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01-12-2013 12:57 AM
Wingsdlc Thanks crazydaz! Your comments are far too kind. Check out my new 40G breeder linked below. Just getting rolling with it.
01-12-2013 12:41 AM
crazydaz Immaculate looking, Wing. You do a great job maintaining the system, and though you make changes every now and again, it's pretty seamless between one look to the next.

01-12-2013 12:26 AM
Wingsdlc Started playing with AqAdvisor. They didn't have my Corydoras ehrhardti so I picked Bronze Corys instead.

Here are my states on the tank.

Something the calculator doesn't take in is the plant load. My tank is about 85% full of plants. This I believe, helps balance the fish load and provides cover for fish if they ever had problems with other fish breeding.

It says that I am at about 80% stocked though I don't think I would add too much more. Maybe another pair of dwarf cichlids or a few more tetras. It also recommends that I only do about 25% water changes. For about the past year I have been doing about 70% or more on a weekly basis. I don't think I could bring myself to do less than 50% water changes.

Anyone else use this site? If so, what are your thoughts?
09-19-2012 12:18 AM
Wingsdlc Full Tank Shot - Update!

Still alive and the tank is till going. Not much time for tank photos and such with a one year old.

05-10-2012 10:24 AM
Wingsdlc 2in10 - Here is my secret...don't tell any body.....take a least 999,999 pictures and sooner or later one will turn out. The tetras finally stayed still for the first time ever while have had the camera out.

crazydaz - Thank you. Rotala rotundifolia is in the back right corner (bright green). The plants with the nice orange/red highlights on the right are ludwigia brevipes. A FTS woundn't be great right now. Blyxia is floating up, staurogyne porto velho is getting way too tall, and hygrophila pinnatifida is trying to own the tank. I guess it is time to do a trim and sell some stuff.
05-10-2012 02:44 AM
crazydaz FTS, please! Looks great, Wingsdic! Love the different leaf textures, but what I really appreciate is how clean the border is! That must take some effort!!

Great fish pics, too! What was the rotala in the picture above at the bottom pic of your previous post (4/15)?
05-10-2012 02:35 AM
2in10 Great shots of the fish, that is the next thing I want to get figured out is getting good shots of the fish.

Thanks for the complement.
05-10-2012 01:13 AM
Originally Posted by 2in10 View Post
Great looking jungle
Thanks 2in10! Your tank is great also!
05-10-2012 01:11 AM
Wingsdlc Here are a couple of fish pictures. Sometime tomorrow I will try to post a couple of videos. I think I have a pair of Bolivian Rams finally. I also have a pair of Apistos that I think have now spawned once and are about to again.

Here are the pictures. This is the best shots I have gotten of my tetras.

or tails?

Or how about whole body?

Bolivian Ram (Male?)

Young Corydoras ehrhardti. Might be time to sell a few to the LFS.
04-16-2012 12:09 AM
2in10 Great looking jungle
04-16-2012 12:03 AM
Wingsdlc JEden8 - Thank you!

Here are a couple more photos. These were taken right before a large trim.

As always, any comments or questions are welcome.
04-12-2012 12:01 AM
JEden8 Love the setup and the pictures!
04-11-2012 08:35 PM
Wingsdlc Quick update - pictures might follow later if I get around to uploading them.

Did some tank clean up as I am on spring break this week. Plants trimmed, water changes, and filters cleaned. I replaced the rotala with LIMNOPHILA AROMATICA and LUDWIGIA INCLINATA VAR. VERTICILLATA 'CUBA'. All the plants that I trimmed went to a LFS on trade. I came back with a pair of Apistogramma Sp. Schwarckhl 'Black Throat' and 8 black neons. I will probably add a few more of the black neons. I really like how they swim in the middle of the tank.
03-14-2012 01:59 PM
kamikazi looking good, work and babies definitely take a cut into tank maintenance time.
03-02-2012 10:51 AM
Wingsdlc Quick photo update - Need a clean up trim just about everywhere in the tank. Being a teacher and having a 5 month old doesn't leave much time for the tanks. Water changes and fertilizers get a bit slack at times. Fish almost always get fed though.

I can't quite seem to get the exposure correct with the new camera. The pictures are either too dark or over exposed. I am now shooting with a Nikon D70s. I set the WB to cloud as that is the closes to the K rating of my lights. For the pictures I am running both sets of lights and using a tripod. I played with the exposure and F-stop. Any tips out there?

20G Long - This tank is a real mess! Way over grown but I am having good success spawning and raising clown killies in this tank. I am also trying to breed aspidoras pauciradiatus in this tank too. Hardly ever see them though.

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