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Old 12-11-2013, 01:37 AM   #16
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Here's a photo update for the day. all three plants are doing nicely. the baby tears are getting some green hair algae, so I reduced the lights by an hour and did a 30% water change. will add algae eating creatures later this week.

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Old 12-15-2013, 03:25 PM   #17
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Added first round of livestock this week.

25 Orange Bee Shrimp
5 Clown Killies




Next will be 3-5 Scarlet Badis.

My ADA CO2 kit is crapping out on me, so I'm considering going for the paintball CO2 tank and Aquatek Regulator Mini unit for size and integrated solenoid.

Anybody have experience with this setup?
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:40 PM   #18
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I have that setup and its been great so far. With a 20oz tank its a small package easy to hide
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:45 PM   #19
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awesome, thanks.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:23 AM   #20
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consider a double stage regulator, dont go cheap on co2 equipment. Save up and spend it on something that is of high quality and will last. Non dual stage regulators have an "end of tank dump" where the co2 tank empty's all at once and it can gas your fish if you do not pay attention to how much co2 you have left. Just putting this out there. Talk to the forum members oldpunk or bettatail, they are super knowledgeable on this subject but bettatail has been busy lately. Either way, do some research and you can thank me later.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:36 AM   #21
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January 3 Update

Orange bee shrimp colony is holding strong after a few weeks. Only a few jumpers, and maintaining good color. I have observed some pretty cool color changing going one. Lots of fluctuation from a drab orange grey to extremely dense, almost opaque, true orange coloring. No breeding signs yet.

I also ordered and received two scarlet badis trios. An amazing little fish, and my second time having a few.

The brass tetras that I added sortly after the shrimp don't seem to be doing all that well in the aquarium. I've lost about 4 or 5, about half the original group, to jumping. The rest seem safe in that regard, but may be having a tough time getting used to their environment, or my expectations for their behavior is incorrect. They tend to spend a lot of time to be what sreems like hiding in the dwarf hairgrass. I may need to get some shade makers to help them out a bit. it will be a while before the plants have grown in, and I can train them on a little less light.

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Old 01-04-2014, 04:43 AM   #22
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My
eheim 2211 eheim 2211
, which I've had in service for about 6 years and have only ever fixed the drive shaft of the propeller, started giving me some trouble. The flow has been reduced about 75%. Couldn't fix it before I left the office, so I turned off the CO2 and reduced the lights a bit. Hopefully the reduces stimulation will keep the water quality up for a few days until I can address the issue. I also did a 20% weekly water change, so I'm going to let myself think it will be okay.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:03 PM   #23
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:32 AM   #24
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How is the setup you have with the lights on the hc Cuba? Would you get a second set of led or nah?
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:37 PM   #25
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Very nice. You should take some straight on shots and crop just the tank. It would make for a very nice picture.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:46 AM   #26
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How is the setup you have with the lights on the hc Cuba? Would you get a second set of led or nah?
The lights are working great. I don't think I need a second set. I have to get my CO2 regulated with a solenoid before I make adjustments to the lights.

I also just added a second Eheim 2211 pump. The single pump was not enough to keep film from collecting on the surface, and provide adequate flow around the entire tank. As a result, I've a significant growth increase from my hair grass. All inhabitants seem to be fine with the added flow, fish, shrimp, plants.

Will update with some new photos soon. I can't, in good conscience, take shots with the eheim inflow/outflow tubes in there. Ordered a new outflow from Aqua HK on ebay, will be here in a week. I'll order my inflow from Cal Aqua Labs when I get my allowance.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:49 AM   #27
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Very nice. You should take some straight on shots and crop just the tank. It would make for a very nice picture.
Totally. I need to bring my camera equipment and a tripod up to the office for some proper shots. The iphone isn't going work over the long run.
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Old 01-18-2014, 02:51 AM   #28
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Quick three-photo stitched image of this weeks progress. Still iphone.

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Old 01-18-2014, 03:00 AM   #29
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Looks awesome, curious if the plants are an orange, pink or a red?
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:49 AM   #30
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Posted a couple videos on youtube...

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Can I embed youtube videos here?
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