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post #91 of 138 (permalink) Old 07-09-2010, 02:54 AM
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I kept an aponogenton ulvaceus in my 125 for a few months. It's a neat looking plant, but it grew faster than I could trim it.

The tank is looking good.

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post #92 of 138 (permalink) Old 07-09-2010, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Well, figured out the GSA issue, at least in part: CO2 was empty.

Gave me a chance to drop in my new/used 20 pounder I got a while back. 20 lb tank, half full, off of CL for $40. Awesome.
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This looks really nice! You did a great job filling the space. It's something I'm always struggling with on my 105 gallon. Also liking the "tossing 20-30 RCS in per week." I take it some of them get picked off by the angels? I added a few to mine when I had discus thinking they would be great live food but the fish wouldn't touch them and the RCS got bigger and redder than I've ever seen them. Anyhow, great job!
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Spent some quality time with the tank today, got some decent fish shots:



























And while we're at it, somebody mind id'ing these two crypts for me?



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This looks really nice! You did a great job filling the space. It's something I'm always struggling with on my 105 gallon. Also liking the "tossing 20-30 RCS in per week." I take it some of them get picked off by the angels? I added a few to mine when I had discus thinking they would be great live food but the fish wouldn't touch them and the RCS got bigger and redder than I've ever seen them. Anyhow, great job!
Thanks!

Yeah, the RCS mostly end up being a nice snack. I'd love to get a colony started, but with big-and-getting-bigger angels and the dojo loach, I don't think it's gonna happen. I've got a 15g RCS breeding tank going, so I've got a constant supply, so I just keep trying!

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You have some very nice looking fish.
Thanks! I'm pretty happy with them. I'm really happy I was able to get some shots that really show off their color.
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Wow- I am seriously impressed at the amount of thought and detail that you put into the plumbing and automation of your tank (and I thought I was "bad" about over-planning things!) Great tank!

I too will probably be "tossing in" some RCS into my 55g once I get a colony going in my nano. I'm not sure if they'll survive or not, but hey, free live food if they don't
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beautiful tank man! Wow. Gorgeous fish, and really healthy looking plants. Love the wild cross angels

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And while we're at it, somebody mind id'ing these two crypts for me?



The first appears to be Cryptocoryne walkeri var. 'Lutea' and the second is likely a variety of Cryptocoryne wendtii, but it's harder to ID since there are so many wendtii varieties and environmental coloration and growth patterns.
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A quick shot:




Not much changing, just growing. I'm still considering replacing the NL Java Fern with regular.

I've got some old 6700k and 10,000k bulbs in there right now, and they are putting out adequate PAR for me, but I've got some brand new Geissman middays and Aquafloras in a closet that I might slap on there in a few weeks, see how they look.

One of these days I'll clean the glass, bust out the Vortex, and take the time to get some good shots.

Edit: I take that back, a few things have changed since the last FTS. I removed a whole bunch of Bolbitis. I had it, thought it might go in this tank...it didn't. I removed a bunch of Aponogetons too.

I think my number of Otos is dwindling. I haven't seen any dead fish, I just can't find them all. I had 20+, and at any one time I can only find about 10-12. There's a lot of plant mass in there now, so that could be my problem. Who knows! I will say, next time I'm at a place that has $1 otos, I'll probably pick up another 10 or 12 of them.
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Good chance the Otos are hiding from the Angels.

Are you feeding them? (The Otos, not the Angels...)

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Good chance the Otos are hiding from the Angels.

Are you feeding them? (The Otos, not the Angels...)
Yes. Zucchinni, algae wafers, and they munch on the spirulina flakes I drop in.

I think they're just hiding too. That aponogeton in the corner always hides a few from me with all it's crooks and crannies.
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this makes me want to put angels with my discus....they look awesome
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That tank is breath taking...I thoroughly enjoyed your journal and am humbled by the engineering you've employed...great job!
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Those are some nice angels!
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