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01-16-2013 09:01 AM
boxhead1990 Got a cheap api test strip thingo to give me an idea on where everything's sitting and I was shocked to see how much nitrates there was

No wonder the diatoms are going crazy

Maybe I need to chuck some Anubias in there to help out

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01-11-2013 03:06 AM
boxhead1990 It looks better when everything isn't covered in a layer of brown algae
01-11-2013 02:11 AM
NWA-Planted It's looking good!

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01-11-2013 02:06 AM
boxhead1990 Got a second light unit just have to go get some bulbs and start fighting this algae

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12-27-2012 05:15 AM
boxhead1990 It's not so much thicker to be honest

And don't I no that side needs something just can't put my finger on what yet tho
12-27-2012 05:09 AM
danakin The left side looks like a good start, but there's something about the right side that just stops the "flow" of the scape. I think it's the thicker driftwood clashing with the thinner on the left.

Don't let my comments deter you though(heck, look through my build, I've got no real scape going yet)! You're off to a good start!
12-27-2012 04:37 AM
boxhead1990 restarted tank
12-21-2012 03:22 AM

So this is the basic idea I want to use but maybe more area around the hills?

Gunna get my Ada aqua soil next week and start scraping then order my hc and dam this for a bit

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12-19-2012 11:47 PM
boxhead1990 Makes me sad that the tank is empty next week il have my aquasoil hopefully

And the week after I should have plants in it

Going for a fresh look this time and I'm gunna dry start the hc and see how that goes for me

Orr I could just lay some sand with a layer of osmocoat under it.............

But sand looks dirty quickly tho

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12-18-2012 07:07 AM
boxhead1990 This tanks been emptied and will be getting a revamp

So I'm changing to aqua soil and iv removed my old cap and the dirt beneath and I can explain why my swords were melting on one side and not doing all that great on the other

Turns out I had no where near enough dirt under there

Also one side didn't really have dirt there which kinda sucks

I'm going back to Fluro lighting

As a lot of my led have stopped recently then the driver decided to go bang

Don't really wanna wait for stuff from overseas so I'm getting another 2 bulb t5ho unit

And I'm thinking about building a proper stand for this tank and changing over to sump as I'm really over the cascade 1200 I'm using ATM

All it does is keep me awake and I wouldn't mind having the return split into 2 and having one either side and my overflow box in the middle some where

I already have my overflow box but I'd like to modify it to add an extra line so I can tune it to be almost silent

And will be running the same style reactor for my c02 but a lot better and of its own pump in the last chamber

Most likely I will glad wrap and tape up all open areas

So as things start to happen il put them all up here to help me keep track

Oh yeah and all my fish I gave to mum for Christmas

I will be leaving fish out of this tank but I will how ever be adding shrimp to this tank when I have it where I want it and as far as fish go it will be rummy nose tetra's as I really like them fish for so e reason I gues you could say they have been a long time favourite

Iv defiantly gotta change a few things
12-11-2012 04:36 AM
Originally Posted by acitydweller View Post
Lovely driftwood
Cheers got some aqua soil on the way so big reshape again when that happens
12-06-2012 09:49 AM
acitydweller Lovely driftwood
12-06-2012 09:20 AM
boxhead1990 Packing this up shortly

Gunna restart with aquasoil

And t5ho power

Might buy a 2nd unit or hang my halide over it and run that for 4 hours a day

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11-20-2012 11:03 PM
boxhead1990 Chain swords are melting they are in both tanks wtf

Not enough light??????

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11-15-2012 06:07 AM
boxhead1990 Got a bit of algae going hard on my driftwood

Gunna turn c02 up more see what it says

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