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02-07-2013 07:46 AM
Green_Flash Looking good! GLA 12g long are pretty rare to find.
02-07-2013 04:15 AM
endgin28 Quick I-Phone shot

The hardscape was rescued from other tanks- you will see some of the same seiryu stones in the original configuration. Not necessarily the best composition, but a little fun and with lots of interesting features IRL. The HC carpet should tie it together nicely and when the Blyxa J. gets after it, it should have a nice mix of texture. I will try to put up some better photo's soon.
02-07-2013 03:38 AM
endgin28 The tank has been rescaped in early January. I (more or less) ignored the tank last summer and when you ignore HC, bad things happen. I had a nearly insurmountable overheating problem when the glass top was on (anytime) and during the entire summer. We don't have central air and rely on swamp coolers-somewhat counterproductive with aquariums. I am not willing to add a chiller to the system. I will be switching over to LEDs in the not so distant future. I have taken the t-5 light down to a single geisemann bulb, since I am not raising HC for sale (anymore), and don't want to deal with that level of light intensity.

Pictures to follow
02-05-2013 01:35 PM
BrokeCurmudgeon Is this tank still up? If so, how about a followup?
03-27-2012 03:05 PM
endgin28 Please look at page 1, the equipment is listed there in full.
03-27-2012 05:33 AM
sayurasem I've been looking at 12 gallon long tank journals... May I know what Light, watts, brand, light between the substrate?

Thank you! you can see my signature, I post my tank there.
03-09-2012 10:02 PM
endgin28 The rocks came from Kanab, some random rock store.
03-09-2012 04:30 AM
Studman0143 Woah, you're from Utah! Not a common find on here! Do you remember what store you found the rocks at? I recently just got some petrified wood from my Gma in St. George to put in my tanks, love its color.

I'll have to check out your other tanks.
03-09-2012 02:39 AM
Pretty much there. Will be doing a serious trim within a week. Neons finally getting after it. A siamensis is giving them motivation. He's a bit of a monster. Just a little update.

I hear there is a sticky for this type of tank. I'll check it out.

Still contemplating a camera, lens and some practice. A professional photographer friend of mine may take a peak at it.
03-07-2012 04:34 AM
endgin28 Re: trimming DHG belem, I have done a haircut twice, and have gone runner hunting a couple of times. My belem has remained compact so far and low. 2" or less height wise. Don't think trimming from the top will do anything negative.
03-06-2012 07:20 PM
Uptown193 Hey do you trim your Belem. I am not sure if I should trim mine. Mine is growing in with a curve, unless this is normal.
03-02-2012 02:19 PM
GMYukonon24s Nice tank and looks like your having good growth. I like that size tank.
03-02-2012 06:34 AM
endgin28 Maybe strips. Cutting along the front lip. It did do a lot for two months from planting. Just leaving the top on has got the little rascals into the moving mode. Hope I can keep it alright
03-02-2012 05:27 AM
vvDO Judging by how fast things are growing for you, you'd likely need a lawnmower
03-01-2012 08:07 PM
endgin28 I am curious what I should do in the next trim. Any advice?
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