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Old 02-07-2014, 02:54 PM   #31
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Thanks guys,
Unfortunately, its going to be a week or two. Once I put this box together, I realized that I could not install it in the tank as one piece. So I took both pieces apart and will be bonding them together with weldon in the tank.....should make it interesting
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:55 AM   #32
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:16 PM   #33
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it has a very natural feel to it. Nicely done
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:25 PM   #34
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New addition to the tank today.
South American Leaf fish

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Old 03-01-2014, 01:04 PM   #35
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New addition to the tank today.
South American Leaf fish

WOW, i just love the leafs. Good addition.

more pics please
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:28 PM   #36
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Well, I finally got around to installing the new milled overflow box tonight. I can not over state how big of a P.I.T.A. it is to remove and install a overflow box on a existing tank. Never again! At least I hope not


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Old 03-01-2014, 02:11 PM   #37
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Don't know which level of light the plants(by type) need but you got 4x the light of a low light level tank in there. 2WPG is good. Moving the lights much farther up will help this. A reference to the algae. I cultivate it so I know what it takes to grow it.
A bit of changes since this picture but this is what I mean.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=47129
Don't have any experience/w growing them in CO2 but the Fissedens grow much slower than most mosses in my 1.8WPG non CO2 tank. You can trim off the length to make it real short also if you like so either way it's far less bushy than other mosses for the smaller diameter limbs of your branches. Looks much more organized than the eratic direction mosses have in their growth(most of them). Still I would be conservative with it as I think you would want to be able to see most of the wood. But that's me so up to you of course. They do also have "mini" Fissedens. But the ones I got came in/on a dirt pad and the water jets would destroy those(I think).
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:51 PM   #38
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Thanks for the reccomendations. I am running just about 5wpg at this time. I am currently running a fairly high level of Co2 and at this time have been able to kick the algae problems. I am fairly certain it was due to new tank syndrome
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:32 PM   #39
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Here is some more pics.
Sorry for the low quality pictures, I am working on a old school cell phone camera. And for reference the water is not as yellow as the puictures make it appear





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Old 03-02-2014, 11:03 PM   #40
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I'm jealous of all your custom work.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:45 AM   #41
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Thanks!

Added 5 huge hoplo catfish the past few days. These guys are gentle giants



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Old 03-07-2014, 01:53 AM   #42
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South American Leaf fish stalking feeders through the bag

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Old 03-08-2014, 10:45 AM   #43
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Round one of rescape. Will be adding more rocks and removing the majority of the NLJF and swapping it out for something else....open to suggestions in plants. Will also be adding a black background soon. Still cloudy from the rescape.


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Old 03-08-2014, 04:49 PM   #44
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dude, I love your stock. Where'd you get the hoopla's though? I've been wanting them for my 75
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:35 AM   #45
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dude, I love your stock. Where'd you get the hoopla's though? I've been wanting them for my 75
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A local buddy has had them for years as a breeding project with no luck. When I saw I was looking for some he offered up these 5 beauties
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