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post #46 of 69 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 06:58 AM
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One thing i might suggest is that the rocks you are using are not neutral rocks meaningthey will increase the Ph of your tan k, possibly affecting your ember tetra
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One thing i might suggest is that the rocks you are using are not neutral rocks meaningthey will increase the Ph of your tan k, possibly affecting your ember tetra
Why would you say that about the embers? That are all happy and colorful and content. And my pale ones are even coloring up from their original state of being almost colorless. I also didn't think that ohko stone was a stone that increased hardness. I guess it could though, it is pretty soft after all.
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beautiful tank and stand. i like the DIT lighting.

what filter is that? does it come with that hook on it? i like how you made a spot to hang it on your stand
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beautiful tank and stand. i like the DIT lighting.

what filter is that? does it come with that hook on it? i like how you made a spot to hang it on your stand
Thanks. Yeah, originally I made that hole so the filter could be down in the stand, bit I never bought the right tubes to make that happen. And that is a mini rapids filter, and it does come with the hook. It's nice, but I think I need one of those small eheim filters. And that light has just been the best. It looks and is a little ghetto, bit it works. And cost nothing.
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Things are getting out of control here. It's time for a trim and a rearrangement. The pogo is getting crazy, and the needle leaf lud is as well.


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So much for that trim. It's a jungle in a little tiny box.


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I think a trim is in the near future! I think all the colors make the tank really interesting, I could look at pictures for ever!
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Ok I thought I should put some pics up. They are not current as of today, but close. Click image for larger version

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Also, the ember tetras have spawned in here twice in the past month. But we will see if any babies survive.


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Really love all the colours going on in this tank right now, simply beautiful!
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Ok here are more recent pics. Bout time for another trim...Click image for larger version

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nice jungle colorful look!
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Ok now it's really stating to take shape. Looking a bit more natural.Click image for larger version

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Embers are out! Click image for larger version

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Wow that's a beautiful tank!

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