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Old 06-25-2010, 05:03 AM   #46
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The flow on the opposite side is minimal. Ive got the AC50 on its lowest setting...Im sure I could turn it up and get some more movement but Ive got a Hagen Elite mini filter on the opposite side for co2, and that helps send the water on the right back to the left.

Without the mini, I think it would be alright if I put the flowrate on the AC50 up.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:38 AM   #47
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I see. Thanks for the quick response. I'm definitely interested in a tank with these dimensions.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:27 AM   #48
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Welp about a week ago, I finally decided to step up the war on BBA and add TWO capfull's of Excel to the tank...

And wow. You dont realize how much BBA there is until its all bright pink. 5 days later, its completely gone. Gone gone. Beautiful product. This hobby is so much more enjoyable when things look clean
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:05 AM   #49
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Welp about a week ago, I finally decided to step up the war on BBA and add TWO capfull's of Excel to the tank...

And wow. You dont realize how much BBA there is until its all bright pink. 5 days later, its completely gone. Gone gone. Beautiful product. This hobby is so much more enjoyable when things look clean
Two capfulls a day?
Congrats on killing the bba
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:52 AM   #50
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No...i threw 2 capfulls in there at once and it killed it...Before that I was just using 1 to try to kill it... and it just laughed in my face. Figured Id throw up some photos of the tank tonite. Ive stopped fertilizing it the past two weeks only because the blyxa is beginning to take over. Was interested to see if the BBA would pop back without the ferts but not a sign of BBA.

There is, however, still crap all over my rocks...I thought it was BBA, but its not...just some kind of surface crud. Im thinking about taking them out and boiling them until they're back to their original grey color.

I also tried to add those borders on the photos like all the cool photographers on here do











Now, Ive been thinking what am I going to do with all of this blyxa that Im going to hack out? I had a gift certificate to a LFS...this was before the dollar a gallon sale... Went and picked up a 5.5 and de-rimmed it. Im planning on doing it as a shrimp tank and putting some blyxa in there.

Before I go filling it up im trying to decide where I should put it...Should i put it in the back right corner, the front right corner or right in the middle like it is now. Not sure what looks more pleasing to my eye. I feel like putting it right in the middle of the top would look awkward?





Take care guys!

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Old 07-28-2010, 08:13 AM   #51
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Great Stuff! You have done an excellent job! I really want to copy your 12 gal setup. I am trying to order Blyxa right now and HC, your HC is turning out really nice. Keep up the good work!

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Old 07-28-2010, 03:35 PM   #52
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wow, your blyxa grows soooo fast. Look very healthy, look like they have a healthy diet plan =)
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:23 AM   #53
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What do you have the vertical portion of the conduit attached to to secure it? I have all the bits to make this same setup at home, but I am unsure how to make it secure so it won't topple over something I didn't take into account when piecing this together tonight at Home Depot.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:45 AM   #54
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Hey, ive got it set up so the vertical pieces are held to the back of my dresser with a few of these badboys..



Screwed into the back of the dresser, the pipe runs thru it and voila. I think they're a few cents at home depot. Goodluck
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:29 PM   #55
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Well I suppose its about time for an update on this journey. Ive been pretty pleased with it, aside from me getting lazy with DIY co2 and my HC dying back...I didnt realize how much I had lost until I looked at my last update on this thread.

2 weeks ago I set up the DIY paintball co2 system (Jaggedfury is the man) and my HC has definitely rebounded since then. I love it. Love love that damn paintball tank. I smile every time I look at it. I also took out quite a few Blyxa on the left and right side to sell...which ended up getting lost in the mail.

And today, I decided it was finally time for what i've been dreading for a while....clean those cruddy rocks up, but I gave it a go. Boiled and scrubbed. Dont know why the pictures came out kindof dark, but thats that.

First, before cleaning...



Aaaaand after...








And my favorite thing about this tank...the paintball co2. I love DIY.





I appreciate all the help you guys give in these forums. Take care guys.

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Old 10-15-2010, 06:44 PM   #56
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Wow that is beautiful! I love this little tank, is that the MA-730? I've been thinking about getting it and making a divided tank for my halfmoon bettas. Now that I see this, I really want it!
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Old 10-16-2010, 03:11 AM   #57
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Hey...I'm not sure what the ma-730 is, but if it means the mr.aqua 12 gallon then yes, it is.

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Old 10-16-2010, 03:26 AM   #58
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The tank looks great. I love the way your blyxa looks. The rocks realy stand out after you cleanded them. I am realy bumed about the blyxa geting lost as well. You have realy nice plants.
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:30 PM   #59
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Haha yea that's just what I needed to help boost my confidence on shipping plants... I think I'm retiring from that.
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:16 PM   #60
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Lol....
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