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Old 05-30-2010, 04:42 PM   #1
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Well I wrote a big thing about my tank with pics and videos but I'm new so it deleted it. Thanks for deleting my first post, it only took a half hour to write it.

I have a tank, and its nice looking. It has stuff in it. When the forum lets me post, I'll post it again, maybe.
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:54 PM   #2
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Oh, man. That's frustrating. Sorry dude.
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:14 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear that. That really sucks. I will be watching for updates.
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for the support. I think I still need like 3 more posts before the system lets me post pics and linked materials.

For the sake of fun, I'll list the tank parameters:

Hardware:
16 g Bowfront Tank
100W Stealth Heater
Eheim Liberty HOB Filter
Seachem Fluorite substrate
Tropica Master Grow Fertz.
65W 6500k PC Light, Coralife
Spray-Painted Black Back
Eheim Auto-Feeder
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Livestock:
Anubias nana x 2
Java Fern x1
Pineapple Swords, 2F/1M
German Blue Rams 1M/1F
Cardinal Tetra's x 13
Schwartzi Cory x 2
Gold Ansicstrus Pleco x 1
Cherry Shrimp x 3
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:24 PM   #5
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Ok lets try this again....here is the tank a few weeks ago, before I changed substrate to fluorite, which I did last week. It looks just like this still though basically:



And a video....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPYc1gYvd9A

So there ya go...this tank is basically an experiment; I've been into reefs for about 15 years, and I'm a marine biologist. I just started my own custom aquarium/maintenance company so I need to get this whole planted tank/nature aqarium thing straightened out so I can offer it to my cleints!! To that end, I've just purchased a 10lb CO2 tank, regs/solenoid/bublecntr/needle valve/co2 reactor, and I'm going to grab today: hemianthus c., blyxa japonica, dwarf hair grass, l. aromatica and taiwan moss.

PS, the sponge filter in the back was used to cycle the tank, and has since been removed.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:52 PM   #6
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The tank looks like it off to a good start. Love the driftwood.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:48 AM   #7
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nice, i like the rams
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:43 PM   #8
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Thanks! I'll get more shots of the tank when the HC becomes established...right now it looks like a hot mess...
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:39 AM   #9
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Default Avec le CO2!

Well here is a tank update a few weeks after CO2 introduction. Pretty sure the HC didnt make it this round; it was infested with algae when i got it, now its mostly just algae.



I introduced some malaysian trumped snails. I also tried a sort of zebra striped snail, but it chewed holes in my crypts so i removed it!
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:09 AM   #10
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Couple days later, the limnophilia is really starting to look great IMO...like ...very dr. seuss lol

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Old 06-28-2010, 12:26 AM   #11
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Things are progressing. There is some BBA, but not a terrible amount. I'm anxiously awaiting my drop checker(s) to arrive in the mail so that I can start to gauge how much CO2 is actually in the water. If I were to wager a guess, I'd say 'not enough' lol.
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The way this is growing in is looking awesome! Keep up the good work!
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:58 AM   #13
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Little overstocked IMO but it's looking good otherwise.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:06 PM   #14
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thanks
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:16 PM   #15
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I really like it!

And I love the Dr Seuss reference- totally fits!
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