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Old 04-02-2010, 07:28 PM   #31
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Your tank is outstanding. I love the depth the driftwood gives the tank. Please update often, I am really fascinated with your design.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:59 PM   #32
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so that waterfall is a joke right? if not then i dont get why is tiny
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:16 PM   #33
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Yeah just for fun Yesterday being April fools and all.

Sadly the waterfall is not real...

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Old 04-02-2010, 10:25 PM   #34
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Here are those photos I promised!



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Old 04-05-2010, 12:09 AM   #35
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Hey Everyone,

I left over the weekend to hang with family and when I got back my Co2 had been depleted and the tank developed a mix of hair algae because of it. Looking for tips to running a more stable system? It seems like my tank goes from 800 psi to 600 psi in about 2 weeks and then gone in a day or two. Anyone know the best time to swap tanks? I am looking at buying larger ones right now. I am just running 20 oz paintball tanks with the red sea regulator.

Hope all is well and I will update again later this week hopefully.

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Old 04-10-2010, 12:08 AM   #36
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I did a good cleaning today that ended in a lot more pearling that I have ever seen before. Do water changes often trigger pearling for others?

Not much else new but some pretty decent growth and some major algae abatement. I will try and take another picture with less glare after the sun sets. As I am watching my tank the pearling on my babytears just ripped it out of the substrate lol.

I gotta fix this....

OH lord... why! щ(゚Д゚щ)
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:35 AM   #37
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Great looking tank so this is where James Cameron got the idea for Avatar .
I run a 20oz co2 tank on my 24g aquapod last around two months just got a new 24oz for $25 at Walmart should last 3 months I hope. What bps are you running?
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:32 AM   #38
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Great looking tank so this is where James Cameron got the idea for Avatar .
I run a 20oz co2 tank on my 24g aquapod last around two months just got a new 24oz for $25 at Walmart should last 3 months I hope. What bps are you running?
Hehe.. I might have to take some more "Avatar" style photos of my tank

I think I have an airleak in my bubble counter ( tubing is not sealing as well as it could ) I might put some liquid electrical tape on the junctions and see if that helps any. Or just run a new line.

Here is my tank as it stands right now...

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Old 04-16-2010, 01:47 AM   #39
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Hey Everyone,

I cleared out a good portion of the infected rotala. I think my tank has been a lot more stable this last week and everything is finally growing enough roots to thrive. I dig the new red plant in the middle and cant wait for it to grow in. 3 female Cherry Reds are berried as well. I might add a few more cardinal tetras to balance the schools.

Here is what we are looking at today.

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Old 04-16-2010, 01:56 AM   #40
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The plants in your tank are growing so nicely!! Looks good. Where abouts in MN are ya? I don't see too too many people from MN on here.
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:18 PM   #41
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The plants in your tank are growing so nicely!! Looks good. Where abouts in MN are ya? I don't see too too many people from MN on here.
I grew up in the twin cities and am currently living down south near Winona MN. The bluffs convinced me to stick around for a while. Thanks for the comment. If you ever have plants to share we should set up an exchange. I expect that in another month or two I will have a lot of waste because it has filled out so well. Still sculpting...
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:11 PM   #42
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tank looks tight, photos are ill too...
are you editing in photoshop?
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:41 PM   #43
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The only changes I make in photoshop are minor white balance adjustments and some sensor dust removal. In that last frame I darkened things a bit around the outside to make a clearer black frame.

I enjoy taking photos and have a decent equipment set. That last photo was lit with 2 little strobes ( like studio lighting ). You dont need it to take good photos of an aquarium though. I wanted to go for the "sunspot" look with the brighter lighting in a pool on the pellia and on the tips of the crypts. Still a work in progress. Both the tank and the photos

Thanks for the compliments

Since I switched to the strobe setup I have been getting clearer images like these below. Also I included a shot of my setup.







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Old 04-16-2010, 05:19 PM   #44
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im more impressed by your makers mark collection than your tank... sorry

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Old 04-18-2010, 02:32 PM   #45
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Haha.. First time I had Makers Mark was on an Amtrak ride back from Montana in the winter time. I think we got stuck or stalled out 3 times on the trip after already being delayed 12 hours getting to our station to start. The longest train ride I could ever care to be on. I don't remember the total hour count but I can thank Makers Mark for a much smoother ride...
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