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08-24-2015 01:59 PM
BruceF I am reading about BGA this morning.
08-15-2015 06:31 AM
Originally Posted by BruceF View Post
Looks great Noah. Nice to see you have finished your moving.
Thanks! yep moved in, the tank has a very prominent place in my family room. I have some work to do on a built-in book shelf to get the flora set up there. Then I start working on saving and getting the equipment to do a 75 gal.

I am going to grab a couple more bosemani for the tank, just one more male and female, my current male is getting pretty territorial and keeps chasing all but his girl into the plants except during feeding and lights on. Hopefully adding another male and female will keep him pre-occupied so the other fish can come out and play. I also want to add a couple herbertaxelrodi to the tank again. we will see, This fall / winter I plan to get back into the swing with the tanks more . I have been preoccupied with my bike riding this summer to have a bunch of free time upgrading and doing much with the tank.

More pics when I get some good ones lol
08-09-2015 01:11 PM
BruceF Looks great Noah. Nice to see you have finished your moving.
08-09-2015 04:29 AM
Noahma I figured I would stop in and update my tank status lol.

The tank is going good. I still cannot knock out this damn BGA!!! I am trying just about everything I can think of short of thermonuclear detonations. I also have a healthy population of BBA going as you will see in the pictures. That stuff I am not all to worried about, its pretty easy to get rid of and at this point its only growing on the driftwood. I will probably take care of that with this next water change. the BGA is the main problem. No full tank shots from direct front, just could not get a good one. I have three, one of my male m.pygmaeya, one of my male bosemani, and a quarter tank shot. More to come as I battle and hopefully win against the algae (and add more fish)

07-02-2015 03:08 AM
Noahma All moved, setup and growing. The Darn BGA came with even though I washed the plants and dipped them really well. I just cannot get rid of the stuff. I am dosing an ungodly amount of nitrates into the tank which is not helping at all. I can knock it out with antibiotics but it comes back a few weeks later. I just don't know.

Everything is growing great, all the fish are healthy and happy. Its just that one problem.

I will get some pics maybe Saturday after fireworks. Friday is the water change day on this tank.

I will probably revive my flora thread as well. That tank is being converted fully to a black water tank for my Green Neons. I have wood soaking as we speak.
06-10-2015 11:26 PM
Noahma Thanks!! Its going to be a fun move.
06-10-2015 03:16 AM
Sarraa I just say here and read through all 22 pages lol. Super excited to see what you do with the rescape! Your tanks always turn out amazing in the end!!

06-10-2015 12:23 AM
Noahma T-minus 5-days and counting until the tank comes down and moved to the new house. I picked up a load of very nice wood from a local member. It looks Great! So the move is going to bring about a whole new scape as well as a slight redirection for the tank. It will nto be as packed full of plants this tie around, but have nice little bushes of plants around the tank between the wood. All of my favorite plants will still be in the tank, just in a more organized manner.
05-16-2015 04:50 AM
Originally Posted by Curt_914 View Post
Looks very nice noah congrats on selling your house. Are you staying in the area?
Thanks, Yea, we are staying in the area. We are actually moving closer to where you are / were. we will be off 120th ave. in the Concord sub-division. We just put a contract on a home there. I should be able to start working up to a 75g hopefully by the end of the year, or beginning of next year. It will be a bow tank as well, but much larger bows, and a different direction than what my 40b is now. Hopefully some other native species to the bow native areas.

Empire gudgeon is going to be one of them. Instead of moving all of my fish from the 40b to the larger tank I will keep the 40b up and running and let them live out their lives before moving. My bows currently are a Hodge podge of different species. The new tank will have all species I have not had before, and in a planned manner.

More on this later.
05-04-2015 05:45 AM
Curt_914 Looks very nice noah congrats on selling your house. Are you staying in the area?
04-28-2015 04:37 AM
Noahma Quick update. House is sold!!!! We have to close on it before we can find a new home. 85-95% of homes are not accepting offers if there is a contingency on the offer, in our case is the successful close on the house. We put an offer on a house a couple week ago, and had the highest offer, but since we had the contingency they went with a lower money offer with no contingency.

