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|11-12-2012 06:15 AM|
Originally Posted by Capsaicin_MFK View Post
I do have to agree that the riparium setup was my favorite out of everything that i've done with this tank. The video that i posted of it on youtube just recently hit 6k views, which is more than i had ever imagined it would get. I miss the riparium a lot. I hope to do something similar on a larger scale in the future.
|11-12-2012 06:11 AM|
Originally Posted by AzFishKid View Post
|11-12-2012 01:33 AM|
Originally Posted by Chrisinator View Post
I was hoping that i would be able to keep it up longer, but i thought about putting more money into it and figured it wouldn't be worth it since i would have had to take it down before i go to college in August anyway. It was sad to see it go, but it has now given me the opportunity to focus more on my mini-M and to (hopefully) give me some extra spending cash to expand my Bucephalandra/Schismatoglottis/Aridarum/Hamalomena collection. I also had to sell my honeycomb catfish to a friend of mine--which was REALLY hard to do since i love them to death--but he plans on breeding them, so at least i'll know where to get more when the time is right.
|11-11-2012 06:24 PM|
|Chrisinator||Any updates on this tank?|
|08-02-2012 07:34 PM|
|Da Plant Man||
Its looking pretty good. Aside from the BBA that is. I have had plenty of trouble with it, and I have found draining the tank and spot dosing some H2O2 on it so it doesn't go into the tank too much and then letting it dry out overnight works wonderfully. Or you can just try to beat it with lots of CO2 and current :P
Personally, i think the Denisonii would put the tank out of proportion. I thought about getting some for my 210g, but they get so big, they dwarf the tank practically. Maybe if you just continually switch them out for younger ones? It does take awhile for them to get to full size... Idk, discus are going to look SWEET though.
Originally Posted by AzFishKid View Post
|08-01-2012 07:29 AM|
How many cardinals do you have in there? I might be willing to take them in a few weeks.
Everything looks pretty good as it is right now! Wanna show us some close ups?
|08-01-2012 06:45 AM|
Time for a very well-needed update...
I spent the last 2 months in Coronado, CA with my family, meaning all of my aquariums took some major abuse while i was gone. This tank was pretty much infested with every single type of algae that you could ever think of. Thankfully i was able to remove a lot of it, but there is still tons of BBA on the driftwood, rocks, and java fern. The algae outbreak was mainly due to several CO2 issues that happened while i was gone. It was very inconsistent since the tank kept running empty and i had to get a local friend to refill it, and then it would be empty 5 days later... i figure there is probably a leak somewhere, so i'm using a different regulator from my other tank for now. Long story short, the tank went without CO2 for quite a while.
When i came home i cleaned it all up and gave the Staurogyne repens carpet a big trim since it was very thick. Now it's looking back to normal... sort of.
Algae aside, i think it's looking pretty good right now... i'm just trying to figure out what to do next. I want to put a plant behind the Staurogyne stolonifera on the left side, but i'm not quite sure what would look best there. I was thinking either Cyperus helferi or just a bunch of Cryptocoryne wenditii. Maybe more java fern? Or maybe i should just put more Staurogyne stolonifera there to keep it simple. Thoughts?
Also, i'm thinking about covering all of the rocks in taiwan moss, and parts of the driftwood in weeping moss. Maybe i'll even attach some small Windelov java ferns to parts of the driftwood and keep them trimmed so they stay miniature.
In terms of fish, i definitely need more. I think i'll probably either end up adding a lot more cardinals, or maybe just a few more then a nice school of 8 or so roseline barbs. Or maybe i'll just get a bunch of neon blue ricefish and rehome the remaining cardinals. I DONT KNOW, i need some help with this one guys!
|05-23-2012 03:21 PM|
Found one of my male L144 blue eyed yellow plecos dead this morning... i've had all 5 plecos for about 4-5 years so i think it was just his time to go. I thought that maybe the other male placo had killed him, but there were no wounds on the corpse.
I'll take an updated FTS later today.
|04-26-2012 07:17 PM|
|zachary908||Any updates, Phillip?|
|04-25-2012 04:23 AM|
Originally Posted by CL View Post
This tank still has a long way to go until i'm completely satisfied with it, but i'm very happy that i decided to stick with this tank instead of selling it and potentially purchasing a 120-P.
|04-25-2012 03:59 AM|
|CL||I love the tank! One of the best I've seen on this forum in a while. Nicely done|
|04-25-2012 03:29 AM|
Originally Posted by jkan0228 View Post
|04-25-2012 03:25 AM|
|jkan0228||Super glue? Of course that'd involve draining most of the tank.|
|04-25-2012 03:23 AM|
Mini bolbitis is on the way... should be here on Thursday. Still trying to figure out exactly how i'm going to manage to tie it onto that thick driftwood stump... any ideas? Fishing line would be a pain since i'd have to wrap it around the whole stump, but i suppose i could always do that.
Waiting for Kenny Cheung to get in some more Alenquer cross discus. Once he gets a shipment of them in, i'm going to order 6.
|04-12-2012 12:42 AM|
|Lil' Swimz$||I'm really glad you turned it back into an aquarium!! I liked it both ways but it looks more complete as an aquarium.|
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