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10-09-2011 03:46 AM
supaoopa Update

09-27-2011 07:19 AM
supaoopa New beginning.


These guys have been in there since the initial setup. How long are they sup post to live for?
09-10-2011 12:16 AM
supaoopa Update. Picked up some goodies today. Will update with new pics once I get it to where I want it.

09-25-2009 06:09 AM
punchbuggy
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Originally Posted by supaoopa View Post
Well if you ever make your way to SF you should check out Oceans Aquarium and Aqua forest if your looking for plants. Where do you go in the south bay?
I've never really ventured for aquarium stores in that area.


Rough undate pics off a friends cell phone. I haven't really touched anything and just let things grow the way they want to. I just thin out sections when they get to out of control. No co2 or ferts for more then a year now i think.

Just thinned it out.... still need to trim down the pearlweed. Kinda messy but I'm gonna work on it when i have some free time next month.



hi supaoopa, just wondering if you have any of the hood mod pics from years past! i'm looking to do my hood in a week or so but can't find and pics of anyone elses.

Cheers
07-14-2008 12:35 AM
ZooTycoonMaster It's doing fine. Although I don't know the exact ID, it's either Indica, Rotun., or Colorata. Here's a pic from July 3:

And how did you know I had some? Looked at my 10 gal journal?
07-13-2008 11:34 PM
supaoopa R. Rotundifolia. How is yours doing in your tank?
07-13-2008 10:48 PM
ZooTycoonMaster I go to Dolphin Pet Village

Is that Rotala Indica or Rotund.?
07-13-2008 10:29 PM
supaoopa
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Originally Posted by ZooTycoonMaster View Post
Oh you're in the North Bay I'm in the South Bay...
Well if you ever make your way to SF you should check out Oceans Aquarium and Aqua forest if your looking for plants. Where do you go in the south bay?
I've never really ventured for aquarium stores in that area.


Rough undate pics off a friends cell phone. I haven't really touched anything and just let things grow the way they want to. I just thin out sections when they get to out of control. No co2 or ferts for more then a year now i think.

Just thinned it out.... still need to trim down the pearlweed. Kinda messy but I'm gonna work on it when i have some free time next month.



07-13-2008 09:33 PM
ZooTycoonMaster Oh you're in the North Bay I'm in the South Bay...
07-13-2008 09:30 PM
supaoopa
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Originally Posted by ZooTycoonMaster View Post
You grew all that with DIY CO2 and the bubble ladder

Where do you do your shopping at? *hopes it's where I do mine at*
lol, do you mean for plants? I usually end up going to 6 ave in SF (don't recommend their fish). But if you need good advice i would talk to Justin at Oceans Aquarium (also in SF). Good guy and he can get his hands on some pretty rare stuff if your looking for something special.
07-13-2008 08:52 PM
ZooTycoonMaster You grew all that with DIY CO2 and the bubble ladder

Where do you do your shopping at? *hopes it's where I do mine at*
07-13-2008 08:42 PM
supaoopa
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Originally Posted by vibes_jedi99 View Post
Hey SUPAOOPA! what is your tank spec right now is it still the same? lighting, substrate and plants can you list them again? tanks.....

Back From the deaD! lol.

Just to update. Setup is the same equipment wise. The Eclipse hood has held up well for the past three years this has been setup. No deformation of the hood from the heat of the bulb too if anyone doing this had any worries about heat buildup. Only thing that i have needed to replace is the splash guard since i let the hood drop once and it cracked. I stopped using co2 and ferts and have just stuck to monthly water changes.

Plants i currently have are Pearlgrass, taiwan moss, bacoba C., african fern, and rotala R. in basically the same scape after removing the small chunk of wood from the right corner. I'll get some pics up in a bit.

Very low maintenance, and most importantly no algae problems. Same fish and shrimp from the last time too.
09-30-2007 01:58 AM
vibes_jedi99 Hey SUPAOOPA! what is your tank spec right now is it still the same? lighting, substrate and plants can you list them again? tanks.....
09-29-2007 12:35 PM
CobraGuppy nice tank, i especially like the lefthand corner lol. Imagine trying to get a fish out of there o.o

i wish i had better fish stores around here so i can get better hard to find plants xD

and about being the youngest on the forum, is there anyone else whos 13? i am ._.
02-19-2006 07:39 AM
supaoopa
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Originally Posted by aquaphish
The nylon fishing line will be ok but I have seen many aquascapers use nylon mesh similar to a hair net. It will hold down the Riccia much better and more uniform.
True, but i have heard from others about fish getting stuck in hairnets used for moss and riccia so i didn't want to risk it at the time since the mollies were still on the small side and loved to really dig into the riccia to pick at stuff. Either way the riccia in my tank would get out of control way to quickly and needed to much trimming to so that it wouldn't break away.




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Originally Posted by aquaphish
For the cost of the replacement packages you can go out and buy a 2 litre bottle of your favorite soft drink and use the empty bottle to make a DIY CO2Reactor using sugar and yeast. It does the very same thing as those packets at a cheaper cost.
lol, way ahead of you. That was just when i was using the inicial packets that came with the nutrafin kit way back when i first started the tank. I switched to diy recipe when i ran out of packets. I believe that the original problem may have been the check valve since it would crack and leak from the co2 in the line (same thing happened with three different valves).
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