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Old 02-14-2013, 04:39 AM   #61
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Nice plants in there!
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:43 AM   #62
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I'm sorry I haven't seen this journal sooner!!!!!!!
It's okay..its fairly new.

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Nice plants in there!
Thanks

I still want to do a riparium (even got an empty tank). My wife really like cichlids so I've been following your new setup getting ideas. Ahh, so many projects I'd like to do.


I'm looking to get some Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini' for the tank if anyone knows how to get some.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:26 PM   #63
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very clean looking for early stages of growth
im impressed to be sure!!
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also as an aside
i have tons of blyxa i need to get rid of shortly
and ludwigia red which i noticed u have a nice stand growing in
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:28 PM   #64
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I think I'm ready to share my current project...
Bulbs-Combination of these listed
Giesemann PowerChrome Aqua Flora T5 Lamps* (36" (39W))
Giesemann PowerChrome Midday T5 Lamps* (36" (39W))
ATI Blue Plus + T5 HO Aquarium Lamps (36", 39W)
ATI Purple Plus T5 HO Aquarium Lamps (36", 39W)
GE Starcoat 6,500K T5 High Output HO Aquarium Bulbs (36", (39W))
its so nice to see other people experimenting with different bulb options.
tanks look soo much nicer with a broad spectrum
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:43 PM   #65
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Yeah, this is the combo I have in each ATI at the moment. I typically run at 70% for 8 hrs resulting in 125 micromoles in dead center of tank. I really want to try some of those red ones I've seen a few of the nicer tanks using lately. If nothing else they look cool.

1. Giesemann PowerChrome Aqua Flora
2. Giesemann PowerChrome Midday
3. GE Starcoat 6,500K T5 High Output HO
4. ATI Blue Plus + T5 HO
5. ATI Purple Plus T5 HO
6. GE Starcoat 6,500K T5 High Output HO
7. Giesemann PowerChrome Aqua Flora
8. Giesemann PowerChrome Midday
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #66
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they are nice, i have one on my 75 gallon. i have 3 geise middays, ati blue , ati purple, and a UVL 455 nm/red slap dab in the middle

its actually not my favorite bulb, it really only just looks cool, but as plants tint themselves it does help make that color stand out more

the purple plus is my favorite, followed by a wavepoint redwave.. its actually purple, with more red than the ATI purple plus
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:57 PM   #67
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this tank is going to be so boss
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:14 PM   #68
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Quick update
  • Rearranged and going to rearrange again. Not liking the plant layout in terms of contrast.
  • I have more plants coming in, which include 3x Alternanthera Reineckii 'rosaefolia' , 5x rotala japan red, 3x Amannia Senegalensis and 5x Alternanthera Reineckii 'mini'
  • I treated the tank this week with no planaria to kill all the damn snails so water is bit cloudy still.
  • I semi-placed (oto's in QT) an order for 15 oto's and 30 amano's, which I hope to get next week or the following week depending on the QT. I've also been eying a couple pleco's

I also need to update my controls on CO2 and lights before adding the livestock. Right now I have them on full blast and I plan on making it more refined since I got the controls to do so.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:13 AM   #69
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Tank Parameters

3/2/13
Temperature-79F
pH-6.2
TDS-310
Alkalinity-80 ppm (4.5 dkH)
Hardness-160 ppm (9 dGH)
CO2-66 ppm
Ammonia-0 ppm
Nitrites-0 ppm
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:34 PM   #70
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Finally found some Alternanthera Reineckii 'mini!!! Yay...I managed to get my hands on one baby....its already so pretty...
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #71
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Yeah, cost a bit for the 5 stems but well worth it. Also have my eye on another plant...we'll see if I can get it.

Looks like Oto's/shrimp will be another week. They came in pretty beat up so they are in QT a bit longer.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:05 AM   #72
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I'm getting in some new plants tomorrow as mentioned above but decided to take some pictures today just to document and show everyone. I don't like the placement of a few of the plants and will move things around tomorrow when I get the new plants in. I think I got good colors and growth so far. Enjoy!






























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Old 03-04-2013, 02:11 AM   #73
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This is going to look great when it fills in...
Love the reds!
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:26 AM   #74
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Very nice arrangement! Definitely looks to be an amazing tank once everything fills in.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:21 AM   #75
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This is going to look great when it fills in...
Love the reds!
Thanks, getting more red plants tomorrow.

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Very nice arrangement! Definitely looks to be an amazing tank once everything fills in.
Yeah, I wish I could fast forward a few months.
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