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Old 09-22-2012, 01:37 PM   #31
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Fantastic job, Grogan. I know I said I didn't like the driftwood in the beginning but I really like what you've done with it.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:06 PM   #32
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Beautiful tank! I like the driftwood, I like the bold strong lines created by the straight limbs.

I get so sick to my stomach every time I see posts by you lucky folks in Alaska. It looks like Heaven to me! If I were younger & knew I could get a job, I'd move in a second. I should have moved there back in the day when I was much younger! I'm lucky to be in Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, but I would love to be where you are! Someday I'm going to take a month off from work & just go for an extended vacation...
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:21 AM   #33
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A long overdue update:

Okay so this tank is still kicking and growing rapidly. I added a Kessel LED light and started using ADA fertilizers. Together they provide excellent growth. The carpet is still struggling to take off but the glosso is far from dying. I also added a inline heater to cut down on in tank equipement. I also found a neat little lily pipe magnet scraper. It makes cleaning the tubes and glass a breeze. Here are some quick phone pictures.









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Old 12-08-2012, 08:05 AM   #34
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wow looks amazing, looks like everything is really filling in now. cant wait to see the glosso carpet.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:16 AM   #35
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Im curious about the Kessil light. Is that their arm/holder/clamp or did you get it somewhere else? How long has it been on this tank? Your tank look great. Id really like to try these lights but im really looking for some good confirmation that they will do everything a T5-HO will do.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:31 PM   #36
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Awesome setup! Try trimming the glosso, it'll promote horizontal growth! Keep up the good work! the tank looks really clean
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:36 AM   #37
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Im curious about the Kessil light. Is that their arm/holder/clamp or did you get it somewhere else? How long has it been on this tank? Your tank look great. Id really like to try these lights but im really looking for some good confirmation that they will do everything a T5-HO will do.
Thats their "goose neck" mounting arm. And it works amazing. I wouldn't order a kessel without one. It gives you easy control of the light. You can adjust the distance from the surface and direction of focus with ease. I have had the light running for about 3 weeks now and have no complaints. None of my plants are dying and algae growth is minimal. So I highly recommend the light.

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Awesome setup! Try trimming the glosso, it'll promote horizontal growth! Keep up the good work! the tank looks really clean
Thanks for the tip.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:59 AM   #38
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it looks sweet, is that an ada drop checker?
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:19 AM   #39
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it looks sweet, is that an ada drop checker?
It sure is. I could have got a cheap Ebay one...but that isn't my style.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:22 AM   #40
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oh no, it looks great, like a piece of art itself.

thats next on my buy list along with the ada ferts. you use step 1, 2 and special lights?

I also like the color rendition on your LED light.

forget to mention I also subscribed.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:52 AM   #41
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Nice clean setup!
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:19 PM   #42
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oh no, it looks great, like a piece of art itself.

thats next on my buy list along with the ada ferts. you use step 1, 2 and special lights?

I also like the color rendition on your LED light.

forget to mention I also subscribed.
Yup those are the ferts Im using. The simplicity of having the pumps is really convenient. Plus they seem to work rather we'll. Thank you for the compliments.


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Nice clean setup!
Thanks, that's what I was going for.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:29 AM   #43
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Update:

I just did my weekly water change and trimmed the glosso down. I am waiting to trim the stems and moss till this weekend. Ill be saving the stems and donating them to the local shop so they can put together some cheap grab bags. I also added an ADA cabochon ruby check valve to my CO2 system. My regulator already has built in NASA grade check valves but when I saw how clean these things look, I just had to have one. With a $410 regulator, might as well have double water protection.



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Old 01-03-2013, 11:41 AM   #44
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Following this thread with interest Beautiful job and great explainations
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #45
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Love the tank. Love the kessil
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