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09-13-2012 04:54 AM
aweeby Loucas: Yup, 16". I got mine used from a fish society meeting. It's some Chinese brand. But it's just a 13w cfl in there. You could easily use a 6$ clamp light or a standard hood and get the same effect. the bulb is just perfect for this setup.

rainbuilder: thank you! hehe, well the potamageton were cooked when I got them. didn't we do that in the middle of summer? Bad bad bad idea on my part. :c The sword is in my sister's walstad tank though. That one survived the ovens and has recovered quite well!

Maybe I should update while I'm at it. I lost all my original HC carpet but I luckily was able to pull a brand new one from my emersed setup, and tack it down with twisted paperclips. Right now it looks fugly but hopefully everything'll perk up before the Aquarium society contest in october. I moved all the shrimp and one of the nerites out so we get as little interruption as possible on my carpet growing.
09-12-2012 06:57 PM
rainbuilder Did the plants I traded you live? Looks really good!
09-12-2012 06:49 PM
loucas6290 What lighting fixture are you using, im looking for something that's 16" long and i believe that's what you're working with right?
08-26-2012 08:43 AM
aweeby So, I harvested some HC from my emersed setups (I love the fact that I don't have to run out and buy more ) to replace the stuff that's floating up. I made the mistake of putting the shrimp food near the fragile HC, now there's a shrimp stampede, accompanied by a parade of snails tunneling under the carpets. geez. If anyone gets stuck, the 'rescue team' is not going to be happy when she has to uproot all the HC.

In a few weeks though, I have a 20g shrimp hotel out cycling in the garage, and these little spelunkers will be out of the HC for good.

After a well needed haircut, we're looking slightly more presentable. I'll post pics tomorrow, or whenever (hopefully soon) my camera is returned to me.
08-12-2012 01:37 AM
Originally Posted by aweeby View Post
I never thought it'd be possible to trash so many plants in so few days. Geez. No updates for a while. Hopefully it'll recover before the contest season.
Er, well, you clearly haven't met me or my plant-killing abilities.

Good luck, I hope it starts doing better too.
08-11-2012 02:51 AM
aweeby i brought two more nerites back all the way from san fran! Too bad this tank looks like crap.

Does anyone know why my leaves are transparent? I never thought it'd be possible to trash so many plants in so few days. Geez. No updates for a while. Hopefully it'll recover before the contest season.
07-20-2012 07:22 AM
aweeby any of you fine people need hydrocotyle? trimming tomorrow and i have no place to put it.
07-17-2012 02:09 AM
aweeby THE BIN. oh, that bin was amazing. Did you buy any of that new eleocharis? I was a little low on funds at the moment and remembered the fact that I have limited space. but I did get this insane bulated crypt.

I don't think I'm going to replace hydrocotyle yet, though it is due for a serious grooming. The two erios will most likely go to the right of the big rock and left of the pointy one, either that, or into my new setup.

I'm worried that adding something really eyepopping will create too strong of a focal point too far back in the tank. So maybe I'll just save those stems for the mini-s until I can find a nice way to blend it. :/

I think I'm also going to grab some CRS for one of the tanks. For now they'll all live together in this thing, until the mini-s is up and cycled.

In other, slightly more depressing news, I've had a suicide ember already. Oh well. but the new regulator arrives today! hooray.

Anyway, thanks for the kind words, guys.
07-16-2012 11:04 AM
deleted_user_17 Lovely result, subscribing
07-16-2012 09:43 AM
Kai808 I'm not sure which one you should add either, they are both good choices. Are you going to replace the hydrocotyle with the erio?

I was going crazy at the sale too. I wanted to buy that all of the plants in the bin. But I didn't want to be greedy so I bought one of each. j/k. Tank is looking good!
07-15-2012 10:25 PM
CatB i would definitely add either ludwigia to the tank, senegalensis would be cooler imo, but the color variation would look nice with either one!
07-15-2012 08:29 AM
aweeby The tank is now fully stocked!

8 ember tetras
1 oto (temporary, after I'm sure all algae is gone he goes back to the herd in the 55)
3 nerites of random variety
1 red rili
? baby red ramshorns

I might add a few erio sieboldianum to the midground because i have them (!) and I can.

And I also have a question for anyone who stops by. Should I add some ludwigia senegalensis or ludwigia sp. red hybrid to the background?

Yeah, I went to aquascape's anniversary sale today, got some sweet deals on plants, and picked up the embers there at the same time.

Equipment update: I'm upgrading my ASA valve to a cheap regulator. I just realized that this thing is in my room and after hearing yet another horror story, I decided I don't like explosions very much. Nip it in the bud, I say.
07-12-2012 02:51 AM
talontsiawd Looks awesome. I would personally trim so the rocks stand out but it looks great as is. One of my favorite iwagumi scapes.
07-12-2012 02:30 AM
aweeby thanks againnn

i have borrowed a real camera! And now I can take decent pics!
I just got some nerites for this as well, they didn't travel so well but now are having a good time munching on dead staghorn.

07-08-2012 03:43 AM
really turning out well ;u;
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