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post #61 of 90 (permalink) Old 12-28-2013, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Any new progress?

Looks about the same as last pictured. I had to pick up a new spray bottle, as the one I had was pretty much broken. I'm able to get a better mist now out of the new spray bottle, so we'll see how things go over the next coming weeks. I'm actually thinking of canceling this build and focusing on my nano reef build instead... I can't decide if I want to use the 12 long for the nano reef or an 11 gallon aquatop cube... Once the nano reef is set up how I like it, I want to start putting things together for a 125g planted... I could always keep this tank running with this scape, but I'm trying to be realistic about the number of tanks I can maintain... Decisions decisions.....
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post #62 of 90 (permalink) Old 12-29-2013, 04:45 AM
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Thanks, best of luck with this tank again I am subscribed btw I hope my 60P turns out as good as your tanks
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Okay, bout to start work right now but I'm gonna try to start replying to all these comments I woke up to!



Of course I remember you bro! I hope all is well! Yeah, I'm considering UG but I'm only receiving a small portion. Plus, the last tank I saw with it had some gnarly lookin roots and runners in the substrate against the front glass. Kinda looked weird, and I'm all OCD about stuff like that. Well see.

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I feel that a jet pipe would do this tank better than the standard lily pipes that kind of send the flow down at an angle, rather than straight across the tank like a jet pipe would. I honestly liked the flow better with the stock fluval in and outs, but the lily pipes look so much better! The circulation in the last setup was obviously greatly reduces once I added all the blyxa, which is one of the reasons I'll be trying to stick with carpet only this time around.
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post #63 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-15-2014, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
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DSM was not going well, so I decided to fill... Already seeing new growth, I feel much better now about the tank now.



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That is a great looking scape. Sorry the DSM didn't work out but I'm glad you decided to stay over on the planted side.
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post #65 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-15-2014, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Haha, thanks!
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post #66 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 04:41 AM
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Bill, how's the hc going? Is your rocks turning green? Mine are, curious to see what I'm doing wrong... Maybe light to low?
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post #67 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
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Bill, how's the hc going? Is your rocks turning green? Mine are, curious to see what I'm doing wrong... Maybe light to low?

The HC is doing much better since I decided to fill. Thanks for asking. No green on the stones yet, but I'm sure I'll get hit eventually. I'm getting a lot in another tank, though. It's something that is just pretty much gonna happen, man. Just scrub them with a tooth brush before your water changes. That's what I do. How are you dosing? What's your phosphate at? Nerite snails like to munch on the green stuff.
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Couldn't tell you, I don't know how to measure anything. I just dose and water change weekly. I've not had luck with nerites or amanos with co2
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You dosing standard pps pro?
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How long are you running your lights?
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I'll check... I think they were way to close though...
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post #73 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 05:09 AM
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I just checked into it... Eleven hours, wow didn't notice it was on that long. Changing it to seven now. Thanks definitely thought the timer ran differently because I never checked on the amount of buttons and thought they were half hours versus hours, oops

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post #74 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, 11 hours might have been your problem. I might even cut it down to 6 hours for a while, till you can get it under control. What fixture are you running?
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Archaea 13W Power Compact Light Fixture. I think that was or in the future would have been.
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