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07-16-2013 07:24 PM
somewhatshocked How's your tank going?
01-09-2013 05:23 PM
aspensandoaks hope you like the h. japan!
12-30-2012 12:48 AM
boxhead1990 Windelov java ferns???
12-29-2012 11:14 PM
biogenetic40379 as promised, some pics. Having a small diatom bloom, should clear up fine though
12-29-2012 03:50 AM
biogenetic40379 Update: Right before the New Year
I have gotten 2 pots of Glosso for a foreground carpet and a pot of microsword to go directly behind it. I lowered the light and got my co2 running with my drop checker set up. Having a small diatom bloom on the glass and sand, but the plants have been in a week and show no negative signs. I am working on getting some Hydrocotyle Japan next week. Open to plant suggestions. Will post pics soon
12-27-2012 04:53 PM
aspensandoaks updates? any luck tracking down plants?
12-11-2012 11:50 PM
boxhead1990 I wouldn't worry about nitrates now if its been a few weeks
12-11-2012 11:05 PM
biogenetic40379 got my regulator back today. Will have to get the co2 actually hooked up and tuned in when i get plants. Meantime, here's a pic
12-08-2012 06:55 PM
biogenetic40379 So I rinsed my sponge from my shrimp tank out in the filter area of my sump about a week ago and am proud to say i no longer have ammonia or nitirites. Unfortunately the LFS does not test for nitrate. Anyone wanna pitch in on if i should still wait to add fish?
11-30-2012 04:42 PM
aspensandoaks looking good! that sump is beautiful
11-28-2012 02:17 PM
somewhatshocked Something to consider. Allows you to develop filtration for the bioload you'll have after the initial "cycle" and no fish are harmed in the process.
11-28-2012 02:09 PM
biogenetic40379 shocked, i have always used danios... never looked into doing a fishless cycle. (the fish are in a Q-tank atm)
11-28-2012 12:52 PM
somewhatshocked Any particular reason you're not doing a fishless cycle?

Originally Posted by biogenetic40379 View Post
Update for 26NOV2012: tank is full, sump is plumbed and everything is running now. Picking up zebra Danios to cycle with today. Pic is from last night while I was filling it up
11-28-2012 03:39 AM
boxhead1990 What a epic looking set up cant wait to see plants in there

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11-28-2012 02:54 AM
biogenetic40379 Latest pictures of the tank. Including one of my DIY sliding glass tops
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