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04-20-2013 02:42 PM
antbug
My 1st ADA, The Mini L

Sold all the shrimp to another TPT member. Pulled them out this morning and emptied the tank.

What to do for the next scape?
04-20-2013 02:34 PM
antbug
My 1st ADA, The Mini L

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Originally Posted by sayurasem View Post
Where you moving? SoCal? Hehe
That's where I'm originally from. No, we are staying in the Sacramento area.
04-20-2013 02:33 PM
antbug
My 1st ADA, The Mini L

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Originally Posted by Allentan97 View Post
really awesome tank you have there man! i enjoyed the transformation it went through, that hc was killer in the beginning, with i could grow it like that. sad that your moving though, love your 120p as well!
Thanks! That HC lawn was pretty. Who know what I'll do with the new scape. Both tanks will look completely different.
04-20-2013 07:57 AM
sayurasem Where you moving? SoCal? Hehe
04-20-2013 07:27 AM
Allentan97 really awesome tank you have there man! i enjoyed the transformation it went through, that hc was killer in the beginning, with i could grow it like that. sad that your moving though, love your 120p as well!
04-05-2013 05:10 PM
antbug Sad day. The boss made up her mind and we are moving. This tank and my 120p will be coming down. Time to start thinking about some new scapes.
03-13-2013 11:04 PM
antbug Minor change to the plant layout. I moved the L. senegalensis behind the big rock and added (Thanks Tom!) 4 crowns of downoi. I've been thinking of pulling all the s. repens and going with EH or HC. I mainly want to do this because I'm thinking of adding s. repens to my other tank and I don't like to have the same plants in both tanks. They begin to look too similar IMO.
03-13-2013 11:00 PM
antbug
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Originally Posted by Conrad283 View Post
Such transformation! Looks great
Thank you.

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Originally Posted by Knicolas View Post
Love the tranformations your tank went through!

I'm trying to find the right lily pipe for my Mini-L.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but you started out with the Fluxus Nanos yea? You started with them on the left, then moved to the center, then to the right. How was the flow difference between the center and sides?

And then I noticed, you changed over to the poppy style. I was wondering if you're happy with this change after having the cal aquas for a while? Have you noticed any dead spots, lost in CO2, etc with the poppy?
The old lily pipes as well as the new are ebay lily pipes. Can't beat the price. Cal aqua's look really nice, but I have never used them.

The flow was best from either the right of the left (depending on the scape). When it was in the back/center, I had a few dead spots and co2 was hard to distribute. I would not position it in this spot again.

The poppy style lily is awesome for this tank. Keeps the oil film off the top and it doesn't blow the shrimp all around the tank. No dead spot or co2 loss with the poppy style. let me know if you have any other questions.
03-11-2013 03:32 AM
Knicolas Love the tranformations your tank went through!

I'm trying to find the right lily pipe for my Mini-L.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but you started out with the Fluxus Nanos yea? You started with them on the left, then moved to the center, then to the right. How was the flow difference between the center and sides?

And then I noticed, you changed over to the poppy style. I was wondering if you're happy with this change after having the cal aquas for a while? Have you noticed any dead spots, lost in CO2, etc with the poppy?
01-14-2013 04:04 AM
Conrad283 Such transformation! Looks great
01-14-2013 02:32 AM
antbug Thanks Jeff. Here you go.
01-14-2013 12:11 AM
jkan0228 Very nice. Can we get a front FTS?
01-13-2013 11:44 PM
antbug I purchased some new lily pipes and went for the poppy glass type. I'm very impressed so far. I almost forgot how nice they looked.

I also pulled a section of the stauro out and made a little beach area. Thinking of HC or e. hydropiper if I can find some.
12-28-2012 11:46 PM
antbug Just picked up some ludwigia senegalensis to replace the rotala macrandra. I also added some BV's to help the blue gene with my shrimp. Other than that, the tank is doing good. I'll post a FTS after a cleaning and water change.
10-25-2012 04:22 PM
antbug
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Originally Posted by orchidman View Post
looks great!
Thanks. I'm still not 100% about the rock placement and I have a lot of pieces to play with.

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Originally Posted by Fat Guy View Post
I think it looks really great. If you are ever doing a staurogyne trim and want to part with some, please let me know.
Thank you. Maybe 2-3 weeks before my next trim. I'll have around 40 stems to sell.

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Originally Posted by fusiongt View Post
Dude awesome tank but what's with that monstrosity of a heater? Super eye sore. Obviously an inline heater is nice but messing with the tubing is annoying so I say get a small heater made for nano tanks like this one:

Archaea makes a good super small one: http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=687

It's only about 4 inches long, very thin and works well. You set it on the outside. You already the Archaea light fixture so go with the heater as well! I use it on my 25 gallon tank - it's under powered for that but I only have to get the water up 2-3 degrees and it does that just fine. For your tank, you could consider the small 25w or 50w one, but the guy at Aqua Forest told me they're the same size and almost same price so there's no downside on the 50w.

Haha that's not the heater, its the cord from the Archaea light. That fat part is a quick disconnect and I hate it. I've contemplated ways to hide it, but the angle I view this tank most is from my couch and it hide nicely behind that far left rock. I'll snap a pic from that view. Thanks for the suggestion on the heater. I have a small one if needed, but I rarely use it.
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