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04-06-2015 10:58 PM
The Dude Man I love the latest iteration. It just pops to me... the way the wood runs though the plants and the long slender leaves running through it. I'm not a fan of stems, but it's hard to get things in the right places to make a natural scape without them I'm learning. I saved a pic as inspiration for my 180 Gallon
04-06-2015 12:57 PM
jmhart
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Cool thanks, I am actually an inactive member of the Atlanta club for the last uhh 15 years or so lol. Maybe I should come check it out again.
Well the, definitely check out the auction coming up on April 19. It's a fun event and you always land some great deals. I got about 10 of these Apisto's in two lots for about $30 total...waited until they grew and paired up and then sold off the rest and kept 4 in my 120g.
04-06-2015 01:33 AM
Brian Mc
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I got them from my local aquarium club auction. If you have a local club I highly recommend participating.
Cool thanks, I am actually an inactive member of the Atlanta club for the last uhh 15 years or so lol. Maybe I should come check it out again.
04-06-2015 12:54 AM
Dzrtman Enjoyed your story, all the better for the periodic updates so we see the tanks phases. And you managed this while real life, like the addition of 2 children happened Great job!
04-05-2015 11:17 PM
ROYWS3 Glad you resurrected this. Your tank looks great no and in all of its past incarnations. Both flora and fauna are incredible!
04-05-2015 10:51 PM
jmhart
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Really nice setup, congrats on keeping it going. Very natural looking. Been looking at the apistos on aquabid, where did you get those nice Macmasterii?


I got them from my local aquarium club auction. If you have a local club I highly recommend participating.
04-05-2015 06:28 AM
ikuzo
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Nope, no problems...not really. I've been injecting co2 inline since 2008 and the only thing is ill occasionally give my filters a shake and a few bubbles will come out. I don't do this regularly, will often go months without doing it.

Aside from these small bubbles, 100% diffusion. That atomizer inline before the filter is the best co2 injection method in my experience.
thanks for the reply and it's nice knowing that info as i always afraid to put anythung befor my canister.

i have an inline atomizer but installed it after the canister. today i got sick of seeing tiny bubbles in my tank and put a cerges reactor after the atomizer.
04-04-2015 02:49 PM
Brian Mc Really nice setup, congrats on keeping it going. Very natural looking. Been looking at the apistos on aquabid, where did you get those nice Macmasterii?
04-04-2015 12:46 PM
jmhart
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sorry for the late question
have you ever had any problems with air/co2 trapped inside your filter?
Nope, no problems...not really. I've been injecting co2 inline since 2008 and the only thing is ill occasionally give my filters a shake and a few bubbles will come out. I don't do this regularly, will often go months without doing it.

Aside from these small bubbles, 100% diffusion. That atomizer inline before the filter is the best co2 injection method in my experience.
04-04-2015 10:49 AM
ikuzo
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I also decided to add one of those co2 atomizers (from the auction site) inline before one of the eheims.
sorry for the late question
have you ever had any problems with air/co2 trapped inside your filter?
04-03-2015 09:23 PM
jmhart Well, it's a been a long time coming:



















As I think I've mentioned, I did a big rescape sometime last summer. Add in two big ole' pieces of manzinta from Tom Barr. Really lovely pieces. Of course, then I went and covered them up with a bunch of Anubias, but I like it and the fish do too.

Fish are down to 3 of my angels, 4 Apisto Macmasterii, 1 Sterbai cory, and a bunch of Otos.

I'm maybe half happy with this. I'm working on it. I have a lot of plants that I think could work great, but need more of them so I'm waiting for them to grow out and multiply. I'm really pleased with how open the tank is compared to before. The Barclaya longifolia I really love, but I just don't have the time to keep it trimmed back. I'm more or less happy with it growing the way it is cause it helps to keep too much light from hitting the Anubias.

My next big thing is to add more livestock. I'm leaning towards a big school of cardinals and probably a big colony of RCS.

Expect my next updat in 12 to 18 months.
03-31-2015 11:21 PM
andrewss the tank is looking great!
03-31-2015 10:48 PM
jmhart Ok. Let's resurrect this one.

So, last April I ordered two huge ole' pieces of manzanita wood from Tom Barr. After a month or more, hard to remember, I rescaped this guy. Sold off most of my huge narrow leaf java fern and a bunch of anubias too.

I took a lot of great pictures of that rescape process too. Then, before I could post, life got in the way. A few months went by, and somehow I ended up missing all of those. So, that sucks.

Anyway, tank is mostly crypts and anubias. Kind of a mess, too.

Fauna is down to 3 angels (had a good 5 year run on them), 4 Apisto macmasteri, and a ton of Otos.

Everything is running great with the plumbing and the automation. The only thing I do to this tank on a regular basis is dose dry micros and feed the fish. The rest of it is entirely automated (including macros, lights, co2, water changes). It's pretty much the perfect setup for someone with a couple of kids and no time.

Anyway, I'll try to get some pictures up soon.
04-19-2014 02:49 PM
j-pond Very Beautuful tank, I love your angels, make me want to go back to a larger tank.
04-19-2014 02:16 PM
sadchevy Congrats on the family addition! Awesome tank. Looks great.
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