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Old 11-02-2012, 02:13 AM   #226
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I think I started a bit of a shrimper trend, maybe. Heh.

I do enjoy the footprint.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:03 AM   #227
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Are these tanks that much fun? I'm seeing more people nabbing them.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:20 AM   #228
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Are these tanks that much fun? I'm seeing more people nabbing them.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:45 PM   #229
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what is your opinion for this light: "AL-H18DS: Finnex RAY II High Output Unibody Ultra Slim LED Fixture - 18" Daylight" I plan on just using stones and carpet plants. I like the light since it spans the whole length of the tank, I am also open to other suggestions if you can help?
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:53 PM   #230
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Check out my journal and the journals of other people with this tank. Lots of discussion on fixtures.

Finnex fixtures are great but they will provide a ton of lighting. You will have to raise the fixture extremely high above the tank and will still have to use pressurized CO2 and EI fertilizer dosing.

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what is your opinion for this light: "AL-H18DS: Finnex RAY II High Output Unibody Ultra Slim LED Fixture - 18" Daylight" I plan on just using stones and carpet plants. I like the light since it spans the whole length of the tank, I am also open to other suggestions if you can help?
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:23 PM   #231
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Check out my journal and the journals of other people with this tank. Lots of discussion on fixtures.

Finnex fixtures are great but they will provide a ton of lighting. You will have to raise the fixture extremely high above the tank and will still have to use pressurized CO2 and EI fertilizer dosing.
yeah i read your journal regarding the fixture and all, might just be me but while i was searching i can only find your journal for the 3 gallon
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:26 PM   #232
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Change your search terms a bit. Easily five or six that have been started in the past month.

Lighting reality for this tank: it is shallow. After substrate is added, you're looking at just 5-6 inches from the top of the tank. So even low-powered LEDs can end up providing tons of light.

It's a good idea to refer to the Finnex sponsor forum to check out PAR data and to review the lighting stickies in the Lighting forum that discuss PAR.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:43 PM   #233
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Tank #2 update time: Still no Nitrite spike but the tank is definitely processing ammonia. Adding it every day and it gets eaten.

Hoping to add shrimp in about a month.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:57 PM   #234
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Photo update time!

Moss growth in my older 3gal is nice and fairly compact:



Appears we've had a duckweed disaster with the Fissidens:



And the new tank?



Tannins galore. Considerable moss growth, though.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:23 AM   #235
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Love the wood in the new tank..it's great! As are all of your tanks!!
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:21 PM   #236
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Thanks!

I think my tanks are all pretty simple and truly aren't on the scale of greatness when it comes to real aquascapers. Just try to use the nicest stuff I can get for cheap.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:23 PM   #237
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Finally - a Nitrite reading on the new tank. It's been processing ammonia but this is the first time I've caught Nitrite. Looks like it's really going to be where I want it when the time comes to add shrimp.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:33 PM   #238
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Young Goldens love to hang out near the filter outflow:



Christmas Moss from Han seems to be exploding in the new tank:



Seems the tannins are, as well.

And that Fissidens log? It's looking less gross now, with new growth:



Algae and U. gibba had taken over for a bit but I nearly have it under control.

Now, if only I could keep the gross things off the silicone in the corners.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:58 AM   #239
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What is on the silicone in the corner?
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:13 PM   #240
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Just some fun things that come along with having a new tank.
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