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Old 07-12-2011, 12:15 AM   #16
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Back in town and the bba situation seems to be improving. I'm gonna go at least a month before the next gravel vac. and I'm gonna keep the photo-period at 8 hours and see how things progress.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:59 PM   #17
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Nice tank and stand.
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:01 AM   #18
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room divider planted tank? jealous!!

how do those two (gorgeous) angels get on with the ram? I'm considering trying something similar (though I'd prefer GBR to bolivians) but I'm not looking for aggression.
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:52 AM   #19
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nice stand. Did you find a guide to build a stand or you just piece it all together as you were building it?
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:10 PM   #20
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room divider planted tank? jealous!!

how do those two (gorgeous) angels get on with the ram? I'm considering trying something similar (though I'd prefer GBR to bolivians) but I'm not looking for aggression.
The ram keeps the angels above the main plant level towards the top of the tank. At feedings he will fend off both angels for algae and shrimp wafers.
The Koi angel I have noticed is starting to fight back some trying to keep the ram down towards the bottom of the tank. The angels are still fairly young so we will see how things go as the get older.

I have a youtube video of them interacting I will post it or a link tonight.

In my experience GBRs are way more sensitive to stress than Bolivians and more aggressive.

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nice stand. Did you find a guide to build a stand or you just piece it all together as you were building it?
I looked at threads in the DIY section about tank stands. I drew up a plan for my design based on what I thought would work and what I wanted. I consulted my father who is an engineer and asked him if he thought my design would work, he agreed it would be fine. Then I built it.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:10 PM   #21
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Youtube Videos of the tank. Check'm out.
http://youtu.be/30pXfYm_KwU

http://youtu.be/gnFak--Ggi8
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:43 AM   #22
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Pictures with the wife's camera make me realize how much I need to clean the glass, but I'm gonna share these anyway.

Nice thing about this camera is its shutter speed is fast enough to get clear shots of the faster moving fish. I'll try to get some macros and close up later this week after I do a little tank maintenance.


Oh I forgot to mention the peliniam or whatever that ivy plant is, is doing really well I have 3 cuttings in this tank and one in my 40 and all are putting out new roots. YAY!
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Looking good! Is that a pathos vine or something like that growing out of the top?
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:39 PM   #24
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Looking good! Is that a pathos vine or something like that growing out of the top?
no idea what it is called. but yeh growing out the top. I got cuttings from my a plant at my work and stuck in the cut ends in the tank and they sprouted roots.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:51 PM   #25
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no idea what it is called. but yeh growing out the top. I got cuttings from my a plant at my work and stuck in the cut ends in the tank and they sprouted roots.
Yeah I can't think of the name of it, but I believe it's called pathos or something similar. My friend has some in his kitchen that has grown so much that he his wife tacked to the walls and stuff. It's actually kind of neat to see a vine like that on the walls and ceiling inside a house.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:06 PM   #26
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Yeah I can't think of the name of it, but I believe it's called pathos or something similar. My friend has some in his kitchen that has grown so much that he his wife tacked to the walls and stuff. It's actually kind of neat to see a vine like that on the walls and ceiling inside a house.

Yup from what I was told the stuff is pretty hard to kill as well.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:15 PM   #27
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Nice looking tank. Are you planning to put a background on it? I think that would definitely give it a better appearance.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:05 PM   #28
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Nice looking tank. Are you planning to put a background on it? I think that would definitely give it a better appearance.
No background as it is viewable from two sides and acts as a room divider.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:35 AM   #29
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Wasn't expecting to update again so soon but I came home from work today to find the angelfish acting suspiciously. Watch things for a moment and discovered they were guarding eggs on the back of one of the ivy leave!

I think this is the male

I believe this is the female


I'm excited to see what happens, don't have experience with spawning fish, eggs, fry etc so I'm also nervous.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:37 AM   #30
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A few random shots as well
In this shot you can see the outline of the eggs through the leaf and the angels guarding them.



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