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Forum: Tank Journals 04-23-2015, 06:28 AM
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Posted By ropate
4 month (ish) update a few things...

4 month (ish) update

a few things happening...nutrient balance still to be worked on when i have time to test etc etc. Outbreak of BGA unfortunately which i am trying to figure out... if anyone...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-23-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 142
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Posted By ropate
Thanks. Yes please

Thanks. Yes please
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 142
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Posted By ropate
Nice. Did you get it made or did it come with the...

Nice. Did you get it made or did it come with the tank?
Forum: Tank Journals 04-21-2015, 11:05 PM
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Posted By ropate
No lid... completely open and have had 2 SAE jump...

No lid... completely open and have had 2 SAE jump since they were in.



Thanks guys...

Its a multi levelled courtyard. And the back wall is just a row of bay trees. I suppose it could look...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By ropate
That's a MASSIVE bubble nest from your betta....

That's a MASSIVE bubble nest from your betta. Never seen em that big. He must be begging for a mate
Forum: Lighting 04-17-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By ropate
DIY led aside, im fascinated by this build. Love...

DIY led aside, im fascinated by this build. Love the idea. Subscribed!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By ropate
Loving the back light setup. Can i ask how you...

Loving the back light setup. Can i ask how you placed the LED strip. Is it a multi LED? Trying to work out how to set my own up and was going to do t5 on someone's suggestion but prefer the smaller...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 142
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Posted By ropate
Proper little update on the tank. Now with...

Proper little update on the tank.

Now with the auto dosing of NPK fixed for a couple weeks, my tests seem to have balanced out except P is now low again so againssuming it's being consumed, hence...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 142
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Posted By ropate
Gravel vac works a treat, just got one with a...

Gravel vac works a treat, just got one with a wide mouth and use it for my water changes now
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,313
Posted By ropate
Well when you do just make sure that you buy...

Well when you do just make sure that you buy yourself a gravel vac because it fills up with detritus really quickly.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 142
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Posted By ropate
Yeh, genuine German bred makes a difference when...

Yeh, genuine German bred makes a difference when compared to the Asian bred 'gbr' - I got them from an older hungarian guy who breeds them from original German stock

Thanks! That's eleocharis...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-30-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 142
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Posted By ropate
Ta mate. Look forward to the stems growing in...

Ta mate. Look forward to the stems growing in with the fixed fert regimen. Interesting though after a week away there was a hefty bout of green dust algae on the rocks, some on the glass and on the...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-30-2015, 12:51 AM
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Posted By ropate
A few pics. Sorry they're just phone shots. ...

A few pics. Sorry they're just phone shots.

the female with the male and an A. Macmasteri. All juvies from a local Sydney breeder. He gave me the Macmasteri so it wasn't really planned for....
Forum: Tank Journals 03-29-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 142
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Posted By ropate
Sure... just waiting on the stems to grown in a...

Sure... just waiting on the stems to grown in a bit
Forum: Tank Journals 03-26-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 142
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Posted By ropate
I know...been looking for ages too while the tank...

I know...been looking for ages too while the tank was maturing. Online at livefish. Ordered a while back but the batch they had wasn't good so didn't ship. They have a fresh new shipment in and it's...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-26-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 142
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Posted By ropate
No damage as such, but it was root of all my...

No damage as such, but it was root of all my algae and growth problems obviously. Now all tracking very well. Just in time for my school of green neons arriving wed next week.

Cut everything back...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 142
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Posted By ropate
Indeed. Lesson learned...

Indeed. Lesson learned...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By ropate
And cue the idiot moment. In fiddling with my...

And cue the idiot moment. In fiddling with my auto dose to rejig my dosing tines and amounts, i have just realised the system setting for my macro mix was incorrect.

Its been officially dosing...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 142
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Posted By ropate
I was tossing up between the kessil and radion....

I was tossing up between the kessil and radion. Opted for radion because it's got a fantastic program for timing lights etc straight out the box. as they were new, there wasn't much in the way of PAR...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,481
Posted By ropate
Awesome setup!! I was tossing up between kessil...

Awesome setup!! I was tossing up between kessil and radions. Went with radion obviously . Really happy with em, although not 100% on their penetration.

Ps - awesome dining table
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 142
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Posted By ropate
If I've just put livestock in that I'll be...

If I've just put livestock in that I'll be feeding food to for the first time will the food provide enough phosphate? 2 GBR and 12 green neons
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 142
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Posted By ropate
Aha...how can I do it with throwing out my levels...

Aha...how can I do it with throwing out my levels though. Doubled my KH2PO4 in my PPS PRO mix already
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,367
Posted By ropate
Beautiful setup and I love the stand!!!!

Beautiful setup and I love the stand!!!!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,313
Posted By ropate
I dose additional al flourish iron on top of the...

I dose additional al flourish iron on top of the micro mix. But i agree on phosphate, i increased it in the macro mix but not enough I guess.

Is that what's causing the green dust and green spot...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,313
Posted By ropate
Hey... massive trim just done. Will wait till its...

Hey... massive trim just done. Will wait till its tidier and post some @dropped
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