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Old 02-20-2013, 05:52 AM   #61
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Sounds like a plan! Did you do anything special to achieve breeding or just regular water changes and good house keeping?
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:59 AM   #62
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I think that's about it. I made sure to have piece of slate for the egg laying, other than that I keep a pretty regular schedule for the tank.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:19 PM   #63
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Default Update: 4 Months and some changes!

4 Months have flown by and I am pretty happy with my results so far!

I did a bit of a Re-scape and added a Eheim 2217(still being seeded by my hob, which will be removed once I paint the tubes black). With the added flow from the Eheim I removed my Korilla. I switched the old 7000K PC bulb for a new 10,000k bulb. I moved all the DHG to the QT tank where the clamp on CFL is doing what seems to be a better than with the PC in the main tank. I think distance from the fixture is the main contributing factor. In place of the DHG I added Micro Swords. I am really digging the mixed look (color, height and leaf shape) my trio of grass like plants add to the foreground of the tank. I have Blyxa Japonica then Micro Sword then Dwarf Sag.(Let me know what you think). I also picked up some Ludwiga Repens and a few more Vals. I am noticing a lot of Trios in the tank. I removed the Wisteria, I am going with three types of back round plants(left Ludwiga, center Bacopa, right Vals)

With the added filtration I added a few more fish. I have added a Trio of Hi-Fin Blue Coral Variatus and 7 Pristella Tetras. I also have 5 Silver Hatchets in QT.

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FTS 3/4/13

Side view

Fisheye of the Setup

Ludwiga Repens

Trio of Grasses


Amano

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Pristella

Cardinals being Cardinals

One of my Trio of Sparkling Gourami

1 of 5 Hatchets in QT


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Added a trio of Gold Tetra's to keep in QT with the Dwarf Gourami


Let me know what you all think. Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:46 PM   #64
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Looks really good Jeremy. I like how tall the tank is too.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:33 PM   #65
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Thanks Alex! I can't wait to see the re-scape of your 20. I like the height because it is a little high for my 10 month old to reach and fill with fingerprints, but it does make lighting a bit difficult. I am thinking of trying out a dual lamp t5ho.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:35 PM   #66
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Hi All,
I have been very busy and didn't have a chance to make my update until now. I did a little re-scape, painted the tubes to my 2217 and added some beauties( a couple in QT have me very excited!). Overall, I am pretty happy with the progress of the tank. I would love some feedback on any/everything!

I am loving the way the backround plants look so far ( I can't wait for the Vals and Ludwiga to fill in).It will be Ludwiga R, Bacopa Car. and Vals(jungle and corkscrew) from left to right. I also think that the Dwarf Sag and Micro Swords are growing in real fast and should look awesome in a few months.

I picked up a pair of Apsistogramma Agassizii, I am curious to see how the do with my Bolivian Rams.

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Driftwood w/ Moss

Moss growth (glued about a month ago!)

Dwarf Sag (starting to spread)

Micro Swords and D. Sag

Bolivian Ram (male)

Sparkling Gourami in Moss

Hatchet


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Apisto A. pair!

Apisto A. male

Are these C. Habrosus
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:10 PM   #67
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Default Apistogramma Agassizii?

Does anyone have experience with Bolivian Rams and Apistogramma Agassizii?
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:17 PM   #68
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That bacopa is crazy!
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:30 PM   #69
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That bacopa is crazy!
I am so pumped with it! Can you believe that was from a single petsmart package?
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:56 PM   #70
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Sweet tank, I love how nicely it filled in. I recently bought a little package of bacopa from PS at 50% off. Hope it does as well as yours did! Fun to watch all the changes made over the weeks.
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I am so pumped with it! Can you believe that was from a single petsmart package?
Let me know when you do a trim, I'd buy a few stems off your hands.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:20 PM   #72
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Will do.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:31 AM   #73
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Sweet tank, I love how nicely it filled in. I recently bought a little package of bacopa from PS at 50% off. Hope it does as well as yours did! Fun to watch all the changes made over the weeks.
Good Luck with your bacopa Alaskan Fishface and Thanks!
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:57 PM   #74
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Hi Everyone,
I added a a random stem plant a few days back labeled Pennywort(not sure if its correct though). I really wanted to find a spot for a little Hydrocotyle Japan, but I was having a hard time finding it locally and this had a sort of similar look. My Banana plant started sending flowers/leaves all the way to the surface(the growth rate is AMAZING). I have been having a problem with algae (not sure what kind) on my Micro Swords, any advise on how to help the little guys out is appreciated!
All the fish seem to be getting along, although I believe I lost one of my Sparkling Gourami and possibly a Amano as well (I never found a body for the Sparkling and couldn't tell if the shrimp had just molted).
I have a Bristlenose Pleco in QT waiting to go into the main tank and then I think it will be "done" fauna wise for a while.
On to the pictures!
FTS

Pennywort?

Sideview

Fisheye

Varitus

Apisto Agassizzi

Cardinal in the Moss

Sterbai

Java Fern and Moss on Drift and the Banana Plant shoot

Moss-tastic

QT with White Clouds

Hastastus

Dwarf Gourami


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Old 04-17-2013, 04:06 AM   #75
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Sweet tank! what are the dimensions of it?
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