If we don't have a home within 6 weeks of closing (we added a lease back in the sale) I will have to move my aquariums to my office, and rent a month to month apartment until we find something. I really, really do not want to do that.

I took a few pics of the light as it was in its sunset mode. The light is about 65% and on its way down. In person the pictures are much more red, but these are pretty good.

They are links to my cloud storage, I did not have time to transfer them to photo bucket.

Franz Stoffels, underwent a good trimming to pull off all the old leaves

Tank left side (the stellatus grows like CRAZY!!!)


I may have finally beaten the BGA outbreak. things are looking much better. Lights are full at 95% now, they ram up starting with the white lights, then 15 min. later it starts in on the red, and finally at 30 min. the greens and blues come on. Once I am moved, I will play around with different options and see about adding an occasional cloud cover, and A lightning storm for fun on the weekends.
04-07-2015 05:35 AM
Noahma Quick update. lol

No update, the tank is still as it was. I am fighting a bad case of BGA, it just will not go away. I have been dumping in a ton of KN03 into the tank, I have done treatments of ethromiacyn and nothing, it goes away for a few weeks and then comes back with a vengeance. I just don't know. The plants are still baffling to me, the stellatus is growing great, the sunset is going good the swords are growing like nothing else. But my substrate plants seem to be stunting, and randomly a stellatus stem will stunt. I just don't get it. The co2 is up as far as it can go with the bows, and very yellow under a drop checker. Its diffused through an inline diffuser so there is definatly enough co2 getting in there. just at a loss.

Our house is now on the market. So the tank is in maintenance mode. just enough to keep it looking nice. Once I move into our new place (still searching for) the tank will get a new scape using the same wood, and some new plants. I cant wait. The plans for a 75 gal. tank goes underway once I am settled in the new house. That will take some time to pull together. I hopefully will set that up as a whole new tank, not just an upgrade. The cost will be pretty high.
02-21-2015 06:51 AM
Noahma one last update. I spent some time tonight video taping the sunset. Its not the best quality. In order to be able to save the file I had to reduce the quality on my phone lol. Even after that the file came in at 3 gigs

Here ya go. The first part is rather underwhelming, but it is dimming which is not as apparent in the video.
02-21-2015 03:42 AM
Noahma Quick update, no pictures at the moment.

The light is producing good par numbers. The stellatus is a very stunning red at the crowns. Its nice. They put on a good amount of growth during the week, and when checking the lower stems while doing my water change, they still held on to their leaves.

The Rotala green is well.. snaking across the substrate. I will probably have to move it into the shadows to keep it growing up instead of out.
02-18-2015 04:44 AM
Originally Posted by BruceF View Post
This is looking great Noah! I've got some of the so called monte carlo growing now. It would look great up in the front. I'm thinking I might need some stellatus. Great color on the persicaria. Really like what you are doing here.

Is it the Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo’? That might be fun to try. As soon as I get things settled and growing well in the tank with the new light I would be more than happy to trade you a few trimmings of the stellatus. I have noticed good growth starting up. This week alone I think the stellatus put on at least 2" in height for the taller stems. The hygro sunset is turning a nice red color now (I don't think I can use it as a good nitrate indicator anymore lol) there is pearling, not mad pearling but noticeable. The fish are really liking the new lighting cycle. They are not scared to half death when the lights suddenly come on, or go off anymore and I am finding more and more eggs around the tank lol. Over the next two weeks I should have a good idea of how things are going. So far no stunting so I think the co2 is correct to the lighting as well.

The persicaria is an amazing plant. It used to be more green near the bottom and would only get that very bright pink at the top when it was at the 3/4 height. the lower stems are now getting that bright pink even at 1/4 from substrate! I think my light levels are lower than what they were with my last light setup, but the right wave lengths and quality of light has done some pretty amazing things.

Right now as I type this the lights are dimming and are about 50% light lol this thing is soo cool! Well worth the money.
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