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post #16 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-02-2014, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Here's today's shot after I rescaped and moved the hob to the back instead of peninsula style. Also am using both lights, the t5 and the LED, I'm going to experiment with which one does better over the next couple weeks.



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post #17 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Here is an update.
I moved some fish from my other tank.
4 white clouds and 5 harlequin rasboras.

I may be rehoming the Tiger barbs, they are nibbling on my plants.

I also lost my female ram, not sure how, I found her sucked up against the intake on my powerhead. It has a guard so I don't think that's what killed her. Oh well. Sucks but it happens. Everyone else is doing great.





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in my low tech 75g i started with 50 dwarf sag and in 2 months i have easily doubled if not tripled that. the stuff grows very well and imo i love the look.
man your dwarf sag must be LOVING whatever you are doin to it.

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Turns out what I have IS Sagittaria and not star grass.
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Where? I don't see it.

Sorry about the RAM. Perhaps it was too soon to add her. They are intolerant of ammonia.
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In the front middle and right, by the rocks

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Yeah sorry about the ram, they can be pretty sensitive as mentioned above. Seems like you are coming along nicely. Are you still planning to upgrade the light and filter?
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Well I traded the reef LEDs in for the freshwater version. And I'm still running the t5s as well.

Next on the list is a canister and a circulation powerhead.

I also picked up an anubias on drift wood today.




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Look into SunSun filters they are excellent and much less than some other brands and to me preform better.
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Ya I plan to get the 304. With built in uv sterilizer.

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post #25 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Rehomed the Tiger barbs and added a lot more fish.

10 glow light tetras
7 neons

And will be adding
5 black neons
4 yoyo loaches.


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you could save a lot of money going with diy co2.

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you could save a lot of money going with diy co2.
DIY is good for low to medium light setups, it is often very hard to have a consistent amount of co2 with a DIY setup. Even if you make your yeast mix the exact same each time you will have different amounts of co2 being produced by the yeast. I am not saying that you cannot use a diy setup successfully, it just takes much more time and effort than using direct injection co2.
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DIY is good for low to medium light setups, it is often very hard to have a consistent amount of co2 with a DIY setup. Even if you make your yeast mix the exact same each time you will have different amounts of co2 being produced by the yeast. I am not saying that you cannot use a diy setup successfully, it just takes much more time and effort than using direct injection co2.

Also DIY becomes expensive and a massive pain in the ass on larger tanks.

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I think I'm gonna get a 6lb tank and get a setup going. It may not be for awhile so I'm going to do liquid co2 in the mean time

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hey if have the money definitely get a pressurized system. but if you don't have enough money at first its better than nothing until you save up for pressurized system am i right.

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