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mrchach 02-02-2011 02:38 PM

MrChach's Bedside Breeder OCT 2012 UPDATE!
The Woodscape and how it starts.

My MTS is coming along. I have the top soil prepped to go and yesterday I ordered some things!

SunSun Filter
1lb Morrocan clay Powder
55oz First Layer Pure Laterite
5lb Sulfate of Potash
2 lb Dolomitic Calcium Carbonate
Hagen Glo T5HO Ballast and Endcaps 2x24w
53x84" Parachute Material Sheet Mylar Silver Colored

Oooh Lala!

Topped with 35.2lbs of Fluval Plant/Shrimp Stratum

Chasintrades 02-02-2011 04:30 PM

Great wood. Enjoy the 40B.

mrchach 02-12-2011 12:51 AM


New Woodscape! Tell me your thoughts.

Also... Got some goodies!
The dark thing is Red Morocan Clay (powdered)

karatekid14 02-12-2011 12:53 AM

I want to do the same in a 17 gal. It looks great!

MissGreen08 02-12-2011 03:55 AM

That wood is insane! I do love the first original scape though. The second scape looks too symmetrical for me, and seems off in some way. Just a noob's 0.02.

F22 02-12-2011 04:04 AM

def go for the first scape, looks pretty nice. that tank is gonna be fun to work on, I'm getting for myself soon...

mrchach 02-21-2011 01:54 AM

UPDATES!!! Stand Time
Worked on a stand a few hours today with the help of my GF.

mrchach 03-25-2011 02:26 AM


Co2 Atomizer installed for co2
Tank dry setup with no plants or water

hopefully this weekend but her she goes...
Custom Made Lamp Reflector - Mylar

Centromochlus 03-25-2011 02:38 AM

WOW that's one beautiful stand!

mrchach 03-27-2011 02:56 PM

Got a little water added...
Got some plants put in...

Changed the basic idea of the amazon biotope.
Added alot of asianistics.

2- Crypt Wendtii Bronze
3 - Java Fern
1 - Amazon sword
2 - Anubias 'Nana' Petite

The left side seems empty to me, I've got some "rarer" plants coming in a few days.

mrchach 04-09-2011 10:46 PM

Added alot today since I had 0 ammonia/nitrite/nitrate

Pictures will be letter once everything settles... but for now a teaser.

1 Crypt Florida Sunset
2 Crypt Dewitii
1 Red Tiger Lotus
1 Staurogyne Repens (tropica 049)
1 Staurogyne "Porto Velho"

5 Panda Cory
1 Pair Pelvicachromis taeniatus "kienke"

SleepyOwl 04-09-2011 11:29 PM

You did a great job on the stand!

mrchach 04-13-2011 01:04 AM

Added 2 Barclaya Logifolia "Red Form"

mrchach 04-16-2011 10:34 PM

Pelvicachromis just laid eggs!!!


shortsboy 04-16-2011 11:02 PM

That's a beauty of a stand! How have the plants done growing in?

Also, what was the rationale behind putting the light together as you did, rather than installing a complete fixture up there?

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