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Old 05-23-2013, 10:15 AM   #181
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wow very cool!
there so many babies!
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:07 PM   #182
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the babies will likely stay around the plants with algae, its a great area for a food source for the fry, they will eat small organisms that eat off the algae
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:06 PM   #183
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Yeah, I know. The algae is only on those plants and the wood. The mom Apisto won't really let the Oto's or Amano's get close. Over on Apistrogramma.com one guy said it was wholly beneficial biofilm or periphyton.

I'm not too worried about it right now.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:07 PM   #184
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Any updates on this build? The tank looks awesome. I have a lighting question for you, because I also have a 125g but I'm using 6x 39W T5HOs and I'm getting descent growth with that, but I'm contemplating going with 8x 39. How has the lighting intensity been for you? Are you still dimming the lights at various intensities throughout the photoperiod?
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:19 PM   #185
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Hmm, update....I need more time. I've been busy with real life and I've been playing some Diablo 3 (Dragin#1337 if anyone plays). We had our baby shower last weekend and we had "baby" classes so my free time has been nonexistent lately. I still have the algae on the 'mini' and the tank is in need of a major trim, which will happen this weekend. My Python hose thingy broke so had to get a new one last week/this week. I'll have a bunch of plants posted on the For Sale forum this weekend if anyone wants some hit me up now.

One thing I've learned is how over time trimming correctly and replanting tops really matters. I need to get on a schedule where I do 2-4 plants a week.

My Nesea Crassicaulis is actually growing out of the tank, which is pretty cool. I'll try and get some pictures this weekend/early next week.

They are set at 70%, which gives me 125 PAR at lowest substrate point. Plants would see more than this number. I have an PAR meter but haven't really documented my numbers in a good scientific way. The lights do ramp up at start but that's fairly quick. They turn on at 4est and off at midnight. So they have natural light somewhat at the start and the room lights are usually on at midnight (I'm a night owl). If I didn't have fish I would increase this and increase my CO2.....but I don't want to kill the fish.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:17 PM   #186
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Let trimming begin!!!!



Will be posting a lot for sale in a couple hours.

Edit: Posted trimmings for sale...hit me up if interested.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:20 AM   #187
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You have done an amazing job with this tank all around. Everything seems to flow together nicely with each plant complimenting the next. That is some crazy growth too. It is definitely an inspiring setup, nice work!
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:43 AM   #188
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jezuz haha thats a lot of growth
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:49 AM   #189
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After shots (water still cloudy from all the uprooting and using my cell phone)





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You have done an amazing job with this tank all around. Everything seems to flow together nicely with each plant complimenting the next. That is some crazy growth too. It is definitely an inspiring setup, nice work!
Thanks...I never realized how much upkeep a dutch tank is until I did this....new appreciation for certain people.

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jezuz haha thats a lot of growth
Yeah, long overdue for trims. I hope to stay on top of it now that a I got a lot of the other projects around the house complete.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:22 AM   #190
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Hey man, truly impressive... as a 15 year old high school kid, truly inspiring. seeing if I cant get a 125 this summer. anyways, really an amazing tank. also, pmed ya about some plants
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:04 AM   #191
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Hey man, truly impressive... as a 15 year old high school kid, truly inspiring. seeing if I cant get a 125 this summer. anyways, really an amazing tank. also, pmed ya about some plants
Thanks, if you have any questions when you go to set yours up let me know.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:21 AM   #192
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missed your sell off. let me know next time as I really want the plants you have
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:02 AM   #193
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This goes for everyone...I will do my best to let people know when I'm selling but I'm getting quite a few inquiries. Send me a PM and I'll try and look at them before posting.

Also my wife is due July 30th so I might forget or have more important things to do then try and contact everyone and see what they want or don't want.
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This goes for everyone...I will do my best to let people know when I'm selling but I'm getting quite a few inquiries. Send me a PM and I'll try and look at them before posting.

Also my wife is due July 30th so I might forget or have more important things to do then try and contact everyone and see what they want or don't want.
Congrats on the incoming!

On a side note, im easy. Just throw together a package and a paypal email with a total and im set
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:16 PM   #195
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