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Old 10-07-2011, 07:39 PM   #31
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I am staining some wood tonight! Cutting brackets, polishing said brackets, and making some damn progress on my stand!
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:21 AM   #32
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so got all the wood sanded and painted!!! thank God it turned out as awesome as I hoped... Now to let it dry over night and start with the clear coat tomorrow! so stoked! but on a sad note... now I have to cut all the brackets and polish them while I am waiting for clear to dry... ugh seems like it will never end. Forward progress Bryan forward progress <-- that's my battle cry hahaha.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:22 AM   #33
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Not much to update on... my stand is nearing completion but not very photo-worthy. Bryan is still polishing and sanding and staining and clearing. He is my neighbor and I have not really talked to him in 2 days since I can't hear over the constant 33gal compressor running the polishing and sanding.

Waiting on the 2217's, the tanks themselves, substrate......
...side note: we are playing with the caribsea flora-max...anyone have any exp with this.....


Will update as we make some significant progress.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:48 AM   #34
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My stand is standing!!! and it is more beautiful then I imagined!!! soo freaking awesome!! Eric's stand is looking amazing as well!! cant wait to see them both complete!
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:05 AM   #35
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Subscribed. This is going to be sick!
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:58 AM   #36
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This post is useless without pictures! I'll Help you out:



and my 3.5 I built for fun this weekend:
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Not much to show for Bryan's stand since he spent 6 hours sanding. But the wood looks really nice. I went the opposite route and got my stand about 80% complete. It weighs about 2 tons. Solid 4x4's.



However the Santa's Brown Sleigh pulled up and dropped off a few goodies.... THE PLANTACULAR has arrived.




and Bryan's Dual stage reg showed up as well..... wait till we shine it up!


and the leftover pile is getting huge!
Beautiful tanks, plants, just all around going to be a great setup. Looking forward to many great outcomes. Congrats you two!
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:48 PM   #37
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Beautiful tanks, plants, just all around going to be a great setup. Looking forward to many great outcomes. Congrats you two!
Thanks!!!
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:34 AM   #38
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Just bought jojo out of aqua soil
I'll get more when his next shipment comes in.
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:13 AM   #39
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awesome!!! cant wait to get out of here only another 15 minutes!
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:40 AM   #40
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something fun I found on another forum... thanks NIKO.

The Ammonia in the Amazonia is there for a purpose. Most people that try to fight it as if it's something bad have bought a product that they do not how to use. Basically fighting what the Amazonia is supposed to do. Pushing the gas and the brake at the same time, ahah. Please understand that and do not think the Ammonia is something that Amazonia releases just because or because the Japanese are making a flaky product. But you do need frequent water changes in the beginning, here's why:

The purpose of the Ammonia is to provide the easiest to absorb food for the plants' ROOTS. But you do NOT want the Ammonia in the water (and no P, N, K, Fe/Traces either). That's the reason for the water changes. Amazonia is designed to help you from day 1 by providing everything the plants' roots need. It holds the food down there too. But some of it leeches into the water anyway so you have to change water more often in the beginning. Please understand that in the ADA planted tank system the water is meant to be kept clean. The liquid fertilizers (N, K, Fe/Traces, and P from fish waste) are added to the water but they are meant to be sucked up by the Amazonia and used through the roots. All Japanese tanks test at zero for all fertilizers. That way algae has nothing to eat, ever. That is VERY different from what most US folk normally do - dump fertilizers in the water, use useless substrates, andmaintain ungodly concentrations of ferts in the water and wonder why eventually issues arise. The way we keep things looking good is through a lot of work on the tank instead of setting up things properly and letting the tank do its thing. Both the EI and PPS so called "methods" work like that.

It's a rocket science, haha. What you just read is information that you cannot find so clearly written anywhere in English. That's why in the US we have at least 2 big planted tank forums with active "Algae" sub-forums.

Best thing to do for your new tank - get the dirty water from squeezing the filter sponges in a container. Dump this dark, dirty water in the tank. It will make it completely "muddy" for 1-2 days. in a few hours the mulm will settle over everything and you will think that was the worst thing you ever did to your tank. But if you wait 1 to 2 days then literally overnight the tank will be both pristinely clean and completely cycled. It helps to aearate the tank during these 1-2 days too. The idea is that you are dumping a lot of different organisms in the new tank. They normally develop by themselves over time but that way you are introducing them right away and it works beautifully.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:38 AM   #41
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Update:
My stand only needs clear coat and its ready to go:

There will be a bottom and another side when complete.

Bryfox's Stand...only needs a top:

The picture doesn't do it justice.. Low light f/1.2 @1600iso, best I could to.

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Bryfox hard at work:
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:43 AM   #42
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My 3.5g is rocking:
Oct 03:


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Old 10-12-2011, 05:51 AM   #43
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very nice, those plants are growing fast!

do you have another view of the stand?
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:52 AM   #44
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Bryfox: the exposed brackets on your stand look sick. Very unique, any way you can give them a aged look or is that your plan.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:24 AM   #45
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very nice, those plants are growing fast!

do you have another view of the stand?
Which one?
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