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Old 09-16-2010, 10:18 PM   #16
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tuvw218 you comments have nothing to do with aquariums or this thread. I question the reason you posted links. I wonder if they are spam.
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:35 AM   #17
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I'd say the research the sculpty clay idea. Might be your best option. Keep informed on how it works out. I'm interested in options for making ones own decor.
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:43 AM   #18
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I'd say the research the sculpty clay idea. Might be your best option. Keep informed on how it works out. I'm interested in options for making ones own decor.
It will be awhile. For out of work now. I still buy a few fish, etc. Can't seem to stop spending on this hobby. Don't want to start the project with the sculpty clay for it is hard to estimate how much I would need to buy and once I get started I don't want to stop.
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:50 AM   #19
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Now I have replaced the 3T8s with a Coralife T5NO fixture. Not happy with the affect on the background so changing it.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:14 PM   #20
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How are you liking the new Coralife light?
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:52 PM   #21
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One of the bulbs on the coralife seems to be loosing spectrums, for giving a reddish hue. I got it used for $15 so not surprised. Added a T8 Life-glo bulb under canopy. This time around I have been battling string algae and diatoms. Stargrass almost died. It is starting come back. I think there is copper in the water for snails don't live. Wondering if the laterite is contributing to algae problems. That I have to test in a fishless tank. Oddly found that nitrates are up from usual 3 to 40. Thus stopped dosing nitrogen. Dosing Aqueon plant food, brightwell aquatics multi, and Seachem equlibrium weekly. Excel replacement dose daily.
Trying to simulate this

Made moss to create a jutting out edge

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Old 11-30-2010, 03:24 PM   #22
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Well, I got tired of the diy mountain and took it out. Next will be trying to mimic a cave. I have a nice rock with holes, which can be bought at pet store. I think this will be easier to accomplish.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:46 PM   #23
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Been awhile since I have posted. Now gettin ready to do a semi-breakdown of the tank.

Light now is Coralife T5NO and T8
New scape will have -
Crypts and sags on the right
Myriophyllum simulans, ferns and maylasia wood on the left.
Substrate will be black diamond blasting sand.
Light will be only Coralife T5NO

Goal is to make this a simple low tech that can bear being neglected.

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Old 12-28-2012, 12:22 AM   #24
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What is the light green plant, front center left, with roundish leaves? It looks like Brazilian pennywort, but I thought that grew vertically.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:03 PM   #25
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Came home from vacation to this. Note Clover was added afterwards.


Acquired some plants from members of Atlanta Aquarium Association. Now just letting everything to grow out for next aquarium a 20G long. The result is


Light is 1 T5NO 18w and 1 T8 18w. For I broke 1 of the T5NO bulbs and haven't gotten around replacing it.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:04 PM   #26
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What is the light green plant, front center left, with roundish leaves? It looks like Brazilian pennywort, but I thought that grew vertically.
Sorry about slow response. Hadn't looked at this thread for a long time. It is Marsh Pennywort.
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