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06-05-2008 01:05 AM
chonhzilla nice growth.
06-04-2008 03:03 AM
CL how bout thos pics is this tank still running?
12-29-2007 04:14 PM
tritan Nice work ! Looks great and love the rams. I will be posting new pics shortly of my 75 gallon .
12-29-2007 02:14 PM
Speshall*K your rams could be a bit more blue... mine are like flourecent blue(glowing) but my plants will never be as nice as yours!!!
11-24-2007 03:20 AM
tritan
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Did some arranging/rearranging, not sure if it's for the better just yet. There are some algae issues (hair, tuft, bba, you name it really!) but it's for the most part under control. Nice shot of the new Rams:



YOu can't see it in that picture, but the female has a crooked mouth kinda wierd. Hope the male still likes her

And here's a full shot. I'm planning on getting some blyxa in there again and removing out the anubias in the center of the tank. The C. Balansae is still under control but I'm betting in a week it's gonna need to be trimmed down.



I also shot a video of my ram eating MTS out of the substrate....need to find a place to post it!

Nice shot of the rams ! I got a pair but they didn't like the tetras so they went back. Iroc you have any endlers left? I saw some at tims place are they yours?
11-22-2007 05:27 PM
esarkipato Did some arranging/rearranging, not sure if it's for the better just yet. There are some algae issues (hair, tuft, bba, you name it really!) but it's for the most part under control. Nice shot of the new Rams:



YOu can't see it in that picture, but the female has a crooked mouth kinda wierd. Hope the male still likes her

And here's a full shot. I'm planning on getting some blyxa in there again and removing out the anubias in the center of the tank. The C. Balansae is still under control but I'm betting in a week it's gonna need to be trimmed down.



I also shot a video of my ram eating MTS out of the substrate....need to find a place to post it!
10-31-2007 03:07 PM
esarkipato Yea, I've got a spiralis to the left of where I planted the balansae -- it'll nice to see the comparison.
10-30-2007 05:55 PM
tazcrash69
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taz - i look at that photo and I think . . . . bring it on!!
As you can see I like the healthy jungle as well.
Just watch the light blocking. If you decide they get too big, C. spiralis are similar (flatter leaves), but not as long. They seem to grow about the same rate as balansae, but in a tighter group. The balansae has spread runners almost to the front glass (It was originally planted 1" from the back).
10-30-2007 05:37 PM
esarkipato wingsdlc - ya my blyxa did great, until I started neglecting the tank. I think I used root tabs under each stem grouping, I'm sure this helped.

taz - i look at that photo and I think . . . . bring it on!! Seriously, I do want my tank to be a (healthy and balanced) jungle again. Hopefully I won't eat those words.
10-30-2007 02:01 PM
tazcrash69 Ernie, FWIW, I have C. balansae, and it grows up the back of the 125, across the top, and then down the front. Here is a close up. Granted it took about 2 years to grown this out behind the tiger lilies.
10-30-2007 01:38 AM
Wingsdlc
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Wingsdlc - Yup, a midground is definitely needed. I have some dwarf sag in there that should take off any time now, although I'd rather have blyxa like in the past. I do have some rocks hiding in the left corner near the filter intake, so I might try using those for time being.

I didn't realize the balansae got that large!! I might have to set up my 75g tank sooner than I planned lol. Then again, I don't mind having a jungle tank
You had pretty good luck with blyxa didn't you? I had it for a short time and it really didn't do much for me. Just broke into small chunks and floated around. I think I would like to try it again sometime.

A 75G would probably be much more fitting for the balansae. It took a few weeks for it to take off but when it did it really took off! It seems that most of the plants I have do it like that.

I don't think that there is anything wrong with a jungle tank either.
10-29-2007 01:24 PM
esarkipato md - thanks for the compliment, I think the next stand I build (for a 75 -- next project) will be different but this one was a good learning experience. It's waaay more than enough sturdy, so that is good to know.

Wingsdlc - Yup, a midground is definitely needed. I have some dwarf sag in there that should take off any time now, although I'd rather have blyxa like in the past. I do have some rocks hiding in the left corner near the filter intake, so I might try using those for time being.

I didn't realize the balansae got that large!! I might have to set up my 75g tank sooner than I planned lol. Then again, I don't mind having a jungle tank
10-28-2007 01:52 AM
Wingsdlc Ernie,

The plants look quite healthy. How about adding some rock work to the tank to break up the background and the foreground?

Keep an eye on your new crypt. They can get huge! It was way too big for my 40 long and in a few months I can see it getting too large for my 55g.
10-28-2007 01:10 AM
tritan stand looks nice. I am in the same boat, no time and looking at buying another tank. I need to sell my cherry shrimp first before I can take these tanks down.

md
10-27-2007 03:13 PM
esarkipato Well I've finally been giving a little more attention to the tank. AFter months of neglect I definitely had my work cut out for me. Here's a couple of photos:



As you can see the marselia lawn got replanted, I think I see a few runners after just a week or two. Maybe they just really like pool filter sand

Just got some new plants from momotaro this week, including some crypt balansae (sp?)... I'm trying to focus more on slow growers like crypts, anubias, java fern.
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