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Old 05-27-2011, 05:41 PM   #31
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I love the driftwood and the placement of it. Eagerly waiting for the finished look with fish and or shrimp. I like your TV stand . I was thinking of pulling the return line from my filter the next time i do a water change and just let it pump the water out. Just hook it to the hose for the python and hang it out the window like normal, lol.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:43 PM   #32
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Thanks Swoof, I am excited to add some fish and shrimp to the tank but the plants aren't looking so good so I have to be on top of high levels of co2 to help them bounce back. Is the macro/micro dosing enough? Is there something else I need to be adding as far as ferts?
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:52 PM   #33
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I have to be truthfull that i didn't read through any of the thread yet, lol. If you don't have livestock in there you might as well leave the CO2 running 24/7 if you have a big enough CO2 tank. It will cause less fluctuations, as long as the lights are on a timer should be ok with just the plants. You might be able to reduce the bubble count of your CO2 also. I've not really used CO2 much so i don't know, i've only used the upaqua style CO2 setup.
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:35 AM   #34
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Thanks Swoof, I am going to leave the co2 running full time now at a slower BPS, still at a rate I cant count but it'll be a bit slower. I have a 5 lb and a 10lb so I should be ok for a while.

I don't get any pearling unfortunately, except the HC on the branches 3 quarters of the way up. I cant even tell if the HC is actually even growing.
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:37 AM   #35
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Well you can still keep it at a fast bubble count since you don't have any livestock at all so you can just blast it for now....
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:36 AM   #36
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Bummer, I'd say I've lost about 60% of my Blyxa ... It was so lush before. I cut down the Bamboo and replanted them. So no I have 6 Stems. Once they get healthier looking I'll sell them since they don't really go well in this tank. I want to order a small Koralia to help with better surface movement since I now I have the Co2 24/7. The bigger Koralia is being use to help push the co2 to the dead spots of the tank, which I think there are a few.
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:42 AM   #37
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Jut ordered two bags of ADA Aquasoil NEW! Lets see how that goes. I need to cover up the Powersand thats showing up on the top of the substrate. Too many to push down since everything was all mixed up pretty badly.

Also getting some awesome advice on the LED fixture for the tank. I will be ordering parts this coming week.

Across the street from my building there is a huge ware house thats over 100 years old, anyway, I bought five 8 foot wooden beams. For 30 bucks. They are 4x5s, something like that, so these are going to be used for the frame for the new stand I am going to build for this tank. They also had some nice 2x6 planks that I will buy tuesday to use as the floor and the side and back wall of the tank. It's going to be really nice. It's a very dark wood. Reminds me of the wood on an old Pirate ship lol.

I ordered more Blyxa to replace the ones lost.


Ugh, it was so lush you couldn't even see the bottom portion of the tree!

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Old 05-30-2011, 01:13 AM   #38
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Oh, that sucks about the blyxa! I wish I had seen this before, I could have RAOKed you some of mine. Nice deal on the wooden beams. I can't wait to see the stand.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:23 AM   #39
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Oh thats wouldve been awesome but no worries I got a pretty good deal from AntBug. I'm excited about the stand, I pick up the beams tomorrow. I want to find some corner braces that would fit it, but I want them to be old and solid, gaudy pieces you know? Really make it look like this stand was built a long, long time ago!

We'll see lol.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:35 AM   #40
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Can Snails be gassed with Co2? I have it cranking pretty high for the past 3 days. I have noticed any of the snails dying at all. They aren't hanging out at the top or any where specific and they are still tearing up the little algae I do have.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:45 AM   #41
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4x5's sound like rail road ties.... thats gonna be sooooo overbuilt
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:52 AM   #42
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but it will look nice! probably be a heavy stand...
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4x5's sound like rail road ties.... thats gonna be sooooo overbuilt
Hmmm, Nothing wrong with overbuilt. Matter of fact I think its going to look kick ass!

Yea Orchid, its going to be pretty heavy but the floor is all concrete. I'm excited, I pick it up tomorrow.

N e one wanna answer the Co2/Snail question?
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not sure about the snails. hopefully the stand will be in a permanent place for a while then. would be a pain to move
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not sure about the snails. hopefully the stand will be in a permanent place for a while then. would be a pain to move
Lol please don't move again.
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