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Old 11-15-2012, 08:10 PM   #16
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Really cool I'm wondering if that mp10 will kick up all your plants but I guess you can turn it down right? I had a mp20 and it was adj but not sure on the mp10
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:26 PM   #17
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it's turned all the way down so it doesn't. Once the plants are rooted in, I'll turn it up a bit more.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:10 PM   #18
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Some updates. I've been doing daily waterchanges to get the ammonia down. I don't have a test kit, but i'm in no rush to get fish in there. I want to let it go for about 3 weeks to let the plants really get a hold and then I'll add shrimp and otos. Still not sure on the main fish yet though.

I moved the limnophilia sp. vietnam to the back corner, moved the hygro closer to the volcano mouth and moved most of the HC to left side to make space for some elatine hydropiper.


detail of the HC, it's actually doing really well on the rock wool.


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Old 11-18-2012, 11:18 PM   #19
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Glad to see this tank evolving.

The hydropiper will look great with the rest of your scape. Its scale is honestly much nicer for that particular area of your tank than HC. It'll provide nice continuation of the look and feel the Anubias provide for the full picture.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:45 AM   #20
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thanks! I'm still going to have a little of the HC but it'll make the perspective look better.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:22 AM   #21
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I love how you made the poppy pipe the return for your sump...very nice idea! Looks nifty too. Couldn't afford a Mame?

Very nice light too. I may have to look into that company for a LED fixture of my own someday. Might be a fun little project. Tank will look amazing when it grows in, especially with the drooping bits of HC.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:33 AM   #22
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Great tank, I like the choice of the white overflow box it is very clean.

How do you like the Do!aqua poppy glass?

Where are you going to buy some mini glosso? (I have been looking for some as well)

how does the purigen behave in a reactor?

I see you have the return pump on the poppy outflow, how is the pressure?
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:41 PM   #23
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I love how you made the poppy pipe the return for your sump...very nice idea! Looks nifty too. Couldn't afford a Mame?

Very nice light too. I may have to look into that company for a LED fixture of my own someday. Might be a fun little project. Tank will look amazing when it grows in, especially with the drooping bits of HC.
Thanks! This tank was originally my reef tank, and I had some VERY close calls with overflow boxes so I didn't want to have to worry about that ever again. I drilled the tank for the overflow box when it was a reef. Plus at the time I set up the tank originally, mame's weren't available yet, in fact, I still have no idea where the heck to get them.


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Great tank, I like the choice of the white overflow box it is very clean.

How do you like the Do!aqua poppy glass?

Where are you going to buy some mini glosso? (I have been looking for some as well)

how does the purigen behave in a reactor?

I see you have the return pump on the poppy outflow, how is the pressure?
Thanks!!

I like the poppy glass but it doesn't have any flow down below, which is why the mp10 is really needed. It ripples the water a lot so it helps with the oxygen exchange, and creates an awesome shimmering effect w/ the LEDS.

Ill be getting the hydropiper from a member of SFBAAPS.

The purigen is very light and you have to turn the pump ALL the way down, I made a mistake and had a lot of purigen dump into the sump and get sucked into the main tank, so there's little purigen balls all over the tank that will hopefully just be grown over by the plants.

there's not a lot of pressure on the poppy, my return pump is only about 230gph so it's not any more than a canister.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:17 PM   #24
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i like your scape . look very nice
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:02 PM   #25
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nice update, love the scape... are you gonna put some background plants / stems in the back?
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nice update, love the scape... are you gonna put some background plants / stems in the back?
Yup! There's already stems back there, just need to grow in. They're making transitions right now so they're kinda melty but I already see new growth.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:57 AM   #27
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threw a background on the tank today, not 100% happy but it looks ok. I had a back light on this tank but because the overhead lights are so strong you don't really see them so the background helps. Also covers up the drain pipe.

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cool shot!
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:48 AM   #29
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I added shrimp today.

These came from my shrimp farm that I had running at my parents house. They made me shut it down since they're tired of having a giant ice cooler sitting in their backyard.

I tested the TDS and it's at 150, should be good to go for CRS. I'm hoping later on to get some nice shadow bees so these will be my guinea pigs.





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Old 12-03-2012, 07:59 AM   #30
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some nice shrimpy pix

some FTS would be swell too
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