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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-18-2013, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
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Royal blue tiger canyon

Will include more info when i have more time. The basics for now.
Equipment
12 gallon long
36" buildmyled.com light controlled by a reefkeeper lite, will do 90 minute sunrise/set to a max of 35%
Rena xp-1 to custom 36" acrylic spraybar with custom acrylic intake
Manzanita from Tom Barr
15lbs seiryu
1 liter of Seachem Matrix under hills
Mord's base secret sauce
2 clip on fans from walmart controlled by reefkeeper to keep tank at a constant 68.5
ADA Amazonia to help balance the seiryu
Plants
HC
Glosso
Mini pellia
Fissidens
Needlelleaf java fern
Random ludwigia
Fauna
Royal blue tigers

That's it for now, have been doing dsm for a couple weeks now, should be able to flood in 2-3 weeks. It is amazing how quick the glosso is filling in. Will update from time to time.
Tank as of today 10/17/2013

Future inhabitants royal blue momma


Baby royal, amazing how blue they already are at a month old.

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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-18-2013, 02:53 AM
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Looks amazing. Love the scape! Makes me want to go buy another tank (like I'm not gonna end up doing that anyway, but sure doesnt help the patience)

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Beautiful! Can not wait to see this one up and running
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post #4 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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After 2 weekends of gathering wood, foam, tubing and various other parts I have finally flooded the tank. I was going to use 5/8" acrylic for the spraybar and intake. Unfortunately the 5/8 acrylic is much much harder to work with than the 1/2". I ended up not being able to get the right bend for the spraybar and snapped the intake. So i used the stock Rena intake and a LocLine spraybar.

The Amazonia has things pretty cloudy. Besides that plants looked good.


Emersed downio turned purple and looks really really cool. Wish i had a co2 tank kicking around because i have a full reg set up. Would feel alot better about the transition if i could blast co2 but will try without.
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post #5 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-10-2013, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Tank has cleared and i am very happy with it :-) The glosso continues to grow EXTREMELY fast. Hc is also showing a bunch of new growth, unfortunately has bga showing up on it. Started dosing EM two days ago, should take care of it. Had the same thing happen last time.
Really surprised how good things are transitioning with out co2. Especially since rkl is controlling temp on temporary tiger tank, so LED is running at 100%
Hopefully be able to try adding some shrimp in another couple weeks. Will sacrifice some blondes to see what happens.
A couple pics.

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its beautiful! well played sir!



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Wowww nice scape .
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post #8 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-10-2013, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys!
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post #10 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-10-2013, 06:56 PM
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Well done! Beautiful transitions from rock to wood to plants! It's sooo natural looking that even your spray bar looks like wood from afar. I still say you can put yoda in there and he will feel at home. j/k
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Great scape
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post #12 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all. Tests were showing the is cycled, so i threw a wild neo in lol. She's been in for like 6 hours now and is just nomming away. She got pretty choice first dibs lol.
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post #14 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 12:27 PM
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Looking good! Glad to see you were able to set a tank up so quickly after the move.
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post #15 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Looking good! Glad to see you were able to set a tank up so quickly after the move.
Thanks Olive! How are the oebt doing? I've actually been working on this tank for almost 2 1\2 months now so it hasn't been that quick haha.
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