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Old 09-14-2011, 04:34 AM   #31
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Scape looks nice, glad the tank finally arrived. That stand is simply amazing.
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:53 AM   #32
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I like the scape.

Different than normal but interesting.

Looking forward to seeing it with plants in it.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:57 PM   #33
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Sweeeeeet, nice fit with not an cm to spare and the tank looks great on the cabinet with the substrate matching the walnut, maybe ADA should change the name to walnut AS.

It definitely makes it look like one peice and there's no doubt they were made for each other, I really like it and can't wait to see more.
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:16 PM   #34
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so after running the filter for 12 hours it's still pretty cloudy, I tested Ammonia this morning and it's true that the amazonia puts off a ton of it... tonight when I get home I was planning on doing a 50% water change initially, then unfortunately I'm going out of town Thursday-Sunday so I won't be able to do another change until then, I figure I'll do 25% changes like every other day when I get back.

Does this sound like a decent plan?
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:17 AM   #35
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Here are some photos of my ammonia filled tank with the stem plants in.







I learned pretty quickly that putting a bushy plant directly in front of the intake is, the thing was totally clogged with debris. I'm still skimming a bunch of random floaties from the aquasoil off the surface.


also, here's a quick teaser from my "real" camera. these were handheld at f/1.4 so there's a little bit of shake from the long exposure... just wanted to get an idea of what I can pull off with the moonlights on. I'll put it on a tripod the next time I take shots like this so I can get some better depth of focus.

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Old 09-15-2011, 01:47 PM   #36
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It should be clear by now, time for pics and a water change!
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:26 PM   #37
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Lovely stand. Subscribed.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:38 PM   #38
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It should be clear by now, time for pics and a water change!
that third photo is actually after 24 hours running the filters and a 30% water change, was still surprisingly cloudy. It looks like this morning it's clearer though.



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Old 09-20-2011, 03:38 AM   #39
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I can't remember what the red pipe-cleaner looking guys are, I know the other two are red ludwigia and wisteria but the red ones in the middle have seen a noticeable amount of new growth over the weekend.

this is what the plants look like today, compare with the above photo from 4 days ago



I just started dosing pfertz micros and nitrogen today as well as flourish excel. My PH is still very low ~5 and my Ammonia levels are still very high >5.0mg/l. My nitrites seem to be low for now at .3mg/l

I've only done two 25% water changes since setting it up, wondering if I shouldn't be doing more.

A question for anyone that's familiar with amazonia (more like amoniazonia amirite?) can I expect my PH levels to raise back up a bit after things calm down or should I be trying to correct for it somehow?
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:02 AM   #40
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Nice start!
But your rock arrangement doesn't look natural, doesn't give any depth.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:05 AM   #41
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Nice start!
But your rock arrangement doesn't look natural, doesn't give any depth.
I'm hoping when I start planting mid-ground plants it will help with that, they'll be up on the banks under the driftwood while the foreground and center will be reserved for (likely) glosso.

This is my next project by the way, building a simple coffee table out of black walnut as well to sit in front of the couch the tank is at the end of.





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Old 09-20-2011, 05:42 AM   #42
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Awesome tank! W00t for being in the 60-P club! lol....
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:02 PM   #43
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Gorgeous piece of wood - I'm a bit jealous. Love the tank and stand - looking forward to see how everything grows in.
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:51 PM   #44
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So last week I cut some of my rotala in half and replanted them as well as planted some baby tears, last night I pulled my driftwood out to tie Christmas moss on it which ended up turning into a partial rescape where I had to replant most of the baby tears and decided to pull out my Wisteria on the left because it was looking really scraggly and I figured I have plenty of stem plants for now.

I tried to reposition things as best as possible but definitely lost some of the banks I'd built up with the substrate. I like that it opened up the left side a lot pulling out the Wisteria though, wasn't a big fan of it blocking the driftwood.





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Old 09-30-2011, 05:25 PM   #45
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Looking good, growing in nicely
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