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poppyseed 09-08-2012 05:53 PM

10g Metaframe - Dutch(?) style
 
Current FTS:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps7047020e.jpg

Specs:

10 gallon Metaframe
Eheim 2213
lily pipes from ebay
Fluval Stratum substrate
Archaea 36w fixture
pressurized CO2

Inhabitants:
3 Ottos
1 betta

Plants:
UG (had some trouble with this before, we'll see how this goes)
staurogyne repens
glosso
downoi
creeping jenny
needle leaf java fern
limnophila aromatica (also a trouble plant for me, might give up if it chooses to be a wench again)
some other ones I can't remember off the top of my head!

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...ed5690/004.jpg

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...ed5690/005.jpg

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...ed5690/008.jpg

Waiting to see how it grows in.

NQuaday 09-08-2012 06:30 PM

Looks great!

poppyseed 09-09-2012 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NQuaday (Post 2004588)
Looks great!

Thank you :)

chrislewistx 09-30-2012 01:17 PM

Hi there,

How is your Metaframe tank doing? I love these stainless steel frame tanks. Did you end up getting any shrimp?

hgfx 09-30-2012 01:49 PM

Love the retro look. Congrats on the "aquasition".

EnigmaticGuppy92 09-30-2012 02:02 PM

nice job liking the dw

poppyseed 10-01-2012 01:44 AM

Thanks guys, I'm thinking about going to the LFS tomorrow to see what they have for shrimp. I might just be picking up cherries for my walstad bowl, but we'll see. I have some planaria in this aquarium that have so far survived my doses of "no planaria." I also have this algae that is really pissing me off and wants to suffocate my UG.

I'll try and take pics tomorrow.

poppyseed 10-01-2012 08:54 PM

Before Trim/Cleanup:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...0/DSC_7548.jpg

After:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...0/DSC_7563.jpg

This view looks pretty much the same, except for there is less downoi due to some initial melting.. Hoping it will settle in now.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...0/DSC_7558.jpg

The algae that sticks to my UG/gravel. It pulls the UG up when I try to suck it out :(.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...0/DSC_7549.jpg

And a different view just because not much has changed and this update feels boring.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...0/DSC_7570.jpg

I bleached the heck out of my driftwood because the amount of BBA on it was making me uncomfortable. Don't mind the rock weighing it down.

I tried the LFS today. All they had was one lonely CRS and not even any cherries. Guess I'll try ordering them from a member (it's cheaper anyway).

poppyseed 02-01-2013 12:10 AM

It's been a while. I largely ignored this tank after a couple failed attempts with shrimp and CO2. I will no longer attempt that combo except for maybe with cherries.

Excuse the lackluster appearance of some of the plants.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps7047020e.jpg

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps36207e29.jpg

Sorry.. realized this was blurry.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...psf7d6e2fe.jpg

Acrylic lid for the new inhabitant, Sir Galahad.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps90568505.jpg

GMYukonon24s 02-01-2013 12:15 AM

Beautiful tank!


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