.

More details to follow!

I also have another project I am doing at work in an Oceanic biocube that I'll be posting here soon...
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Well.. spent 2.5 hours pruning hte moss, rebuilding the slate wall on the right and adding a ton of moss to the right side (all from parts of the left side)

My fertilizing experiment has yielded some unusual results. Many plants turned nice and pink, and many reds have definately gotten brighter. A really nice effect of this experiment has also caused the cutting of the red plant on teh right (still havent identified it) to form a number of new stems. This plant went from a single stem to TWELVE in just over a week. The right side now has some nice red to it.

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The HC has started to really spread, but I know it would do a LOT better with some added nutrients. I'm going to continue my experiment and see what kind of effects I can get using different ratios of Macro's.
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post #202 of 206 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 10:37 AM
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WOAH!!! You've got sucha unique scape man. Very,, Very nice.
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post #203 of 206 (permalink) Old 07-02-2007, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Just thought I would share some pics I took tonight... nothing too significant... But some neat stuff. Sorry about the picture quality.. My glass needs to be cleaned (havent done it in a week) so its a little spotty.

Here is one of the female emperor tetras

Here is my Nymphaea lotus (zenkeri) that I recently moved in here. It wasn't doing well in another tank I had so I transfered it into here to bring it back. It's recovering quite rapidly and should look pretty nice in a month or so.

This is one of my favorite spots in the aquarium. I love the way the Eleocharis ''parvula'' blends into the HC with the Cryptocoryne x willisii peeking through from the back.

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post #204 of 206 (permalink) Old 07-02-2007, 05:02 PM
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OMG, your Apisto is gorgeus!!
my dbl red died, but my Orange flash is coloring up better now.

BTW: that's my favorite area of your tank too, now anyways. the moss is a nice accent to it too.

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o crap. I have to downsize cuz we're moving and now I see this!!!! what an awesome tank! go man go!


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