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03-30-2011 10:36 PM
Originally Posted by macclellan View Post
I concur...
03-30-2011 10:30 PM
macclellan *cough*
09-20-2010 10:12 PM
sewingalot Where are these pictures you have promised?
08-02-2010 02:21 AM
jmhart I will post some pics this week.

I got a few stem packages in the mail from Joraan, Cryptkeeper, and some others. I then pulled out all the hardscape, and went dutch only. It was pretty bare still.

Somehow or another my heater eeked it's way up to about 86 degrees, and melted a few of them. Anyway, at least a little of everything survived. It's fairly bare now, but I'll be propagating the stems tomorrow and will get some decent shots.
08-02-2010 02:17 AM
xmas_one update?
07-10-2010 03:56 AM
bsmith I have always liked the fusion of a dutch/amano style scape. At least thats what I feel most of my tanks end up as. In my 60-p (in my sig) I am using the eheim spray bar and have it cut so it can go across the right side and blow to the left. It works really well but if you just don't like the look of the eheim bars then....

I will suggest Catalina. If you want the versatility tell jim you want a 4x24 and you want every light on its own switch or maybe 3 switches for the fixture.
07-10-2010 01:45 AM
jmhart So, I have never shown this tank the love it deserves. To top it all off, I had a really busy couple weeks, and ran out of CO2 in this tank. This pretty much brings me back down to zero on this tank. Now, I'm currently trying to figure out where to go next.

I had thought about making it into a pseudo-riparium, but my wife and I had a come to jesus moment, and apparently she HATES ripariums. I showed her a bunch of pictures, and the best I could get was "that one's not as bad as the others." This isn't exactly a shared hobby of ours, so if I'm gonna have multiple tanks all over the house, they at least need to be something she likes.

I'm now leaning towards a dutch scape. Since my 120g is most definitely not dutch, I thought this would be a nice option.

I have two big hurdles:

A) A 2217 pumping through a single lily pipe is just too much flow for a 60-P, even throttled down. A 2215 would be better. A spray bar would be ideal, but so far, for whatever reason, no one makes a glass spray bar. I'm not really sure what I'm going to do about this.

B) The lights are just too strong. I either need to reduce the wattage or raise them. The problem there is, again, my wife doesn't like the look of lights hanging over a tank. I'm considering getting the 4x24w fixture from fishneedit, but I want to find out if I can turn on just ONE 24w bulb. The reason I'd get the 4 bulb fixture is for versatility in the future. Why spend $65 on a 2 bulb when I can spend $99 on a 4 bulb? Other than replacing the fixture, I haven't really thought of a good way to raise the lights without hanging them. I'm using the coralife mounting legs now. No good, good-looking, options come to mind.

I've got plants coming in next week, so for now I've pulled out the livestock and cranked the co2 way up. When the plants arrive, I'll pull the hardscape, at a bit more AS, and then go dutch.
06-13-2010 02:19 AM
bsmith I have the spray bar for my 2217 chopped down and on the right side of the tank flowing toward the left side. It is perfect IMO. Since the filter is not full of crap yet I have it throttled down to about 85% but when it is full of stuff (mature filter) and the tank is full of plants I think 100% will be perfect. Don't know how you feel about the eheim green spray bar and intake but I like them and get a warm feeling every time I look at the clear... I mean black and brown algae filled acrylic tubes on my mini-m!

I look forward to the chocolate gouramis too.
05-31-2010 03:47 PM
jmhart So, I LOVE Chocolate Gouramis. They are such interesting fish to watch, and unfortunately I lost all of mine during my move from California.

Point is, I'm thinking about making this a Chocolate Gourami tank...and not just that, but a grow out pseudo riparium tank. I think I can convince my wife to let me mount some light bars and raise the lights IF it suddenly becomes more like a house plant.

Again, at this point I'm just thinking. I'd probably have to downgrade the filter...or at least swap out the lily pipe outflow for some kind of spray bar. The flow from the 2217 coming from the lily outflow is too strong for these, even when throttled down.

Time to think.
05-31-2010 12:45 AM
Originally Posted by DBLSHOT View Post
how do you like that 2217 on your 60p I was considering upgrading from my 2213 but I'm worried about the flow being to strong
Well, flow is too strong. You can throttle it down. A 2215 would be perfect on a 60-P
05-31-2010 12:42 AM
DBLSHOT how do you like that 2217 on your 60p I was considering upgrading from my 2213 but I'm worried about the flow being to strong
05-30-2010 04:20 PM
jmhart I really need to update this.

The tank has changed a lot. I was a bad aquarist and totally let this tank fall apart while putting together my 120g. I lost pretty much all the fish and shrimp. The HC never really took's just been a real mess.

I'm definitely changing things up, but I don't know how. At the moment I've got some Tropica 049 growing in it, and it's growing well. The anubias petite is doing well. Plants are doing well, but with some BBA on the wood.

I'm just not sure what to do with this tank. The idea just hit me to maybe make it into a Chocolate Gourami tank....hmmm, I'll have to think on that.
03-08-2010 09:17 PM
Kilroy_1911 I really like the cabinet. Can you give us more details on it, and if you don't mind, what it cost?
03-08-2010 08:03 PM
invisibleprisms nice tank man, like the crs
01-27-2010 02:17 AM
Originally Posted by jmhart View Post
Eh, they're alright. They work fine. I have no complaints about their function. I'm not sure I like the look. I'm considering building something to hang the lights off of but ATM the misses doesn't like that idea.

I bought this fixture used and it came with the legs, however, I think I've seen them on ebay for like $15/shipped before.
Well, if you want to sell those legs, let me know.

Any updates concerning the aquarium?
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