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Old 02-25-2013, 09:04 PM   #151
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:54 AM   #152
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Not much happening. Got my light in and having a little growth. As you can see, most of the plugs melted so I trimmed them off. Most all the green is new growth.





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Old 03-22-2013, 05:09 AM   #153
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Got these in the mail today. I ordered two inflows so I can pull one set of lily pipes off and just throw the other set on. Then I can clean them whenever I want. Now I need to order some aquaticmagic outflows. I also am posting an updated picture of the growth. Another 2-3 weeks and I am filling the tank.

I'm going to try do run this with only metricide. My birthday is coming up, so I've been thinking about buying the GLA Primo system with a 5 gallon tank. Hmm, what to do...


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Old 03-22-2013, 01:59 PM   #154
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Nice start! Why the expensive outflows and the cheap inflows?
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:08 PM   #155
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Sweet start!

Loving the DBP and the beamsworks light wink wink lol.

How many gallons is your mini M?
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:31 PM   #156
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Haha, the Mini M is 5.5 gallons. I'm going to start on the Deep Blue here soon also.


I want to use the aquaticmagic outlfow because of the angle of the pipe. I need a 9mm outflow with my eheim 2213. I'm not a big fan of the gush, the do aqua has a bad angle on it. The ada one is nice, but I want to buy 2 and i'm not spending that kind of money on glass. The Aquaticmagic has a nice upward angle to it. It should fit my tubing and put out good flow direction.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:05 AM   #157
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Finally filled the Mini M today. Retied the light and raised the bar a bit. It's nice to have the tank back on flat ground. I'm not sure what I'm going to do for the outflow, so I put the stock eheim one on that I painted black. I'm thinking about buying the ada 10mm regular lily outflow.

I added 1 squirt of the pferts and .25 ml of metricide. Will be filling up the deep blue tank soon.

















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Old 04-07-2013, 05:16 AM   #158
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Nice start! I'm diggin' it.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #159
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Very nice start! What made you pick Metricide over Excel? Will this tank have CO2 eventually?
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i love the simplicity. i often wish i had the discipline to maintain a tank like that, but i always cave to my collectoritis and start adding multiple bushes of stems.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:56 AM   #161
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Thanks everyone. I chose metricide because it's cheaper than excel. Same thing, just more of it.

I need some advice about an outlfow. Im thinking one of these two, leaning towards the first:

http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=409

http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=342

Any suggestions or experience with these? I wish I could find some decent 10mm outflows that were not as much money. I don't mind dropping the cash if need be.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:47 AM   #162
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Thought about this new one?

http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=765

Looks like fun to try out.

Nice scape btw, growing DHG w/o CO2? Is that Belem?
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Yes, its belem. Trying to grow it, we will see wether it works or not.

I saw the spin lily pipe. I don't understand what the point of stopping the flow. Isn't that what staghorn algae is from? Why would you want to restrict the flow?

I really just don't understand the point behind the pipe. Maybe you or someone can fill me in.
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Yes, its belem. Trying to grow it, we will see wether it works or not.

I saw the spin lily pipe. I don't understand what the point of stopping the flow. Isn't that what staghorn algae is from? Why would you want to restrict the flow?

I really just don't understand the point behind the pipe. Maybe you or someone can fill me in.
Larger filter use in smaller tanks without annihilating the layout. They're nifty little contraptions. The flow still gets around.

I honestly didn't even know there was an ADA 10mm outflow. Interesting.......................

If you felt like cheaping out, you could just get an AquaticMagic outflow. It's not ADA, but meh. It's a lily pipe.
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I was going to buy the aquaticmagic but it's a 9mm. I need a 10mm, I don't want to mess around with hose clamps.

If you wanted to run a bigger filter, why not use a lily pipe and turn down the flow? I still don't see the need for the spin.
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