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Old 09-05-2013, 02:02 AM   #91
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Haven't updated things in a bit. Everything has grown in a bit more including some nice staghorn algae. I raises the lights several inches and things are doing better.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:08 AM   #92
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Haven't updated things in a bit. Everything has grown in a bit more including some nice staghorn algae. I raises the lights several inches and things are doing better.

Lookin Great!!
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:18 AM   #93
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Tank looks amazing, I am envious.
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:00 AM   #94
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I love this tank! I actually like how the branches are going downward as opposed to upward like most aquascapes. The plants are perfect in my eyes. Looks like you have some easy to maintain plants. What are all the plants and fish now in the tank? Also, are you using any Co2? And what are the specs of the lights?


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Thanks! Everything in the tank is pretty easy to maintain. That was the plan from the beginning. I wanted things to grow and change slowly. I am injecting co2, but I am not sure if I will long term.
I have the capacity to raise the lights by another 8-10" so. I might go to dosing metricide only or perhaps no co2. My sump design doesn't involve a full siphon like on a bean animal (would have done things differently now) so I get a pretty good gas off which means I will burn through co2 like crazy. The tank is a piece of cake right now and the fish are breeding and the plants a growing in nicely...
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:06 AM   #95
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Thanks! Everything in the tank is pretty easy to maintain. That was the plan from the beginning. I wanted things to grow and change slowly. I am injecting co2, but I am not sure if I will long term.
I have the capacity to raise the lights by another 8-10" so. I might go to dosing metricide only or perhaps no co2. My sump design doesn't involve a full siphon like on a bean animal (would have done things differently now) so I get a pretty good gas off which means I will burn through co2 like crazy. The tank is a piece of cake right now and the fish are breeding and the plants a growing in nicely...
Awesome man! Tank looks great as always. What fish are breeding? Also, what is the carpet plant? Repens?




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Old 09-07-2013, 03:18 AM   #96
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Awesome man! Tank looks great as always. What fish are breeding? Also, what is the carpet plant? Repens?




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Old 09-15-2013, 03:12 AM   #97
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Some new inhabitants today.

8 dime sized silver P. scalare
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:44 AM   #98
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Updated photo. Things are growing slowly but steadily.


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Old 09-29-2013, 06:12 AM   #99
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Love it. Looks amazing!
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:47 AM   #100
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Finished a much needed rescape...

I stopped injecting on this tank only after about 2 months...and I want to give it a go again. I modified my overflow a bit so now I have a 3rd drain at full siphon to minimize co2 loss as much as possible.

Now to clean out the cabinet...




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Old 04-19-2014, 07:46 AM   #101
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A picture and a video. Some of the Anubias needs to be put back in place. I am really liking the simplicity of this setup.

I am reevaluating the co2 delivery a little bit. I had an old super long gravel vac that I am going to attempt to make a modified reactor to keep noise down from o2 later in the day. Overall, it is nice having the tank cleaned up and looking good again!

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Old 04-19-2014, 12:46 PM   #102
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nicely done. I really like it
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:51 PM   #103
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I really like the old scape, but REALLY like the new scape, can't wait to see how it all goes back together. please keep pics coming
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:11 PM   #104
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Great looking tank. Love following these large tanks, seeing the progression of others is great inspiration. Hardware I do great with, my artistic ability is lacking. Seeing this and others gives me hope. Keep up the great work!
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:49 PM   #105
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I came up with a somewhat modified co2 reactor that goes right in the sump. It seems that the efficiency has gone way, but I am still get some misting as not everything is dissolved before it comes out the end and is picked up by the return pump.



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