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beautiful tank man! keep up the good work.

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Very beautiful tank!
Your rams are stunning!!
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post #34 of 145 (permalink) Old 04-19-2009, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!

I'm most likely moving in a month so we'll see how the tank holds up during the move. I may have to rescape all the stem plants. Any suggestions/tips on what I should/shouldn't do? I've never moved a planted tank before.
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Just so you know, your female is actually a fancy variety. Its a veil-tail GBR. Not very common at all. Often (not always) they come with other issues too. Less healthy, skittish, not as good color...

Your female has PERFECT color. AND if you ever wanted to breed them, they will mate w/ standard rams (which your male is). Well done tank man.

I take it your reactor is on the outflow of the canister? I have a 38 gallon tank that I was considering a 2217 for (I am pretty new to planted tanks). I have heard to solve the flow constriction, just put it on the inlet of the canister instead. a simple prefilter will keep it from getting totally gross, and an actual clean out really wouldnt be difficult anyways (once a year? maybe?).

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Just so you know, your female is actually a fancy variety. Its a veil-tail GBR. Not very common at all. Often (not always) they come with other issues too. Less healthy, skittish, not as good color...

Your female has PERFECT color. AND if you ever wanted to breed them, they will mate w/ standard rams (which your male is). Well done tank man.

I take it your reactor is on the outflow of the canister? I have a 38 gallon tank that I was considering a 2217 for (I am pretty new to planted tanks). I have heard to solve the flow constriction, just put it on the inlet of the canister instead. a simple prefilter will keep it from getting totally gross, and an actual clean out really wouldnt be difficult anyways (once a year? maybe?).

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Thank you! I knew this female was a special girl . As for the 2217, our tanks are pretty much identical in size. It may be safe to say this filter would be OK for you as well. I think this filter has sufficient flow but with the added reactor, it does limit the flow quite noticeably. I've also read about how people mounted the reactor on the inlet side of the canister, but that also creates other issues such as impeller noise and CO2 killing good bacteria living inside the canister.

I'd like to try a needle wheel diffuser when I ever upgrade in tank size, but with my 39g I'm happy with the Rex style reactor w/ the 2217.

4/23/09
Here's a few update shots. Did some removal and trimming of the "overgrown" look:
Bocopa Catilina starting to grow above the H2O surface. My question is, will they flower at some point?


Pearl Weed aka GBR food


Tiger Lotus growing nice n low.


Isn't this the prettiest setup you've ever seen? lol I'll do it right my second time, I promise haha.


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The colors in this tank are amazing. With all that growth, I find it crazy that you have managed to direct the water flow so that you can not see it on your plants.

I can only hope to accomplish half of this.
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The colors in this tank are amazing. With all that growth, I find it crazy that you have managed to direct the water flow so that you can not see it on your plants.

I can only hope to accomplish half of this.
Thanks man! I'll be getting even more reds hopefully by 2morrow, so the look is going to change. As far as water flow, it's mainly directed running across the front of the tank where there are no tall plants.
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Looks good AlphaQup, i mean speedie
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Looks good AlphaQup, i mean speedie
eh hem... who? Thanks man!
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Great tank! Love the reds!


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Great tank! Love the reds!
Thanks!

Here are some new pics of my 2 favorite fish in the tank right now. Also I just received a package of "colectoris" plants from Legomaniac. On with the planting. I'll post updates soon.



Female BN Pleco... I need a male for her.
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Wow! Awesome golden snail Just wait til all my BN plecos grow up and I might have a spare male for your female. Congrats on a beautiful planted tank

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Wow! Awesome golden snail Just wait til all my BN plecos grow up and I might have a spare male for your female. Congrats on a beautiful planted tank
haha yeah I forgot to mention the snail. She is very pretty, thanks to you Andy. How's your water clearing up?
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A stunning tank indeed!
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