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post #16 of 80 (permalink) Old 06-16-2014, 05:22 PM
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Very nice set up, i see potential for another tank LOL if u make a rack. But that layout is gonna be very clean looken i like that a lot.
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Planted some hc. Downoi. Srepens. C parva. Done w plants now. Let's get it to fill in!
Co2 reg replacement should be in tomorrow along w root tabs and a acrylic scrubber.

Got API tabs since I didn't want the osmo balls to get everywhere.

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Sweet setup... following!

BTW, if the GF did away with the 1 tank rule, would you have kept the 60P up?
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I actually like the different looks of the rocks, but that's just me.

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a plastic box- 60F tray style custom build

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Sweet setup... following!

BTW, if the GF did away with the 1 tank rule, would you have kept the 60P up?

Possibly. I have a few tanks (90g, 20h and 20L) set up at my parents house 15 min away. But they are primarily holding some bigger fish that outgrew my small tank.

Gf just doesn't want the apartment looking like an aquarium again hah. It was pretty bad when she first moved in. I had 4 tanks set up in a 300sqft apartment. Of course she wanted to remodel and change up the bachelor pad.

Im in the process of putting together a farm/qt tank in the basement closet. Cleaning out all the boxes this week. Might bother newbieplanter into building something. Designing the tank with him. I want removeable trays/pots for each plant as I want to grow some HC mats while keeping the tank bare bottom. Will be a pretty shallow tank so I can get lighting pretty close. It will be More for an experiment of growing one tray submerged and another above the waterline. Got the ok from her as long as it's not taking up space in the apartment




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I actually like the different looks of the rocks, but that's just me.

I still haven't figured out the exact stones yet. They do have some nice textures that contrast each other.

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Gf just doesn't want the apartment looking like an aquarium again hah. It was pretty bad when she first moved in. I had 4 tanks set up in a 300sqft apartment. Of course she wanted to remodel and change up the bachelor pad.
If you get married, by law, you legally get to own up to 75% (by volume) of the aquariums you had before you met her and up to 150% if it is in a garage and/or personal home office. That's the minimum, with consent, I have seen that number go much higher.

Seriously though, sometimes it's good to limit your tanks for time, space, and aesthetics. I swore myself down to 2 tanks and I am just about to break that rule, my new rule is one tank per room.
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How thick is that acylic?
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If you get married, by law, you legally get to own up to 75% (by volume) of the aquariums you had before you met her and up to 150% if it is in a garage and/or personal home office. That's the minimum, with consent, I have seen that number go much higher.

Seriously though, sometimes it's good to limit your tanks for time, space, and aesthetics. I swore myself down to 2 tanks and I am just about to break that rule, my new rule is one tank per room.



Hahahha. I like your thinking. A tank in each room would be nice. But I only live in a one bedroom so that's still two tanks
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a plastic box- 60F tray style custom build

New pic. I was finally able to clean the tank without worrying about scratching!!





Super impressed by the clarity of this tank.


If anyone is looking for an acrylic scrubber. I just bought two for 1.97 each with free prime shipping. Crazy! Also picked up a new cheap regulator as I couldn't save my old azoo.



Ran good for over 6 years! API root tabs came in as well but I don't want to disturb the substitute again. This stuff rolls and levels out my slope too quickly. I have to push it back into a slope daily.

Cories don't help either. They keep uprooting the sparse hc I was able to plant yesterday.







This weekend I'll have to recal. my ph probe as I think it's a little off. After that I'll start testing the parameters to see what I can keep for shrimp. Most likely will be simple neocar. Unless I have something special for parameters.

Anyone have suggestions for a floating plant to help combat algae? Something that can absorb some of the nutrients? I'm thinking Riccia as it would look pretty cool as a cloud looking floater but I'm afraid it will turn into a mess.

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a plastic box- 60F tray style custom build

Having issues with keeping co2 in the tank. As well as having to top the tank off every two days. I'm more paranoid it's a small leak but I've been looking and there isn't a leak! Must be te large water surface area and having an AC blowing about 12ft from it.


Sat infront of the tank tonight. Here are some pics of the inhabitants. Couldn't get the green neon shrimp. I have two and they are always hiding.
























I won't be adding any more fish. Maybe a few more cories and oto for cleaning. But I want to get my parameters in check and get a new colony of shrimp in there.

http://youtu.be/ugoQi1J0M3c

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Having issues with keeping co2 in the tank. As well as having to top the tank off every two days. I'm more paranoid it's a small leak but I've been looking and there isn't a leak! Must be te large water surface area and having an AC blowing about 12ft from it.


Sat infront of the tank tonight. Here are some pics of the inhabitants. Couldn't get the green neon shrimp. I have two and they are always hiding.
























I won't be adding any more fish. Maybe a few more cories and oto for cleaning. But I want to get my parameters in check and get a new colony of shrimp in there.

http://youtu.be/ugoQi1J0M3c
Yo u did a great job on that tank! I only got one addition to it, some anubias nana petite thats it. Could be cuz im an anubias freak LOL this is a old pic the anubias has started to take off.

BTW: the water is evaporating same thing happens in my tanks too within a day u can see it, i wanna say due to havin no cover but i havent tried that exp on my tanks yet.

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It's been a month. Not much growth for the dhg. I mowed it this last cleaning so hopefully it will promote more growth.

Had to cut down the ar mini, crypts, and some MM that was growing in the wrong direction.

Scrubbed the tank down since I had some algae on the walls from accidentally leaving a light on. The rocks had some green tint that is not gone.

Got the co2 on check with recal the ph probe.

Gave everything a good cleaning.

Push the slope back together a bit. Along with putting in a few API tabs.

I noticed the shrimp sand is raising my Tds? My old Tds average was about 160. With a fresh WC it would be around 120.

With this setup my tank is averaging 250 and fresh vw gets it down to 220.

Will do another small wc this weekend to slowly getting it down.

Found a few neon green shrimp on my canister too. Sweet!

My cories both died



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Looks good. Slow fill in is frustrating but it will do it's thing. I like this very much.
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Yo u did a great job on that tank! I only got one addition to it, some anubias nana petite thats it. Could be cuz im an anubias freak LOL this is a old pic the anubias has started to take off.

BTW: the water is evaporating same thing happens in my tanks too within a day u can see it, i wanna say due to havin no cover but i havent tried that exp on my tanks yet.
Wtf is that.. java fern doing in there with the anubias? *glares* nice collection btw! I use to have a ton of anubias too, love the stuff!...Till I got one with the disease "rhizome rot" that spread and killed over half my collection :c
Nice big mess of aluminum plant above water btw. Is that moss or riccia in the outflow?
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