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02-17-2014 06:30 PM
Some updated shots in new spot in house

Front Shot

From Above

11-26-2013 01:12 PM
New Inhabitants

Here are some of the new TT I got for this tank and the otos.

08-28-2013 12:32 AM
c_gwinner New scape for tank. Mostly all crypts now. Waiting for new flooring in house to be finished before restocking this tank after a chlorine incident.
02-17-2013 02:39 PM
Originally Posted by Unikorn View Post
Your tank looks really nice! Before you took out the driftwood, did it have a large effect on PH? Do you dose ferts? I just started seeing thread algae starting to form into my moss wall.
No it didnt have a large effect really. It was a bad piece of driftwood that wasnt really cured and leached tannins out non stop. I use Flourish and cut it back down to only dosing once a week and it still was a problem. I think the light was too high. Just keep it up, I've been struggling through fightig it and manually remove it every other week. Still dose Excel during the week.
02-17-2013 12:23 AM
Unikorn Your tank looks really nice! Before you took out the driftwood, did it have a large effect on PH? Do you dose ferts? I just started seeing thread algae starting to form into my moss wall.
02-16-2013 09:44 PM
c_gwinner Been a while since I've been on and made a post. Here is an updated shot of the tank. Think some pressurised CO2 is gonna be needed since I've been battling thread algae like no ones business.

Finally got some berried shrimp too. Here is a shot of one of the pretty ladies.
01-05-2013 04:01 PM
c_gwinner Some updates:

Fuana: 10 Celestial Pearl Danios
~30 Red cherry shrimp
MTS and ramshorn snails
4 Otos
2 Oto cocama (zebra oto)
bamboo shrimp

10-29-2012 01:34 AM
c_gwinner FTS

Left side (shrimp gettaway)

Riparium plants

Some new crypts I'm gonna try emmersed.

Arial back view
10-26-2012 09:15 PM
c_gwinner From your photos and knowledge from your tanks, I'll go with your word. I looked into getting the Geissman bulbs, just haven't pulled the trigger. Wife's not happy with the amount I've been spending on the tank so gonna have to take it easy for a little bit.
10-26-2012 08:06 PM
speedie408 I've used Geissman Aquaflora x Midday combo and have also used GE Starcoats with great results. There's others who can attest to other brands but you can't go wrong with the ones I listed.
10-26-2012 05:12 PM
c_gwinner The bulbs I have now are ok but just that. What bulbs would be best?

Thanks GMYukonon24s
10-26-2012 05:00 PM
GMYukonon24s Nice setup
10-26-2012 02:45 PM
speedie408 Riparium plants LOVE high light. You'll start seeing much better growth once you get those t5ho's. What bulbs you planning on getting? I like that GLO fixure... I have one on my 40B farm tank.
10-26-2012 02:35 PM
c_gwinner I need to update my pics since I moved the planters to the right side and my breeder box to the left. I did another trim and had some additions, but I will post a pic maybe tonight after work.

Yeah I got my new light fixture, its not as high mounted as I would like yet cuz the tank is suppose to move locations once we get a new TV. So I have it rigged with the T5 mounted about 5-6" above the surface with the LED mounted above the riparium planters.

Secret I guess to the riparium plants is patients haha. Only thing I have done differently is stopped doing water changes as frequently as I was doing.
10-26-2012 02:27 PM
crazydaz Updates? Did you get the new fixture yet? The tank is off to a nice start....just needs some height in the background to start covering up the planters....but it looks like the plants were just trimmed prior to the pics above. Your riparium plants look better than mine!! what's your secret?
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