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Old 05-22-2010, 03:09 AM   #46
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Excellent!
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:09 AM   #47
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I like that piece of wood! It reminds me of a bridge over a river.

I noticed that your light is sitting on a depression above the tank. Is this a glass cover that came with the tank?
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:38 AM   #48
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Nope, there's no top. The mounting legs are actually just little metal extensions that come out horizontally. It makes the light sit really low. You can see the metal things if you look closely.

I've had that piece of wood for a year now and I could never figure out what to do with it. I considered covering it with moss, but I like the way it looks. It has some nice patterns on it :-)
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:45 AM   #49
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I've had that piece of wood for a year now and I could never figure out what to do with it. I considered covering it with moss, but I like the way it looks. It has some nice patterns on it :-)
I actually think it would look good with some Weeping Moss weeping over the sides
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:50 AM   #50
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I'll think about it

There's actually some weeping moss on the right side, except I'm still skeptical that that's what it is. I got it in the mail a couple of days ago, but it looks like any other moss to me. It better start weeping soon.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:10 PM   #51
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like that hardscape a lot. looks like a tropical island
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:10 PM   #52
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beautiful so far
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:41 PM   #53
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The water has cleared up all the way, so I took more pics. I added a bit more plants, but I'm still reeeeally unsure about the right side. I'm relatively happy with it, but I feel like there's something that's just not quite right about it. I haven't figured out what that thing is yet. I haven't finished planting the right side, either, because I don't know if i'll move any of the rocks or not. The rotala 'goias' is looking pretty ugly right now, but that's because it hasn't grown in yet. It's a beautiful plant and if it turns out the way I imagine it, it's going to look great.

Also, I just set up my new regulator today!! It has a special type of manifold (don't remember what it was called), but there's a needle valve and bubble counter right next to this tank. The regulator and CO2 cylinder is at the other side of the room. I haven't received my diffuser yet, so I'm using an airstone right under the filter intake.

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As always, I love reading your comments. Also, if you have any specific suggestions or pieces of advice, please speak up! Even if I don't take your suggestion, I will really appreciate it. Thanks!!
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:08 AM   #54
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Beautiful job Lara.
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Thanks! and thanks for the awesome stones!! They're exactly what I needed
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:20 PM   #56
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any updates Laura? more pictures please
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:36 PM   #57
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Yes, I will have some new pics up in a few days! I had a terrible BBA and other algae outbreak, but I cranked up the CO2 and it's almost gone now! The HC is spreading nicely, but there are some things that aren't working that I will change. I'll post pics and then discuss what I like and don't like. Keep an eye out for the pics!
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:20 PM   #58
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is your HC growing ok in your sand?
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:45 PM   #59
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Perfectly! All my tanks except for one are sand only, and my plants grow very, very well. Check out "Valse" and you will see my most densely planted tank. I don't use root tabs, either. I did for awhile but eventually stopped. I didn't notice any difference in growth or quality of the plants.
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Old 07-04-2010, 03:52 PM   #60
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how do you feel about the 2213 in this tank? too much flow, not enough, just right? Im ordering one of these tanks and a 50 gallon tank right now and curious about filtration for the 12 gallon since it is so long but not much height.
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