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Old 07-02-2011, 01:27 AM   #1
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ADVENTURE!! 29g rimless High-Tech


Flora
Rotala sp. "Green"
Rotala sp. "Colorata"
Rotala sp. "Macranda"
Rotala sp. "Singapore"
Limnophila Aromatica
Ludwigia Repens x Arcuata
Hemianthus callitrichoides

Fauna
Cardinal tetra x 4
Harlequin Rasbora x 7
Oto x 3
6/13/2012

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Old 07-21-2011, 04:11 PM   #3
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Here we go. Pictures suck because I left my camera while I was on vacation. Using a cruddy 10 year old camera that I found in the attic.

*Please excuse the right side of the tank, still need more sand.)




EDIT: So Picnik does make them look better...

EDIT x2: The wood's not supposed to be a focal point as much as it is, an accent sticking out from the plants.

EDIT x3: I am not using DIY co2, those are old and need to be thrown.

EDIT x4 (God I need to make up my mind xD)
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:29 PM   #4
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Always nice to see a 29 gallon!

I thought I'd give a little advice based on my own 29 gallon up to this point.

As far as a diffuser I would Highly recommend the atomizer from either Shrimp Lab or GLA. I switched from my glass diffuser and it works so much better and costs alot less. Shrimp Lab is quite a bit cheaper than GLA, and they offer cheap shipping and sell brass check valves for ~ $3 and glass drop checkers for $4 so you can really stock up on co2 supplies for cheap and get it all on one shipping charge!

As I'm sure you're aware, people on this site offer dry ferts for cheap, that how I got mine.

I'm not going to be alot of help on lighting. I actually saw your journal from my lighting thread haha. I wasn't impressed with my 48w 30" fixture mainly because of the spread and dark spots on the sides and corners I got because the bulbs are only 24" long. I ordered a 36" fixture that will overhand a bit, but it doesn't look bad at all IMO. Many think this will be too much light but I'm not convinced. I think coralife is the only brand making a true 30" fixture with bulbs that actually go the length of the fixture. you may look into that, although I ultimately decided against it because I couldn't find out if it had 1 single reflector or a "W" type reflector (which I wanted) that is still one solid piece but individually contoured like my aquatic life fixture.

Good luck! I'm excited to see this get up and running!
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:33 PM   #5
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supscribed. cant wait to see how this turns out.
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Always nice to see a 29 gallon!

I thought I'd give a little advice based on my own 29 gallon up to this point.

As far as a diffuser I would Highly recommend the atomizer from either Shrimp Lab or GLA. I switched from my glass diffuser and it works so much better and costs alot less. Shrimp Lab is quite a bit cheaper than GLA, and they offer cheap shipping and sell brass check valves for ~ $3 and glass drop checkers for $4 so you can really stock up on co2 supplies for cheap and get it all on one shipping charge!

As I'm sure you're aware, people on this site offer dry ferts for cheap, that how I got mine.

I'm not going to be alot of help on lighting. I actually saw your journal from my lighting thread haha. I wasn't impressed with my 48w 30" fixture mainly because of the spread and dark spots on the sides and corners I got because the bulbs are only 24" long. I ordered a 36" fixture that will overhand a bit, but it doesn't look bad at all IMO. Many think this will be too much light but I'm not convinced. I think coralife is the only brand making a true 30" fixture with bulbs that actually go the length of the fixture. you may look into that, although I ultimately decided against it because I couldn't find out if it had 1 single reflector or a "W" type reflector (which I wanted) that is still one solid piece but individually contoured like my aquatic life fixture.

Good luck! I'm excited to see this get up and running!
Thanks for the advice!

Oooh, but the glass ones are so cool-looking and the ones with the built in spiral bubble counters!
Atomic, got it.

Hm, I was thinking of the 30" Coralife fixture, atleast, that's what I wanted.

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supscribed. cant wait to see how this turns out.
Me too...
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if your getting a glass diffuser, and want one that has a bubble counter built in, see if mordalphus has any!
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His were the one's I was talking abOut.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:06 PM   #10
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What?
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Nvm Lol. I read it wrong


You can call me Bob
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:04 PM   #12
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Hey, where in WI are you?
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Got the other side done. EDIT (Sorry the pictures are so bad)
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:38 PM   #14
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I have the 30" Coralife with 2 18w T5NO on my 29g, but I also had to add a 30" T8 to get enough light.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:21 AM   #15
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Hmmm. Okay. Well I was planning on a AquaticLife (is that the new Coralife?) 30" 2 x 24w T5HO

http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...4&pcatid=22134
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