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post #31 of 69 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE!

Got some new plants and fishes. I now have 14 ember tetras , 5 mixed boraras sp. probably chilis and maculatus. And about 25 blackberry shrimps and 2 otos.

New plants include star grass pogostamon erectus, styrogene repens tropica 49, and a Parva foreground .
And the last pic is the most recent after a trim and replant.
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post #32 of 69 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 10:46 PM
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Love the color!

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BEAUTIFUL. That's all I can say and all I can do is stare. The plants look a bit crowded but hey, what kind of fish doesn't love leafy covers?

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post #34 of 69 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, it was a little out of control. So it got trimmed...I'm thinking bout removing the ohko stones and replacing them with wood. But i need some great wood to go in there. Maybe at the AGA convention there will be some wood up for auction, and a cool type of moss, since i only have java. That would be nice.
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post #35 of 69 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Since the trim I swear the pogo erects has grown an inch, same with the rotala. May be due to more light and an increased bps on the co2. Just maybe.
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This tank is beautiful. I love all the red/orange plants. Good job!

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what's the bright green plant in the corner? I like it!
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Thanks! That green plant is pogostamon erectus
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post #39 of 69 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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ID:	53462 ok. So now I'm a firm believer in rodi water, co2, and consistent dosing . Especially the rodi water that is remineralized with seachem equilibrium. My rotala macandra is as red as it should be . It used to be as green as the leaves in the bottom left. Bit now they are all super red. Awesome.
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How do you like that filter? I like that hang-on clip. Wish they had something like that for the ZooMed 501.

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They do have something like that for the zoomed! I sell them at the pet shop I work at. I think they are around $20.

And the filter is ok. It is almost too powerful for the fishes, but just right for the plants, and I have even made the holes bigger to reduce the pressure. I have also heard a lot of bad reviews, but so far so good. It also is kinda a pain to take a part and clean.
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They do have something like that for the zoomed! I sell them at the pet shop I work at. I think they are around $20.

And the filter is ok. It is almost too powerful for the fishes, but just right for the plants, and I have even made the holes bigger to reduce the pressure. I have also heard a lot of bad reviews, but so far so good. It also is kinda a pain to take a part and clean.
That's a lot for a clip. I'll look into it, though, thanks!

Really? My ZooMed is crap, it's terrible in my Mini S (2.9 gallons). Hardly creates any surface flow.

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Okay I lied, I checked my store and it's only seven dollars. And that mini rapids works pretty good again I've heard a lot of bad reviews and it did leak out of the side for a small amount of time, but overall it's worked well for me. And I like it better than the hang on the back filter types because that water would go straight down into the middle of my tank and mess up the substrate. This I can put that spray bar just under the surface so there is good water circulation but doesn't move the top of the water. That way, very little CO2 escapes .
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Oooooooooooooo. P. erectus is perdy.
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Pearling Rotala indica. Pretty.
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