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Forum: Tank Journals   Yesterday, 11:34 AM
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Posted By mot
Yes. Yes it is. Ive gone to the darkside. No...

Yes. Yes it is. Ive gone to the darkside. No fears though I am keeping my GLA 120p as a planted tank. I am selling all 4 of my nano tanks to make room for the new beast.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-22-2016, 01:52 PM
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Posted By mot
Got the light fixture in yesterday and it looks...

Got the light fixture in yesterday and it looks awesome. Didn't realize it would need a transformer so that sucks. It came with it but just another thing that can go wrong. And on top of that they...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-21-2016, 07:47 PM
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Posted By mot
Yea Bunny. I'm so careful about it to and no...

Yea Bunny. I'm so careful about it to and no matter how I try I still break them.

On to other news. Bought the RedSea Reefer 525 XL and a Geismann Aurora. Arrived at the LFS today. Picked up...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-20-2016, 04:12 PM
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Posted By mot
This is an awesome setup. I just bought a RedSea...

This is an awesome setup. I just bought a RedSea Reefer 525XL. Im debating if I will remove the black vinyl on the back glass? Have you considered it?
Forum: Tank Journals   07-20-2016, 01:05 PM
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Posted By mot
This is what I got. ...

This is what I got.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZfHmftFVL.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals   07-19-2016, 05:58 PM
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Posted By mot
Sure it is Spiderwood which came from a...

Sure it is Spiderwood which came from a combination of the LFS and a TPT forum member. It took about 7 pieces put together to create the large piece you see.

Thanks about the pipe. At least no...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-19-2016, 05:41 PM
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Posted By mot
Dam, shoot, dang nabbit....broke another skimmer...

Dam, shoot, dang nabbit....broke another skimmer pipe. That's it I'm going steel before I cut a finger off or lose an eye. Its always the intake never broke an outflow.
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Forum: Tank Journals   07-14-2016, 04:06 PM
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Posted By mot
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7702/27516543723_3b0...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7702/27516543723_3b04d46b12_o.jpg

This is a week ago. Carpet is having a tough time versus the amano shrimp army. I've increased lighting by 30 minutes a day and...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-14-2016, 04:02 PM
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Posted By mot
Hi Just read your journal. Like your scape. ...

Hi Just read your journal. Like your scape. Something is certainly out of wack though with the cloudy water and green algae/cyano everywhere. Curious about what kind of dosing are you doing on...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-07-2016, 09:56 PM
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Posted By mot
Im glad to here it. Tank is doing well...

Im glad to here it.

Tank is doing well still. Lowered the lights a few inches to pick up the growth rate.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-03-2016, 03:53 PM
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Posted By mot
Just a quick update...Most of the Neons went in. ...

Just a quick update...Most of the Neons went in. Tank is doing well.

Filter has been good since I made the changes.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-03-2016, 01:25 PM
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Posted By mot
MC will definitely do what you want. I just...

MC will definitely do what you want. I just pulled out a bunch that was 4" thick and replanted.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-30-2016, 12:47 AM
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Posted By mot
Glad you enjoyed the read. Must have taken...

Glad you enjoyed the read. Must have taken awhile!

Bump:

Yea Im probably going to end up with two filters on this tank again. I also have an inline heater and atomizer on the outflow side. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-30-2016, 12:21 AM
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Posted By mot
Loved the part of the worm getting eaten.

Loved the part of the worm getting eaten.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-28-2016, 07:34 PM
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Posted By mot
I think I may have figured out the issue. I...

I think I may have figured out the issue. I think it was a combination of two of the clips being very loose and air trapped in the filter from the skimmer. I have tightened the clips and removed...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-28-2016, 06:01 PM
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Posted By mot
I have been running two but on this latest scape...

I have been running two but on this latest scape I wanted to see if I could get by with just one to lessen the maintenance as filter cleaning is a pita.

Bump:

Im thinking about it but the...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-28-2016, 01:46 PM
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Posted By mot
Quick water change this morning turned into a...

Quick water change this morning turned into a mess.

Turned off my Eheim 2217 and started siphoning water out of the tank. A few moments later the top of the cannister blew off. What the heck? ...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-23-2016, 08:43 PM
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Posted By mot
Yea its like trying to photograph a moving dot. ...

Yea its like trying to photograph a moving dot. I used my 100mm macro lens. Photos are cropped a little bit.

Here is one of them cropped in tight. Looks like some BBA or staghorn in the photo. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-23-2016, 07:53 PM
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Posted By mot
Got the camera out and took some more photos of...

Got the camera out and took some more photos of my apisto fry which are about a week old. They are now swimming about the tank. Fun to watch and really hard to photograph as they are so tiny.
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Forum: Tank Journals   06-22-2016, 09:14 PM
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Posted By mot
Update on the current scape 40 Amano Shrimp...

Update on the current scape

40 Amano Shrimp went in and are working furiously at the fungus on the new driftwood pieces.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7579/27810136406_a1173a0ce2_o.jpg
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Forum: Tank Journals   06-22-2016, 08:37 PM
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Posted By mot
Currently aquasoil. No root tabs. Only dosing...

Currently aquasoil. No root tabs. Only dosing Potassium and iron.

Bump:

I think it does increase oxygen levels which is good. I don't think it does much for controlling algae for my tanks. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-21-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 72,076
Posted By mot
Im glad you both enjoyed the read and thanks for...

Im glad you both enjoyed the read and thanks for letting me know that you did!
Forum: Tank Journals   06-18-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By mot
Nice job on this. Way to capture the step by...

Nice job on this. Way to capture the step by step with some great photos. My favorite is the muddy hands photo. Some people pay big money for mud spa time.
Forum: Aquascaping   06-18-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By mot
Based on what you are looking for I think you...

Based on what you are looking for I think you should take the driftwood out and go all plants.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-17-2016, 05:49 PM
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Views: 72,076
Posted By mot
I hear you Frrok. They seem more like pets than...

I hear you Frrok. They seem more like pets than fish. A neon dies oh well. Losing an apisto hurts.

What skimmer do you have? Mine has had no issues with sucking in fauna.
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