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Old 04-03-2012, 03:58 AM   #376
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I think if you put the branch on its side you could get something like this
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:19 AM   #377
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I tried putting the branch in various positions but it didn't fit as planned. I could have trimmed it but I really like the look of the fallen tree branch so I went with that. I'm thinking once the plants start to fill out, it'll look much better. I have more plants on the way to help start the fill process.

I appreciate the suggestion.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:04 AM   #378
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I really like the look of the fallen tree branch so I went with that..
Perhaps then something like this will work when the plants fill in.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:23 AM   #379
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That could work for me. I tend just to let things grow and not follow any type of "guidelines" for aquascaping. I just let the plants do their thing and make minor adjustments if things get too out of hand like currently my moss needs a trim.

I should have more narrow leaf java fern later this week and I plan to add it behind the wood on the left side.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:48 AM   #380
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Latest Additions! Also have new narrow leaf jave ferns but didn't snap a picture of those but can be seen in a few shots

Just introduced into the tank

Gertrudae Rainbow by Hurricane Warning, on Flickr

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Old 07-03-2012, 06:43 AM   #381
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I have been pretty busy lately and the tank has been under a serious algae attack. But I do have some good news. I have been working on a custom led set up for the tank and is almost ready.

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Old 08-20-2012, 04:16 AM   #382
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DSC_2284 by Hurricane Warning, on Flickr

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Old 02-25-2013, 03:29 AM   #383
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Gorgeous fish, and gorgeous photos!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:12 PM   #384
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:45 AM   #385
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Still needs to settle a bit but here's my tank. Gonna be pulling more plants soon. Also going to replace the moss on the driftwood to weeping moss.


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Old 03-17-2013, 03:50 AM   #386
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Algae? Amano bro's got your back
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:08 AM   #387
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I bought an army of them and hope the bombardment of co2 along with excel can conquer algae. I also plan to add some cherry shrimps in there as well.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:28 PM   #388
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I bought an army of them and hope the bombardment of co2 along with excel can conquer algae. I also plan to add some cherry shrimps in there as well.
Shrimp are sensitive to excel.

I have found that the easiest way to get algae under control is to add a siesta period in the light period. I used to have problems with BBA. Since I added a 3hr siesta period I don't have bad algae problems. There is always algae in the tank. Some algae is good and some is bad. Now I have my lights on 4hrs/ off 3hrs/ on 4hrs.

For ferts my favorite now is by select aquatics. It contains - Calcium sulfate, Iron sulfate, Mag. s., Potas. sulfate. It is dry form thus you make a solution with it. I make mine with Water 1 liter/ powder 1ml and dose 15 ml weekly in my 29G tank. Since I have some red plants I dose in addition Brightwell aquatics FlorinFE 10ml daily . I find it cheapest at LNT.com, for they don't charge for shipping.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:10 PM   #389
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Thanks for that link Hilde.

That company is local to me and I had never heard of them.

I will have to check them out more.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #390
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Are those Gertrude's Rainbowfish a couple of posts up?
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