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02-09-2014 12:07 AM
kman Nice Edge! I like how it's going. Any updates?

FlyingHellFish, you might try Anubias in the corners. They tend to do fine without much light... which is what you get in those front corners on an Edge.
01-18-2013 01:41 AM
FlyingHellFish I'm trying to figure out a better lighting solution, the corners are such a pain to grow any type of plants beside moss.
01-17-2013 11:05 PM
FlyingHellFish Whom? Link?
01-17-2013 06:51 PM
CryptKeeper54
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Originally Posted by FlyingHellFish View Post
Have you seen anyone with an HC CUBA carpet on a 6 gallon Fluval yet?
Yes and I'm pretty sure in this forum. He added extra strip lights and they only grew in the middle where the light was brightest if I recall correctly. I guess anything is possible with the right imagination and money to purchase the equipmet of course...lol.
01-17-2013 09:01 AM
FlyingHellFish Have you seen anyone with an HC CUBA carpet on a 6 gallon Fluval yet?
08-24-2012 09:47 AM
CryptKeeper54 Update: Just pics my friend sent me. Going to clean this tank up a bit more next week. His 6 y/o son loves the tank and I'm glad he is able to baby sit my tank for the time being. Pics was taken a day after the move. Had to basically replant everything. Hope my crypts settle in.





08-18-2012 12:00 AM
CryptKeeper54
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Originally Posted by @marko@ View Post
did you drain the water?
if you have water sloshing around then that will move your substrate, uprooting plants. i transfer 2 tanks twice a year, and never have any problems. just drain all the water, cover the top with plastic wrap, and put it where you want it.

good luck manicuring.
I did, but not as much as I should've cause I was concerned about the fish. Also, I think my tank wasn't mature enough. Roots weren't rooted well yet. Not to mention carrying it up and down a flight of stairs.
08-17-2012 02:30 PM
@marko@ did you drain the water?
if you have water sloshing around then that will move your substrate, uprooting plants. i transfer 2 tanks twice a year, and never have any problems. just drain all the water, cover the top with plastic wrap, and put it where you want it.

good luck manicuring.
08-17-2012 09:56 AM
CryptKeeper54
Transfer day 8/16/12

Update of tank: slow growth with some BBA. No pics at this time. Will re-update in about a month.

Note to self: transfering a tank to another house is a PITA! This tank is now in the care of a good friend of mine to make space at my place for more tanks. Transfer uprooted half of my crypts, all of my hydrocotyle and displaced a few anubias. Re-scaping took a few hours. Need to follow up with manicure procedures for my scape, including defining rock barrier lines. Hopefully, tank settles in quickly for photography and videopgraphy session.
08-02-2012 04:53 PM
CryptKeeper54
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Originally Posted by BoxxerBoyDrew View Post
VERY COOL SCAPE!

These are cool tanks, but a lot of cash!!! I wasn't even thinking about trying to scape them threw the little hole!!! I bet it is a PITA!

You did a great job regardless! Crypts are some of my favorites, so I naturally love this tank!!!

Keep up the Crypts!!!
Drew
Thanks for the kind words. I screwed myself with this scape, it's near impossible to clean the glass good without disturbing the branch wood....lol. This branch wood has quickly become my favorite hardscape item.
08-01-2012 05:06 AM
BoxxerBoyDrew VERY COOL SCAPE!

These are cool tanks, but a lot of cash!!! I wasn't even thinking about trying to scape them threw the little hole!!! I bet it is a PITA!

You did a great job regardless! Crypts are some of my favorites, so I naturally love this tank!!!

Keep up the Crypts!!!
Drew
08-01-2012 04:43 AM
CryptKeeper54 Update: added boraras maculatas, 3 taiwan fire red shrimp. I haven't changed the water since day one. I was thinking the crypts needed stable water. Probably will do a water change soon, but I'm stunned at how clear the water has remained. I've diatomed filtered my tank in the past and this tank rivals that clarity. Very strange to me. Phone pics don't do it justice. Will use my DSLR when I got time.



Starting to see new growth. I'm happy.

07-29-2012 05:50 AM
CryptKeeper54
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Originally Posted by Algae Beater View Post
Yes, stores do this ... they're stores lol. plus i get people into my store constantly looking for a handful of sand for their betta bowl

i have found that keeping the KH values in my crypt tanks elevated above 4 degrees discourages melt. some species just go into melt mode anyway, but just my 2 cents.
Thanks for the KH tip. Got to try that next time, assuming I get into the whole measuring of water parameters thing. I'm learning that part of the hobby at a snail's pace.
07-29-2012 01:07 AM
bawigga
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Originally Posted by CryptKeeper54 View Post
Fluval stratum and a fine black sand LFS had packaged themselves. Fine black sand used in front. Has a litle glittering effect to it, so it looks col.
Very nice, I really like the effect it has!
07-28-2012 03:47 PM
Algae Beater
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Originally Posted by CryptKeeper54 View Post
In this tank? Fluval stratum and a fine black sand LFS had packaged themselves. Fine black sand used in front. Has a litle glittering effect to it, so it looks col. Think its the kind of black sand you can get at walmart or homedepot or something fairly cheap. Some LFS love to package cheap sand and markup prices and sell it as aquarium safe. I just bought it to support their store.
Yes, stores do this ... they're stores lol. plus i get people into my store constantly looking for a handful of sand for their betta bowl

i have found that keeping the KH values in my crypt tanks elevated above 4 degrees discourages melt. some species just go into melt mode anyway, but just my 2 cents.
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