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Old 06-04-2012, 06:25 AM   #46
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Love, love, love your tank!

I have a 40GB as well, and I wish mine looked half of what yours looked like!!!
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:09 PM   #47
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Nice! Which tank do you have it in? That compacta came from the owner of a small reef shop in Marina who was starting to stock some live plants before I left. He wanted to put reef intensity lighting on his planted tanks and I gave him a bit of advice. In fact, he may still be selling relatives of your Cherries.

Mine has nice teardrop leaves in my little shrimp tank (pictured below), but in this 40 it is a mess. I'm constantly losing lower leaves in both tanks too.
That's interesting. In my 36gal it just withered away. In the big tank, it took months but now it grows nicely dense green leaves. I was going to blame the lighting (lower in the small tank) but since you mention issues in your high light tank I am not sure.

I think you are talking about Picture Perfect? I was in there once. Back then they had nothing planted yet. Maybe I should drop by there again and check it out.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:50 AM   #48
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VERY NICE SETUP!!!

Really looking forward to seeing it grow in! Your plants look very healthy to me! Good selection of color too!

Keep up the great work!
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Thanks Drew. I'm looking forward to growing enough stems to make it dense.

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Love, love, love your tank!

I have a 40GB as well, and I wish mine looked half of what yours looked like!!!
Appreciate it. Have always loved the depth of this tank, glad you are reaping the benefits of of a 40 breeder as well.

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That's interesting. In my 36gal it just withered away. In the big tank, it took months but now it grows nicely dense green leaves. I was going to blame the lighting (lower in the small tank) but since you mention issues in your high light tank I am not sure.

I think you are talking about Picture Perfect? I was in there once. Back then they had nothing planted yet. Maybe I should drop by there again and check it out.
Sweet, I'm happy it's doing well in your big tank. How is the beast doing anyways?

Yup, Picture Perfect. I wonder if he kept going with freshwater critters and aquatic plants.

On a side note, I added some topsoil root tabs tonight from hydrophyte. I have regular Osmocote (NPK) in there but want to try something other than the little balls for micronutrients.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:25 AM   #49
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Nice tank, Kevin! Love the new arrangement in there! Now, just leave it alone for a while and let it fill in and add to those "rows" and make them more robust!!

Nice job buddy! I will be looking for these updates from now on!
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:23 PM   #50
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Beautiful tank, Hyzer. I think it'll look great as it grows in some more. I do agree with not limiting the nitrates. Been there, done that. Had same results you did.

I've subscribed and love looking at all the updates. How are you finding the water quality in comparison to your previous home cross country?
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:07 PM   #51
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Hey sewing! How you doing?

The water here is definitely softer, but I haven't tested it much recently. Things may have changed a bit as we are getting in to summer. 105 degrees today.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:11 AM   #52
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Over here, it heated up to 75, but thank goodness now it's down to 67.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:37 AM   #53
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Over here, it heated up to 75, but thank goodness now it's down to 67.
Man, that coastal weather sounds great right now. 10:30 PM and it's 96...
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:11 AM   #54
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I noticed some mangled growth this week and wondered what was going on. Turns out I had a CO2 leak in a new plastic bubble counter. I made a temporary replacement with a plastic bottle and things look misty in there again.

Today I trimmed and replanted some of the faster growers and split the Erios.

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I've been looking on the Catalina website, and can't find the light fixture. Do you think you can post a link? The tank is coming along great by the way!!
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:12 AM   #56
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I've been looking on the Catalina website, and can't find the light fixture. Do you think you can post a link? The tank is coming along great by the way!!
I called Catalina to place the order. They were very easy to deal with and gladly made it to my specifications. At the time I considered them fairly inexpensive too.

If you want to hang it, make sure you ask for hanging brackets to be installed. I don't use the moonlights much, but it's fun to turn off all the lights in my place and watch every once in a while.

This reminds me... not sure if I mentioned that I am trying a "noon burst" again for two hours in the middle of my lighting period. Other than that, it is just the outer bulbs. The burst may be excessive, but leggy glosso made me think I don't have as much light as I thought over this thing.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:56 AM   #57
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Got my first DSLR for my birthday and I've been messing around with it for a couple weeks. Thought I would add some recent tank and vacation pics to my journals.







These are from the Tennessee Aquarium:







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Major bump, but what happened to this tank?
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:17 AM   #59
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Major bump, but what happened to this tank?
Starting a career, proposing, buying a house, fixing up a house, setting up a honeymoon overseas, and focusing on a promotion all shifted my attention elsewhere. Now that all of these things are falling in to place, I have more time to focus on one of my favorite hobbies.

All of my tanks stayed up with little more than fish food, evaporation top-offs, and CO2 (40g only). This tank has severely ragged overgrowth at them moment and is quite nutrient starved. Not all plants survived.

I'm going to get my 29g fixed up in the next couple weeks then start trimming and feeding the 40g properly.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:48 PM   #60
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Congrats, man sounds like you are seriously growing up.

Soon you'll get bored of all that house and honey stuff and be back focusing on important things like planted tanks.
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