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post #151 of 251 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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I have AR-4x's. They're wonderful.

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post #152 of 251 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 10:07 PM
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Based on your other components, I had a hunch it was either Klipsch Heresy/Cornwall or an AR2/4. Fantastic system. The cabinet looks to be in excellent shape for its age.

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Thanks much. I actually refinished the cabinets when I restored my other components. It was quite a bit of work, but all in all it is a phenomenal system that I get to enjoy everyday. I love finding other stereo enthusiasts on these forums!

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post #154 of 251 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Haven't got my hands on a camera yet..I'll try to update tonight. Stay tuned!

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post #155 of 251 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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I decided since I've passed the one month mark I'll switch to every other week updates, as there's just not as much to update.
In the last couple weeks I've seen an algae outbreak, in the form of spirogyra and diatoms. Nothing to huge, but I would like to know whats causing it. Does anybody have any idea? Also is there anything I should be doing other than manual removal and excel dosings to combat it?
Also, it's been about 5-6 weeks since start up; should I be cleaning my filter out?
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post #156 of 251 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 02:13 AM
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Diatoms just run their course. You can introduce otos and amanos to deal with it. Spirogyra is manual removal and excel dosing, up to 2x max amount and make sure you have good oxygenation.
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All right great that's all the stuff I've been doing. My otos hove nice round tummies.
Any suggestion on a filter cleaning regimine freph?

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Eh, I clean it whenever I notice my flow drops or I'm bored. If not that then every month and a half or so.
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hehe alright. I'll feel my way into it. Dirty filter pipes and diffuser too.. :/
Need to find some time for those as well.

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post #160 of 251 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Week Six Update

Alright so since my last update not much has changed. Plants have grown significantly, but so has algae..
Also, I cleaned off my diffuser for the first time, which made a world of difference. My Riccia is pearling like mad now. I really can't wait to see the end of diatoms and more importantly Spirogyra.







Pretty bad picture, but you can see how crazy the Riccia is. I'm trimming again tomorrow.



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post #161 of 251 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 02:23 AM
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Your tank is looking really good! That's some nice growth on the hc. I've had a lot of algae issues too and have found amano shrimp a big help with the Spirogyra.


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Thanks! I'll look into Amanos some more. I was thinking about getting one when I get some money. :/

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Holy growth Batman! This tank look awesome! Keep it up chief. Amanos ASAP...make it happen. They're not too pricey.
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Thanks! I'll look into Amanos some more. I was thinking about getting one when I get some money. :/
They're pretty reasonably priced, around $3/ea. You can probably do a few more than one in your setup. They like having some friends around.


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Yeah the ricca is looking great!
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