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Old 02-07-2005, 08:43 PM   #16
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BUMP.

update pic of how the tank is doing...



trimmed a couple leaves off the swords in the back. everything else is doing great.
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:23 PM   #17
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what kind and amount of lighting do those things have?
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:39 PM   #18
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i agree, it looks great. Some of the leaves are turning a bit yellow though, are you dosing enough iron?
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:42 PM   #19
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Just an FYI... The Regent 5 (also made by Marineland) at Walmart uses the same filter cartridges as the Eclipse 6. The Regent 5 filter cartridges "might" be cheaper that the Eclipse. I still like the sponge idea, tho. I am going to try it with mine.
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:42 PM   #20
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what kind and amount of lighting do those things have?
I think it's a 8-9 watt flourescent bulb. Just enought for some decent low light plants.


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i agree, it looks great. Some of the leaves are turning a bit yellow though, are you dosing enough iron?
Ha, the yellow in the pic is actually a reflection of my arm in the tank. NO its not a butt! (Arm pit = seexxay)

No worries, all the leaves are nice and green.





I only dose:

Flora Pride once a week.

I recently started with a little bit of flourish and flourish excel once a week also.


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Just an FYI... The Regent 5 (also made by Marineland) at Walmart uses the same filter cartridges as the Eclipse 6. The Regent 5 filter cartridges "might" be cheaper that the Eclipse. I still like the sponge idea, tho. I am going to try it with mine.
I remember reading that somewhere. Only problem is i know of no local Walmart's in my area. But now i don't have to worry about ever spending money on replacement cartriges. I can also stuff the empty cartrige with filter floss under the sponge for additional water polishing.

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The filter sponge fits perfect from side to side, but comes up a little short front to back. Don't get worried, it you strap the sponge onto the old filter cartrige the sponge filts perfectly over the frame preventing any water bypass.
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Old 02-10-2005, 08:17 AM   #21
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Update. Just added 3 pygmy cories! I've been looking for these quys forever. THey are so tiny and cute.

put three in the tank and am planning on another 2-3 in a week or two.

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zoomed out a bit so you can get a feel to how small they are (still in the bottom right corner of tank....


Hanging out...


Better shot of the entire tank without the reflection of my arm.


Any comments appreciated.
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Old 02-22-2005, 09:07 PM   #22
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looks great! have you added those new pygmy coreys yet? update!
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Old 02-22-2005, 09:33 PM   #23
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looks great! have you added those new pygmy coreys yet? update!

Nope, not yet. Maybe later this week i'll go pic some more up.

I'll update with a pic when the foreground fills in a little better.
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looks really great. Do you have good CO2 levels? that should speed up the tennelus.
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Old 02-22-2005, 10:18 PM   #25
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I'm impressed! I wouldn't think such good growth would be possible with such low light.
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Old 02-22-2005, 11:50 PM   #26
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Its doing great, very clean looking and I love the betta... he must look like a ghost whisping through them swords !

Nice Lookin' Tank
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Old 02-23-2005, 01:27 AM   #27
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looks really great. Do you have good CO2 levels? that should speed up the tennelus.
I really don't know what the co2 levels in this tank would be. This is my lowtechjustfeedthefishandchangethewateronceaweek tank.

I just dose with some watered down liquid ferts 1-2 times a week. I haven't touched the plants for at least 2 months (except to trim off 3-4 sword leaves). Low to no maintenance, I love it!
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Old 02-23-2005, 09:08 AM   #28
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I would love to get some of those pygmy cories for my ten gallon. They seem very hard to find tho. There is only about 2 places in the whole Sac area that have healthy fish for sale and one of the places said he won't stock the pygmys because most of them die during the acclimation from the shipment. Seems like you have had good luck with yours which gives me hope.
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Old 02-23-2005, 07:06 PM   #29
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Well the LFS i got them from is a pretty unique place (Ocean Aquarium in S.F. to those that know the place). He quarantines all his fish for one week before he puts them for sale. A lot of his fish are actually breeding in his tanks. The fish there are usually a bit pricey but the health of the fish is a '10' for most if not all the tanks.

I think the trio of pygmy's i purchased from them might of actually been hatched in one of his tanks, he had a huge swarm of them.

Good luck in your search for pygmy's!
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Old 03-23-2005, 11:31 PM   #30
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Thanks for the pix and the inspiration--what a lovely small tank!

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