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karatekid14 10-15-2012 04:06 AM

Karatekidís ADA 60-P Broken Mountain 4/21/13- Time to Restart
 
Retired

Last FTS before I tore it down (on pg. 4) 4/21/13
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8396/8...8090d9ee_h.jpg

Temporary Tank
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8389/8...851294f8_h.jpg

The old scape turned into a mess. The dwarf sag took over completely, so here is version 2.0

Tech Specs:
Filter: Eheim 2213 w/mag drive 2.5 as pump
Heater: Hydor 200w Inline heater
Air: air pump run inline at night
Light: Nova Extreme 2x24w SLR T-5
Co2: DIY Regulator
Stand: DIY

Flora/Hardscape
Eleocharis Vivipara
Rotala Sp. ĎGreení
Rotala Rotundifolia
Glossostigma Elatinoides
Seiryu Stone

Fauna
15 Ember Tetras
3 oto
4 Amano Shrimp


Before
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2...D550/ry%3D400/

After
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2...D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2...D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2...D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2...D550/ry%3D400/

The Glosso looks great! It's growing very fast
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2...D550/ry%3D400/

Ember Tetras
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2...D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2...D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2...D550/ry%3D400/

GMYukonon24s 10-16-2012 04:27 PM

Beautiful tank and fish

theshadybird 10-16-2012 06:20 PM

I can't wait to see how it looks grown in!

OVT 10-18-2012 01:03 AM

I really like the larger stone. I need to find a similar one ...

KenRC51 10-18-2012 01:34 AM

Very nice! Where are your filter pipes? I don't see any in your tank, did you photoshop them out?

karatekid14 10-18-2012 03:20 AM

Thanks guys I hope it is a lot better this time around. The main "rock" is actually two rocks, because when I went to AFA last summer that was all I had to work with so I stuck them together. As for the lily pipes I had just cleaned them so they were removed for the photo.

Yesterday I hooked the mag drive up and my "air reactor" The mag drive is very loud, so I don't know what to do. I think I will have it on a timer to run during the day and then when I'm sleeping have it turn off and the Ehiem pump turn on. Any other suggestions to reduce noise would be appreciated.

As for my "air reactor" I'm going to order the Tetra Whisper 10gal Air pump and Purigen from foster and smith tomorrow. Once I get that I will hook it up so the tank is aerated at night.

karatekid14 10-22-2012 03:50 AM

Update: 10/21/12

Nothing to note except, I have some surprise equipment coming in.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8191/8...10895aa7_o.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8193/8...076ae6de_o.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8335/8...2302dd77_o.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8326/8...81d5d2c0_o.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8...3226bca1_o.jpg

Green_Flash 10-22-2012 04:31 AM

Looking good. :smile:

karatekid14 10-28-2012 03:20 AM

Update: 10/27/12
I got some of the new equipment today. The "air reactor" works well and has prevented surface scum from forming.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8046/8...e1f8d2f2_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8...d51d0113_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8045/8...8dc429e3_b.jpg

The pics don't show it but the Rotundifolia is really starting to color up nicely.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8470/8...2c0f7b95_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8046/8...98afbdba_b.jpg

You can see the glosso is really growing
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8470/8...491378b7_b.jpg

karatekid14 11-11-2012 06:17 PM

Anyone want to see new pics?

andrewss 11-11-2012 06:19 PM

lookin good... glosso is cool im sure your new pix would show it growing even more :D

Amandas tank 11-11-2012 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by karatekid14 (Post 2075088)
Anyone want to see new pics?

Of course!!! :) I see you have this tank in a bedroom. Nice. I would love to have a small bedside aquarium :)

beedee 11-11-2012 06:46 PM

Looks good, I love the contrast the ember tetras provide. I also like the removal of the dwarf sag, to me it killed the scale of the tank, and overpowered the stones.

KenRC51 11-11-2012 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by karatekid14 (Post 2075088)
Anyone want to see new pics?

Yes, I want to see new pictures. Lots of pictures please!

karatekid14 11-11-2012 08:09 PM

Update 11/11/12
Things are growing well, I got two new otos, and my intense co2 reg (finally!) I have yet to hook it up but I will post a review when I do. The rotala will color up now that I can really have the co2 going. I also adjusted my EI doses so I will see how that goes.

I got a pre filter because I will be getting some tiger shrimp.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8208/8...74bd44ec_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8062/8...0c7e2885_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8341/8...7e091193_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8480/8...90501a40_b.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amandas tank (Post 2075097)
Of course!!! :) I see you have this tank in a bedroom. Nice. I would love to have a small bedside aquarium :)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8205/8...02381055_b.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by beedee (Post 2075112)
Looks good, I love the contrast the ember tetras provide. I also like the removal of the dwarf sag, to me it killed the scale of the tank, and overpowered the stones.

Here is a pic before the sag took over, the perspective worked really nice for about... a month
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2...D550/ry%3D400/

More to come...
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8205/8...c03388a7_b.jpg


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