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11-26-2013 07:06 AM
ange062
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Originally Posted by hydrophyte View Post
That looks great! I remember this tank from last spring.
Thanks!!

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Originally Posted by husonfirst View Post
Nice tank. How many bags of aquasoil did it take to fill the 25g?
I'm pretty sure it was just the majority of one of the ADA 30# bags, but it may have been bigger as I also used it to fill a couple planted betta tanks since. It's whatever their standard size is for the Amazonia.

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Originally Posted by ua hua View Post
Are those Sulawesi shrimp in there with your rainbows? If it is that will end up turning into an expensive meal for your fish.
Yup! The bigger rainbow committed suicide just after adding them, and the smaller one (female) is too docile to eat them. Have had two jump, but the rest are doing OK so far. Will see what happens. The cherry shrimp have multiplied like mad, counted 26 babies last time plus the couple grown ones.

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Originally Posted by chad320 View Post
Wow that kessills doing good for your HC. Whats the measurement from the light to the substrate? Im wanting to try these on a 120g build and was wondering.
It's an 18" tank so assuming about 22" from light to substrate. They have taken off, I was shocked.

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Originally Posted by Hopkingreenfrog View Post
Great looking tank Ange!

I have a question in relation to the CAL Lily Pipes. I'm thinking of grabbing a set of these and just wondering if they are able to create a vortex like the traditionally shapped lily pipes? Or do you have to have it sitting slightly above the surface in order to eliminate surface film?
They make three different designs, but the one I have (F2) definitely needs to be above the water to stir the surface and get the scum down to the filter. It does make it somewhat sensitive to water level on an open top tank (due to evap and water level change) but this tank still makes it several days before needing a topoff. The pipes themselves are insane build quality, beautifully packaged, and work like a charm. Never had a second guess about the money they cost.
11-07-2013 05:13 AM
Hopkingreenfrog Great looking tank Ange!

I have a question in relation to the CAL Lily Pipes. I'm thinking of grabbing a set of these and just wondering if they are able to create a vortex like the traditionally shapped lily pipes? Or do you have to have it sitting slightly above the surface in order to eliminate surface film?
11-07-2013 03:29 AM
chad320 Wow that kessills doing good for your HC. Whats the measurement from the light to the substrate? Im wanting to try these on a 120g build and was wondering.
11-07-2013 03:25 AM
ua hua Are those Sulawesi shrimp in there with your rainbows? If it is that will end up turning into an expensive meal for your fish.
11-07-2013 01:38 AM
husonfirst Nice tank. How many bags of aquasoil did it take to fill the 25g?
10-27-2013 04:48 AM
hydrophyte That looks great! I remember this tank from last spring.
10-27-2013 04:35 AM
ange062 Tank has come a long way. Had a couple algae problems which ended up in a total rescape. Have added a bunch of new fish, though most of the originals are still around. The 3 cherry shrimp have multiplied and are now well over 20. The glossostigma was replaced with baby tears without much expectation, but surprisingly they have really taken off despite no CO2.

Added a handful of red goldflake shrimp today, hoping they will take off and multiply as well.





02-23-2013 06:50 AM
ange062
Re: A Kessil LED Powered Rimless Cube Build

And installed, really cleaned up the look of the tank! And even after a few mintutes have noticed a big difference i the amount of surface film.





02-22-2013 09:48 PM
ange062 The correct sized Cal Aqua lilypipes showed up today, can't wait to get them installed!

02-21-2013 03:34 AM
ange062
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Originally Posted by Rehype View Post
That's awesome to here. This is actually my first freshwater planted tank so im learning alot as I go along...it doesn't look great but hopefully it will look better with time. Im currently growing everything emmersed and plan to flood it in a month.
Sweet hype, I subbed over at your thread!! Look forward to progress.

Here are some updated pics of the tank from today. Just crappy cell pics, but will bust out the DSLR once there is more to show. Still going through the end of the algae bloom. Glossostimga growth is great, as are the rest of the plants. The "hitchhiker" shrimp is still alive but mostly stays under the driftwood out of sight. The correct Cal Aqua lilypipes will be here on Friday.


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02-20-2013 10:23 PM
Rehype
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Originally Posted by ange062 View Post
Dood, it's funny to see all my reef buds around here!! I've currently got one personal tank, and 2 that I set up for friends / family that I basically own without the day to day chores (still get called for pruning, filter changes, etc). You should PM me a link to your planted tank(s), didn't know you were involved either!!! Given your reef nano's, I have super-high expectations lol!

That's awesome to here. This is actually my first freshwater planted tank so im learning alot as I go along...it doesn't look great but hopefully it will look better with time. Im currently growing everything emmersed and plan to flood it in a month.
02-20-2013 02:56 PM
Aquaticus I just saw one of these tanks at the LFS last night, and they are a great size. I really wanted to get one, but the wife would have killed me.
02-20-2013 07:24 AM
ange062
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Originally Posted by chris.rivera3 View Post
How is the heat emitted by the kessil? Does the fixture get too hot to touch?
Heat into the water is none, the fixture gets hot but not too hot to touch.
02-20-2013 07:22 AM
ange062
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Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
Not sure now I missed your journal but this is great! Can't wait to see how things turn out.

Pretty sure you just made me want to find a reason to buy a Kessil fixture. Is it okay if I blame you a little bit for extending my multiple tank syndrome?

That's really a ton of light for such a tiny fixture. Impressive.
Haha, thanks!! This actually isn't my tank, but I'll be keeping up the journal as I'm doing 99% of the work on it. This was kind of my "build something you really want without paying for it" gig, lol! And sure, blame away. I blame this tank on setting up my own 2g planted betta tank, lol!

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Originally Posted by Rehype View Post
Hey ange I didn't know you had a planted tank as well! Looks great so far.
Dood, it's funny to see all my reef buds around here!! I've currently got one personal tank, and 2 that I set up for friends / family that I basically own without the day to day chores (still get called for pruning, filter changes, etc). You should PM me a link to your planted tank(s), didn't know you were involved either!!! Given your reef nano's, I have super-high expectations lol!

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Originally Posted by PinkRasbora View Post
glass tubes ! I am jealous!!!!!

Are you gonna put anything for the background?
Heck ya!! The correct sized ones should be here Friday and really look awesome as well as add functionality (some protein buildup on the surface using the stock spray bar). No background plans besides plants. I've seen incredible tanks with a white background that really creates an infinity look. Once the current plant layout grows out it should accomplish this. All good things in time!
02-20-2013 06:23 AM
chris.rivera3 How is the heat emitted by the kessil? Does the fixture get too hot to touch?
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