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Old 09-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #16
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Hairgrass is looking great man!
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:30 PM   #17
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Real nice.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:15 AM   #18
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Long overdue update !!

First the pics:







The details:

Has you can see, lots of changes here

1. First the hairgrass is gone, all of it. Got tired of the half assed look. I pulled out some crazy runners though.

2. Added a few more plants. please dont ask me the names cuse I always forget, if you can identify them more power to you. I like those red bushy stems great contrast with the green.

3. Found a Whisper 60 at a thrift shop. $3, amazing. Lots of volume filtering without the surface trashing. Adjustable flow too. Love it.

4. Downgraded to 13watt bulbs, and added a lights out period to the timer midday too much algae . Hopefully the next thing below will take care of it.

4. The major change , pressurized CO2!! 5lbs tank , Smiths single stage regulator , cheap Lowes needle valve ( got some SMC AS2200 on the way) , bubble wand diffusing ( glass diffuser/bubble counter on the way) . Its a bit hack right now , but its doing the job. Need to grab a drop checker, pronto.

Added fauna:

1. Crown tail betta ( Walmart rescue)
2. One banded and one spotted Nerites.
3. 8 ghosties on the breeder HOB

That's it!! Comments appreciated ...
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:48 AM   #19
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It's looking good.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:02 AM   #20
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It's looking good.
Its still a bit chaotic, the plants are everywhere. You cannot tell foreground from background, but I kinda like it. The fish love it . I already need to trim, that CO2 really kicked in and I can see tiny bubble streams coming out of the leaves.Awesome!
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:13 AM   #21
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This looks really nice. I wish I could get a hold of plants like that.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:17 AM   #22
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After the RAOK decided to do a little trimming and maintenance.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:07 AM   #23
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tank looks very good, everything looks super healthy.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:44 AM   #24
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Fish are digging the additional swimming space, I think I'm going to trim heavy from now on, I like the clean look.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:13 PM   #25
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Beautiful tank! Good job!
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #26
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Latest picture before heavy trim/ rescape.



Needless to say, my dirt tank experiment was a success. All of the plant I've thrown in there have grown successfully. I will be moving to a bigger place in March, so I will try and keep this one has clean has posible until the move.

To be continued...
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:15 AM   #27
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very nice everything looks very healthy
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:56 PM   #28
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Another update.
Rescape in progress, trying to flood and do something with the manzanita. Moved the cories down here since they where running out of playground with the crypts.



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