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Forum: Tank Journals 05-15-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By xenxes
Slow growing and still a scraggly mess, the...

Slow growing and still a scraggly mess, the greenhouse doesn't get much sunlight, especially with this being on the bottom shelf
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Forum: Ponds 05-15-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,185
Posted By xenxes
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Throwing some vanda orchids out, warm enough now, but humid enough? We'll see.
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Forum: Ponds 05-01-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By xenxes
Bought 4x barley, no results yet (set on water...

Bought 4x barley, no results yet (set on water surface getting direct sun as instructed). Should have just gone to a local farm for a bale at 1/10th the price.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-01-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,892
Posted By xenxes
A little more overgrown, but a lot more shadow on...

A little more overgrown, but a lot more shadow on the foreground. Light is still not "high" enough for the red pantanal to turn red, hmmm..
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Forum: Ponds 05-01-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,185
Posted By xenxes
Late Spring afternoon update ...

Late Spring afternoon update

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Forum: Ponds 04-27-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,185
Posted By xenxes
Thanks for the tip, I tried bales of barley for...

Thanks for the tip, I tried bales of barley for the past week but not much results so far, the hair algae did go away but water is still pretty green.

Good news is, weather's now warm enough that...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,892
Posted By xenxes
The elusive pearling! ...

The elusive pearling!

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Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,892
Posted By xenxes
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Upgraded to 50W flood lights, a little bigger
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Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,892
Posted By xenxes
It's on a timer, just same timer as lights...

It's on a timer, just same timer as lights though, 9 hours on. Good thinking on the suction, might do that, few PFRs just popped all their eggs and needs to be sucked out / thrown in other tanks. ...
Forum: Ponds 04-11-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,185
Posted By xenxes
That explains a lot. Hmm, heated tub with direct...

That explains a lot. Hmm, heated tub with direct sun light is going to be hard to do in winter. Any idea if they survive and hibernate like lilies?

Snuck in another blurry night shot, all that's...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By xenxes
Growth... ...

Growth...

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Forum: Ponds 04-10-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,185
Posted By xenxes
TY :) it turned out pretty well for a small...

TY :) it turned out pretty well for a small space, functional and peaceful. Cold-hardy plants really limit my options though.

Plan to bring the mosaic plants in, I killed off my last bunch over...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,892
Posted By xenxes
I "OD'd" the tank initially with maybe 5-6 bps,...

I "OD'd" the tank initially with maybe 5-6 bps, then set it down to 2. Some shrimp died from the initial shock, will try to up from 2 to 3 though!

Also hoping for some input on the foreground. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,892
Posted By xenxes
Thanks! Still gotta do some weeding /...

Thanks! Still gotta do some weeding / rearranging, and wait out the green string algae (CO2 killed staghorn but these came out)... wonder what's off balance?

2 bps, 9 hour medium light cycle,...
Forum: Ponds 04-10-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,185
Posted By xenxes
Picked up some (smaller) patio furniture -- ...

Picked up some (smaller) patio furniture --

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Forum: Tank Journals 04-09-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,892
Posted By xenxes
Growth update; need to trim better ...

Growth update; need to trim better

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Forum: Photography 03-20-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,193
Posted By xenxes
Thanks! Came a long way after just a few helpful...

Thanks! Came a long way after just a few helpful tips from all you :)

Hadn't thought about that for specs, PS clone tool!

I think the far vs. near effect is mainly due to my crappy acrylic...
Forum: Photography 03-20-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,193
Posted By xenxes
Here's another shot. ...

Here's another shot.

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They seem much clearer when I take pics closer to the...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,892
Posted By xenxes
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red and blue neos
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Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,892
Posted By xenxes
1 week CO2 update, before/after: ...

1 week CO2 update, before/after:

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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-18-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 68,684
Posted By xenxes
Just long fiber sphagnum peat moss (from Home...

Just long fiber sphagnum peat moss (from Home Depot $3) + a handful of osmocote root tabs. Depending on proportion of the substrate vs. your tank, it'll turn the water a little yellow. If tannins...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By xenxes
Yup! Costco had them on sale for $50? Sturdy as...

Yup! Costco had them on sale for $50? Sturdy as hell, but the compressed particle board does warp a little from water damage.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,892
Posted By xenxes
HC still grows very slow, but I've only had a...

HC still grows very slow, but I've only had a week to gauge it with. I was able to grow HC very dense with spot dose of Excel + H2O2 directly onto it in a low tech setup, but if you're keeping...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,720
Posted By xenxes
CO2 went in today! ...

CO2 went in today!

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Matheson regulator built by AlanLe with dual needle valve...
Forum: Ponds 03-18-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,185
Posted By xenxes
Grass growing in more, trimmed away the taller...

Grass growing in more, trimmed away the taller bulbs but left some red.

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The sun is...
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