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Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 04:03 AM
Replies: 138
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Posted By xenxes
The elusive pearling! ...

The elusive pearling!

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Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,564
Posted By xenxes
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Upgraded to 50W flood lights, a little bigger
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Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,564
Posted By xenxes
It's on a timer, just same timer as lights...

It's on a timer, just same timer as lights though, 9 hours on. Good thinking on the suction, might do that, few PFRs just popped all their eggs and needs to be sucked out / thrown in other tanks. ...
Forum: Ponds 04-11-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,216
Posted By xenxes
That explains a lot. Hmm, heated tub with direct...

That explains a lot. Hmm, heated tub with direct sun light is going to be hard to do in winter. Any idea if they survive and hibernate like lilies?

Snuck in another blurry night shot, all that's...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,428
Posted By xenxes
Growth... ...

Growth...

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Forum: Ponds 04-10-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,216
Posted By xenxes
TY :) it turned out pretty well for a small...

TY :) it turned out pretty well for a small space, functional and peaceful. Cold-hardy plants really limit my options though.

Plan to bring the mosaic plants in, I killed off my last bunch over...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,564
Posted By xenxes
I "OD'd" the tank initially with maybe 5-6 bps,...

I "OD'd" the tank initially with maybe 5-6 bps, then set it down to 2. Some shrimp died from the initial shock, will try to up from 2 to 3 though!

Also hoping for some input on the foreground. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,564
Posted By xenxes
Thanks! Still gotta do some weeding /...

Thanks! Still gotta do some weeding / rearranging, and wait out the green string algae (CO2 killed staghorn but these came out)... wonder what's off balance?

2 bps, 9 hour medium light cycle,...
Forum: Ponds 04-10-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,216
Posted By xenxes
Picked up some (smaller) patio furniture -- ...

Picked up some (smaller) patio furniture --

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Forum: Tank Journals 04-09-2015, 11:39 PM
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Posted By xenxes
Growth update; need to trim better ...

Growth update; need to trim better

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Forum: Photography 03-20-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By xenxes
Thanks! Came a long way after just a few helpful...

Thanks! Came a long way after just a few helpful tips from all you :)

Hadn't thought about that for specs, PS clone tool!

I think the far vs. near effect is mainly due to my crappy acrylic...
Forum: Photography 03-20-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By xenxes
Here's another shot. ...

Here's another shot.

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They seem much clearer when I take pics closer to the...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,564
Posted By xenxes
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red and blue neos
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Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,564
Posted By xenxes
1 week CO2 update, before/after: ...

1 week CO2 update, before/after:

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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-18-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 67,955
Posted By xenxes
Just long fiber sphagnum peat moss (from Home...

Just long fiber sphagnum peat moss (from Home Depot $3) + a handful of osmocote root tabs. Depending on proportion of the substrate vs. your tank, it'll turn the water a little yellow. If tannins...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,428
Posted By xenxes
Yup! Costco had them on sale for $50? Sturdy as...

Yup! Costco had them on sale for $50? Sturdy as hell, but the compressed particle board does warp a little from water damage.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,564
Posted By xenxes
HC still grows very slow, but I've only had a...

HC still grows very slow, but I've only had a week to gauge it with. I was able to grow HC very dense with spot dose of Excel + H2O2 directly onto it in a low tech setup, but if you're keeping...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,428
Posted By xenxes
CO2 went in today! ...

CO2 went in today!

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Matheson regulator built by AlanLe with dual needle valve...
Forum: Ponds 03-18-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,216
Posted By xenxes
Grass growing in more, trimmed away the taller...

Grass growing in more, trimmed away the taller bulbs but left some red.

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The sun is...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-18-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 67,955
Posted By xenxes
It's blackwater, or at least 6.4-6.6pH tannic...

It's blackwater, or at least 6.4-6.6pH tannic water :)

Some good news, berried mischling mama!
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Forum: Tank Journals 03-13-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,564
Posted By xenxes
Newly berried yellow mama w/ golden eggs: ...

Newly berried yellow mama w/ golden eggs:
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Wish the tiger / CRS would start breeding.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-13-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 67,955
Posted By xenxes
Really?? Heteranthera zosterifolia? Hmm I've...

Really?? Heteranthera zosterifolia? Hmm I've never had success with them emersed, they just melt away, maybe I'm doing it wrong and a larger part has to be underwater?



Super simple: shower...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-13-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 67,955
Posted By xenxes
Update: ...

Update:

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Forum: Tank Journals 03-13-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,564
Posted By xenxes
A few more shots, shrimp first! Saw more of...

A few more shots, shrimp first!

Saw more of the Aura Blue hybrids out, they're in different variations..
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-13-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By xenxes
With regular RCS babies don't have as much color...

With regular RCS babies don't have as much color until they get bigger (males always have lesser coloration than females).

With higher grade PFRs, most times the juvies are bright red. Also the...
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