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post #61 of 125 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 06:59 AM
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update?

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post #62 of 125 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 06:38 AM
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Does this tank exist anymore? Or did you just wish it out of reality?

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It does still exist. Just having a lot of algae issues. I'll see if I can post a picture later today.

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Well, this tank has had some major ups and downs ever since it's setup but here's a current FTS. I've been having some issues with rhizoclonium, hair algae, and cyano bacteria. I cut back on the light a lot and bumped up the CO2 quite a bit.

Also, with the help of Orlando, i converted the cartridge CO2 regulator into a paintball regulator. I'm very happy that i went this route because it's much more economical. It's a 24oz tank and it's still going strong after over a month of use, whereas the cartridges would last me 2 weeks if i was lucky.

I plan to get hairgrass for the back and HC for the carpet.

I have 14 diamond head neon tetras (i know, a little overload-- might give a few to my teacher for her mini-M) and 2 scarlet badis in this tank. I will be adding 12 yellow shrimp soon.


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Looks like it is getting back to normal Philip!

Hit me up for HC within the next week or so.

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What are diamond headed neons?

Tank looks great, but 1.) Put some water in there! 2.) fix the light even/parallel with the tank! You bought an ADA tank and invested hundreds of dollars into it for a reason -- aesthetics. I find that when I focus more on keeping my tanks aesthetically pleasing from all directions, I produce my best scapes.

Also, close up of that driftwood? That looks sick! And is that R. Vietnam? And also, sorry for all those questions!

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Also curious about "diamond head neons"
Tank looks mean and green!

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Diamond Head Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)

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Love it -- again! Update lol

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Here's some updated photos.
I'm having some algae issues-- mainly BBA and GDA.
I tied some marimo moss balls to the rocks. I still need to get one more ball to cover the rock on the far right.
I took out the glosso since its leaves looked too large in this tank. I'll probably give HC another shot, or maybe that cool new mini-glosso (e. hydropiper?).
I'm planning on getting some weeping moss to attach to all of the driftwood. I really want this to look very jungle/swamp-like.
The Limnophila mini 'vietnam' slowed down in growth quite a bit after i gave it a major hacking. I may have trimmed it too much. I hope it recovers because it looks really nice when its bushy!
Several of the yellow shrimp are berried. I can't wait to see some little baby shrimp! I hope the diamond head neons don't make a snack out of them, but i can only cross my fingers and hope for the best.




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That's a very clean setup, sorry to here all the problems you had but hopefully that's behind you. I live the bright green of the Vesuvius, a little spash of a darker colored plant would really make it pop, nice job.
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I really like your scape. What sp. of moss is on the branches? That is killer
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post #74 of 125 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the comments!

On the branches? That's actually algae. LOL. Im glad to see that it can pass as moss though!

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Ha it actually looks really cool. Thought it might be that blanket moss that I don't seem to see in anyone's tanks despite there being lots of it on Ebay. Oh yeah and how much did those diamond heads set you back? That's an expensive school of fish for a little tank
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