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10-12-2004 03:57 PM
pufferfreak Very cool. tanks are still nasty. The only tank of mine that has the plants growing decent is my 12. New dwarf hairgrass sprouting left and right. But in my 55, my wisteria is just getting busy, not growing up, but thats because I still only have 40 watts over it, i'm waiting on time with my grandpa to help put my light kit together and cut that big peice of wood I have that sticks out of the tank. Anyways I have bad problems with algae in my 55. I think once the plants grow more and use up the nutrients that the algae will go away. I am thinking about adding a powerhead to my 55 because the only water movement is from my XP3, the output comes from the side of the tank hidin by the wood and the intake is behind the big peice of wood. So idk. Anyways I always love fat guys tanks! Cord you can never really have a perfect tank. Just setup up as best as possible.
10-12-2004 03:04 PM
Fat Guy Thanks for the feedback all. I just bought a cheap powerhead and installed it. Hopefully the water movement will clear up the right corner of the tank that is kind of stangnant. I just added 6 more phantom tetras...I've got like 13 red phantoms in there now so it looks pretty cool with them schooling through the wood. I wish I had an eheim!!! My tanks a mess now. When I installed the powerhead I knocked the wood loose. I know how I want it to look so I'm just waiting for it to soak more before I jam it back in the substrate. My plants hemianthus is still shocked a little from being completely pulled and replanted. It's a hardy plant. The Zosterifolia could care less where it is in my tank. It just grows...planted or unplanted

I was fortunate to find the wood. Don't tell the beaver whose damn it was near. It wasn't part of his damn but was lodged under this rock in the river. I don't think he'll mind. The coolest plant that was growing under all of the Hemianthus has got to be the Java Fern at the front of the tank. It just took off. I'm still constantly battling BBA, but hopefully the powerhead will change it's element a little bit. It grows more in the corner of the tank away from the filter and where there is minimal water movement. I've never used a powerhead in a planted tank? Any pros, cons? I haven't found any cons yet. Water circulation is good and there's no additional surface agitation other than the sloppy tetratech that I had to tweak in order to make it stop bubbling.

Anyway, thanks for the feedback. I'm looking forward to the wood sinking so I can replant my hemianthus and heternanthera more strategically.

-Fat Guy
10-12-2004 05:38 AM
Cord Puff, when am I going to get to see some updates on your tank?

Also, I am new to planted tanks, so someone please explain what makes a tank "perfect". I agree that Fat Guy's tanks are all awesome, but I have no idea of how to tell if they are perfect...
10-12-2004 01:34 AM
pufferfreak Very nice dude. Your so lucky to have tanks like that. I'm trying those simple nothing to do to planted tanks and its doing ok except I have to much algae for my snails to eat lol.
10-11-2004 11:30 PM
Buck The tank is lookin great ...

Thats a great find you got there , nice pieces of wood. My favorite spots are lettin me down but Im a persistant one... LOL
When all that grows in it will be a trophy tank, it has a nice shape to it.

Good to hear from ya FG and see that all is well in the tank...
10-11-2004 08:59 PM
DaAverageJoe Holy crap, each and every one of those tanks are nearly perfect! I love the shapes, how it's not fully planted and some have slopes!
10-11-2004 07:18 PM
Cord My wood lives in my nightstand:

And it needs a lot of motivation to convince it to sink:
10-11-2004 06:50 PM
KyleT Wow Fat Guy,
You weren't kidding when you gave that K warning. Impressive though.

10-11-2004 06:01 PM
Fat Guy Yo Cord!!

You're on.....How's your wood doing?
10-11-2004 05:09 PM
Cord Sweet wood, yo I'll race you to waterloggedness...
10-11-2004 04:49 PM
Fat Guy Yo momo,

Thanks. I've been so busy I haven't had time to really focus in on my tanks, but I dig the way the driftwood looks. I cut a bunch of my hemianthus and planted it around the base of the wood, hopefully to give it a sort of cushion. I've replanted some heternanthera zosterifolia at the very back so hopefully it will climb over the wood in the middle and drape over the java ferns in the front. The E. Tenellus is growing, but not as fast as it used to in my 29. I have the same lights over it as were in the 29 so they are staggered and the E. Tenellus probably doesn't get the amount of light it deserves...or nutrients as well. Anyway. Thanks for your comments everyone.

Fat Guy
10-11-2004 03:09 PM
Momotaro Nice job Fatguy! The wood looks great, and the plants look healthy. It is going to look great when the plants fill in some more!

Glad to see you around!

10-11-2004 09:59 AM
m3th0d Good stuff man. I also love "branchy" driftwood.. been lookin' around all rivers and creeks here but I can't find any that meet my needs... and the LFS sells them at bogus prices, argh!
10-11-2004 07:19 AM
Fat Guy thanks yo :P

I'll throw some new updated pics in a month or two.

--el gordo
10-11-2004 06:40 AM
chinaboy1021 i love branchy driftwood. aweesome tank keep up the good work.
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