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post #151 of 165 (permalink) Old 09-13-2011, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Looking really good! How often do you trim?

Can you show us your 2 others tanks journal in others rooms? They look bigger than this one...
About once every month or so, I tend to pick at it here and there. No real trimming issues, most is above water so it's a small snip here or there. Anyone can trim this tank easily, like a house plant.

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Jeeezzzzzzzz, I thought you were finally doing that tank, if it wasn't for antbug's keen eyes I would have never know the difference, I don't know squat about ADA tanks so it looked close enough.

The tank looks nice with the driftwood snag and plants up top, I think it would make nice Pencilfish tank, they like shaded areas, they are peaceful slow movers with fairly good colors, and have a delicate quality that always reminds me of Hummingbirds the way they graze at an angle with their delicate fins buzz'n along.
Ahh, I love em, but they jump out.

I have a set of glass lids for most of the tanks, but with wood poking out, some tanks are very tough to address jumpers.

I redid the 120, and this is an older pic, I trimmed the wood down some and redid it again. I'll get this done at some point or might remove the main piece and go almost a full Dutch display perhaps.


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About once every month or so, I tend to pick at it here and there. No real trimming issues, most is above water so it's a small snip here or there. Anyone can trim this tank easily, like a house plant.
I like the idea of this tank

btw, How many tanks do you have?
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I like the idea of this tank

btw, How many tanks do you have?
5 is the in house limit.
If you do not have a limit, get one.

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If you do not have a limit, get one.
That's a lot! you're so addicted. LoL!

I noticed the two others look bigger than this one.
How do you manage to maintain 5 of them? (water change, cleaning/removing algaes on glass, cleaning filters, dosing ferts, etc.)

I believe with a lots of effort and time consume
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Ahh, I love em, but they jump out.

I have a set of glass lids for most of the tanks, but with wood poking out, some tanks are very tough to address jumpers.

I redid the 120, and this is an older pic, I trimmed the wood down some and redid it again. I'll get this done at some point or might remove the main piece and go almost a full Dutch display perhaps.

I think its not just me that would love a full dutch display from you.
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That's a lot! you're so addicted. LoL!

I noticed the two others look bigger than this one.
How do you manage to maintain 5 of them? (water change, cleaning/removing algaes on glass, cleaning filters, dosing ferts, etc.)

I believe with a lots of effort and time consume
I spend about 1.5 hours a week on my own tanks.
A simple large 3/4" flexogen hose and a U shaped hood makes drain/refill easy and while that's going on, I clean filters, nab shrimp, trim plants, clean filters, wipe glass, etc.

So I end up spending about 20 min per tank, per week, they could look better perhaps, if I spent more time, but there's no need for me personally to do so.

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Pesky flies and aphids have been attacking the Anubias and the pennywort a lot.

I think I'll net the tank and add lady bugs, but they are not easy to find in winter.

The tank dsiplay is due for an overhaul and I can place the fish ina quarantine tank till I get the wood and display the way I want.

This will happen in the next 1-2 weeks or so.
Same concept, but I'll make some tweaks based on what I have learned from this style/design.

Should look nicer.

ADA tanks and most tanks in general, need a good overhaul 1-2 years anyway. Really clean it good etc.

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Took awhile to scrap off the lime and other junk.

I have 4 different sets of wood to try out, but I'm 60-70% leaning one way.
You can see the Mame prefilter on the back corner.
The eshoppes prefilter and the lily pipe will be removed.

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Hahaha...good to see the pros even use the good ol' toothbrush!:p

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Not really happy with this one, but much easier to deal with the older one.

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What's the redish plant in the back? Are you going to put ant moss on the wood in the tank or any plants. The new set up provide a lot more light to the bottom. You should make this your Buce tank.

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What's the redish plant in the back? Are you going to put ant moss on the wood in the tank or any plants. The new set up provide a lot more light to the bottom. You should make this your Buce tank.
Good idea on the Buce, the Red hygro is just the same old stuff Petco use to sell years ago, not really good for submersed growth, but nice for emergent.

There's lots of moss, it's just covered by other plants.

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What return pump are you using, looking to get one for a sump im building for my 60-p.
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What return pump are you using, looking to get one for a sump im building for my 60-p.
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