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Old 10-25-2009, 08:43 PM   #31
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this scape is very cool i cant wait to see it flourish. which im sure it will
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:47 PM   #32
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Great looking tank. I love the rocks.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:33 AM   #33
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That's looking great--what a cool fish picture.

I can't remember is that Echinodorus quadricostatus? It looks like it. I have some of that and it is my new favorite low-tech plant.
yes, that's a drawf chain sword.
I also have a ludwigia sp. which I found locally floating in the tank. It refuses to be planted. The stem melts and the plant floats away. I might as well stop trying to plant it.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:47 AM   #34
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When do we get a picture with the Roselines? Or are you quarantining them?
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:05 PM   #35
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quarantined the roselines and they all died in quarantine.

I'm running into another issue too. I'm getting algae on older growth and it's a sign of low CO2, so I cranked up the CO2. The loaches and pleco were not happy. Everybody else seemed fine. I found the pleco upside down, barely breathing (comatose)... I picked him up and threw him in the quarantine tank and he came around within a few minutes. The loaches stay hidden all day.

So, I'm going to raise my lights up a few inches, and lower the CO2. ANd also do some serious trimming to get rid of the algae. I guess it's not going to be as high-tech as I'd like it too. No more pearling plants.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:47 PM   #36
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That really sucks about the roselines. I am assuming your fish store won't cover there loss. And algae too. Ugh. At least you were able to rescue your pleco. How are the loaches doing?
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:21 PM   #37
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I don't think the fish store will cover the loss but it doesn't hurt to ask.

the loaches are moving and hiding which are good signs. I did a 50% water change. I tell you what, the plants grew like crazy with the extra CO2. I guess the fish are more important to me.
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:39 AM   #38
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wow. it's nice to see the loaches come out to play. Loach lovers know what I mean.

So it seems they're pretty sensitive. I'm going to have to bump down the CO2 to 2-3 bps in a 75G. The light are now 20 inches above the tank.
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:47 AM   #39
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I'm interested to see an updated picture with plants grown in some more.

I like my loaches a lot too. I am pondering a new setup mostly for loaches.
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:28 AM   #40
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I don't think the fish store will cover the loss but it doesn't hurt to ask.

the loaches are moving and hiding which are good signs. I did a 50% water change. I tell you what, the plants grew like crazy with the extra CO2. I guess the fish are more important to me.
I feel you. That is why I am going to my old method of growing plants in my 55. The fish are happier and that is the most important thing to me. Yeah, I love pearling - but what fun is it if the fish all die?

Have you thought about using Giant Danios now that you are back to fish selections? There are some interesting studies done on these and other danios. My favorite one is how they are ranked and the posturing they will do when coming across a higher ranking fish. They will actually "bow" to the more dominant fish. I was just reading this in a book I borrowed from the library. If you are interested, I'll send you the excerpt.
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:51 AM   #41
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update?
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:50 PM   #42
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Finally an quick update.
I rescaped a bit; removed 2 large rocks to add more plants.

new plants in the tank
c. undulata
anubias nana
Hygrophila corymbosa Kompakt
Hygrophila corymbosa siemensis
Anubias nana narrow leaf
Ludwigia ovalis

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Old 02-25-2010, 12:40 AM   #43
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Looks fantastic.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:44 AM   #44
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I also love the tank! looking great!

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Old 02-25-2010, 06:59 AM   #45
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very nice scape!
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