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Old 09-28-2013, 09:04 PM   #16
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:23 AM   #17
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Used a plate and plastic bag to fill. Dustiest substrate ive dealt with to date!! Last night I couldnt see an inch into the tank. This morning I can see the filters, but not the airhoses connecting them. Hopefully tomorrow its a bit more clear!

Also, im no longer happy with my aquascape as both pieces of wood FLOATED on me!! They sunk instantly in the bath tub, but I guess the few days of sitting around let them really dry out. so they are currently floating at the top of the tank, which means i will have cloudy water again whenever I add the DW back into the mix. I tried to do a water change just to clear things up... but the water I sucked out was clear as well, I said whatever and dumped it back in.


It will take care of itself... Besides the wood, I wont be messing with it much the next few weeks!!

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Old 09-29-2013, 12:56 PM   #18
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What par will that beamswork put you at? Awesome start man. Looking forward to this coming together
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:10 PM   #19
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There was just a thread, where a guy tested mine out!!

medium light at substrate and high light towards upper level.

Yes, I am worried about algae because I wasnt even going to dose this tank with co2 booster as there will just be moss/fissiden

But I think I am going to HAVE to dose co2 just to keep algae at bay. this is correct to think right??

Its a GREAT light IMO especially for the money. I REALLY want to get one for my 10gal RCS tank next but I just want to get this up and going before I blow more money



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Found the link, my light is the first one. says PAR 45 at substrate...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...522&highlight=


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See the double head air pump? Its the cheap version. WHY IS IT SOOOO QUIET? Puts the one for double price to SHAME. it is pumping my 4 double sponge filters NO problem, VERY quiet. thats crazy to me. I thought I'd have to have that for 2, and have a completely different airport and split that one for the other 2. Very happy camper.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:05 PM   #20
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Those aqua culture pumps are great. Good bang for the buck. Is that a single or double bright beamswork? I'm considering that light myself for a 20l but aiming for medium light area

Never mind, just saw its the double bright. Thanks
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:05 PM   #21
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The cab and the doors came out great. Really nice job with the whole process here.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:47 AM   #22
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Thanks!! Now to get the scape where I want it :/
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Huge water change later... You can see in.

Neither of the woods are sinking, I glued 1 to a tile, and dont think im going to use the other. Might just grow fissidens on the one I glued. have the 2x2 xmas moss bush, and maybe fissidens on the rock?? Will add cholla wood for sure.




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And lastly, this doesnt belong here but heres a picture of what will go in this tank.

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Old 10-01-2013, 01:38 AM   #24
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A stubborn piece of wood I tell yai even added a tile and its floating. Guess ill wait a few days and see. Added fissidens. Where would you put this? I was thinking left side, peak facing towards front of tank, rotated towards the center of the tank. Make snse? Like flowing left to right



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I need some scaping help guys!!!
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #26
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I did a huge 5gal water change yesterday and added bee shrimp gh+, tested it, and it came out perfect! So I did the change.

Question is, I need to do as LITTLE water changes as possible to keep the aquasoil living longer right? (more water changes equals more water buffering for it) ??

So, I this was my 2nd "big" wc, 5g~ each time. I plan on letting it sit for 4 weeks, testing parameters, and then doing one last 5g change with remineralized water.

Does that sound like a good plan? Since only have of my tank technically has the right parameters in it?
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:44 PM   #27
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Remember... not planting yet. Plan to add cholla wood and even a cholla wood breeding tunnel. Also alder cones and such... I also added another 2x2 xmas moss square figured it grow twice as quick right lol



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Old 10-14-2013, 10:52 PM   #28
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white/brown/black stuff is slowly going away... time for a top off!

FTS, things are growin! Floaters need to hurry up and spread




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Old 10-15-2013, 08:08 PM   #29
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now floating 10 cholla woods 6 will be for a tunnel and the others will be tossed about
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:44 PM   #30
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Water is finally getting nice and cloudy!

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