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Old 06-14-2010, 12:59 AM   #16
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It was a rainy, dreary day today so I figured I'd take a few random shots of the tank







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Old 06-14-2010, 01:02 AM   #17
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Blyxa galore! Looks great.

Those pictures you took with the Nikon D40 look amazing. I have a Nikon D3000, and i love it. They take great pictures.
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:14 AM   #18
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Awesome pictures! That first one is especially good. Love the colors.
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:59 AM   #19
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Blyxa galore! Looks great.

Those pictures you took with the Nikon D40 look amazing. I have a Nikon D3000, and i love it. They take great pictures.
Yeah they absolutely do!

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Awesome pictures! That first one is especially good. Love the colors.
Thanks so much! As you can see your blyxa was put to good use haha


I'm actually thinking of making some changes, I'm gonna' start a thread about it over in the aquascaping section...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/aq...me-decide.html

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Old 06-14-2010, 02:19 AM   #20
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nice tank.
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:23 AM   #21
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I would marry that Blyxa.
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:49 AM   #22
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nice tank.
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I would marry that Blyxa.
That literally made me laugh out loud
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:17 AM   #23
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Tank is looking great. Very nice pics.
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:27 AM   #24
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That picture is AMAZING. I wish I had the money to buy that camera
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:34 AM   #25
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Very nice tank and pictures. Keep the eye candy coming.
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:21 AM   #26
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Got my new shipment of HC in today...two 5"x5" mats worth. May be a little overboard but I figured more was better and I didn't want to wait too long for it to grow in. Planting in small clumps didnt work out too well for me the last time, so I figured Id just plant as I saw fit, that and I bought so much HC that I was running out of space to put everything anyways Pictures are nothing special, I just wanted a few quick snapshots...


If you look from far away and squint, it kind of looks grown in already!





The new HC is pearling already too, two hours after planting...





Random shot...

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Old 06-29-2010, 04:02 AM   #27
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Got a new desktop computer, a definite step up from my 5 year old laptop. I also now have a flat panel LCD screen....didnt realize how bright my pictures looked until now since the laptop screen was rather dim...

Anyways, I got my new Giesemann bulbs in....I went from the standard SlimPaq bulbs that came with the Nova Extreme Fixture (10k and Freshwater?) to the Giesemann Midday/Aquaflora combination...one of each bulb to be precise...

The new Giesemann bulbs look a little pinker, but thats to be expected as the Midday bulb is 6000K instead of the 10,000K Slimpaq bulb. I prefer the look of the Giesemann bulbs though, I love the warm feel they give the tank

Nearly all of the top layers of my blyxa is turning a yellowish green and moving away from the lush green color, more than likely due to the high light levels. I'm undecided on whether I like it or not

I also added a Koriala Nano powerhead to create some more flow...I was starting to get some staghorn algae but I've yet to see any more since installing the nano

I should really start dosing fertilizers soon. I just received a bottle of plain Flourish to get me started. I know it's expensive in the long run, I plan to move to dry ferts once I get that all figured out. I figured the Flourish would allow me to test the waters so to speak

Anyways, heres some more update pics...

The HC is definitely starting to spread...its sending out runners like crazy as seen in the next two pictures...Don't mind the plant weights, I'm using them to weigh down the HC while the roots get a firm grip on the substrate...





And just some general pictures...they're kind of ugly...forgot to unplug the co2 so there's microbubbles everywhere...













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Old 07-03-2010, 01:39 PM   #28
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looks great!!
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:41 PM   #29
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Nice work with the HC. I really like your tank.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:52 PM   #30
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pictures and the tank are both amazing! did you buy more Hc or did it bounce back?
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