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Old 12-02-2012, 04:03 PM   #46
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Thanks!

I'm not quite happy with it but the other half seems to think it's great. So I won't have to fiddle with it much.

Crypts have always been a favorite of mine because they're so low maintenance. I have too many fast-growing plants in my other tanks and figured Crypts would be the way to go for this one - along with mosses.

Think I'm going to have to remove some of the Wendtii in the very back, as I planted it too thickly.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:12 PM   #47
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Thanks!

I'm not quite happy with it but the other half seems to think it's great. So I won't have to fiddle with it much.

Crypts have always been a favorite of mine because they're so low maintenance. I have too many fast-growing plants in my other tanks and figured Crypts would be the way to go for this one - along with mosses.

Think I'm going to have to remove some of the Wendtii in the very back, as I planted it too thickly.
It really will look better when stuff fills in. But if she likes it, then you're golden. It'll be nice always being able to see your inhabitants anyways. So many of our scapes have so many places to hide.


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Old 12-04-2012, 03:07 PM   #48
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It's rough cell phone picture update time.

Snails have cleaned off most of the dead crypt algae, only bits and pieces of it remaining on about three leaves:



The Christmas Moss is growing in nicely:



I'll soon add some fissidens and such at the base of the two wood sections so there's more play room for shrimp.

The baby crypts I received from Gordon are growing up super-fast:



C. parva is coming along, beginning to grow closer to the substrate:



The wendtii in the back is growing, too, and I still need to thin it out while it's young:



Can't remember what these crypts are but they seem to be coming along nicely:

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:10 PM   #49
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Why thin the crypts?
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Because there are waaaay too many. So many, in fact, that they'll still be crowded once I thin them and they grow up.

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:16 PM   #51
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Ok, just curious, I love crypts and can't imagine getting rid of them =]
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:41 PM   #52
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Won't be getting rid of them. Just moving some to other tanks.

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Old 12-09-2012, 01:18 AM   #53
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Could you share some info about your DIY spraybar?
Like, what kind of tubing is it? and what did you use to cap the end?
How many holes, and what size drill bit?


I am really interested in building my own


Edit: just read that it is made out of rigid tubing, is this something I can find at menards/lowes/homedepot? and do you know if it comes in any color other than clear?

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Probably a silly question, but can you make a spray bar with a HOB filter?
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Looks great.
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There may be more detail about the spray bar in my 12gal journal.

It's rigid tubing. Its OD is the same size as the ID of the tubing I'm using. You can buy rigid tubing from most fish shops/pet stores and online.

Just a plastic cap that fits over tubing.

Holes are less than an inch apart, some going slightly up to agitate the surface, some going slightly down for water flow. The amount of holes, distance, size, etc really depends upon the filter you're using and how much flow you need. For me, I just did a trial and error thing with the filter.

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Like, what kind of tubing is it? and what did you use to cap the end?
How many holes, and what size drill bit?


I am really interested in building my own


Edit: just read that it is made out of rigid tubing, is this something I can find at menards/lowes/homedepot? and do you know if it comes in any color other than clear?
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Not sure how that would work.

You'd need to have an output pipe or tube from a canister or powerhead in order to use a spraybar.

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There may be more detail about the spray bar in my 12gal journal.

It's rigid tubing. Its OD is the same size as the ID of the tubing I'm using. You can buy rigid tubing from most fish shops/pet stores and online.

Just a plastic cap that fits over tubing.

Holes are less than an inch apart, some going slightly up to agitate the surface, some going slightly down for water flow. The amount of holes, distance, size, etc really depends upon the filter you're using and how much flow you need. For me, I just did a trial and error thing with the filter.
Okay, Ill take a look at your 12g journal.
I have an eheim 2213 as well, so i was gonna piggy back off of your findings
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I love your tank. I have several of the same plants that you're growing, and it's encouraging to see how healthy they are in your setup! What is the make-up of your substrate? I'm too lazy to go back and find it!

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My rule of thumb is start small with the holes. Test things out. Need to change things up? Make the holes bigger. You could easily make the spray bar, cap it and test it a few times in under five minutes.

Also buy 2-3 lengths of rigid tubing so you have some practice material. The stuff is thin and light weight so it's easy to work with.

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I have an eheim 2213 as well, so i was gonna piggy back off of your findings
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