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Old 02-23-2012, 04:21 PM   #31
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There is a lot of growth for 20 days.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:25 PM   #32
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #33
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I got some more fish. Here is my list of fish now.

8-Black Neon Tetras
8-Small Neon Tetras
2-Otocinclus Catfish
4-Ghost Shrimp
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:26 PM   #34
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I have ordered some more plants and they should be here tomorrow. I will thin down what I have now and add the new stuff. Here is what is coming.

Broad-Leaf Ludwigia
Green Myrio
Red Myrio
Wisteria
Rotala Nanjenshan
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:31 PM   #35
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I do not really have a scape down yet I really just ended up throwing plants in and letting them grow while I collected more. I took my old Amazon Sword from my 40b and in a week it already has 4 new leafs. I have been having some issues with algae and I have been worried for my plants. I have done water changes every day and I am hoping that the otos that I bought will help with some of it. I also got some ghost shrimp because I can't find any rcs's locally. Maybe they will help clean in between the HC leaves.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:07 PM   #36
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I think I am going to finish stocking my tank in the next month. Here is the list of fish that I will eventually have.

12- Black Neon Tetras
12- Neon Tetras
12- Rummy Nose Tetras
4- Otocinclus Catfish
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:23 PM   #37
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You did get a lot of growth from just 20 days, just a tip, most folks at our plant club use wooden air stones as difussers, I think because the others clog and are hard to clean but you can stand the wooden air stone or spend $1.99 and get a new one but the bubble are very, very, fine.

Amanos are great cleaners but ghosts won't clean.

Just keep your plants trimmed up after they grow out to keep some circulation in the tank but it looks go so far.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:33 PM   #38
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I got some more plants today check them out!
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:35 PM   #39
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You did get a lot of growth from just 20 days, just a tip, most folks at our plant club use wooden air stones as difussers, I think because the others clog and are hard to clean but you can stand the wooden air stone or spend $1.99 and get a new one but the bubble are very, very, fine.

Amanos are great cleaners but ghosts won't clean.

Just keep your plants trimmed up after they grow out to keep some circulation in the tank but it looks go so far.

I have been using up a up aqua diffuser. I got two of them so I can rotate them out. That sucks about the ghost shrimp I might get some rcs sometime. I think that the tank is planted enough now that they will be fine from the tetras.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:41 PM   #40
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Well with all of my plants I am starting to get pretty cramped. I have trimmed what I have had and put it into some low-tech tanks I have. I don't know if they will survive or not but we will see. I will probably be moving in June so I will probably set up my 40b as my high tech tank so I have more room. I didn't think I would be moving so soon so it is kinda stupid of me to set up this tank.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:47 AM   #41
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Looks great. I love the layout, very peaceful, especially with the round river rocks or whatever you call them. Makes me seriously want to de-rim my 29, I have de-rimmed two 20 longs but the age of my tank and the room it is in concerns me too much to take any change, even though I feel like it is perfectly safe. Nice work.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:40 AM   #42
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Looks great. I love the layout, very peaceful, especially with the round river rocks or whatever you call them. Makes me seriously want to de-rim my 29, I have de-rimmed two 20 longs but the age of my tank and the room it is in concerns me too much to take any change, even though I feel like it is perfectly safe. Nice work.
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I am really liking the layout with all the rocks too. I ended up making the 29 rimless because the rim was kind of lopsided or warped but it ended up looking awesome.
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Sorry not to steal the thread but i have one quick question. If i were to de-rim my 90 gallon will it affect the structural integrity? In other words can you de-rim any tank?
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Sorry not to steal the thread but i have one quick question. If i were to de-rim my 90 gallon will it affect the structural integrity? In other words can you de-rim any tank?
I would probably not de-rim a tank of that size. I think there is a thread here about somebody removing the rim of a 75 gallon and it was fine. If you did I would think about bracing it with glass. Even then I don't know how well it will hold up.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:45 PM   #45
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Again it has been a while but I will get some pictures up soon. I added another Magnum H.O.T. for better circulation and co2 diffusion. I am running one of them without any kind of filter in it and I put my glass diffuser underneath the filter intake. I have lost 2 neon tetras, and I think it was because they where picking on each other. But everything is balanced now. I have started to pick up some of the Aqua Vitro line of plant products. I am able to get them for $6.50 a piece so it works for me. I also ordered some red cherry shrimp on [Ebay Link Removed] I am not quite sure when they will ship but I should be getting a dozen. I am hoping my tank is planted dense enough that the shrimp will be okay and maybe reproduce. I have 4 ghost shrimp and my black neons have not even as much as glanced there way. I also keep running out of co2 quicker than I think I should be, so I have taken the whole system apart a few times to see if anything was loose and I also used teflon tape on some of the connections. Hopefully I have fixed it.
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