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Old 01-22-2013, 04:00 AM   #46
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This is going to be a really sweet tank!

Any thought to the fish you will be putting in? I am interested to see how you setup the sump! Having African Cichlids most of my life I am used to having a sump, but with the planted tanks I use Canister filters, or at least I have so far. So I like to see how different people go about setting up their sumps!

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That tank would look really awesome covered in staurogyne repens, just like james findleys tank "reciprocity"
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:49 PM   #48
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Looking good so far! It'll be awesome to see an Iwagumi that's not at the nano scale for once.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:02 PM   #49
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This is going to be a really sweet tank!

Any thought to the fish you will be putting in? I am interested to see how you setup the sump! Having African Cichlids most of my life I am used to having a sump, but with the planted tanks I use Canister filters, or at least I have so far. So I like to see how different people go about setting up their sumps!

Best of luck to Ya!
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I think that on larger tanks using a sump is really the only way to go. You get the chance to put so much equipment in an out of the way location, that this fact alone makes it a far more preferable option. Heating/cooling, filtration, protein skimming, autodosing, etc. all in one location (out of the aquarium) is a win-win situation provided that emergency measures are available in a power outage. I too am looking forward at how this project progresses.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #50
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That tank would look really awesome covered in staurogyne repens, just like james findleys tank "reciprocity"
Let me know if you want some, I have a tank full of the stuff!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:35 PM   #51
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This is going to be a really sweet tank!

Any thought to the fish you will be putting in? I am interested to see how you setup the sump! Having African Cichlids most of my life I am used to having a sump, but with the planted tanks I use Canister filters, or at least I have so far. So I like to see how different people go about setting up their sumps!

Best of luck to Ya!
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thanks, i want a school of maybe 30-40 green neon tetras and maybe a second school of another fish with a contrasting color. only thing im not sure about is whether the two schools would mix or do they stay separate

Like Styxx mentioned i love having a sump it keeps the display tank free of any clutter
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:10 PM   #52
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Any updates!?!
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soon, i had some trouble finding Amazonia powder to top off the substrate . i found some online and it just arrived so ill be looking to get large amounts of HC and start plating this week
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soon, i had some trouble finding Amazonia powder to top off the substrate . i found some online and it just arrived so ill be looking to get large amounts of HC and start plating this week
I never really used the powder as I never found much need for it, but more power to you! Can't wait to see things progress.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:54 AM   #55
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Definitely looking forward to an update with some pics
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Definitely looking forward to an update with some pics
Now Frank, everyone knows what a devious bastard you are, so how can we trust ANYTHING that you say!
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:47 PM   #57
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sorry for the delay in updates but a new Dyson vacuum and a new lens for my camera took all my spending money last paycheck :/
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:05 AM   #58
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sorry for the delay in updates but a new Dyson vacuum and a new lens for my camera took all my spending money last paycheck :/
I hear that!
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:27 PM   #59
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Now Frank, everyone knows what a devious bastard you are, so how can we trust ANYTHING that you say!
Hahaha, I know I know!
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:05 AM   #60
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UPDATE FINALLY

took a while to get the bag of powder Amazonia, and then had to round up 30 pots of HC but i finally planted the tank







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