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Old 01-24-2013, 11:47 AM   #31
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New toys are always fun haha


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Old 01-24-2013, 03:20 PM   #32
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That one looks real nice

But the depth of the substrate throws off the proportions of the aquarium in my view.

like he said! i would change the depth of the substrate for sure; it looks a bit too even...too thick. I would create some slopes, make the substrate thinner at the middle. Everything else looks really good! Great stuff!
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Yeah, I plan on doing that. I bought another piece of driftwood that better fits the layout so waiting for that to be delivered before messing with the AS more. I was more trying to get the wood figured out in the pictures above. I never really liked the one on the left but kept trying to make it work. The new wood piece was shipped earlier this week so I'm hoping I get it tomorrow but if not probably Monday.

I have plants being shipped Saturday and Monday so I should get them early/mid next week.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:58 AM   #34
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I am looking forward to when you get the lights going. I am pretty set on getting the 4x48" dimmable model, but would like to see how they work for someone else first, haha

Im hoping you can do a long fade in and long fade out. Like a 3 hour fade in to full on for 6 full hours and then a 3 hour fade out. Or Even a 5 hour fade in and out with only a 2 hour full.. Now Im getting crazy?! lol
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:13 AM   #35
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I have the lights on now burning in the bulbs. My units have two channels (4 bulbs each) and 8 time settings per channel.

For example...
7:00 0%
8:00 20%
8:05 0%
.....up to 8 times.

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:34 PM   #36
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this is my favorite. very dramatic.
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The Wood and Rock placement on the right hand side in post #19 is AWESOME!!! The wood all on the left looks great too, BUT you loose the awesome shape of the right hand piece when done like that! Can't wait to see the new piece of wood!!!

I agree with the soil looks WAY TOO DEEP!!! When looking at Amano's setups his Aqua Soil is only about 2" deep in the front! SO I would remove at least a inch or 2 from the very front of the glass, then slope the rest to the back while creating a "mounding" look where the wood is sitting.

ANYWAY this is a AWESOME BUILD, and I am enjoying seeing all of the high end stuff you are using! SUBSCRIBED 4 SURE!!!

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Thanks..I already changed the soil. I wasn't really worried about the soil in the above pictures more so the wood and rock.

You can see the soil slopes in this picture. The rocks and wood are just set in there while I wait for the new piece of wood (hopefully today but no tracking #) so don't comment on them since they will be adjusted.

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Got the wood today...



Filled with water....wood is floating, crap everywhere, etc.



Waiting on the temperature of the water to get up a bit more and than putting plants in.
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Looks good so far!!

That is very nice piece of wood!

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Got the wood today...



Filled with water....wood is floating, crap everywhere, etc.



Waiting on the temperature of the water to get up a bit more and than putting plants in.

What are some of the things you are controlling with the Apex? Any dosing pump/s being added?

I know you haven't used the ATI fixture to it's fullest potential, but how do you find the programming and options?
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What are some of the things you are controlling with the Apex? Any dosing pump/s being added?

I know you haven't used the ATI fixture to it's fullest potential, but how do you find the programming and options?
Apex currently has the return pump, Vortech, CO2 pump, CO2 solenoid, heaters (2), UV, aqualifter, temp probe and pH probe.

I'd like to eventually get dosing pump but can't justify the cost right now with a baby on the way.

The ATI units are very nice. I've programmed them and used all the options. I have them setup for a 10hr photoperiod and dimmed to around 50 micromoles. Since they have their own programming system I don't have them on the EnergyBar.
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Plants are in but not where they need to be. With the wood floating and cloudy water I was just happy to get them in the soil wherever there was a spot. Hopefully, this weekend everything will be settled down enough for me to rearrange.
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Looks good so far!!

That is very nice piece of wood!

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Yeah, when I first got the piece I didn't like it but its grown on me.

I got your plants today. I think overall I got too many..lol.
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I removed the rocks and the branches and they are soaking in a 55 gallon tub. I have the main wood pieces anchored with rocks right now. I got slate to do it right but haven't had time to get to it. I plan to add the hard scape materials back in the tank in a week or so. Also plan on rearranging the plants.

The plants are doing well overall. A few didn't make it but most have new growth and I'm liking the color on most of them after 5 days.

A few tank specs....125mL/min of CO2 and 8hr photoperiod at 120 micromoles (dead center at substrate).

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