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Old 10-19-2013, 07:37 PM   #16
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Tank update,

The tanks cycling well maybe another week before I start getting the live stock sorted.
Here's a PIC after a trim and water change.


the back is filling in nicely, once its nice and dense I will start to shape it .


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Old 10-19-2013, 09:48 PM   #17
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water params are
PH 6.4
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 5ppm
Nitrate 10ppm
KH 1
GH 6


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Old 10-23-2013, 09:54 PM   #18
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a quick phone camera update. tank is cycled so getting some Otocinclus this weekend to start the stocking and munch some of the algae!




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Old 10-24-2013, 12:05 AM   #19
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I really like how the color and growth of the tank gives it such an "enchanted" look to it! Very beautiful!
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:12 AM   #20
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Awesome tank! The amount of driftwood seems balanced with the rest of the tank. I really like that plant you have in the midground. Is that some sort of pennywort? Thanks!
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:28 PM   #21
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thanks guys glad you lime it. I like "enchanted" might have to work that into the name of this scape.

the plant in the mid ground is Hydrocotyle tripartita. I love this plant grows quick not to demanding and looks great with wood.


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Old 10-24-2013, 09:36 PM   #22
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thanks guys glad you lime it. I like "enchanted" might have to work that into the name of this scape.

the plant in the mid ground is Hydrocotyle tripartita. I love this plant grows quick not to demanding and looks great with wood.
It almost looks like clover in these pictures. To me it looks like a small portion of a field growing in a fish tank. Enchanting is a great word for this tank!
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:41 PM   #23
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First few inhabitants in the tank. 10 Cardinal Tetras somewhere in the foliage!



joining them in a week will be the first 10 of a school of 30 rummy nose tetras.


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Old 10-28-2013, 10:09 PM   #24
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The tank looks awesome. I like the type of driftwood that you have, it's very unique looking! The foreground with the grass is very natural looking and overall the tank has a great natural chaos look about it.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:31 AM   #25
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you went from planting rotala stems (10/12) to a mini forest (10/19) in 7 days? If so, that's awesome growth.
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:40 PM   #26
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tank update, first batch of rummy nose's in, 4 harlequin tetras in. anyone out their no where I can get my hands on some Altum Angels in the UK?

Rubbish phone camera pics!






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Old 11-10-2013, 07:52 PM   #27
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quick update, algae kicking my behind at the moment due to high nitrate from my tap water. I am mixing it with RO but still not enough to help. so I have asked Santa for an RO unit and I will switch to full RO in the new year. until then I will be using tetra nitrate minus. I will let you all know how it goes.


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Old 11-10-2013, 08:55 PM   #28
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The tank looks GREAT
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:48 PM   #29
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Quick update, a good trim and water change. Algae still winning and stumping the growth of my dhg and stopping it spreading.




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Old 11-16-2013, 05:24 PM   #30
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Getting an RO unit soon, anyone recommend a good remineraliser?


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