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11-05-2013 02:34 PM
Updated Pics 11/05/2013

Here are some updated pics after a good trim and water change (Sorry for the crappy iPhone pics)

07-17-2013 03:31 PM
cneal112 Right now there are only a few Oto cats but also we have been cross breeding guppies so a few(about 40) were released into the tank. Here is a pic of one of the males.

07-17-2013 03:28 PM
cneal112 It has been awhile and everything is going great with the tank. Here are some current pics.


Left Corner

Left Center

Right Center

Right Corner

Also it would appear that my sword plants are really happy because I have this going on
05-10-2013 04:07 PM
cneal112 Here are a few images from the right to left side of the tank. Please excuse the snail eggs and algae on the glass lol

05-10-2013 02:07 PM
cneal112 Here is a new update.

I had a few outbreaks of Green Hair Algae because I did not have my CO2 and lighting right. I had too much light and not enough CO2 so I cleaned the algae away and increased the CO2 from 2 drops per second to 4 drops per second and the change was like night and day.

I have tons of new growth and will post some new pics this weekend but here is a list of plant growth per species.

Cryptocoryne Parva - No new growth tho it seems that it is adjusting well.

Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green' - Has melted and is throwing up about 1-2 new leaves a week.
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya' - This was the first plant to really bounce back. It is growing like a weed.

Anubias Nana 'Petite' - The emersed leaves are dying but it is also shooting out a new leaf or two a week.

Anubias Nana - Throwing up a new leaf a week but still has some emersed leaves.

Echinodorus ‘Tanzende Feuerfeder’ - I am amazed with these plants. They have almost doubled in size and have gone from small rounded leaves with the total plant being about 6 inches to having nice dark greenish/reddish/brownish leaves and almost a foot in new growth. I am getting about 3 leaves a week from one plant and about 2 a week from the other.

Rotala roundifolia - Started out with lots of green but is now turning red and looking good.

Rotala nanjenshan - Very nice growth. I have noticed that the tips are starting to turn red as well.

Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow' - gone from three clumps on the center piece of wood but have now grown almost completely together and looking nice and green.

Microsorum pteropus - Truthfully no new growth. It appears to be having issues switching from emersed growth.

I want to start dosing ferts but have no idea where to begin. Any thoughts?
04-16-2013 11:14 PM
cneal112 Here is a small update. I have planted most of the plants and things are looking good. The crypts have started to melt a little but one or two of them are already sending out new leaves.

I did change up the plants a little but here is a list of what is in the tank now.

Cryptocoryne Parva
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green'
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya'
Anubias Nana 'Petite'
Anubias Nana
Echinodorus ‘Tanzende Feuerfeder’
Rotala roundifolia
Rotala nanjenshan
Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow'
Microsorum pteropus

04-09-2013 01:01 AM
cneal112 Just a quick update. Here is the hardscape with water in the tank but only one light is on.

04-08-2013 01:22 PM
Originally Posted by Dr_Hoatzin View Post
Niiiiiiiiiice. I like this plumbing setup a i know whose brain i'll be picking when i get started on plumbing my fishroom.
I would be happy to help. Once we get done remodeling I should have more time to devote to everything. The partner just hit me with the fact he wants new flooring throughout the house so I have to do that on top of remodeling the kitchen and two bedrooms lol
04-08-2013 05:57 AM
Dr_Hoatzin Niiiiiiiiiice. I like this plumbing setup a i know whose brain i'll be picking when i get started on plumbing my fishroom.
04-08-2013 03:28 AM
cneal112 So I had some free time and I thought I would at least knock the plumbing out. I was also able to add a new piece of wood to the tank.

New piece of wood added to the tank. The green is old moss that has since been cleaned off.

Heaters, CO2 diffuser and some power. I also installed a garden style faucet so I could attach a garden hose to the system and drain or fill the tank.

04-04-2013 09:44 PM
LB79 Love the fish list. Except for one fact. BN plecos poop a ton.
04-04-2013 08:46 PM
cneal112 Well not much to update. The weather has prevented me from working on the plumbing since I have to work on it outside but it is going to be nice this weekend so I will work on it then.

Also the plants were delayed. They will be shipped next week so I should have most of them by next weekend.

This gives me time to make a new canopy for the tank.
04-03-2013 01:54 PM
cneal112 CO2 regulator and #10 bottle picked up last night and as of yesterday some of the plants have been ordered.

I should be starting the plumbing today so I will try to get as many pics as I can.
04-01-2013 10:15 PM
cneal112 Sorry for the delay. Between the holiday weekend and getting yard work done I have not had time to write an update. As of this morning I have ordered replacement bulbs for the fixtures.

The bulbs I have ordered are as follows

4x Giesemann Powerchrome Aquaflora T5 Fluorescent Lamps
4x Giesemann Powerchrome Midday T5 Fluorescent Lamps

There will be two Aquaflora and two Midday in each fixture. I will also be swinging by Aquatek to get my CO2 bottle and Regulator tomorrow or Wednesday.

I will also be ordering some plants tomorrow as well so I can at least have it partiality planted by this weekend.
03-29-2013 05:28 AM
Dr_Hoatzin HY511's, red phantoms, black phantoms, or nicer quality bleeding heart tetras would all work with larger angels as well.
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