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12-04-2012 10:35 PM
somewhatshocked This is fantastic with crypts.

Any updates?
12-04-2012 10:09 PM
inthepacific awesome tank! i need to get me one of these 12 gal long tanks
10-02-2012 07:21 PM
_FC Sexy tank! This was my inspiration to pick one up! really digging it!
07-30-2012 12:19 AM
micr0 no prob man

I keep them around the maximum height. This allows for lots of space for working on the tank and it's still plenty bright.
07-29-2012 07:06 PM
mayphly Micr0,

Thanks! That helps tremendously. I have 161/4" height clearance where I want to place my 12g tank. I'll be using the same Archaea lights. At what height do you have your lights set at?
07-29-2012 06:01 PM
Originally Posted by mayphly View Post
Could you please tell me what the total height on your set up is (to the top of the lights?)

In addition to being extendable, the lights tilt on top and bottom, so there may be another inch or so of wiggle room beyond my measurements. Hope that helps.
07-29-2012 12:57 PM
Originally Posted by sayurasem View Post
May I know what crypt is this?
That's the affinis. My nurii usually attracts more attention, but there's a subtle beauty to the affinis that is hard to capture in pics. Up close, in person, each leaf is like a ribbon of bright colors.

mayphly - I'd estimate the height of the tank + lights to be around 20"...but the lights are on telescopic arms so the height is somewhat adjustable. I'll try to take some accurate measurements today and get back to you.
07-28-2012 02:14 PM
mayphly Your tank is very inspiring to me. Very tranquil. I was thinking about going with the same lights. Could you please tell me what the total height on your set up is (to the top of the lights?)

07-28-2012 12:06 PM
Originally Posted by micr0 View Post
My favorite

May I know what crypt is this?
07-27-2012 04:23 PM
if_fishes_were_wishes I love those lights! Gorgeous tank!!
07-27-2012 03:50 PM
larcat Really beautiful.
07-27-2012 02:30 PM
micr0 Some shots from the past couple months:




Crypt hudoroi

For a while I was keeping two distinct kinds of nurii. Not sure if one is considered "pahang mutated" as they were both purchased as simply nurii. This type is low growing, vividly patterned pinks, oranges and greens...quite nice.

Immersed spathe (unfortunately wasn't in town to see if this opened or not)

And this other type grew taller, had less patterning, and blood red stems.

In june/july I had to leave the tank unattended without ferts/co2 for three weeks. I lowered the light cycle and when I came back there was surprisingly minimal damage aside from plants greening up and some ranunculus melting. I decided it was time to rescape anyway and gifted the elatine, hydrocotyle, blyxa, and ranunculus to make room for new stuff.

Crypt nurii and affinis

My favorite


Added Persicaria "Sao Paulo" and Hyptis lorentziana I received from crazydaz. They arrived with a bonus Ludwigia hybrid as well. The stems were just planted in this pic and hadn't adjusted to the light yet.
05-01-2012 03:28 PM
sumer This is such a resplendent beauty!
What a tank man!
04-29-2012 11:28 PM
_FC Such a sexy tank! Just pulled the trigger on one of these puppies!
04-28-2012 03:34 PM
Originally Posted by Gotcha38 View Post
Did you keep the CPD's? I like both versions. Very nice.

Also, how do you like the Zoomed canister? Why choose it over a Ehiem or Fluval?
I removed the CPD's after a few jumped out...although this was before I added the wood, which I think has made the tank's inhabitants feel more secure. Haven't had any jumpers since.

As for the canister, I found the Zoomed way underpowered and replaced it long ago with an eheim 2211, which I then upgraded to a 2215.
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