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Old 03-14-2014, 10:52 AM   #136
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Great looking tank, Downshift! Sorry to hear about the cory, my lone Lamp eye killi decided to take the leap of death recently.

Is that glosso creeping in one of the pictures? I think you have two Ray 2 fixtures suspended closely to the water surface, correct? Any idea what type of Par you're getting at the bottom?

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Old 03-18-2014, 04:32 AM   #137
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Great looking tank, Downshift! Sorry to hear about the cory, my lone Lamp eye killi decided to take the leap of death recently.

Is that glosso creeping in one of the pictures? I think you have two Ray 2 fixtures suspended closely to the water surface, correct? Any idea what type of Par you're getting at the bottom?

Join the 60P club! Would love to include your tank in the thread.

Hey there. I lurk on the 60p thread a lot. Always makes me want to try different things to my tank! Your tank is great as well.

It's a planted+ and a ray2. I have them about 2 inches above the tank now. Had a bad algae outbreak initially but everything is dialed in now and things are growing great.

No clue on par. I always just raised or lowered the lighting as needed.


That's not glosso. That's MM.
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:36 AM   #138
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Here's tonight's picture. Just got in and the lights were still on.

I really really have to trim this week. Just don't know how to keep it from looking Raggy after the trim. Suggestions anyone?

My red wendtii (have had this plant since the beginning, 6 years) it taking over the corner again. The leaves tend to grow too tall and over shadow the corner. I will be breaking up all the crypts and possibly planting them closer together so I have more space to plant a thicker stem forest.

Would love suggestions on what to do!


Noticed a few more of the lime green shrimplets. And endler mama is gonna drop soon.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:55 AM   #139
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Well it's happening now. With a few coronas. Had to happen. Gf called it the amazon jungle lol.






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Old 03-29-2014, 05:58 AM   #140
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Done!





And the roak that's going to some local people.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:24 AM   #141
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Looks great
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:32 PM   #142
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Update: Tank is pretty overgrown again. Fish are still happy. CO2 is depleted as of 4 days ago.

A plan to rescape and try something different is in the works!
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:25 PM   #143
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Your AR mini looks spectacular! Are you dosing any extra iron?
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:36 PM   #144
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I'm only dosing an all in one dried fert bi weekly after water change.
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:19 AM   #145
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Update! Tank tank time.
got bored of the 60P's dimensions. I wanted something similar to a 60F to play with BUT I wanted to fill the whole footprint of the stand. Shopped around and ended up asking forum member newbieplanter for his acrylic expertise. Tank is on leak test now. Will pick up the tank tomorrow and get started! Super super thick pieces of plastic!

Measurements are --- 23.5x15x9. This gives me a bit more depth to play with and 2" more height I need to clear my Stainless lily skimmer. And a few more gallons of h20.



6/3/14: ordered 2 bags of Mr Aqua Shrimp Sand from Aquaful in MA. Anthony has generous + tremendous knowledge! DO BUSINESS WITH HIM!

I ordered 2 bags as I want the substrate height to be in proportion to the height of the tank. Will probably try to play with rocks. No sure with scape yet, all I want is a crazy nice DHG/microsword mixed carpet and miniAR. Maybe keep a small version of my red wendii crypt. will probably need the tank here to start messing with the scape. I want some Ohko stone.. can't find any atm.

I won't be stocking the tank with much fish. Will keep my 2 tetras and 2 juve endlers in there until they disappear or I rehome them in my other tanks. Will be a shrimp tank with a school of pygmy cories and maybe a few oto for cleaning crew. I still have to move the surviving amano/peppermint/rili/orange sunkist/lime green shrimps from the 60P, there arn't many. Will stock a new colony of shrimp once I figure out what won't inter-breed.

Will probably have to lower the hanger for the lights as well







Tank: 60F bulked on protein (no roids) 23.5x15x9 acrylic ~13.7 gallons

Filtration: eheim 2215 + stainless lily pipes with skimmer intake + 240 nano wavemaker if needed

Lighting: Ray2 and Planted+ Combo on ramp up timer

Substrate: 2x Mr Aqua shrimp sand

CO2: Injected Azoo reg + bubble counter + inline atomizer


will be taking advice/suggestions on scape etc after I clean up the 60P and get the 60F-wannabe in house.

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Old 06-04-2014, 03:39 AM   #146
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Looking cool!
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:56 PM   #147
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sounds like a great project. I have a similar acrylic tank i found at a friend's place 30x15x8.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:17 PM   #148
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Looks great. I love the 60F dimensions and I think the extra depth would be perfect. As a fellow Besta user, I feel that both the 60F and the 60P could use that extra depth and be just about perfect, though I like both sizes as is.
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:15 AM   #149
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Update: picked up tank. Couldn't help myself but fill it when I got home... Just because. Will reuse the water so it doesn't go to waste.

Here's prob one of the last pics of the 60p.

Next to its replacement.






Now to wait for ordered stuff and to order more stuff.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:01 AM   #150
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Interesting changes and new title to this thread. Did your GF have a hand in that renaming?

Anyways, so you gonna sell that 60P or store it away for when you want to revive her again?
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