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Forum: Tank Journals 06-20-2013, 02:45 AM
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Posted By Dutchworks
They are some of the hardiest fish that I have...

They are some of the hardiest fish that I have had. Had them for going on 2 years now. Wanted to add some red color to the tank
Forum: Tank Journals 06-18-2013, 01:02 AM
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Posted By Dutchworks
Some better shots for June: ...

Some better shots for June:

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j423/dutchworksinc/june2_zps6c8d792e.jpg

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j423/dutchworksinc/june1_zps5ad1a84b.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By Dutchworks
I refill it every 60 days or so. The tank and...

I refill it every 60 days or so. The tank and regulator is now feeding 3 different tanks, the 155 and 2-30 grow out tanks so my consumption is up.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By Dutchworks
Update for June. as you can see I have done a...

Update for June.
as you can see I have done a bit of rescaping, sorry for the glare, will try for a better shot later at night.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,679
Posted By Dutchworks
When I added the canopy, the only opening is now...

When I added the canopy, the only opening is now on the back left side of the tank by the overflow box. I moved the plumbing to the left side back corner to accommodate the hood.

Changing the...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,679
Posted By Dutchworks
and here is a thread on my CO2 reactor build,...

and here is a thread on my CO2 reactor build, sump and overflow mods:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/10438-Sump-mods-for-CO2-effeciency
Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,679
Posted By Dutchworks
Here is the sump and CO2 reactor in action: ...

Here is the sump and CO2 reactor in action:
http://youtu.be/0aBheBBPyMw
http://youtu.be/0aBheBBPyMw
Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 131
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Posted By Dutchworks
Thanks! The substrate is just pulverized top...

Thanks!
The substrate is just pulverized top soil that I mixed with red pottery clay mixed into a mud paste . Since it was done using a dry start method for the first 10 weeks, I did not need to...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,679
Posted By Dutchworks
I used a mag 18 fractioning pump initially, but...

I used a mag 18 fractioning pump initially, but ended up going with a custom build cerges reactor. Still using the pump though not dumping co2 directly into it.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,679
Posted By Dutchworks
And last but not least, I added an LSM module to...

And last but not least, I added an LSM module to my apex system, makes a nice night light in the room

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j423/dutchworksinc/nitetime_zps5ce5f1b4.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 131
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Posted By Dutchworks
Flora update for April. Getting ready to do...

Flora update for April.
Getting ready to do another rescape, more to come...

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j423/dutchworksinc/aprleft_zps232b5f55.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,679
Posted By Dutchworks
And the finished product: ...

And the finished product:

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j423/dutchworksinc/aprcan2_zps25db21dc.jpg
http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j423/dutchworksinc/aprcan1_zpsc539ffeb.jpg

Really...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,679
Posted By Dutchworks
So I started a new project last month. I...

So I started a new project last month. I basically got tired of the blinding light that was spilling out into the living room so...
I built a canopy. My goal was to keep this very light (in weight)...
Forum: Lighting 04-04-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By Dutchworks
Thanks Steve, I should have edited that first...

Thanks Steve, I should have edited that first post, I did find the info I needed.

My question though is how many LED's would be required for tank footprint of roughly 72 x 20. The calculation that...
Forum: Lighting 04-04-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By Dutchworks
Ok, so I am also getting ready to take the plunge...

Ok, so I am also getting ready to take the plunge and build one of these (three actually) and have a few questions:
I am scheming on the following setup from RapidLED:
3 x Drilled/tapped 6" x 10"...
Forum: Lighting 04-01-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By Dutchworks
LED lighting for a 155

So I am thinking of taking the plunge into LED lights and have been researching the forums here quite a bit but cannot seems to find info on the CREE XP-G R5 5W Cool White LED's so here are my...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-02-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,679
Posted By Dutchworks
ty for the feedback, yes that large fern has to...

ty for the feedback, yes that large fern has to go, will be broken up and sold at our next fish club auction this month.

My Plan is to keep the hc in the very front, then a layer of ET and...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-01-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,679
Posted By Dutchworks
Update for Jan, 2013. Going to remove that big...

Update for Jan, 2013.
Going to remove that big NLJF in the next few weeks.
ET is filling in nicely on the right
http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j423/dutchworksinc/jansnap_zpsf4511899.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 12-17-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,679
Posted By Dutchworks
Ty for the feedback! Here is December's...

Ty for the feedback!

Here is December's update. Just spent 8 hours trimming and pruning today and here are the initial results:
...
Forum: Plants 12-17-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Dutchworks
Moss ID Please

This was sold to me as Christmas moss. Is this xmas moss or is it taiwan moss? Tnx

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j423/dutchworksinc/taiwanmoss_zps51eb28e3.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 11-28-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,679
Posted By Dutchworks
November update Totally overgrown and in...

November update

Totally overgrown and in need of a good trimming:

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j423/dutchworksinc/1112.jpg
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-02-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1,943
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Posted By Dutchworks
Been wanting to try to scape one of these, so...

Been wanting to try to scape one of these, so here goes.

MR-11 LED light upgrades, ZooMed 501 filter, Fluval shrimp substrate, EI with Excel.

Initial plants = xmas moss, needle leaf java fern,...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-06-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,679
Posted By Dutchworks
September update. Tank is in need of a bad trim...

September update. Tank is in need of a bad trim (this weekend). I'm really liking the red coloring that's starting to take shape, will be planting more of that this weekend from the trimmings and...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-13-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,679
Posted By Dutchworks
originally, the right was planted in glosso which...

originally, the right was planted in glosso which did not do well for me during the dry start phase. I added a small clump of Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides which has taken over that side of the tank.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-13-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,679
Posted By Dutchworks
Updated for August. Tank is now a little over 3...

Updated for August. Tank is now a little over 3 months along after flooding.
I trimmed the HC in front way back, got some bare spots now but they will fill back in a few weeks. My next task is to...
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