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05-13-2015 12:15 PM
theericafish Thanks. Just did a trim on the 20 today. Trying to weed out older stems and replace with the new growth. Hydrocotyl finally growing in a good position.

I'm using finnex fugeray on my 10/5g right on the tank and ray2 on the 20l about 13inches off the substrate. The square plastic on top of the tank blocks out a little bit of light aswell. Ray2 a bit much for lower tanks I feel fugeray or planted plus would have been ok too. In the smaller tanks I let a lot of floaters grow to keep it low light.
05-12-2015 02:01 PM
geekdad Very lush tanks. What's your lighting?
05-12-2015 11:20 AM
andrewss the tanks look wonderful!
05-12-2015 09:45 AM
theericafish Some recent shots. Still haven't trimmed since moving, growing out some stems to work with.

04-17-2015 05:59 AM
theericafish Move went well. Hardest tank to move was the 20 since it was full of plants. has a slightly different scape now that I'm digging. Plants are growing back from a phase of no ferts and really low maintenance.
04-08-2015 06:59 AM
theericafish In the process of moving the tanks right now. The 10g already made it to the new house. Everybody survived the short move(about 10min drive). Removed filters and lights, took out the flag fish then drained the water to about 2inches above the substrate then lifted the tank carefully onto a piece of wood then carried that to the car and drove extremely slow. Did not remove any hardscape from the tank at all.

I'm planning to do a light rescape of the 20g upon moving since I have been neglecting the tanks a little bit lately. I also used fenbenzadol to kill planaria in the 5g which seems to have worked well.

Hoping all goes well.
03-07-2015 07:03 AM
theericafish Decided to whip out the camera and tripod..

03-07-2015 02:44 AM
Got the co2 adjusted back to a better flow rate after I had disconnected it to weigh the tank. Did a little trimming and replanting.

Crappy cell photo
03-03-2015 09:05 AM
theericafish Weighted the c02 tank to see if a refill was needed and after almost 2 years it still has 4lbs of co2 in it. 10# tank surprised its lasting this long.
02-10-2015 11:43 AM
theericafish Did a major trim couple days ago. Moss took over almost the entire hairgrass so I just went with it and am now attempting to grow a moss carpet. Did a big cleaning too and got a bunch of mulm out of some areas that were looking unsightly. Kind of want to add some hydrocotyle japonica or glosso to the tank to make a more mixed looking carpet/foreground.
02-07-2015 11:30 PM
theericafish Currently the co2 I'm sure is less than 30ppm because the drop checker does not reach a lime green color with 4dkh fluid. Probably more around 20-25ppm.
I'm using an in line atomizer at about 40psi through a dual stage regulator. The bubble rate is too fast to read.

For ferts I'm using a pps pro style approach so somewhat daily dosing but the longer I don't do a water change I dose less judging on what the plants look like. I feel that it keeps the nitrates down and the water quality relatively good.

I do top offs when the water level reaches about one inch below the top and try to keep the tds around 200 when doing water change. Tap tds around 130. Usually do about 7gallon or less water change(about half the tank drained) every 2-3 weeks.
02-07-2015 06:53 AM
umarnasir335 All your tanks are spectacular but that 20 long looks lush and balanced (especially for not changing the water for 3 weeks)! How much co2 are you running on it currently?
02-07-2015 05:23 AM
The current state of the tank. Glass is a bit dirty this is at about 3 weeks of no trim or water change.
01-24-2015 10:24 AM
theericafish I'm using a nikon d5200 with the stock lens. I want to invest in a 105 macro lens or the 40mm macro, or the 35mm. Will probably end up getting the 35mm because its all around useful and not just for fish tanks.

The stock lens is alright but you have some limitations when it comes to low light without cranking the iso up. Fish looking blurry due to slow shutter speed etc.

Thanks for the compliment
01-24-2015 05:40 AM
chinaboy1021 Very nice looking tanks. What camera/lens are you using? Your photos are spectacular
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