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12-06-2012 09:19 PM
Coltonorr Since the last update this tank has gone through alot of changes...This is what happens when a hurricane wipes out a big tank of crypts and you cram them into your office tank...madness...

so it looks like a jungle...but my Cory's love it.
I've got a little bit of BBA but since I stopped all dosing its definitely gotten better.
I also constantly pick leaves off and the growth has just exploded.
My favorite plant the Latgenandra meeboldii "pink" looks better the more I hack leaves off...

some shots...








07-18-2011 08:52 PM
Coltonorr Waiting for 20 cardinal tetra's and 7 Sterbai cories!!!
Can't wait!
07-13-2011 03:32 PM
Coltonorr UPDATE:
A few changes...
I suspect that my lights were driving the system so hard and a lack of nutrients were the cause of the algae...staghorn and hair. I also think some outside sunlight was hitting the tank. But I'm not sure that sunlight is the culprit because I've had this tank for a few years and never had these problems.
So I started dosing a modified EI schedule.
I also pulled all the M. quadrifolia and put some in my emersed setup for later...then chopped up the Hygrophilia "kompakt" and spread it out.
I added my all-time favorite plant, 5 Ladenandra meeboldii from my 100g.

I added some fauna in the form of 6 Otocinclus vestitus and 24 Japonica shrimp that also aided in cleaning up the tank.
I am currently looking to add 15-20 cardinal or ember tetra's, 6-10 Corydorus sterbai, and 8-10 marble hatchets.

<<<FTS>>>


E. "aflame"
06-22-2011 04:34 PM
Coltonorr Sorry about no updates.
This tank has gone haywire...for 2 reasons I think...
reason 1...ambient sunlight hitting the tank...got lots of staghorn.
reason 2...no fast growing stems to suck up nutrients.

I'll update once I get things under control...or IF I get things under control...lol
05-29-2011 01:31 PM
sewingalot Ahem. Pictures. I want them. Nuff said.
05-24-2011 12:26 AM
Gatekeeper Lets go, quit stalling. Pictures.
05-24-2011 12:12 AM
sewingalot Oh, you have an echinodorus 'aflame'????? I want some pictures. How about an update....please? Do I need to send Glenn to the doctor's office?
05-06-2011 07:40 PM
Coltonorr HAHA Nice Sara!
Only thing missing is sparkles!

Today I added some Echinodorus 'aflame'
The Aponogeton is already 3" tall...I'm scared...lol
05-05-2011 04:11 AM
sewingalot I don't know, I think these are a better choice. Much more classy.
05-04-2011 10:32 PM
Coltonorr
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Originally Posted by macclellan View Post
Do it! And get some glo fish!
Joel
I'm actually partial to tattooed gouramis...Here's my baby!
gonna make a biotype aquarium with a few of these guys...


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Why would you antagonize him?

That NJAGC banner is coming off the sig real quick if I see a bubbling treasure chest in that tank!
Yeah Joel!!!

Glenn your not the boss of me...lol
05-04-2011 08:22 PM
Gatekeeper
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everyone loves it. I probably could have thrown some purple and pink fake plants in there with a castle and sunken ship and it would have gotten great reviews...lol
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Originally Posted by macclellan View Post
Do it! And get some glo fish!
Why would you antagonize him?

That NJAGC banner is coming off the sig real quick if I see a bubbling treasure chest in that tank!
05-04-2011 07:26 PM
macclellan Do it! And get some glo fish!
05-04-2011 07:20 PM
Coltonorr I was looking at the pics today compared with the actual tank and the sand isn't as red as the pics make it look. Its funny what looks good to clients...
everyone loves it. I probably could have thrown some purple and pink fake plants in there with a castle and sunken ship and it would have gotten great reviews...lol
05-04-2011 01:33 AM
Coltonorr
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Yea man... everyone is doing it. I just ordered 50 lbs more tonight.
Order me some!!!!

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Drew, If it still looks "red" in a month, I say we follow the advice and siphon a small bit out and we go get the black color and just cap the stuff. Should stay separated since its the same density (as long as your not yanking on it).
It is going to be carpeted with the quadrifolia but I could siphon out most of the sand and replace with something else. Wheels are already turnin!
05-04-2011 01:31 AM
Coltonorr
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looking good!
Thanks!

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Lookin good! Yeah, my ulvaceous came as a bulb too. Don't worry, it sprouts fast. Mine is already too big for my 90g, and it's only been a month, lol!

Yeah, I'm not sure on that substrate either. Definitely not brown. Get some Peace River and join my and Glenn's posse! Siphon some out, add in some nice fine gravel, pool filter sand etc. and it should look nice and natural.

What's that weird looking plant on the far left in the third pic?

Do you have any green gecko to spare? I could use a few more!
Joel,
Yeah, my mind is already racing about what to do about the sand. I could easily siphon out most of the sand and add some O' that "peace river".

The weird looking plant is Hygrophilia pinnatifida...slipped it in there...wanted to see if you would notice...lol
As far as the gecko, give me a few weeks...
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