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08-28-2014 11:19 PM
macclellan
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Originally Posted by Mattymo92 View Post
My friend just bought something that looks like this yesterday from Petsmart. It was called Frill Plant.
I'm not sure if your question was answered above, but I believe that plant is Myriophyllum aquaticum, commonly known as Parrot's Feather.
08-21-2014 05:14 PM
Sajeev looks beautiful. I have all the tools, light, co2, substrate but my tank never looks so good
08-21-2014 03:50 PM
jmf3460 did anyone else read the title and think this was a clitoris tank???

in all seriousness this is a beautiful tank!
08-21-2014 09:48 AM
skoram beautiful tank and plants. subscribing to keep up with its evolution.
08-19-2014 08:55 AM
sketch804 Ha well gimme a week or 2 I just kicked the cyno/BGA algae. Stuffs recovering but fuzz algae is taking over like no other! But correct dosing should get me back on point, especially since I finally made up a batch of gets I've needed to do for like 2 months I appreciate your enthusiasm as always ovt! Nice to be back, but other hobbies been getting to me! There just never enough time, and working for a aquarium business more or less demotivates me to work on my tanks after working on others. But eh there is light at the end of the tunnel for my tanks.
As far as BGA is concerned, I dunno if anyone knows this but since I hear marycn product line is outa business you can actually use these 2 products I found at my store for treating the same problem but in saltwater aquariums. One is Red slime remover, eh works okay, and then there is ChemiClean, works better just take a few days to see anything. I am sure there is many more of the same type of product out there, these are just the 2 I have experience with.

I'm actually thinking about doing something a bit less maintenance, I have a 75 and some blue dolphin cichlids would look awesome in till they grow out and need something larger! It's so much to keep up with dosing ugh..

Ovt, would like to see some more pix of your tank soon also. Haven't seen much action over the recently. I'll post some pic soon I promise!
07-26-2014 06:33 AM
OVT C'mon, get some pictures up already.
Good to see you on TPT!

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07-26-2014 06:03 AM
sketch804
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Originally Posted by newbieplanter View Post
Great looken tank!
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Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
Man I love the improvements. The wood looks much better and has more impact. Your tank looked pretty awesome before, you did really well.
Thanks very much both of you all! The tank has actually gone through a few changes since then. Its time to do an update but it has seen better days, once i do a big reset and I'll take some more pix!
07-12-2014 08:47 PM
The Dude Man I love the improvements. The wood looks much better and has more impact. Your tank looked pretty awesome before, you did really well.
07-12-2014 08:08 PM
newbieplanter Great looken tank!
09-04-2013 02:19 AM
sketch804
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Originally Posted by JEFF9922 View Post
Looking awesome I wish I had the time and money for a tank like that
I appreciate very much! time, yes, money, eh I really didn't spend as much on this tank/supplies as you might think, I more or less acquired it over the past few years + I am a very frugal person so to speak. But hey I figure if your hobby can help pay for itself then that's all the better, selling plants helps.
09-03-2013 04:59 PM
JEFF9922 Looking awsome I wish I had the time and money for a tank like that
09-03-2013 08:26 AM
sketch804
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Originally Posted by peachii View Post
wow beautiful tank! Those crypts are amazing.
Thanks much! Been a long time coming that is for sure. Crypts have got to be my top 2 favorite families of plants, next to hygrophilia right now, so I try as many as I can afford.

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Originally Posted by OVT View Post
Look who showed up! What? Got a stunner of a tank and no longer need TPT?

To date, all the crypts I get quickly turn into bio-fuel. The only exception being a 36" monster swallowing an 18" tall tank.

And yes, I do have 3 or 4 journals going, still awaiting your smug remarks, ha!

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Ah I cannot wait to check them all out! Well its been a while, I am always checking things out just I haven't the time to post as much. sorry to hear about the crypts, talk to me in a few weeks and we can fix that, I am just waiting for them to recover from the move/thinning out but I can throw you some, no charge. Good to see you are still around, seems a few good people have left.
08-28-2013 08:45 AM
peachii wow beautiful tank! Those crypts are amazing.
08-28-2013 07:30 AM
OVT
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Originally Posted by sketch804 View Post
So when r you going to start up that journal eh?? ha..
Look who showed up! What? Got a stunner of a tank and no longer need TPT?

To date, all the crypts I get quickly turn into bio-fuel. The only exception being a 36" monster swallowing an 18" tall tank.

And yes, I do have 3 or 4 journals going, still awaiting your smug remarks, ha!

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08-28-2013 06:23 AM
sketch804
Update time!!

Alrighty then! UPDATE time..

So it has been a while since I have updated this place and it has been years since I have moved this huge piece of driftwood, for a few good reasons, but eh I guess change is inevitable and usually a good thing. So here we go, took that piece and flipped it back over again until I break this tank down (hopefully SOON, that is when I can move). I tried to hang it a bit different and have a nice place for the fish to congregate under/near, and it seems to be working so far. Looks kind of like it did years and years ago but I tried to give it a spin and add move hardscape (rocks). My L-052 butterfly pleco died randomly a few days ago for unknown reasons, and I am so pissed cause he had just started looking a lot better, better color, full stomach and all. So now back to the drawing board for another nice pleco, but who knows I might just replace him if this store in town still has them.

Well on to the pix:

This is my FTS before I ripped out plants and moved things.




Full tank shot after the reset and allowed to grow in for two or so weeks:





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Random plant shot:



Well that is it from me for now, so until next time! thanks for looking!
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