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Forum: Tank Journals   05-08-2013, 02:22 PM
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Posted By alkatraz
argh... algae Started showing 3 days ago,...

argh... algae

Started showing 3 days ago, just over a week from flooding the tank. It's growing only on the hardscape (pretty much all stones) and only where light hits.

Referencing...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-04-2013, 06:08 AM
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Posted By alkatraz
Did some tests today, Ammonia, NH4: 5 ...

Did some tests today,

Ammonia, NH4: 5
Nitrite, NO2: 0
Nitrate, NO3: 20-30
pH: 6
Gh: 4
KH: 1

I'm EI dosing with dry ferts from Pat (Canadian Aquatics) that I've premixed into two containers...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-03-2013, 07:55 PM
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Posted By alkatraz
Re: ADA 120-P Iwagumi Journal

Thanks!

To help them root.

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Forum: Tank Journals   05-03-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,527
Posted By alkatraz
Re: ADA 120-P Iwagumi Journal

1 week later, everything is looking good. Flooded the tank on saturday. A couple of plants melted completely but the new growth is coming in quickly. tones of runners on the DHG, had to tuck a...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-26-2013, 04:30 PM
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Posted By alkatraz
Re: ADA 120-P Iwagumi Journal

Appreciate the suggestions but I am done with the tweaking! :)

I personally love that the center stone is up front and in your face. :) If you look qt the fIrst pIc, Its actualy quite far back....
Forum: Tank Journals   04-26-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By alkatraz
ADA 120-P Iwagumi Journal

It's been 7 months in the making but I finally got my new tank setup today!

Tank: ADA 120-P (~65 gallon)
Filters: Eheim 2117 x 2
CO2: 10lb bottle, inline reactor
Lighting: 48" Ray II: Ultra...
Forum: DIY   03-13-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,927
Posted By alkatraz
Help with temporary fix to my Eheim 2217 inlet/outlet while I paint the pipes.

Ahhh. In my opinion, (not experience) the suctions cup clips will be too small for the tubing. You could probably force it in but they may break or expand to the point where they no longer secure the...
Forum: Equipment   03-12-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,186
Posted By alkatraz
not enough flow eheim 2217

Update? Did the xp3 provide more flow than the 2217?


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Forum: Tank Journals   03-12-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,406
Posted By alkatraz
J1Time's 1st scape: 60-P adventure

Looking good!


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Forum: DIY   03-12-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,927
Posted By alkatraz
Help with temporary fix to my Eheim 2217 inlet/outlet while I paint the pipes.

Not sure if I understand what you're doing exactly but it sounds risky putting wet paint near the water. if the question is, will a single suction cup keep thing in place, more than likely it will....
Forum: Tank Journals   03-12-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,168
Posted By alkatraz
d2mini's 12g Long Office Oasis - GROUP BUILD!

Scape looks great! The substrate looks very thin nearing the river, i believe it may not be ideal depth for some plants but that depends on what you're planting of course. Can't comment on your other...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-03-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 29,341
Posted By alkatraz
Beautiful tank and scape - so natural!

Beautiful tank and scape - so natural!
Forum: Aquascaping   03-03-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,264
Posted By alkatraz
Love the island look, tank looks massive! ...

Love the island look, tank looks massive!

Wood and plant look great to me. Stones on the right look good. Stones in the center, specifically the 2 resting on each other, look a bit unnatural to me.
Forum: Aquascaping   03-03-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,454
Posted By alkatraz
LOL I can totally see that. Not set on anything...

LOL I can totally see that. Not set on anything yet but I had Angels as a kid and I have a soft spot for them. More then likely I'll do small schooling fish with a pair of "something" interesting...
Forum: Aquascaping   03-03-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,454
Posted By alkatraz
Have I overdone it? 120p hardscape advice

After a bunch of pre planning I've attempted 2.5 more layouts involving the wood and 3 smaller stones. (No massive 1.5 man boulder)

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The first one doesn't work at all IMO.

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The...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-02-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By alkatraz
Forum: Tank Journals   03-02-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,807
Posted By alkatraz
New to Planted Tanks 50g Cadlights cube

Very natural, love it. Nice piece of wood.


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Forum: Tank Journals   03-02-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 20,314
Posted By alkatraz
synaethetic's 20g aquascape (3/1/2013 Update)

Looks very nice and healthy!


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Forum: Aquascaping   03-01-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,454
Posted By alkatraz
Have I overdone it? 120p hardscape advice

Thanks for all the feedback everyone!

The referenced pics were suggested by Kathyy and i pasted them for easy viewing but I won't be going for a miniature mountain scene style. (Where the wood...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-27-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 32,937
Posted By alkatraz
60P Iwagumi - First Try

Very nice, looks healthy!


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Forum: Aquascaping   02-24-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,454
Posted By alkatraz
I just took it down again but I'll keep that in...

I just took it down again but I'll keep that in mind. I'm not set on one mass, but I'm finding that my "center stone" is a bit narrow so I've been trying to "prop" it up a bit with other stones.
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Forum: Aquascaping   02-24-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,454
Posted By alkatraz
Tore it down, removed ~4 bags of soil and started...

Tore it down, removed ~4 bags of soil and started fresh. I have ~2 bags of soil yet to pour in
Forum: Aquascaping   02-24-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,454
Posted By alkatraz
Here I've removed the wood and moved the lighting...

Here I've removed the wood and moved the lighting forward ~75% towards the front.

Hmmm... I think I might take it all apart and try moving the large stone (#2) a few inches to the right.. Right...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-24-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,454
Posted By alkatraz
Tried moving the 2 stones on the left forward,...

Tried moving the 2 stones on the left forward, rotating #1 back to how it was earlier. There are huge shadows in the forward position as the stone is so big. Also, dug the stones on the right in a...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-24-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,454
Posted By alkatraz
Thanks for the feedback everyone! I played...

Thanks for the feedback everyone!

I played around with the 2 stones on the left a bit, pic attached.



I'm thinking the tree might need to go.. it creates two focal points at equal distances...
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