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poppyseed 09-08-2012 05:53 PM

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


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

3 Ottos
1 betta

UG (had some trouble with this before, we'll see how this goes)
staurogyne repens
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!

Waiting to see how it grows in.

NQuaday 09-08-2012 06:30 PM

Looks great!

poppyseed 09-09-2012 11:20 PM


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:


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

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

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

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.

Sorry.. realized this was blurry.

Acrylic lid for the new inhabitant, Sir Galahad.

GMYukonon24s 02-01-2013 12:15 AM

Beautiful tank!

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