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post #31 of 112 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 01:23 AM
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How's the glosso growing?

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post #32 of 112 (permalink) Old 06-20-2010, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Decided to do a tear down of my old tank. Decided to keep it low. Will post pics later.
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post #33 of 112 (permalink) Old 06-21-2010, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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Had an awesome day today. Thought about doing some work on the tank for a good long time but never really put that much initiative into it. But today I guess it was different today, had my dad's help "Lets clean up your dirty ass tank." Went and bought some baby tears to carpet the foreground. Added alot more substrate flourite and giving the back more substrate to give that more distant look. Took the original center piece malaysian drift wood and put it on its side so that it's not as in your face. it certainly looks more modest now.
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post #34 of 112 (permalink) Old 06-21-2010, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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How's the glosso growing?
This is a really late reply. It did not do so well as it just grew long and stringy...I thought it was doing great because the glosso seemed like it was spreading runners; however, it was overtaken by algae i believe. I now have baby tears and i hope that it can do better as i have fine tuned my diy co2 generator.
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post #35 of 112 (permalink) Old 07-16-2010, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Week 5 and things are looking good with the tank. Was battling algae but who isnt? I have reduced the photoperiod to about 7 hours and the algae seems to be subsiding. I also added new plants to the tank. I added a plant that was identified as Ludwigia Cuba but looked nothing like it. Also I added some crypts and penny worts and a few baby tears. It seems to be settling in well. only problem is that I don't understand how i got duck weed or not sure if it is duck weed. I am almost 100% sure that it came from the root ball of the baby tears and what is on top could possibly be just baby tears that was un-rooted but this is something I have to make sure. Anyway, I will post pictures soon of this set up.
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post #36 of 112 (permalink) Old 07-19-2010, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Finally, I'm uploading some new pics of my new set up. I was also bought 3 bpsemani rainbows for now and 6 zebra danios. They look awesome especially the rainbows i bought have such deep and rich colors. here is a pic of it.




If you look on the right side, you can see a clump of riccia. It clung to the last set up and somehow blew up within the month. Lol it looks awesome.



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This is the last picture I took before my tank went south. I think it looked awesome.
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Last picture looks great, well done.
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post #38 of 112 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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This tank sits on a metal work table that seems to be holding up. It's still a bit of a concern as it wobbles...So with a vote of confidence from loved ones and a nudge from a coworker, I was able to bring together a project to move the tank to the basement and also a new stand.

So far the project has cost $100. Will post the work in progress pictures soon.
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post #39 of 112 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
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Here are a few pics of the stand. It's still needs staining and doors.









Handles for the doors. Awesome buy, 3 dollars a pop.


So the top has some laminate floor boards. Didn't want to buy any particle boarding since I have some kind if board in storage. Since these pictures have been taken, I have added molding to the bottom so it looks alot better. I need some doors and also need to stain the whole stand. Looking forward to finishing it all.

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Those riccia carpet are to die for. PRettty awesum. why did u rip it all out?

Anyway seems your glosso needs more light (?) cuz it sorta growing vertically (?).
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Those riccia carpet are to die for. PRettty awesum. why did u rip it all out?

Anyway seems your glosso needs more light (?) cuz it sorta growing vertically (?).
Oh trust me, if i could keep the Riccia I would. But it was growing out of its means. It grows so fast and the bottom that's attached to the rock has rotted away freeing the whole carpet. I can't keep up with the trimming and when I did trim it was chaotic! And as for the glosso, I figured the plant needed more light lol, but it's gone now...in plant heaven...poor thing...
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wonderful tanks! can't wait to see the new setup :P
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post #43 of 112 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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So, this weekend is the only weekend with out any chance of rain. I got a good start last night by staining the stand and this morning, before work, I added a layer of satin coating.

All preped and ready.


Decided to go with English Chestnut


Doors opened.


Dried. Looks alot better with daylight hitting the stand.


So, I am satisfied with the color, just that some of the wood took the staining more than others and it's a little un attractive. I added the satin coating so it looks better but I plan to sand it down a bit and reapply the coating and see how that turns out. Any thoughts?

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I like how it looks now
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I like how it looks now
Oh thank you so much. I had doubts lol.

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