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08-27-2012 02:28 AM
somewhatshocked Ebi officially went to live with another forum member in Indiana tonight. What a fun run that was!
07-22-2012 09:20 PM
somewhatshocked Kind of hate to see this tank go but I tore it down today. Selling off all the plants in the SnS, sadly.

Here's how it looks right now:



Had to make room for a soon-to-be ADA 45-F! Plan to use the Eheim 2213 on the new tank. If I don't go the Manzanita route, the rocks will move over, as well.

Toying with selling the Ebi itself but haven't really figured that part out. Have all the original packaging so shipping shouldn't be a nightmare. We'll see.

RIP my fancy Ebi!
06-26-2012 08:31 PM
somewhatshocked Quick update: The tank actually looks about the same as it did earlier in the month and I have no complaints. Really love it.

But I really find myself itching for a new ADA 45-F instead. Or maybe even a 60-F? Something high-tech with pressurized CO2 and such.

Or... maybe something with Super Tigers or BTOE?

Oh, the possibilities.
06-08-2012 07:36 PM
cawolf86
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Syngonanthus sp. 'Belem' could look cool depending upon the scale you're going for.
I think that's my problem - not sure of what I am going for exactly. I know that is a pretty tall and broad topped stem. I think I am just looking for something to contrast the HC carpet. One or two species to place off the rear corner on one side.
06-08-2012 04:41 PM
somewhatshocked Weird. Have gotten three messages about this in a day. So I'll answer publicly.

Folks always ask how I dose ferts for smaller tanks. I use these 16oz bottles that have a graduated measurement section in 5ml increments.

Put in dry ferts (I use a fert calculator like this one to determine proper amounts), add RO/DI/distilled water, pour in the exact amount of ferts my tanks need.

No need to spend a mountain of cash for ferts if you're already on a budget.
06-08-2012 01:32 PM
somewhatshocked Syngonanthus sp. 'Belem' could look cool depending upon the scale you're going for.
06-08-2012 05:17 AM
cawolf86 What do you think of adding Syngonanthus sp. 'Belem' to the background, S.repens to the midground in front of it, and eriocaulon parkeri around the S.repens while keeping a close foreground carpet?

Do the scale of any of those plants seem off?
06-06-2012 12:46 AM
orchidman lol!!
06-06-2012 12:44 AM
somewhatshocked Oh, I can grow algae!

Just not the pretty stuff.
06-06-2012 12:43 AM
orchidman looks great! i love the carpet you have there!!

aww porr you!! cant get algae to grow! you must be soooo sad! lololllllll
06-05-2012 11:53 PM
somewhatshocked Still fish-free. Gonna order in a week or two.

Just have about 50 Yellow Neos and a bunch of snails.

Just about any stem would be great. Ludwigia or Bacopa - could keep them trimmed at differing heights. But those are just two options.
06-05-2012 11:07 PM
cawolf86 Still looking good man - love your tank. Do you currently have no fish post heater incident? I love the look of the chili rasboras - I will be getting some as well. You reccommend them so much and when I have seen them in person they seem more active than CPDs.

I am still trying to think of a second plant species to put in a back corner of my Ebi....thoughts on that?
06-05-2012 01:49 PM
somewhatshocked Thanks.

Most days, the Bacopa in the back is breaking the surface of the water and the S. repens is completely carpeted. Have to trim both so frequently it's almost annoying.

That floating feeding ring contraption I've got at the front of the tank has been a lifesaver for floaters, too.
06-05-2012 04:29 AM
150EH I like the UG caught up in the light at the surface, it looks good. I have some Riccia that attached to my driftwood right at the surface and it's very hard to pull off, strange for a plant that you have to tie to everything.

This tank looks nice and it's a shame the V. nana never made it into the tank.
06-05-2012 02:57 AM
somewhatshocked This tank remains one of my favorites. Have to do weekly S. repens trims (and have it for sale, currently) and can't even begin to tell you how frequently I have to trim the Bacopa. It's a hot mess.

Have tried to culture some green algae on the rocks but only a tiny bit remains. Every time I get a bunch going, the Ramshorns and Yellow Shrimp (yep, they eat it occasionally) clean it all up. Have even tried to culture algae on the sides of the tank to see if I could deter them from nomming the rocks clean but no dice - they eat both.

A couple quick cell phone shots:




There's a ton of UG growing from the spray bar. Suppose I should remove it at some point.

Finally think I'll have time in a couple weeks to order more Boraras brigittae and Otos from Rachel. Excitement!
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