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Old 01-26-2013, 07:19 AM   #31
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sorry bout the damage.. But really. So beautiful.

A ton of people would pay out the butt to have their tanks look like this. Especially such a well planted large tank.

Keep it up.
Thanks for the kind words!
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:13 PM   #32
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I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed all of your journals. Keep the updates coming!
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:07 PM   #33
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I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed all of your journals. Keep the updates coming!
Thanks! Just a quick update. I started keeping a powerpoint containing slides of my plants & their names, to help me with remembering them. I'm getting better, but I still struggle with some of the Rotala, Ludwigia, and Hygrophila species.

I planted a TON of new plants over the past week, thanks to some great RAOKs that I received. My Cabomba Furcata which was originally a 4" stem has turned into 4 stems, each about 6" tall now and growing an inch or more per day... I want to plant a whole forest of them on the right side of my tank. I moved all the hygrophila species over to the left side of the tank too. To make room for plants I had to remove some smaller hardscape that was getting lost in there anyway

I also ordered some new mosses which I plan to set up in a moss-only nano tank soon.

I updated the FTS at the top of the thread, and once things recover from my disruption, I'll post some good pictures of the new plants
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:56 AM   #34
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I removed the center three pieces of driftwood from this tank... more room for plants!

The only driftwood I kept in there were pieces which had Anubias firmly attached to them. I think eventually I'm going to re-scape and mostly do an open-field kind of look with the sag for about 60-70% of the tank. The cabomba furcata reminds me of the trees from "The Lorax" - I thought it might be kind of fun to have them planted at intervals within the "field" of sag.

Of course, that means I need to re-locate most of the stems on the right side ... I have some beautiful huge crypt wendtii and ciliata back there in that corner that you can't even see anymore.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:23 AM   #35
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Been a long time since I've updated - I've pretty much been neglecting this tank beyond my water change each weekend. Some of my plants have broken the surface, and I need to seriously trim the sagitarria in the front, because some of it is almost 12" tall now (!).

One thing I did do was take off another canister filter (bringing me down to just the Eheim 2217) and installed 2 Koralia Nano 425s for flow instead. It seems like my plants and fish like the change quite a bit.

I've also planted a bunch of other random plants in there I've received lately from RAOKs or what-not. I got some bucephelandra, not sure what sp. that I'm hoping will grow well.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:53 AM   #36
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My tank is having a tough week. My breeding pair of mollies both jumped out of the tank and died within days of one another. I suspect my redtail shark chased them out. And today one of my angel fish is laying on his side on the bottom of the tank . I moved him to a quarantine tank, but I'm not sure how to proceed. He doesn't look good.
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My tank is having a tough week. My breeding pair of mollies both jumped out of the tank and died within days of one another. I suspect my redtail shark chased them out. And today one of my angel fish is laying on his side on the bottom of the tank . I moved him to a quarantine tank, but I'm not sure how to proceed. He doesn't look good.
Hmm this is a 110, so we can rule overstocking out, I bet you've got other issues. Test ammonia and nitrates, also look for signs of a bacterial infection..
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Thanks, he was dead this morning. I didn't see anything obviously wrong that would indicate bacteria (no fin clamping, redness, swollen abdomen, etc.). I tested the water and everything was nominal =/

Maybe just old age... they were full-grown when I bought them from my LFS, and I don't know how long the previous owner had them prior.

Oh well.
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Thanks, he was dead this morning. I didn't see anything obviously wrong that would indicate bacteria (no fin clamping, redness, swollen abdomen, etc.). I tested the water and everything was nominal =/

Maybe just old age... they were full-grown when I bought them from my LFS, and I don't know how long the previous owner had them prior.

Oh well.
That's just too bad hmm.
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:30 PM   #40
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Been a long time since I've posted, but just a quick note to say I'm still alive

We bought a new house - so I'm currently researching how to move my tank...
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