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Old 10-18-2012, 06:57 AM   #16
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looks great, i love those rocks as well... just curious as to why you chose an HOB? i notice your atomic diffusor. those things are the isht! SUBBED!
Thanks. No real reason for the HOB vs canister. I just liked the simplicity of it. The diffuser is very nice. I got all my CO2 and fertz from GLA.

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really dig your rock layout!!
Thanks. I kept debating on adding two more, smaller rocks on the left.... in the end, I liked the look of this layout. Ryuoh stones are cool looking.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:24 AM   #17
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I was cleaning my tanks tonight and felt in the mood to take pictures. HC is doing okay. I just hope it strarts hugging the ground more and soon. Had to brush off some brown algae off my rocks with a toothbrush. I love this tank. Even though this is an older model ADA Mini M, I love having it. The ADA Solar Mini is so classy looking. Can't believe I didn't get one of these earlier in life......lol.

The first pic shows off my three tanks. I broke down my other two eheims to make way for these bad boys. My middle tank, my Eheim Aquastyle 6, has become a temporary nursery for the time being.









Tried to get different angles. No one ever accused me of being a good photographer....lol.





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Old 10-25-2012, 12:07 AM   #18
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Coming along nicely.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:46 AM   #19
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Mini update: seeing is believing! I used to scrub my rocks every other day to get rid of the unsightly brown algae. Added an oto and 2 red cherry shrimp and my algae growth on the rocks are near none existent. Adding dry K+ daily for now and will adjust fert regimen when needed. I think I'll be "mowing the lawn" soon. CO2 is temporarily placed there cause I thought it disperesed better. Only phone pic today:

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:21 AM   #20
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very clean for sure , K+, never heard of that fert?
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:28 AM   #21
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very clean for sure , K+, never heard of that fert?
Well, to be more specific, K2SO4 - potassium sulfate.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:18 AM   #22
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Trimmed last week. Growth is moderate. I'm happy with the look so far. Been dosing K+ 2x/wk. Switching from tap to RO water purchased from my local grocery store. Gonna do water 50% water change once per week. Just want to see if it makes things better. I have no idea what my tap water parameters were but I like the idea of RO water. I just do.

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Old 12-06-2012, 03:11 AM   #23
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HC looking quite healthy. Probably not a necessary comment, but make sure you're remineralizing that RO water well. Any plans of dosing micros soon?
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:47 AM   #24
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Nice growth, and your hair grass seems to be just the right height to be visible yet not looking overgrown.
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