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Old 01-05-2014, 08:48 PM   #16
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week 7:



Removed Hygrophila sp bold - didn't like it and it was propagating too much
Planted Red Pantanal - love the plant
Did a big trimming yesterday - hair grass is nice, but a pain to trim and remove from the tank
Had to trim the heads of Syngonanthus sp Belem and replanted. Looks nicer now.
Ludwigia glandulosa seems to come back - lots of small new leaves
Ludwigia repens Rubin grew back from a small stem that was left. I didn't even realize it's still in the tank until it showed up behind the wood.
Planted a bunch of xmas moss using superglue. Not sure how well that worked.
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:33 PM   #17
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week 8 - Fish time!



Added 10 Ember Tetras (Hyphessobrycon amandae), 4 bristle nose plecos (Ancistrus sp), 4 oto (Otocinclus affinis), and 4 yo-yo loaches (Botia almorhae).

The Yoyos definitely surprised me, when I added them to the tank. They just lay down, some of them upside down, some on their side. All the other fish behaved normally. I then read that this seems to be normal stress behavior and I can report that this morning, 15 hours after the were added, they are swimming around as a group and seem to be very active.

Here's a video I did yesterday - you can watch it fullscreen, it's in HD:

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Old 01-13-2014, 01:48 PM   #18
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And another video, that I like better:

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Old 01-13-2014, 03:11 PM   #19
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Looks really nice. Is that a Twinstar in there?
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:28 PM   #20
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Yes, I got the twinstar a few days ago.
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:57 AM   #21
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week 9 -



Everything seems to be happy and growing. Getting a few spots of algae after I adjusted the CO2 in the beginning for the fish, but I'm getting this dialed in again.

Added a 2nd filter. After the last filter cleaning (monthly) the Eheim 3e didn't want to start again. I had an Eheim 2213 on hand which I quickly setup using 30% of the bio media of the 3e - figured that would at least be some bacteria. Then with eheim's help I was able to get the 3e starting again within 2 hours, so nothing lost, but I have two filters on the tank now.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:44 PM   #22
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Great job on everything. I do have one suggestion, in the beginning for the sand, to keep it separate from the Aquasoil using some rocks as a barrier would have done the trick.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:36 PM   #23
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Thank you for the feedback. If I would redo, I'm not even sure if I would get a different color.
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:28 PM   #24
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How many gallons would this equal out to?
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:22 AM   #25
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it's about 60 gallons.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:16 AM   #26
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That's awesome, tanks!
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:56 PM   #27
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This morning:



At noon:



about 50% of the trimmings went here:


My daughter also got some, rest went in the compost bin.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:09 AM   #28
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newest picture looks really nice, good job
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