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post #376 of 751 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 01:43 AM
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Flow is as high as i can get it, ill work on the light situation, but i could use some glut.

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post #377 of 751 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 09:22 PM
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Before I fill this 20 gallon long, does this stand setup look unsafe? There are 6" gaps between the 2x4's where the short edges of the tank are unsupported. Maybe I am worrying over nothing as it isn't much weight in the tank.
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post #378 of 751 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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You should be good. I have had tanks on worse looking stands.....lol
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post #379 of 751 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 09:28 PM
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cool thanks. I'm just a paranoid person lol
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post #380 of 751 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 10:20 PM
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Nice stand man haha...you get the idea after you saw my basement racks? Simple, cheap, functional.
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post #381 of 751 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Tough to beat cinder blocks for strength. Not the prettiest thing in the world, but definitely effective )
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post #382 of 751 (permalink) Old 06-18-2012, 01:46 AM
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Lets see that anubias guys! I threw few pieces on the driftwood and man does it make a difference haha I thought it looked kinda bland before I started adding anubias, but once I fill it all in it's gonna look sweet. My biggest problem is that some of these nana are so big that I'm not sure if I want to put them on the driftwood or have then scattered on the bottom and then get the smaller nana's I have and put those on the driftwood.

Then another thing dawned on me....I've been waiting for my red teacup platies to drop babies for me but they're in the same tank as the SAE, so if I want babies I need to move them outta there! Oh well....that kinda forces me to use the 75 as an anubias show tank only and not a breeding tank. Shiet happens. Wish I had more room on my rack though haha. I'm gonna need to add a sump system to my pleco tanks that's for sure. Right now they're still young and under 3 inches, but when all 19 of them get to be full grown they will not do well in the 30 gallon they're in. Unless of course I add a 55 gallon sump tank
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post #383 of 751 (permalink) Old 06-18-2012, 05:15 AM
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I'll post pics of the anubias tomorrow. I got them in the cinder block tank. I think they look pretty good with two pieces of driftwood and a sand substrate. I just hope my lighting is low enough to not grow bba on all of them.
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post #384 of 751 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 05:56 AM
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I'll post pics of the anubias tomorrow. I got them in the cinder block tank. I think they look pretty good with two pieces of driftwood and a sand substrate. I just hope my lighting is low enough to not grow bba on all of them.
Get yourself a bottle of excel and dose once or twice a week and you should have no algae problems at all.
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post #385 of 751 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Get yourself a bottle of excel and dose once or twice a week and you should have no algae problems at all.
Even better, get yourself a gallon of glut mix from joe (gitmoe) it will last a LONG time just dosing a 20L. And much cheaper.
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post #386 of 751 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 05:12 PM
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Before CO2

Here's a current pic of my 55g after a minor trim. I added CO2 the same day this was taken 6/14.

Going to try to remember to take pics every week or 2 so I can see the progress.
Everything on the left 2/3's of the tank has done great so far. I'm mostly looking for growth on the right side all around (and including) the DHG.
With the exception of the walichii and aromatica, the other stems in this area barely grow (or slowly die). They're hard to see in the pic but i have single stems of 5 or 6 uncommon species. Really want these to grow out for me.

CO2 has been on for 5 days, no noticeable changes so far except the Rotala 'Japan Red' has turned bright red at the tips and top set of leaves (was red/green).
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Dan, that is looking great! And i'll be over with a pair of scissors for some walichii
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post #388 of 751 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 05:28 PM
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Dan, that is looking great! And i'll be over with a pair of scissors for some walichii
Free if you want some. I have a mess of it in my shrimp tank also.
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post #389 of 751 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Cool. What else ya got. I've got some pantanal for you. It will love your light and co2. I've also got a couple "rarish" plants. Hygros and rotalas and persicarias, oh my!! Lol oh, and your c. Nurii 'pahang' is ready
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Here's what I did with the Anubias we ordered. Kinda just attached it to some driftwood wherever there was a good spot. Also an updated pic of my 55 after a trim and some rearranging. And speaking of the 55, I saw the coolest thing this morning. My GBR's had been guarding a crevice in some driftwood that was hidden from view. I guessed there must have been something in there, or maybe they hadn't realized the eggs had been eaten or something. Anyway, today I got to see a bunch of free swimming fry! First successful spawn with my female and the male Bill gave me. I'l name them all Bill in honor of Bill and myself lol. When all the little Bills are gone, I plan on moving the GBR parents to the 20 long so they can have a more peaceful setting to raise their next batch.
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