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09-10-2011 09:42 AM
Uptown193 Damn, it sucks to read most of your thread and then see in the end that you decommissioning it.
09-10-2011 06:02 AM
roybot73 Tank will be decommissioned soon. No time to take care of it while chasing a crazy toddler around and working 50+ hours a week.
06-21-2011 05:00 AM
.Mko. I love your crypts period
tank looks awesome!
06-21-2011 01:08 AM
roybot73 I've stepped the dosing of both macros & micros to accomodate the increased plant mass. Seems to be responding well so far.
The Lilaeopsis just wasn't feeling it in this tank. I replaced it with some STAUROGYNE REPENS. I hope it can stand up to my rugged ground crew of cories & sidthimunkis. From what I've read, it seems to develop a pretty burly root system once established? Let's hope so. I like it - it's a pretty cool contrast to the rest of the tones in this tank.
You'll notice a powerhead. I'm not thrilled with it being in there, but it does help a great deal with dispersing CO2, and just generally keeping things moving.
I don't know how anyone can say that a 2217 is too much filter for a 60-P. With fresh filter pads it seems just about right.

One of these days I'll get out the real camera, but for now - it's the iPhone...



06-07-2011 05:01 PM
shrimpnmoss Wow look at all that cool glass ware...looks like a combo biology/chemistry lab assignment.
06-07-2011 04:58 PM
roybot73 Forgot to mention what a PITA the Lilaeopsis is. It seems to be growing fairly quickly, but either the corys, sidthimunkis or Malaysian snails keep uprooting it.
I'll give it another month, and then it's prolly gonna be switched out for good ol' fashioned crazy fast growing hairgrass.

Aaaand...
Sweet Aquatics hasn't responded to my request for their offered refund.
Pretty crappy business practice.
06-05-2011 11:42 PM
roybot73 Still here, still filling in. I like the way this is growing-- nice and thick without being out if control (yet). My crypt concerns are waylaid for the time being, as everything is staying fairly compact. The Rotala mexicana 'goias' didn't like this tank one bit, which is a shame. I was hoping to add another texture.
My dwarf gourami succumbed to a bacterial infection last weekend. The silver lining here is that the other fish are out & about quite a bit more. He was a bit of a bully and a food pig.




Life moves fast during the summer months...
05-17-2011 03:11 AM
roybot73 That's good idea -- I've just simply run out of room in this cabinet...
05-17-2011 01:23 AM
audioaficionado When I get around to building another tank stand, I'm just going to hang veneer sides on the frame with magnets for 360 access. It's too hard trying to pack all those equipment goodies all in from just the front.
05-17-2011 12:30 AM
roybot73 Well, the reactor is out of the picture for now - or at least on this tank
When I finally have enough room for a 90-P, that's definitely the approach I'm going to take.
There's simply not enough room for a 2217, Hydor heater, 10 lb CO2 cylinder AND a Cerges reactor in this cabinet. I wish I could make it happen, but as they say, "Wish in one hand..."
So it's back to the trusty Pollen Glass Type 1. I never minded the equipment or bubbles in the tank, I was just looking for more consistent CO2 levels without the weekly maintenance.
05-16-2011 06:12 PM
roybot73 Ain't it, though?!
I'm really looking forward to getting home today to see how everything looks...
05-16-2011 05:55 PM
Church Wow that is some pearling!
05-16-2011 05:54 PM
roybot73
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Originally Posted by audioaficionado View Post
I'm thinking of getting an ADA style rimless tank not too far in the future. Next year maybe. I'd have to build a clear acrylic frame with clear mono filament woven screen cover to go over the tank so as not to block too much light and save some expensive Roselines that I'd have to have in it. There's just something magical about these tanks where you strip all the opaque tank elements away so you can have an unobstructed view of the work of art that planted tanks are.

Keep up the good work. Your tank is an inspiration for me to create my own someday.
Thanks! Good luck with your project - I'm glad to have been an inspiration!

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Sorry about the mix up. I skimmed through that last 2 pages back and thought it was manzanita. I can ask the distributor here how LONG IT WOULD take him to get it to me.
No worries


So, in doing a little basement clean up yesterday I cane across a clear housing whole house carbon block water filter that I used to use for treating my homebrewing water (I've since switched to using crushed Campden tablets, but that's a different story for a different thread...).
One quick trip to Home Deep to pick up some male threaded barbed nylon adapters to replace the brass, and about 10 minutes of tinkering later and I had myself a super sweet Cerges reactor. No need to drill out the priming/purging button either, so it can be easily switched back if I ever feel the need.
All I can say, is "wow".

Granted, I did a water change yesterday too, but I've never seen my stems look like this before the reactor:


The only issue I have now, is trying to fit everything back under my cabinet
I'll have to get creative later...
05-13-2011 02:24 PM
Kazuya Sorry about the mix up. I skimmed through that last 2 pages back and thought it was manzanita. I can ask the distributor here how LONG IT WOULD take him to get it to me.
05-13-2011 03:14 AM
audioaficionado I'm thinking of getting an ADA style rimless tank not too far in the future. Next year maybe. I'd have to build a clear acrylic frame with clear mono filament woven screen cover to go over the tank so as not to block too much light and save some expensive Roselines that I'd have to have in it. There's just something magical about these tanks where you strip all the opaque tank elements away so you can have an unobstructed view of the work of art that planted tanks are.

Keep up the good work. Your tank is an inspiration for me to create my own someday.
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