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Great work Brian. Glad you're back in the 60p game!! The skimmer is a hob single unit or works off the canister?
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post #302 of 583 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 02:02 AM
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The Africana soil looks really nice with the Ohko stones. Sometime in the future I plan to do a 12gal. long with the Africana, Ohko stones and Congo sand foreground.

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Very very very nice layout! I love that African soil, my ADA dealers never stocks any of the exotic type.

I also like that "plant list" on the scape, it looks as if a professional graphic designer did that for you. :P

I would like to do one but my skills only go as far as MSPaint.



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Awesome, dude! I like this scape better! It should fill in nicely!
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Looks great! Love the new substrate.
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Great work Brian. Glad you're back in the 60p game!! The skimmer is a hob single unit or works off the canister?
Thank you, Sir! The Skimmer is it's own unit, like a powerhead or internal filter with a Skimmer intake. It's actually working quite well right now and there's no more burping bubbles. I even turned it off last night to test how fast the surface gets murky. Sure enough, this afternoon the water had some oil slick / protein layer... turned the Skim350 on, it got the surface crystal again in like less than a minute! Works great!
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The Africana soil looks really nice with the Ohko stones. Sometime in the future I plan to do a 12gal. long with the Africana, Ohko stones and Congo sand foreground.
Thank you for the comment. I really like Africana right now. I got so used to seeing Amazonia dark substrate, this lighter color is a nice change. It has really grown on me. Plus, the color options in the Sat+ lights can really affect how the Africana looks. For instance, when I put the Sat+ on Sunset or Cloud Cover, the substrate just pops out to you. Looks great! The Ohko stones are a great combo with the substrate, IMO. LMK when you launch your 12L scape, I'd love to follow along
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Very very very nice layout! I love that African soil, my ADA dealers never stocks any of the exotic type.

I also like that "plant list" on the scape, it looks as if a professional graphic designer did that for you. :P

I would like to do one but my skills only go as far as MSPaint.
Tony! Buddy... Thanks for the compliment on the scape. Now I know it's good to go now that I got the blessing of the 60P Club president!

So you can't get Africana in Canada? Are there not any US sellers that can send it to you? If one of us US folks sent a bag up there, would we have to do some crazy customs forms/fees?

Anyway... you should outline your next scape in MSPaint! Let's see the plan, bro! New scape for 2014! BTW, are you going to keep those fancy disco lights on the tank? I think they look pretty cool
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Awesome, dude! I like this scape better! It should fill in nicely!
Thanks, Bill! I tried to plant the UG as nice as you do the HC. I had to fight the urge to plant haphazardly. I thought this somewhat organized planting would appeal to your OCD. I know you and my GF are on another level in terms of rock placement. Did I "miss the mark" in that respect... be honest! LOL
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Thanks, Bill! I tried to plant the UG as nice as you do the HC. I had to fight the urge to plant haphazardly. I thought this somewhat organized planting would appeal to your OCD. I know you and my GF are on another level in terms of rock placement. Did I "miss the mark" in that respect... be honest! LOL

Nah man! It looks great!
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Tony! Buddy... Thanks for the compliment on the scape. Now I know it's good to go now that I got the blessing of the 60P Club president!

So you can't get Africana in Canada? Are there not any US sellers that can send it to you? If one of us US folks sent a bag up there, would we have to do some crazy customs forms/fees?

Anyway... you should outline your next scape in MSPaint! Let's see the plan, bro! New scape for 2014! BTW, are you going to keep those fancy disco lights on the tank? I think they look pretty cool
I dig the scape indeed, it was good enough to make me go back and rethink my scape. I'm back at square one thanks to you :P

About the customs- The receiver pays the custom fee, the form is just what it is. I remember asking about the powder type of AquaSoil and it was special order and a long wait.

The lights are good, my plants were pearling last night. The LEDs they uses are commonly found in the higher end LED systems, think ELOS (ADA's more expensive and attractive sister in europe), so I know they are capable of growth. Its the damn Marine colour I can't get use to, I can set the colour down but I'm sure the PAR goes down too. I'm going to suggest that they add more white LED along with a few other improvements, then this light be a killer.



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Hi Brian, how is the stand holding up so far? I've read that the material is prone to warp when in contact with moisture. Any issues with the water changes?

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Hi Brian, how is the stand holding up so far? I've read that the material is prone to warp when in contact with moisture. Any issues with the water changes?

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I have the same, as do many others and I am just about at the 6 month mark, nothing I can see is any different from day 1.
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I have the same, as do many others and I am just about at the 6 month mark, nothing I can see is any different from day 1.
So no warping with water drops?

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