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Old 07-19-2013, 03:01 PM   #91
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Some crazy stuff there. I love the plant behind that reddish beta. Stem with needles. Im sure it likes soft water. Let see how you use that red moss, it must look really nice in front of all the greens.
Beta!! I think you're referring to Dario.
That plant is Egleria fluctuans. all it needs is light
light and light. It should start growing on mercury instead of earth. Would be much nearer to Sun. LOL.
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #92
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Beta!! I think you're referring to Dario.
That plant is Egleria fluctuans. all it needs is light
light and light. It should start growing on mercury instead of earth. Would be much nearer to Sun. LOL.

Yes the Dario

I think it looks more beautiful with just 1 lone stem than a group. Id love to try that guy some day.
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I'm itching for a planted in tank pic of the metallic red
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:33 PM   #94
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Sumer,
Beautiful photos as always.

Have you mentioned what you were using for flow? None of your plants have debris on it!

And what is a tds meter used for in your tank?

And lastly, how do you ensure you have enough co2 with inline diffuser? I find most of the time the bubbles are so big that most of my co2 dissipates out. What's your bps? Are your fishes okay.

Thank you so much,
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:55 PM   #95
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Sumer,
Beautiful photos as always.

Have you mentioned what you were using for flow? None of your plants have debris on it!

And what is a tds meter used for in your tank?

And lastly, how do you ensure you have enough co2 with inline diffuser? I find most of the time the bubbles are so big that most of my co2 dissipates out. What's your bps? Are your fishes okay.

Thank you so much,
Sarah
Thanks Sarah I'm glad you like the pictures.

Since my tank is pretty dense I need more flow than what I'd put in a same sized tank. I have an Eheim 2215 and a power-head with surface skimmer running 24x7. Also, every 3rd day I do 40% water change and while water change, I siphon all the leaves.
IME, good biological filtration is the reason behind crystal clear water. I use Bio Rio in my filter.

TDS means Total Dissolved Salts. Its the sum of Gh and Kh. It tells you how hard or soft your water is. I dont use it everyday but still it comes handy when I go to some collection trip or I want to acclimate a new fish. I also use Gh and Kh test kits to check Gh and Kh individually.

I no longer use inline diffuser for the same reason. I like to see CO2 bubbles in my tank
I usually go for 30ppm+ CO2. BPS would be around 3-4 BPS.
Now, here's the deal- Since I use a surface skimmer, it keeps adding oxygen in my water column continuously. If I switch off my skimmer and keep the CO2 at the same concentration, my fishes start gasping on the surface in no time. Surface skimmer helps a lot in gas exchange. I strongly recommend it.
Hope I could answer all the questions
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:13 PM   #96
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I think I look at your photos daily

With your shrimps, do your fishes not make a snack out of them? I really want to put some crystals and fire reds but i think they'll get eaten or always hide from my croaking gouramis or badis badis. How did you manage to keep them in your tank?

Do you keep your crypts attached to the driftwood? How do you prevent algae on your slow growers? Frequent water changes?

Thank you!
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:01 AM   #97
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I think I look at your photos daily

With your shrimps, do your fishes not make a snack out of them? I really want to put some crystals and fire reds but i think they'll get eaten or always hide from my croaking gouramis or badis badis. How did you manage to keep them in your tank?

Do you keep your crypts attached to the driftwood? How do you prevent algae on your slow growers? Frequent water changes?

Thank you!
Sorry Sarah I didnt see this message before.
I dont know about baby shrimps. Maybe they are eating baby shrimps. I dont care. I have those shrimps just to keep algae away.

My crypts are at the places where they get very low light and very low flow. I dont know but they dont get algae. Also, I do WC every third day. So that might be a reason
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any updates??
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Old 12-28-2013, 02:47 AM   #99
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Hello friends,

I am sorry for the delay in updates.
Life got too too busy and I didnt havetime to do anything on the fishy side to tell you the truth.
A lot has happened in these days.
I dismantled my tank. Yup! You read it right. I did it.

But before that, my tank got published in Amazonas magazine

So right now, the tank is empty. I am making a tanganyikan biotope in it. I will be keeping True Altolamprologus compressiceps "Sumbu Dwarfs" in it. They will arrive on Tuesday. Anyway, that would make another good thread.
Here are a few final pictures of this thread
I hope you all liked the tank and pictures. This tank taught me a lot and a lot. As soon as I will get some time, I will make another good looking tank

Here's a pic of the magazine-

IMG_4562 by sumertiwari, on Flickr

Some of the other stuff that I have currently-

IMG_5703water with by sumertiwari, on Flickr


IMG_9153waterwith by sumertiwari, on Flickr
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:33 PM   #100
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Just saw this - congrats on the publication! I'm sure your next planted will be killer as well, but I really like your Tanganyika tank!
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:39 PM   #101
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Just saw this - congrats on the publication! I'm sure your next planted will be killer as well, but I really like your Tanganyika tank!
Thank you Jack.
I have already started planning for my next tank. I am gonna give plenty of time just to the planning stage.
Tanganyika tank is doing good too. I will post a few new videos in a day or two. It is getting featured in this month's Amazonas.
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:36 PM   #102
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Congrats, this tank is amazing. What is the fish in the second image?
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:36 PM   #103
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By far one of my favorite tanks. AMAZING JOB!!!!!
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:44 PM   #104
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Congrats, this tank is amazing. What is the fish in the second image?
Thanks.
Its a betta

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By far one of my favorite tanks. AMAZING JOB!!!!!
Thanks mate

So my tanganyikan tank is going strong. Finally sumbu shell have bestowed me with a nice batch of 25 or so fries.
They are doing great and are 26 days old today.

Here is a video of them eating BBS ^_^

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Old 06-06-2014, 12:34 AM   #105
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Your fish pictures are amazing. Which lens do you use for the macro shots?
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