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Forum: Tank Journals   02-17-2016, 10:07 PM
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Posted By xenxes
All lobelia cardinalis in the HOBs. They stay...

All lobelia cardinalis in the HOBs. They stay neat and uniform and don't overgrow like ludwigia stems. Shower caddies are mostly from the bunch you sent me :)

Fish are most female endlers now...
Forum: Ponds   02-15-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,405
Posted By xenxes
I like the dust, leaves, and debris in the pond...

I like the dust, leaves, and debris in the pond :) breaks down for nutrients so I don't have to dose.

Guess it's spring time, getting 70F days again.
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Forum: Tank Journals   02-15-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 198
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Posted By xenxes
Daylight (more blue) spectrum: ...

Daylight (more blue) spectrum:

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/12716000_913381002114851_1497114791830182281_o.jpg

Reds look more purple.

Planning to condense down...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-15-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,887
Posted By xenxes
Thanks! Forgot to post pics of the actual...

Thanks!

Forgot to post pics of the actual tanks... cause they still look like ugly scragly messes, but function over form eh? Water volume moderates temperature and humidity and all that.
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Forum: Tank Journals   02-15-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By xenxes
*edit: that's a Masdevallia erinacea, got it from...

*edit: that's a Masdevallia erinacea, got it from a local grower

I wish Sacramento had a botanical garden :) struck me as odd that there is none (if you don't count the teaching ones only open...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-14-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,887
Posted By xenxes
In case you're wondering about the knob creek...

In case you're wondering about the knob creek box:
https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/12694634_912724782180473_50291665295833903_o.jpg

Australian orchids (fuzzy):...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-14-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,887
Posted By xenxes
Still going strong, added a tiny space heater in...

Still going strong, added a tiny space heater in here, never really fell below ~50F.

Removed the CO2 tank to save space, wasn't doing much since the tanks get low light and low fert.

As you can...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-13-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 198
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Posted By xenxes
TY :) Day: ...

TY :)

Day:

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xal1/t31.0-8/12615269_904204936365791_8320758702262812709_o.jpg

Dusk:
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Forum: Tank Journals   02-11-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 30,003
Posted By xenxes
Hanging about where I had the previous flood...

Hanging about where I had the previous flood lights, 8-10" from water surface-ish? Just brighter and better distribution.



Working out for me too now a few weeks in. Plants are pearling A LOT...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2016, 05:01 AM
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Posted By xenxes
DSunY yeah, pretty generic, doesn't look like...

DSunY yeah, pretty generic, doesn't look like there's a warranty (no CSR support according to Amazon reviews), but heatsink/construction looks pretty solid, hoping it lasts a while and I didn't get...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2016, 01:18 AM
Replies: 198
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Posted By xenxes
So my crappy 3x LED flood lights died again (2nd...

So my crappy 3x LED flood lights died again (2nd time). The first set lasted ~7-8 months, this second set started failing at 3 month, grrr, not buying this junk anymore.

Experimenting with...
Forum: Ponds   01-02-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,405
Posted By xenxes
Happy New Year to you too! Been two mild winters...

Happy New Year to you too! Been two mild winters from what I hear, haven't been here long enough to know lol, couple nights are approaching freezing though. Right of the jar is a bowl of tillandsia...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-02-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 30,003
Posted By xenxes
It's like a weird rotten water melon-y smell,...

It's like a weird rotten water melon-y smell, that lingers and won't wash off for a day :(

What's weird is that it's contained to only one side of the tank, I remove it and it comes back. Cyano's...
Forum: Ponds   01-02-2016, 02:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,405
Posted By xenxes
Thanks Diana, always a wealth of knowledge :D ...

Thanks Diana, always a wealth of knowledge :D

Some winter pics, various things stopped growing, but still green (except the line of bermuda grass I need to dig up):
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Forum: Tank Journals   01-02-2016, 01:59 AM
Replies: 198
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Posted By xenxes
I only do 1-2bps, ISTA co2 diffuser (large one). ...

I only do 1-2bps, ISTA co2 diffuser (large one). No idea on par values, just adjust one thing very slowly at a time.

Don't think I uploaded these pics yet, kind of shadowy due to high back growth...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-29-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 30,003
Posted By xenxes
TY I still have a lot of the starter plants you...

TY I still have a lot of the starter plants you gave me emersed, around the pond, etc. I'm sure you can see them :) no work left to do! Just top off with tap water (I don't even add Prime anymore...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-28-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 198
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Posted By xenxes
Roots underneath shower caddies, rear left and...

Roots underneath shower caddies, rear left and right:

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/t31.0-8/12079884_848127318640220_1324122714164723365_o.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-28-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 30,003
Posted By xenxes
TY :) Here you go: ...

TY :) Here you go:

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/12010769_848121758640776_8276357580479515524_o.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-27-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 30,003
Posted By xenxes
Looks like most grow to the top in 3 weeks now. ...

Looks like most grow to the top in 3 weeks now.

9/27/15
https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/t31.0-8/12000996_847773305342288_4955820544414814287_o.jpg
Forum: Ponds   09-24-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,405
Posted By xenxes
Filter is literally a pond pump from amazon...

Filter is literally a pond pump from amazon running with a hose to a milk carton rubber crate made to look like a waterfall (rocks piled around).

It never freezes here, pond liner ran me about...
Forum: Ponds   09-14-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,405
Posted By xenxes
Chopped back a lot of weeds (Persicaria...

Chopped back a lot of weeds (Persicaria Kawagoeanum) by the tree:
https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/t31.0-8/12002351_841394015980217_4169023654893973587_o.jpg
Marsilea minuta is...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-14-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 30,003
Posted By xenxes
Cool 1 week growth! 9/6/13 -> 9/13/13 ...

1 week growth!

9/6/13 -> 9/13/13
https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/11947982_837486936370925_486887615599586858_o.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-09-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 30,003
Posted By xenxes
I imagine you would have to let it soak for...

I imagine you would have to let it soak for longer, upwards to a month, for the charcoal to sink. It acts like a nutrient sponge/buffer, soaks up excess, releases after saturation or pulled out by...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-06-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 30,003
Posted By xenxes
Mowed the lawn: ...

Mowed the lawn:

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/11947982_837486936370925_486887615599586858_o.jpg

Adding some sphagnum moss for a more grown-in emersed back:
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Forum: Tank Journals   08-31-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 30,003
Posted By xenxes
No cap, just half decomposed garbage mixed with...

No cap, just half decomposed garbage mixed with some nutrient binders (clay + charcoal + peat). It was brown and stunk for a couple weeks. Would strongly recommend dry start before flooding if you...
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