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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-04-2015, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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Very cool idea for the tank! I look forward to seeing it progress!

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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-14-2015, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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The moss is Filling in nicely. Had to dial the lights back a bit... Stupid algae! Stopped dosing ferts and only add excel once in a while. Kinda questioning weather or not to take the tank down the issues with algae, I lost my 2 atos, maintenance on my other tanks seems to make me neglect this one, that and my 2 month old daughter keeps us occupied quite a bit! Lol it will have to be moved or taken down in about 4-5 months for sure. But who knows I might be able to keep it up and beat the algae...
What should I do???


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I would keep it set up if possible .It's a nice looking tank . Maybe some Anubias in the right corner in a few months after you move the tank ? A couple of thoughts re: algae . It's not clear from the pictures as to whether you have a HOB or canister filter . If it's a canister , any possibility of putting in a UV that would run for a few hours daily? Any chance offsetting your light's timer to achieve a 2 hour or so blackout in mid-day? It doesn't appear that there's any background material on the tank to cut down on extraneous light from the sides/back . What about using either sign vinyl or black contact paper or latex paint to cut light from those areas ?
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post #34 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-16-2015, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah I'll be keeping it up a while it's too purdy to tear down running 2 small hobs for now. One day maybe a canister with some lily pipes. As of right now I have the lights on for a total of 1 hour per day just to help combat the algae. The peroxide helps but there is still some work to be done. I've come up with a plan to better manage my tanks. Instead of doing all the maintenance in one day I will be doing them one at a time. 75 on Monday 125 salt on Tuesday an the 20l on Wednesday.

As far as the whole "micro world" theory... I've been thinking that 20g is still a bit small to achieve the goal. Still want to do the ember tetra, shrimp, and Pygmy corys it just seems like it might be better achieved in a 40b or a standard 55. Eventually there will be an upgrade!!! Wife just doesn't know it yet


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