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08-07-2011 05:25 PM
jjp2 Been a while since I've updated. I had a bad bout of algae which resulted in the loss of my madagascar lace and aromatica. Tank has recovered but my attention is focused on moving up to a 180 which is currently in the garage.

The power strip I found at Lowes. Its 4 ft long and works out very nicely. Plenty of space between outlets for all the timers.
08-04-2011 08:44 PM
150EH Nice tank and the A. madagascar is huge with whole leaves, nice job.

Where did you get that long black power strip that separates your timers so nicely???
07-29-2011 02:12 AM
jemmanuel Hey. Nice tank! Looks great for only running 2X80 watts. Hopefully I'll be posting pics after my makeover :-)
02-19-2010 03:17 PM
jjp2 Thanks. I find the blues are darker than the middays. My son loves the color when both blues run together.
Finally got around to taking some new pictures.

First two are the front side and the last 2 are the back side.
02-18-2010 12:41 PM
RipariumGuy Awsome setup!
02-18-2010 12:36 PM
londonloco Love your tank. I've always wanted a big long tank as a room divider. Do you like you're Aqua Blues? I had them for several months on my 120g, I thought the tank was too dark. Just changed to Aqua Flora and the tank did brighten up quite a bit.
08-23-2009 03:46 PM
New Picts

Finally got around to tanking updated pictures

Image_1472 is a full tank shot, Image_1473 is the right and Image 1474 is the left.

Image_1475 is the left back and Image_1476 is the right back.

Still need to do something with the Aromatica.
08-17-2009 05:17 PM
sick lid Hi John. Looking forward to updated pics. How's the FX5 working out for you? I've got one on my 180, took a year of gradual minor mods before I was really happy with it.
08-14-2009 01:03 AM
jjp2 A quick update... I need to post new pictures.

I got rid of the red rubin. Lovely plant but just massive and wasn't working with everything else. Slowly working on altering the landscape.

I don't have any covers on the tank other than the canopy. I did that on another tank and found cleaning the covers to be extra work.

I bought a set of computer fans with a 12v transformer off of ebay. Mounted and wired them in myself.
08-13-2009 06:44 PM
skratikans I love your canopy, do you have a glass cover or anything under your lights to act as a splash guard...Im trying to decide whats a good way to make a canopy for my t5ho retrofit
Btw, where did you get those fans? Did you have to wire them?
07-20-2009 03:57 AM
malaybiswas Not bad, but your stem plants are all over the tank and I am not able to focus on any area except the red rubin. You may want to group your stem plants closer and leave some space in the front.

One trick that has worked well for me. Try planting 3 stems together. They will grow just fine and give a dense look.
07-20-2009 01:34 AM
gdcox76 The tank is beautiful! I would suspect that your problem with your landscaping is that typically most tanks have one whole long side against a wall and therefore you only need to create open areas in front or on one side etc. as that is where the fish are visible. Your tank is visible from both sides so you almost need to have it built up in tiers from the glass into the center so the fish have open swimming all the way around!
04-07-2009 03:46 AM
gabriella Hi John,

I love your plants, I think they look great! I couldn't help noticing the Glass Cleaner on top of the canopy That's probably the last step to do before sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the view.
02-23-2009 07:15 PM
jjp2 New picts after a rescape and trim. Moved the red rubin to the far side so it doesn't take most of the tank now.
02-19-2009 12:09 AM
jjp2 A couple hours in a zip lock is less time then it takes to mail, so I knew they would be fine.

Plants deal well with the cold unless they freeze. Frozen plants are dead plants. Heat causes them to dry out, wilt or turn to mush kills them.

Glad they are doing well.
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