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post #16 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-22-2007, 06:09 AM
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what! that looks so good, too bad my amanos ate all my UG
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post #17 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-22-2007, 08:07 AM
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That's just too Cool!!!!! Nice Job!
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post #18 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone.

The UG is still a little sparse in some areas still.

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Wow that is sick. That UG is growing nicely! I've always seen it grow much higher than that!
UG only starts to gain height once it really fills in. It just keeps growing over itself competing for light which is why the leaves get so long. High light will also help keep it shorter.

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very nice UG lawn.
you didnt dose any liquid fertilizer except excel ?
I haven't dosed ferts in this tank for a while, just excel at the moment.

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what! that looks so good, too bad my amanos ate all my UG
I've got some UG in another tank with amanos but they don't seem to bother it at all.
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post #19 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-14-2009, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Haven't updated this tank in a long time but I changed it again recently so I will show its progress. I'll try to update this journal and not slack off.

11/19/07

Last photo I took before a battle with algae. You can see the water is slightly cloudy from greenwater. Lost most of the UG to algae.

Didn't really feel like rescaping it so I just threw some dwarf hairgrass in and let it go. Neglected it except for the occasional water change. No pictures taken during this time. The tank was a mess.

Over a year later....

12/16/08



Had a real problem with gda for a long time until I threw some limpets in. They cleaned it right up. After harvesting cherry shrimp from my outdoor pond in the fall I threw some males in. Shrimp decided they didn't like the slope of my tank and just kept digging and digging till everything just flattened out.

I figured new year, new scape.
12/27/08

I tore this down and I'm starting with UG again. Gonna try with smaller rocks too since that last rock took up half the tank. Took a hammer to one of my seiryu stones.

1/11/09



Foggy FTS. UG has started making some progress and I can see lots of new growth shooting out.
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that is very cool..

great for a desk... I work at home and wish I could see more of my tank..
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That's dope. At first i was thinking, what's the point but as it grew out, very cool. I'd put one on my desk if it wasn't covered with recording studio related electronics.
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that looks awesome!!

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post #23 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-15-2009, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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that is very cool..

great for a desk... I work at home and wish I could see more of my tank..
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That's dope. At first i was thinking, what's the point but as it grew out, very cool. I'd put one on my desk if it wasn't covered with recording studio related electronics.
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that looks awesome!!
Thanks!

That's what I like about this tank, it fits almost anywhere.
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Wow where'd you get such a small pico?

I've been looking for a small sized cube vase at random stores for under 10 bucks.. never got around to finding one I liked though.
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post #25 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-15-2009, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Wow where'd you get such a small pico?

I've been looking for a small sized cube vase at random stores for under 10 bucks.. never got around to finding one I liked though.
I got this tank from Hong Kong when I was there on vacation a couple of years ago.

Crate and Barrel used to have a similar sized cube vase but I don't think they sell them anymore.
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post #26 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Not much to update except for some growth from the UG.

1/17/09


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post #27 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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Finally got the single LED put together yesterday. Its not as bright as the 23 watt CFL but I think its plenty bright for this tank and it only uses 3 watts.

2/11/09

Older shot with CFL bulb.



View of the LED and heat sink. The LED driver is tucked into the bulb socket which is right above the heat sink.



Comparison of the CFL and LED. CFL is the top pic and LED is bottom. Pics were taken with same shutter speed, exposure and white balance settings.

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Been a while since I've updated.

I really like the LED, it puts out no heat at all and its a nice crisp light. The heatsink gets quite hot to the touch though.

Growth is great with the LED and the UG has even thrown up a flower stalk.
Its almost ready for filling with water. I'll let a couple more flowers bloom before I fill it. The back hasn't filled in as much as the front either. The flower looks like most pics of UG I've seen online so it looks like I do have UG.

3/21/09


Shots of the flower


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post #30 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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Been a while since I've updated. I was waiting for the UG flower to start wilting before I filled it up. These plants sure can bloom for a long time. They have a couple flowers on the same stalk which bloom consecutively. You can still see the flower stalk and there are still some flowers on top that look good.

Tank has been filled about week now and I threw in 3 cherry shrimp and some limpets to take care of any algae that might appear. The UG has really grown up the front of the glass and I'm gonna have to trim it when I have time. Almost all the rocks have been swallowed up except for one in back. I don't mind too much since the rocks will at least help keep the slope of the substrate. The back still hasn't filled in completely but hopefully it will in time.

Just snapped 1 quick pic.

6/5/09

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