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Old 05-19-2013, 02:51 AM   #46
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Thanks for the tip! I'll be checking them out whenever I'm down that way, shouldn't cost much at all to get a 5lb filled then.
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Good deal. Congrats on the new tools. Carolina Carbonics in G-boro across the the coliseum was the cheapeat I found for CO2 in our area. $25 for my 20 lbs tank.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:52 AM   #47
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These 2 decided to pair up and lay eggs on a large crypt nurii leaf earlier tonight!
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:26 PM   #48
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Congrats!
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:42 AM   #49
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Congrats!
They ate the eggs overnight :/
This was their first spawn and the female must have just reached sexually maturity, she's barely even an inch long.
Fingers crossed for the next batch
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:05 PM   #50
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Well, I had an idea the other day and it's been stuck in my head so I wanted to get some other opinions on it as well!

What do you guys think about adding an LED strip light to the 40b to supplement my current T5HO fixture? Or even an LED spotlight over top of the largest mass of plants?

My reasoning: Not only would it really make the blues in my rainbows pop but it will also help even out the spread of the light on an 18" wide tank and help me get some decent PAR to the substrate in the front and back of my tank.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:50 PM   #51
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Looky what I ordered!
http://www.buildmyled.com/freshwater-planted-tank/
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:15 AM   #52
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This little fish and it's sibling are in another tank but I'm pretty pumped about them and wanted to share a picture
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Of course when it comes time to start the tank switch, I find tiny baby fish in the floaters

I'm guessing my DNRs are breeding It's definitely not GBR babies
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:47 PM   #54
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Tank and stand are up and positioned!

MGOCPM and a mixture of Flourite black sand and Black Diamond will be going in today so that I can start working on the hardscape

BML light came in! Expensive but well worth it, that is one sweet piece of lighting!

**pictures of the Ryuoh stone hardscape to come tonight**
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:51 PM   #55
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Awesome! Which optical angles did you go with? How many strips of what length?
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:55 AM   #56
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Awesome! Which optical angles did you go with? How many strips of what length?
I talked to them and they said definitely go with the 90 angle for an 18" wide tank...good thing because it shipped out the morning I talked to him haha and I just got the single 36" strip. I don't think I'll need another one with my current plants.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:00 AM   #57
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Progress pictures for anyone keeping up with this. I'm a symmetrical person so I don't follow the rule of thirds...it drives me up a wall.
I just go with what feels right!
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Nice rocks. Where did you get those? Good deal on the lights. I sent BML to ask them if they could estimate my PAR. Can't wait to see your new set up! What's the plan?
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Nice rocks. Where did you get those? Good deal on the lights. I sent BML to ask them if they could estimate my PAR. Can't wait to see your new set up! What's the plan?
I got them from Frank at ADG, he gave me a nice deal and hand picked them for me. You'll have to drop by the new place in a few weeks and check it out!
Plan is to go with a bunch of crypt petchii and parva on the hill and up front, balansae and spirialis on the right, nurii in front of those tall plants, everything else on the left. I'm going to have lots of plants that I don't have room for though. Guess we'll see what looks best!
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:02 AM   #60
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Co2 is up and running! For future reference to myself and others, the GLA regulators use these nylon seals:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/5-16-in-N...6#.UcEe1I54Q7A

I'm pumping a good bit of co2 into the tank until I move the fish in. Hopefully that will give the crypts a nice boost
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