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Old 07-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #76
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Power was out here for 30 hours and my beautiful crypts I have been growing for months have melted to nothing. ;(
30 hours! WTH?! OH noo...I'm so sorry! In the 10 years I've been in the hobby I've never tried crypts because of their level of difficulty. Won't they come back eventually?
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:37 PM   #77
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sorry to hear that Robert, I've been quite afraid of that happening to my tank as well, I've been lucky though. No generator, and the power has gone out a few times recently in my neighborhood before I set up this new scape due to all the extremely tall trees and old power-lines exclusive to my neighborhood due to the fact that it was one of the first neighborhoods in my town.

10 or so months ago our power was out for 8 days and we lost all of our food, if I had a tank at the time it would have been a cube of mud by the time the power came back.

Once again, condolences my friend
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:18 PM   #78
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The wendtii crypts have lost about 80% of their leaves. The green gecko is faring much better with about only 20% loss so far. The other plants seem unaffected.

They should grow back pretty quickly with the high light and co2 but it's always a bit unsettling to see so many leaves dissolve away.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:24 PM   #79
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Finally finished moving the tanks to my new house. After a few months of neglect, algae had become quite a problem. I saved what I could but most was lost.

I rebooted this tank with an Iwagumi layout featuring only Eleocharis Belem. I'm pleased with the layout however it will take a few months at least to fill in. Here is a shot of the hardscape.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:47 PM   #80
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Love the new layout. I love you are using belem as well, should look really great in a larger tank. Hopefully the slope holds well over time. Dry start maybe? Just to make sure you have an advantage on the slope.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:48 PM   #81
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Terrific new scape.

Can't wait to see how that turns out.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:51 PM   #82
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WOW! thats a killer scape! right of the bat it is very dynamic! i love it! cant wait to see what you do with it!
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:19 PM   #83
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No dry start here. The slope is holding well due to all important stone placement. The fish have been moved to another tank so I'm going to hit this tank hard with CO2. I don't anticipate much algae issues but time will tell.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:14 PM   #84
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Everything is going well with this tank. A little GSA on the glass and some minor brown algae on the stones that is easily scrubbed off. Plant growth is going medium and steady. I'm only using 2x54W t-5 for 7 hours daily. I'm tempted to add ottos and shrimp but I don't have any local sources for Amanos and Ive never had any luck with ottos.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:36 PM   #85
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any pics?
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:37 PM   #86
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Here it is at 4 weeks.




And here at 8 weeks today. Growth has been good so far. I have some lingering minor BBA issues, but nothing serious. I'd really like to see some fish in this tank. I have pristella and gold tetras on hand but I really think this tank would be a good fit for green tetras.
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Looks stunning.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:05 PM   #88
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I agree with talontsiawd. It really is stunning!

Any fish in there? EDIT - thanks sundragon, somehow I missed reading the part you quoted
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:08 PM   #89
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And here at 8 weeks today. Growth has been good so far. I have some lingering minor BBA issues, but nothing serious. I'd really like to see some fish in this tank. I have pristella and gold tetras on hand but I really think this tank would be a good fit for green tetras.
Really nice!
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:08 PM   #90
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Two days ago my JBJ regulator solenoid bit the dust and now today one of my Coralife power center timers is broken. Hope this is not an omen of things to come!
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