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03-24-2004 11:23 PM
tommyboy22481
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Originally Posted by Fat Guy
Tweeking the tetratech filter has (so far) kept bga out of my tank. I had the same problems that most people have with it- just creates too much surface agitation. Now, my surface agitation is miniscule and my underwater movement is ideal. Fat Guy
bga? do you mean blue green algae? I've had a big problem with that stuff while using a TetraTec.

I have just switched from the PF150 to a Fluval 204 cannister for many of the reasons you didn't like your TetraTec before you modified it. I think the siphon cap you removed was one of the biggest problems I had with my TetraTec. It just made so much noise!

The Fluval is whisper quiet, and so far my blue green algae levels have droppped drastically. Anybody want to buy a TetraTec PF150 with the built in heater?? :?:
03-12-2004 08:47 PM
Momotaro Momo always goes for the good stuff!!

Mike
03-12-2004 02:14 PM
Fat Guy Hey Momo,


You like my nesea p. eh?

Sorry, but that one's been m'baby in there. It's one of the most interesting plants that I have. It grows slow, but not as slow as alternanthera r. I'm waiting for that one to fill in more. It's really cool though. Thank you, but I got to say nope
03-12-2004 03:39 AM
Momotaro Well done Fat Guy. Good job on a great idea!

Hey, I am interested in that tasty little plant behind the Stargrass! Swap a little M. mattagrossense v. green??

Mike
03-12-2004 03:08 AM
plantastic28 You could also get some of those black plastic zip ties, in the electrical supply section of your home depot.

-peace
03-11-2004 09:43 PM
Fat Guy Thanks Capt.

I don't mind the way that the filter looks.

If I was competing in a photo contest, I'd probably strip all of the external stuff anyway.

The blue background is my favorite. I've actually tried many many colors


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Originally Posted by Capt.
That's a very unique aquascape you have there. I really like the overgrown stargrass in the first pic, although it was starting to crowd the other plants.
You should see my stargrass now.......

The tank will hopefully be "photogenically presentable" in a couple months.

It's just a continuous work in progress. Just wait till the other plants fill out!!

Anyway, thanks for the feedback :P
03-11-2004 09:17 PM
Capt. Interesting mod you did FG. If you wanted you could paint the rings black to make them less noticeable. Also a black background would hide your filter tubes better but you probably like the blue you have now.

That's a very unique aquascape you have there. I really like the overgrown stargrass in the first pic, although it was starting to crowd the other plants.
03-11-2004 09:14 PM
Fat Guy

thanks yo
03-11-2004 08:55 PM
plantastic28 Woo woo!! Sorry I was feelin it. Lol!
03-11-2004 06:57 PM
hubbahubbahehe fat guy got it goin on!!!! holla!!
03-11-2004 06:56 PM
plantastic28 Yo Fat G. Supa Dope man!!! I love it, great looking Stargrass and tank btw! Your catching up to George! Look out George Fat G. Is giving you a run fo yo money!
03-11-2004 06:41 PM
wellbiz
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Originally Posted by Fat Guy
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Originally Posted by wellbiz
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Originally Posted by Fat Guy
Told ya I trimmed the star grass!! :P

Anybody want some There are about 50 stems in there!!


Fat Guy
I am interested.... PM me if you still have some...

Jason
I shouldn't have mentioned that :P

A couple people have inquired about the star grass. I'll have to wait till over the weekend to see how it does. It's in my 38g tank right now that has low light, but has warm water, so it should be fine over the weekend. I'm actually auctioning some of it off at my aquarium society meeting in Boston this Monday at the New England Aquarium. Anybody local, feel free to come to the meeting and make a small bid.

I'll let people know that are interested how much I've got to send after that. In all honesty, I'd love to send the plant off to everybody, there's just the main issue of time, which I'm usually pressed for. So if I'm going to ship something, it's gotta be on one day, and it's gonna take initiative :P

I'll update people that are interested over the weekend if I'll be able to get around to sending the plants off out of state.

Thanks for the interest

Hey Hubs,

gracias.

Fat G.
Sounds good. I will gladly pay you for it....

Jason
03-11-2004 06:38 PM
hubbahubbahehe De nada, maestro!
03-11-2004 06:35 PM
Fat Guy
Quote:
Originally Posted by wellbiz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fat Guy
Told ya I trimmed the star grass!! :P

Anybody want some There are about 50 stems in there!!


Fat Guy
I am interested.... PM me if you still have some...

Jason
I shouldn't have mentioned that :P

A couple people have inquired about the star grass. I'll have to wait till over the weekend to see how it does. It's in my 38g tank right now that has low light, but has warm water, so it should be fine over the weekend. I'm actually auctioning some of it off at my aquarium society meeting in Boston this Monday at the New England Aquarium. Anybody local, feel free to come to the meeting and make a small bid.

I'll let people know that are interested how much I've got to send after that. In all honesty, I'd love to send the plant off to everybody, there's just the main issue of time, which I'm usually pressed for. So if I'm going to ship something, it's gotta be on one day, and it's gonna take initiative :P

I'll update people that are interested over the weekend if I'll be able to get around to sending the plants off out of state.

Thanks for the interest

Hey Hubs,

gracias.

Fat G.
03-11-2004 06:07 PM
wellbiz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fat Guy
Told ya I trimmed the star grass!! :P

Anybody want some There are about 50 stems in there!!


Fat Guy
I am interested.... PM me if you still have some...

Jason
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