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Old 04-20-2011, 07:12 PM   #16
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Wow looking good!!
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:22 PM   #17
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good job Noah. Maybe one of these day's i can see this tank in person.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:24 PM   #18
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Let the carpet fill in first ;p By the way the Manaus is doing pretty good, it has already put on a bit of height. I might try a clipping of it in this tank as well.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:43 PM   #19
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WHAT?!?!?!!?!? how dare you grow a plant that was in my tank better than I.......lol
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:47 PM   #20
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LOL I told you, hard plants seem to grow well for me, easy plants fall on their face.
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haha. yeah what i recently discovered about this plant is that 1 T5HO light is not enough light and i started getting some melting. But i boosted up my lights again today and they seem to be growing much better.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:56 PM   #22
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I have the 10,000k and the zoomed plant bulb, it seems to give just enough in the red and blue spectrum. And makes the green really POP

The flora is using a 6500k CFL (the stock light just did not cut it for what I wanted to do)

I might sell the stock light, I just do not see me using it on any of my tanks lol.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:33 PM   #23
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I like the Activ Flora, I use the reddish version of the same in my 6.6 bookshelf and everything thrives in it. My chief complaint is that if you disturb it, it makes a hella mess for a while then settles back all nice.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:52 PM   #24
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I have the red stuff in my 36 gal. I like it, but wish I went black with that one now too. It never gets cloudy for me. I like being able to find little chunks of iron in it lol.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:23 AM   #25
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Quick update. Diatoms EVERYWHERE!!! there must be a crap ton of silicate in the background or tank equipment lol. The foam background is pretty covered in diatoms. I added two Amano shrimp to help fight them, and provide some entertainment. I might add a couple more. I decided only Male Amano shrimp since they are smaller than the big Bertha females. The ones I got have a slightly bluish tint to them, quite different than the others in my 36 gal. that have a goldish tint.

They have been as happy as a fat kid in a candy buffet lol. bouncing from one place to another place eating what they could grab.

I did have one bit of bad news though, Jelly the Dario passed away. Somehow he managed to get stuck between the glass and the filter, and could not get out all night. I do plan on getting another in the near future though.

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Crenata slowly starting to fill in



Munchin on the Diatoms on the C. Parva



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looking good. I didn't see the manaus so i'm assuming it's only in your 36 still?
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Did you get those Amano shrimp from Fish Den?

A previous batch that I got from there had a definite gold tint...those are in my 6gal. I just picked up a few about a week ago to add to the riparium...they had a very noticeable blue tint. At first I thought it was just something they ate? but they kept that color for at least a week. Pretty sure they escaped from my tank at some point over the weekend though...did a WC yesterday and didn't see a single one. Crazy if they escaped the riparium after a 16" climb above the water line.

Careful Noah, I think the blue ones can fly.
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Did you get those Amano shrimp from Fish Den?

A previous batch that I got from there had a definite gold tint...those are in my 6gal. I just picked up a few about a week ago to add to the riparium...they had a very noticeable blue tint. At first I thought it was just something they ate? but they kept that color for at least a week. Pretty sure they escaped from my tank at some point over the weekend though...did a WC yesterday and didn't see a single one. Crazy if they escaped the riparium after a 16" climb above the water line.

Careful Noah, I think the blue ones can fly.
I needed some amano shrimp. sooo i umm................ Their really happy in my tank....jk
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looking good. I didn't see the manaus so i'm assuming it's only in your 36 still?
The Manaus has all but melted it was doing good, then mush. There is still one tiny side shoot that is holding on, hopefully it will grow
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Did you get those Amano shrimp from Fish Den?

A previous batch that I got from there had a definite gold tint...those are in my 6gal. I just picked up a few about a week ago to add to the riparium...they had a very noticeable blue tint. At first I thought it was just something they ate? but they kept that color for at least a week. Pretty sure they escaped from my tank at some point over the weekend though...did a WC yesterday and didn't see a single one. Crazy if they escaped the riparium after a 16" climb above the water line.

Careful Noah, I think the blue ones can fly.
I got them from aqua imports. I have had amano escapees before lol, saw one scurrying across the glass lid on my 36 one night , came across the top, and back into the water on the other end
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