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Old 12-19-2012, 10:30 AM   #16
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I have 3 Cory species. Peppered, emerald, and pygmy. Thanks for the comments on the parva. It's really grown above and beyond from what I expected from the few tiny clumps I started off with.


Also, thanks for the tip on the sand. I try to stir up some sand evry time I do a water change. No signs of bga yet. Bba on he other hand has been a bit of a problem
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #17
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Are you using legos to elevate the lights off the tank hood?
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:07 PM   #18
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Yeah, it is a temporary fix. I have the lights on for a little over 7 hours a day, but was starting to get algae growth on my anubias and parva crypt. Needed to elevate the lights to help tone things back. Planning on putting together a quick pvc pipe stand for them to hang down from.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:07 PM   #19
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What ever happened to the peppered cory fry? Any new attempts to spawn?
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:54 PM   #20
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This is a late response but no, I haven't had them spawn again since then really. If they have, fry haven't lasted long. as heavily stocked as the tank is, I wouldn't expect them to.

Re-scaped last night, spread the parva crypt out and made a bigger, more open cave. I also elected to get rid of 2/3 of the java ferns I had. Got tired of them sending runners but deteriorating after that and looking like crap.

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Old 01-17-2013, 11:59 AM   #21
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Here is a better picture now that everything has settled down a bit.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:17 AM   #22
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Moved the piece of wood from the right to the left and put the filter and heater behind the wood to help cover them up a bit. I think I want to get some amazon frogbit for the right side, maybe enough to take up the right third of the top over there.

it'll give the betta some great places to hide and help clean up the waste from all the fish i keep in here.

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:57 AM   #23
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took some of the wood out so I had more room for crypts.. sure got my moneys worth on the little package I bought from petco a few months ago lol.I put the piece in my brackish tank.. it'll be interesting to see if any of the nerite eggs hatch.

also, i added some cabomba to the back right corner and got new lights. got tired of moving shop lights around and i have a much more even distribution now. thinking things will look great once the cabomba shoots up. has already grown about an inch in the past 2 days.

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Old 02-28-2013, 03:00 AM   #24
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WOW you have had a Crypt EXPLOSION!!!!!

VERY COOL TANK!!! I love crypts!

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:42 AM   #25
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beautiful crypts!
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:54 PM   #26
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traded some crypts for frogbit. the betta really loves it.

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:48 AM   #27
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Stunning system man i love.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:53 PM   #28
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Hmmm that really doesn't look like any c. Parva I've ever seen looks much more like C. Nevillii or C lucens. I could be wrong but I don't think that's parva. Regardless, congrats on the lush growth man!! Looks great!
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:33 AM   #29
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Ended up thinning out the crypts a lot, whatever kind they are lol.I have heard wendtii from some people as well.

I have a decent number of fish in here and nothing could swim through the bottom half of the tank. Thinning them out lead to some additional die off of other leaves, but it is starting to send up some new leaves now. I want it to fill in a little more but not the extent it was, it was packed in there.


I have a lot more space now..







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Old 05-15-2013, 03:01 PM   #30
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+1

I love the crypts. whatever crypt they are. I love the innovation of LEGO blocks more. : )
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