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post #16 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-10-2013, 04:32 PM
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Iwagumi,

From what I have read the second rock needs to accentuate
or be a sister to the big rock. I would reverse a couple rocks.
Take the top first picture and place the small round rock on the
right lower corner where the pointed rock is. Then put the pointed
rock where the small round one was. Turn it around until you
like the position. You want to put it in 1 2 3 descending order.
Tall- middle- small.

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post #17 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-10-2013, 04:53 PM
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The two stones slanted in the same direction look a bit odd.
That's what I was thinking
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Heres my attempt of adding another rock pointing the opposite direction of my other rocks. Give me your opinion please!
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Update: New lighting fixture! Finnex Planted +
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Awesome scape!


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post #21 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I'm really excited about the new light fixture. Can't wait to see a full carpet soon!
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post #22 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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It's been a month since my last update. I'm happy to see the HC spreading nicely! Also got a eheim 2213 filter on the way.
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Hey! I have a mini M as well (I posted a thread about making the stand for it in the region section, which linked me to here).

What is the light fixture you're using? How was the fugeray before your current one? I also have a 2213 thats brand new, so I agree it would be a good upgrade to what you have currently.
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Hey! I saw your post about making a stand for the mini M! I also live in the San Jose area! Im going to try attempt make one. I was using the finnex ray 2 before and now im using the finnex ray planted+.
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Looking good. Time to get some wave scissors and trim that hc

Stauro at the base of the rocks would look nice.
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Hey! I saw your post about making a stand for the mini M! I also live in the San Jose area! Im going to try attempt make one. I was using the finnex ray 2 before and now im using the finnex ray planted+.
I actually just graduated from sj state so I'm back home in sf. But I do miss partying out there lol.

Could you please take a pic of the light sitting on the tank? I want to see how badass it looks on the M

Was debating to use conduit and hang a light or possibly get what you have and sit it right on top.
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Heres a quick picture after a trim.
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I see you already took it out, but I liked the fourth rock and I liked that they were both going in the same direction! Seems like that's how they would be found out in nature. I also think people get a little too stuck on odd numbers... with the right placement, evens look great and balanced.

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post #29 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-08-2014, 05:57 PM
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How do you like your Finnez Planted + compared to your Ray2?

I wrote to Finnez and told me that if I am running Co2, that I should use the Ray2. If no Co2, then the Planted + will work better..?

Whats your tought on that?
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post #30 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-10-2014, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Honestly I can't tell the difference between the planted + and finnex ray 2 besides on how the plants look when the lights are on. If I had to pick one to recommend I would say the planted+. I would still strongly recommend co2. Even with my tank right now I had blue green algea and I fix it in a week with maracyn. And now I have long hair algea that I'm trying to get rid of.
Here's a quick update of what my tank looks like now
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