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post #31 of 656 (permalink) Old 07-05-2008, 09:37 PM
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Does the tank have a cover? Do any of you ever have fish losses by jumping out???

Love the tank, can't wait to see more pictures!
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Does the tank have a cover? Do any of you ever have fish losses by jumping out???

Love the tank, can't wait to see more pictures!
Thank you kittytango!
There is no cover, and actually I haven't have any losses (so far )
I guess I'm having pretty good luck considering that I have at least one cat constantly in my room.
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lol, i got this one suicidal endler that jumps out everytime i do water changes or mess wit the tank. its the same one every time 2.

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lol, i got this one suicidal endler that jumps out everytime i do water changes or mess wit the tank. its the same one every time 2.
Haha. Yeah, Endlers like pulling some freak stunts.
One time one of them somehow "jumped?" into my filter...
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I got all of my plants in this week (:
Went kind of crazy in the S&S and went all out like i promised. I ordered some dwarf riccia, dwarf hair grass, floaters, and an assortment of others like a sword and some other plant I don't know the name of.



Two nice full baggies from fishman9809 (:
Thanks buddy! And I KNOW! I haven't taken pictures of them planted yet. I tried but they were so ugly and blurry. I WILL THOUGH. Promise (: (: (:





They are so nice and healthy! Beautiful plants.

And here is the dwarf hair grass I got from eyebeatbadgers. Great stuff and a huge patch for little cost. Highly recommend buying from him!



Love it! But the mail box was totally beat up. I was so surprise. I guess our mailing service is going down the toilet.






I tried planting them with about 10 needles per bunch. Hope it grows out nicely. (:

I haven't taken pictures of the dwarf riccia yet, but it was really good quality. Got it from icex.




This is from erthlng. Unfortunately got a little cooked int he mail, but I'm hoping it will recover.

I'll try and take some full tank photo tomorrow. Been kinda busy and not feeling too well.

Thanks. Comment welcome. (:
Hope everyone is having a good week, day, year, life.

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make sure u flip the floaters right side u or else they will rot and die.
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make sure u flip the floaters right side u or else they will rot and die.
Yeah, the majority of them are flipped over. The brown ones are the ones that probably died in the mail.
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nice build, i just started a 20g build too....maybe you can coach me on how to do this right.

btw i have a couple jager heaters ive never used cuz im dumb and bought them when i really dont need it. 100 watt. pm me and ill hook u up.
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nice build, i just started a 20g build too....maybe you can coach me on how to do this right.

btw i have a couple jager heaters ive never used cuz im dumb and bought them when i really dont need it. 100 watt. pm me and ill hook u up.
I can give you any information you need! Just ask. Pretty new to it as well, but once you go along with it for awhile you learn a lot (:
Plus I think it's a prefect size for a tank.
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Is this straight Shultz or Eco and Shultz mixed? I'm thinking about using a 50/50 or 75/25 mix of Eco and Shultz and was wondering how they looked mixed.

I really like what you're doing with the tank, great lighting. Thanks for the thread.

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Is this straight Shultz or Eco and Shultz mixed? I'm thinking about using a 50/50 or 75/25 mix of Eco and Shultz and was wondering how they looked mixed.

I really like what you're doing with the tank, great lighting. Thanks for the thread.
Thanks so much p3purr! The lighting came out so much better than I thought. (:
This is Shultz and Eco mixed. I really tired to cap the Shultz with Eco, but they blended together during fill up. I highly recommend putting these together (: My plants love the stuff and they root really fast.
Good luck and keep me updated with what you do!
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Wow, mixture looks great, exactly what i'm looking for. I like how black makes the fish stand out but browns look a bit more natural. This mix is perfect and looks great in your tank. I didn't realize until the other day that Shultz and Profile were the same thing.

It will be a while before I my 30 set up, have all the stuff just have a problem with the room the tank's going in.

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FWIW I think you should replant the hairgrass less densely. It will spread faster. I did an experiment in one of my tanks, in which I planted thicker clumps of it in one corner, but only 3-4 blades per clump everywhere else, and the thicker clumps barely spread at all, only eventually to be covered by some algae I never quite identified.

The other smaller clumps spread rapidly and were green green GREEN!!!!

But ymmv of course.
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FWIW I think you should replant the hairgrass less densely. It will spread faster. I did an experiment in one of my tanks, in which I planted thicker clumps of it in one corner, but only 3-4 blades per clump everywhere else, and the thicker clumps barely spread at all, only eventually to be covered by some algae I never quite identified.

The other smaller clumps spread rapidly and were green green GREEN!!!!

But ymmv of course.
It think that is an excellent idea. I've been watching it since I planted it and its growing... but sooo slowly. And don't even get me started at the rate its spreading.

Thanks for the heads up, and that is whats going to be on my agenda for tonights activities (:

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Wow, mixture looks great, exactly what i'm looking for. I like how black makes the fish stand out but browns look a bit more natural. This mix is perfect and looks great in your tank. I didn't realize until the other day that Shultz and Profile were the same thing.

It will be a while before I my 30 set up, have all the stuff just have a problem with the room the tank's going in.
Thanks! Yeah I was really happy with the outcome. I was going to cap it with black gravel at first, but I figured that I'd spend a little more money for something thats like 10 times better for my plants. (:
Can't wait to see your tank set up!
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Hey mizu-chan, my girlfriend and I just have to know... what's going on with you in that avatar pic of yours? It almost looks like you're on mushrooms or something, lol. I'm sorry to be off-topic, but everytime she sees your avatar on the screen she keeps asking me if I've found out what it means yet.
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