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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-18-2015, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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Mr. Aqua 13 g bowfront PRL or CPD w/ scarlet badis

Hello I have moved into a new house and finally got an RO/DI system today from bulk reef supply since my Ph out of the tap is 9  therefore I finally get to set up my tank that I have had for more then a year. The tank will be in the family room as a display tank.

Don't know what to fill the the tank with, I'm torn between getting PRL or CPD w/ badis and maybe painted red shrimp. I know the babies will get eaten but I'll have another tank going for them to breed.

Doing a simple scape with a carpet of baby tears on the bottom, s repens and downi on the top corners.
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Finnex px360 canister filter.
coroplast as substrate supports.
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Mr. Aqua substrate.

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Had to do a lil modification to the filter to make two 90 bends in the out let pipe. I had to cut the end of one of the straight long inlet piece since my tank isn't that deep.

And I sanded it down so two of the rubber elbows could connect easily


Also had to cut the basket under the tank that will be housing and he filter and CO2 tank

As for the power it's right under the basket holding the filter and co2

and here's the what I got done so far, still waiting on coroplast for substrate supports.


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Cool build looking forward to updates. Go for w badis for sure. Bet it would be awesome!


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Cool build looking forward to updates. Go for w badis for sure. Bet it would be awesome!


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Thanks I think I am just go into go with cpds, badis, and painted reds. Maybe later ill add PRL once I have a big colony.

Just finished putting in the substrate supports




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Still need to plant in the right corner. Don't know if I'm going to plant s. repens or rotala Macandra sp. mini.





Also got some substrate and baby tears in the holes of the rock to see how that goes.
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Wow bro looking good! Substrate supports huh I'll have to look into that for my next build


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Wow bro looking good! Substrate supports huh I'll have to look into that for my next build


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Ya got the idea from the green machine on YouTube they do it on all their scales and I have had experience that within a few months any slopes will be flat.
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added to the right corner and thinking about planting a few S. Repens in front of the red plants. Also the baby tears are starting to Pearl less then a week since being planted.
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Nice job! Everyone loves some pearlin babytears!


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2 weeks after planting.

I also added s repens on the right corner. I think I'm going to add some PFR this week since I put tank water from another established tank I have, from the start.

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I'm surprised that filter is working so well below the tank, I got the impression that type of filter needed to be "on level".

Besides the fact the tank looks sharp - the cabinet system looks like it hides the clutter, nice!
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Filling in nicely bud


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I'm surprised that filter is working so well below the tank, I got the impression that type of filter needed to be "on level".

Besides the fact the tank looks sharp - the cabinet system looks like it hides the clutter, nice!
Thats what I thought but thank God it's doing just fine. Ya I had to think about that since my girl was against putting a tank there.




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Looking good! I can't tell from the pictures, but are you dosing with CO2 at all?
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