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Forum: Tank Journals   02-11-2016, 08:32 PM
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Posted By xenxes
Hanging about where I had the previous flood...

Hanging about where I had the previous flood lights, 8-10" from water surface-ish? Just brighter and better distribution.



Working out for me too now a few weeks in. Plants are pearling A LOT...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 195
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Posted By xenxes
DSunY yeah, pretty generic, doesn't look like...

DSunY yeah, pretty generic, doesn't look like there's a warranty (no CSR support according to Amazon reviews), but heatsink/construction looks pretty solid, hoping it lasts a while and I didn't get...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2016, 02:18 AM
Replies: 195
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Posted By xenxes
So my crappy 3x LED flood lights died again (2nd...

So my crappy 3x LED flood lights died again (2nd time). The first set lasted ~7-8 months, this second set started failing at 3 month, grrr, not buying this junk anymore.

Experimenting with...
Forum: Ponds   01-02-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,918
Posted By xenxes
Happy New Year to you too! Been two mild winters...

Happy New Year to you too! Been two mild winters from what I hear, haven't been here long enough to know lol, couple nights are approaching freezing though. Right of the jar is a bowl of tillandsia...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-02-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 195
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Posted By xenxes
It's like a weird rotten water melon-y smell,...

It's like a weird rotten water melon-y smell, that lingers and won't wash off for a day :(

What's weird is that it's contained to only one side of the tank, I remove it and it comes back. Cyano's...
Forum: Ponds   01-02-2016, 03:07 AM
Replies: 73
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Posted By xenxes
Thanks Diana, always a wealth of knowledge :D ...

Thanks Diana, always a wealth of knowledge :D

Some winter pics, various things stopped growing, but still green (except the line of bermuda grass I need to dig up):
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Forum: Tank Journals   01-02-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 195
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Posted By xenxes
I only do 1-2bps, ISTA co2 diffuser (large one). ...

I only do 1-2bps, ISTA co2 diffuser (large one). No idea on par values, just adjust one thing very slowly at a time.

Don't think I uploaded these pics yet, kind of shadowy due to high back growth...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-29-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 195
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Posted By xenxes
TY I still have a lot of the starter plants you...

TY I still have a lot of the starter plants you gave me emersed, around the pond, etc. I'm sure you can see them :) no work left to do! Just top off with tap water (I don't even add Prime anymore...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-28-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 195
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Posted By xenxes
Roots underneath shower caddies, rear left and...

Roots underneath shower caddies, rear left and right:

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/t31.0-8/12079884_848127318640220_1324122714164723365_o.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-28-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 195
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Posted By xenxes
TY :) Here you go: ...

TY :) Here you go:

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/12010769_848121758640776_8276357580479515524_o.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-28-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,306
Posted By xenxes
Looks like most grow to the top in 3 weeks now. ...

Looks like most grow to the top in 3 weeks now.

9/27/15
https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/t31.0-8/12000996_847773305342288_4955820544414814287_o.jpg
Forum: Ponds   09-24-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 73
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Posted By xenxes
Filter is literally a pond pump from amazon...

Filter is literally a pond pump from amazon running with a hose to a milk carton rubber crate made to look like a waterfall (rocks piled around).

It never freezes here, pond liner ran me about...
Forum: Ponds   09-14-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 73
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Posted By xenxes
Chopped back a lot of weeds (Persicaria...

Chopped back a lot of weeds (Persicaria Kawagoeanum) by the tree:
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Marsilea minuta is...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-14-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 195
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Posted By xenxes
Cool 1 week growth! 9/6/13 -> 9/13/13 ...

1 week growth!

9/6/13 -> 9/13/13
https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/11947982_837486936370925_486887615599586858_o.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-09-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,306
Posted By xenxes
I imagine you would have to let it soak for...

I imagine you would have to let it soak for longer, upwards to a month, for the charcoal to sink. It acts like a nutrient sponge/buffer, soaks up excess, releases after saturation or pulled out by...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-07-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,306
Posted By xenxes
Mowed the lawn: ...

Mowed the lawn:

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/11947982_837486936370925_486887615599586858_o.jpg

Adding some sphagnum moss for a more grown-in emersed back:
...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-31-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,306
Posted By xenxes
No cap, just half decomposed garbage mixed with...

No cap, just half decomposed garbage mixed with some nutrient binders (clay + charcoal + peat). It was brown and stunk for a couple weeks. Would strongly recommend dry start before flooding if you...
Forum: Ponds   08-28-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By xenxes
Moat-pond-stream. On my to do list in 2 years :)...

Moat-pond-stream. On my to do list in 2 years :)

Yea those pics are pretty bad, looks like the reporter took it on an iPhone, where's the wide angle/focus/contrast? Take me with you, I'll take...
Forum: Ponds   08-28-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,473
Posted By xenxes
Looking good! Do you have to replant after every...

Looking good! Do you have to replant after every winter? I know lilies go dormant and come back, but what about the others and ground cover?
Forum: Tank Journals   08-28-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,306
Posted By xenxes
TY :) Some plants it feels like I'm working...

TY :) Some plants it feels like I'm working with bonsai, others grow out of the tank from 2" in 1-2 weeks.



Not overkill if you do CO2. If no CO2, keep lights med-low and stick to fast...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-27-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,306
Posted By xenxes
Some even growth, finally. Hard to keep a dutch...

Some even growth, finally. Hard to keep a dutch scape look even due to different growth rates!
...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-04-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,828
Posted By xenxes
Updated tank shots (sort of ;)) ...

Updated tank shots (sort of ;))
https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/11782271_821446257974993_6996910504964123797_o.jpg
As you can see, water is still pretty tannic/brown. I...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-04-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,306
Posted By xenxes
Trimming = pushing stems down with my fist :/ ...

Trimming = pushing stems down with my fist :/

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/11782259_821444577975161_5352747525750752256_o.jpg
Forum: Ponds   07-31-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,918
Posted By xenxes
Lol I only water Wed/Sun by schedule :), the...

Lol I only water Wed/Sun by schedule :), the grass by the pond (and not dead) is bermuda and assorted weeds and pretty sun tolerant. Pond hasn't needed its own refill outside normal watering (shade...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-30-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,306
Posted By xenxes
Algae finally stabilizing, carpet is several...

Algae finally stabilizing, carpet is several layers thick, trying to keep up with clippings
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