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Old 10-30-2012, 01:35 PM   #226
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My goal for this tank is to rescape it using all crypts. Here is my scheme so far:

Background: aponogetifolia and between by long leafed nurii, Rosanervig
Mid ground: Kota Tingii, Hudoroi, Zukalii, sp Bukit Ibam "Yellow Ring", Keei
Foreground: Minima 'Gasser', Uenoi, KR01, Bullosa, sp jacobsenii

Last, I will be using DHG 'Belem' as my carpet plant to give the tank a grass look.

Of course, this won't happen for at least a couple more months. I need all the crypts to fully recovered before I will move them around.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:59 PM   #227
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A weird thing just happened to my tank, I had a dead guppy in my tank for the past two days. I didn't removed the body because I figured the snails and shrimp would pick at it and eventually the body will disappear (like it has done in the past). Unfortunately, the snails and shrimp didn't touch it this time around. The crypts that are within two feet of the body started to melt. I've read one other incident like this on the forum but I didn't believe it because I've always leave the dead fish in the tank to be eaten. It is a natural fertilizer too More or less, just me being lazy.

Another thing I just observed is the crypts that are growing in the DHG 'Belem' are not doing as well as the crypts that are not growing in it. Seem like the DHG are taking over the space and nutrient from the crypts. So I guess, I will have to sell off the DHG as my crypts are more important.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:18 PM   #228
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So is the decaying fish causing like an ammonia cloud around the crypts causing them to melt you think? I could see how the DHG could out compete some of the more slow growth crypts and do that. Sorry things aren't going as planned for you at the moment. Thanks for the awesome crypts you sent to.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:01 PM   #229
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So is the decaying fish causing like an ammonia cloud around the crypts causing them to melt you think?
I think so... they are temperamental and doesn't like changes. Nothing in the tank has changed because the tank is all automated. The only thing I do is feed the fish once a day and clean algae once awhile.


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I could see how the DHG could out compete some of the more slow growth crypts and do that. Sorry things aren't going as planned for you at the moment. Thanks for the awesome crypts you sent to.
Yea, I could see that but I thought the crypts would fair well. Just because they are taller and I have plenty of root tabs underneath for them to share.

No worries... this is planted tank... nothing really work like it is planned for me. Always changing and just have to adapt. That is what makes it fun for me.

Glad you like the crypts!!! Enjoy!
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:12 PM   #230
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AWESOME FISH ROOM!!!!!

You really did your homework and designed everything out well!!!

I too am becoming a Crypt nut, so I can't wait to see the crypts bounce back!

Best of luck with all of your tanks!
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:56 AM   #231
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AWESOME FISH ROOM!!!!!

You really did your homework and designed everything out well!!!

I too am becoming a Crypt nut, so I can't wait to see the crypts bounce back!

Best of luck with all of your tanks!
Drew
Thanks Lots of trial and error to get where I'm at today.

Once you get bitten by the crypt bug, you won't be able to turn back. So becareful!
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:41 AM   #232
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My Koralia Evolution 1050 arrived today. I just finished setting up in the tank. Wow, what a different. There are tons of movement in the tank, all the plants are swaying. I should've gotten this awhile ago.

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:09 AM   #233
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Full tank shot:


Left:


Center:


Right:


Zukalii:


sp Bukit Ibam "Yellow Ring":


Bullosa 'Sarakei':


Keei 'Jambusan':


Uenoi:


aponogetifolia:


Bullosa 'Pakan'


Nurii 'Rompin':


Long leafed Nurii:


Bullosa 'Bario':


KR01:


Keei 'Bau':


Hudoroi:


Kota Tingii:


Rosanervig:


Right now, here are some pictures.

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Old 11-05-2012, 06:39 AM   #234
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awesome collection, mind sending me some samples?
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:51 AM   #235
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awesome collection, mind sending me some samples?
Thanks! Sorry, I can't share atm.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:11 AM   #236
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Overall, I'm still battling the crazy hair/threaded algae. I did another round of cleaning and pruning to remove as much as I could. Not sure, if I have the upper hand yet.

I have removed all of the DHG 'Belem', I can't believe how extensive their rooting system was. Literally, where it was growing covered all the surface so the crypt runners couldn't come through and just out complete the crypts in the area. Look the center picture where the DHG was growing, everything there is bare. The crypts in the area is still alive with only the crown left and runners. I think they will bounce back as crypts are pretty resilience plants. It will take time though... probably a month or so.

The tank also exhibited some melting last week because of the dead guppy. The crypts that were affected Keei 'Jambusan', long leafed nurii, aponogetifolia, zukalii, and affinis in the area. Lesson learned there...

Last, I've sold most of my affinis. It is a nice crypt but not in my long term plan.

I've decided to switch to sump for this tank. It will be my first ever sump setup. I've read the maintenance is a lot easier. Lets hope so. Since my tank is not drilled, I will be using an overflow box. At the moment, I'm looking to get one from Lifereef, it is a little expensive but they have great feedback and a piece of mind.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:50 PM   #237
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It was worth a shot hehe.

You will like the sump I think. That overflow model gets nothing but great reviews.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:56 PM   #238
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I was rearranging my pleco tanks..... Here are a few shots of them. Probably a couple of hundreds of them. Can you name them all?




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Old 12-10-2012, 08:20 PM   #239
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Do I see zebras!? I've been really interested for a while but scared off by the price. They are so neat! Nice plecos!
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:44 PM   #240
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Do I see zebras!? I've been really interested for a while but scared off by the price. They are so neat! Nice plecos!
Are there zebras in the photos? Or were those leopard frogs?

Zebra prices have gone down a bit. I miss them when they were $25 ea back in 2001.

Nice collection of plecos you got there Hung.
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