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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 03:10 AM
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Posted By iter
It's in the Geneva School on 436, and thanks!

It's in the Geneva School on 436, and thanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-19-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 181
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Posted By iter
This is mine in my school at 21 weeks old: ...

This is mine in my school at 21 weeks old:

http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp185/iter/Week%2021_zpswgb69xxj.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals   02-19-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Thank you! I can kinda see what you mean, as...

Thank you! I can kinda see what you mean, as those early Amano works used the plants more than the hardscape to create structure of the piece.
There wasn't many hardscaping material available around...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-16-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Week 21 - 02/15/2017

Some GSA again, which I am still trying to solve by messing with nutrient ratios and quantities. The shrimps are doing well as far as I know :thumbsup:.

Weekly FTS:...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-13-2017, 02:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By iter
That looks like cyanobacteria. Adding flow won't...

That looks like cyanobacteria. Adding flow won't necessarily help much; try reducing lightning or dosing some nitrates into the aquarium.
Forum: Lighting   02-13-2017, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By iter
There is no place in nature that has 18 hours of...

There is no place in nature that has 18 hours of sunlight, let alone a continual high-intensity blast.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-08-2017, 01:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Week 18, 19, & 20

Excuse the lack of updates due to busy school. Things are growing well! The glosso carpet is coming back full, and the new stem plants like the Hygrophila and the Ludwigia are growing enough to start...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-17-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By iter
The first thing I would do is to determine the...

The first thing I would do is to determine the focus of the aquascape. For your tank size, I would consider a form that places all the height and focus on only one side of the tank and slowly...
Forum: Algae   01-17-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By iter
One thing maybe you could try is simply lower...

One thing maybe you could try is simply lower light intensity but over a longer photoperiod. This way your tanks won't be hit as hard and would give them more time to grow. Also, make sure your...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-17-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Week 17

It's been 17 weeks! Everything is going alright, and I moved a couple plants around while adding some new ones as an experiment.

The flame tetras will be back in a few days as the water...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-17-2017, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By iter
Ever had any problems with crabs escaping due to...

Ever had any problems with crabs escaping due to the open top?
Forum: Tank Journals   01-11-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Yeah, I forgot to raise the light over the break...

Yeah, I forgot to raise the light over the break and it sure was a mistake. 3 weeks of high light and no ferts equals an algae tank. The cool thing was I tried to guess what type of algae would...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-10-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Week 16 - Post Winter Break

I gave a huge sigh of relief as I saw the tank still holding water and the filter still pumping out water :confused1:. The filter was sucking in air as the water level was too low, but luckily I...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-24-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Thank you! My friends do jokingly make fun of me...

Thank you! My friends do jokingly make fun of me but it's all good :icon_roll. My biology teacher is the most fit teacher I know and is a jujitsu instructor. Bottom line: no one would dare...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-24-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Various Angles (Week 12)

From left side:
http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp185/iter/DSC_0308_zpsgbjdpi0r.jpg

Left side:
http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp185/iter/DSC_0310_zpsh65bhxyn.jpg

Right corner:...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-24-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Week 12

Edit: This is Week 13

Things are going on fine~

I took the fish home over winter break so that I can feed them, and I trimmed the background plants as well. I will throw in some different...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-16-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Thanks all! I will try to take some more pictures...

Thanks all! I will try to take some more pictures tomorrow.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-16-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Week 12

First off, I got accepted to Vanderbilt University!!! Wohoo!!!

Okay, now for the Week 12 update. The Rotala macrandra is taking a while to mass propagate, but the algae is now under contro. The...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-07-2016, 03:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Week 11

Forgot to take pictures for Week 10 (sorry), but here's week 11!

I am currently having issues with GSA, though the staghorn seems to be under control now. My CO2 timer broke so I have to replace...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-22-2016, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By iter
I don't see any pictures.....

I don't see any pictures.....
Forum: Tank Journals   11-21-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
For the fish I asked my classmates to donate a...

For the fish I asked my classmates to donate a couple dollars if they want to sponsor a fish, and that worked out pretty well :thumbsup:.

No plans to add shrimps, mostly because I will be shutting...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-18-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Haha that's hilarious! I guess aquascaping...

Haha that's hilarious! I guess aquascaping doesn't have much of a spectrum; it's either you know absolutely nothing about it, or are excessively obsessive over it ;).

Oh and I will trim the glosso...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   11-18-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,267
Posted By iter
I ban you for self-harm in banning yourself.

I ban you for self-harm in banning yourself.
Forum: Tank Journals   11-18-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Thank you very much :). Reactions stemmed from...

Thank you very much :). Reactions stemmed from "are those real plants?" to "...(silence)..."

All the science teachers love it and often I see students from all ages keenly counting fish or staring...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-16-2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,579
Posted By iter
Week 7 & 9

Late update but here is Weeks 7 and 9 along with some fish shots:

Week 7:
http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp185/iter/Week%207_zpsfiavd5ch.jpg

Week 9:...
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