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I put a towel over the top to keep it dark for the fish cuz they were spooked from the move back; the towel fell in and siphoned out 10 gallons, having the filters waterfall, destroying the scape and flooding my room. Thankfully everything was saved except a power strip(good thing it was short-circuit resistant, otherwise it would burn down the house), my substrate, 1 fish, and a bunch of plants. Oh, and Of Course my beautiful aquascape. I've decided because my house is very old and in an earthquake zone, I'm setting up a smaller tank in a safer spot. I'll find a way to redo the scape somehow. I'll probably do a 45 cm shallow cube and sell my tank, heater, and filters.
Oh man sorry to hear!

I would not have known it would have happened!

Save your tank! Its nice! Just no more towels on top. If you do, end up doing something smaller wont shallower be worse as water can come out easier?

If you must change, maybe do something 60cm so you can reuse your light?
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Oh man sorry to hear!

I would not have known it would have happened!

Save your tank! Its nice! Just no more towels on top. If you do, end up doing something smaller wont shallower be worse as water can come out easier?

If you must change, maybe do something 60cm so you can reuse your light?
I'll probably make a shallow(ish) 45cm cube with a bit of wiggle room at the top and make an inverted reflector for my light. If I can't use my light, I'll just keep it for later (like when there is more room in my house). The 60-P doesn't really have the dimensions I need, so what I need to do is sell it so I can buy or make a new tank, stand, and filter.

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Yeeeehawwww! I'm back! And with Tapatalk too! It's awesome!
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Very nice recovery, it looks like you got everything back. Are you cycling again? What kind of Co2 system are you using?

You can buy a pot of HC Cuba, toss some in a dirt container to farm and plant the rest. I get fast HC growth on cycling tanks.



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Very nice recovery, it looks like you got everything back. Are you cycling again? What kind of Co2 system are you using?

You can buy a pot of HC Cuba, toss some in a dirt container to farm and plant the rest. I get fast HC growth on cycling tanks.
I am cycling again. I am also using the same co2 for now. I will try the HC thing too, how many pots should I get?
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Man... sorry to hear about all the drama with your tank. So the tank is going in the bathroom? I'd be a little worried about aerosols being sprayed after doing "the business" in there and entering a topless tank. Eek!
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Man... sorry to hear about all the drama with your tank. So the tank is going in the bathroom? I'd be a little worried about aerosols being sprayed after doing "the business" in there and entering a topless tank. Eek!
Nah, it gets covered by a tarp when I'm not home
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Well I guess now you'll have something to stare at while you're doing the business haha. Maybe you'll sit there for hours at a time :P

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Well I guess now you'll have something to stare at while you're doing the business haha. Maybe you'll sit there for hours at a time :P
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Well I guess now you'll have something to stare at while you're doing the business haha. Maybe you'll sit there for hours at a time :P
Hahahah, it be funny if guests were to come over. Just tell them that the new trend in the hobby is "bathroom aquarium nature style".


About the HC Cuba, I find the portions for pots to be extremely small. Invest in two pots and farm one of them. You will have an unlimited supply of HC, it grows insanely fast in dirt. If you have the time, plant about 10 stems by themselves. I'm positive you will get a mini carpet going.

Not sure about your water but I dose extra iron and k and my HC Cuba loves it.



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Hahahah, it be funny if guests were to come over. Just tell them that the new trend in the hobby is "bathroom aquarium nature style".


About the HC Cuba, I find the portions for pots to be extremely small. Invest in two pots and farm one of them. You will have an unlimited supply of HC, it grows insanely fast in dirt. If you have the time, plant about 10 stems by themselves. I'm positive you will get a mini carpet going.

Not sure about your water but I dose extra iron and k and my HC Cuba loves it.
Well it's only entrance is through my room...

For the dirt, do I just use like miracle gro and put sand on top? Do you think like 2 cfls would be sufficient for the farm?
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Yeah that would be good, I use plain potting soil. You have to mist once in a while and cover it with clear wrap.

A single 23 w is fine, it turns yellow if you have too much light. It is really easy to grow in dirt. Oh and to avoid it melting in water, do low light at first then high light with co2. I don't dose heavy until it carpets, ADA AS should still be good until it cycles.

How your water? Is it hard or soft? I like low ph, kh with med gh personally.



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Yeah that would be good, I use plain potting soil. You have to mist once in a while and cover it with clear wrap.

A single 23 w is fine, it turns yellow if you have too much light. It is really easy to grow in dirt. Oh and to avoid it melting in water, do low light at first then high light with co2. I don't dose heavy until it carpets, ADA AS should still be good until it cycles.

How your water? Is it hard or soft? I like low ph, kh with med gh personally.
I'm not sure how hard it is, because I used to use rodi water but now I just use tap.
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Dirt's all set up outside with sunlight. Getting HC tomorrow when the LFS opens.
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Whoa whoa, don't do that! Get store brought dirt. You don't want to introduce any nasty growth in your bin. You want it clean without white strings or whatever else.

You end up with this:




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