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Old 01-01-2012, 08:38 PM   #16
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I'm trying to decide whether i should cover the driftwood in moss or not... it has a REALLY nice dark color when under water. Thoughts?
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:39 PM   #17
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I'm trying to decide whether i should cover the driftwood in moss or not... it has a REALLY nice dark color when under water. Thoughts?
I think some Fissidens on parts would look nice. Slow growing, so it won't take over the wood. That way you can have a fair amount still showing.
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Congratulations! That is going to be a lovely, super-cool set-up!
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I love the look of bare branch wood underwater. It is very pretty. I'd say don't cover it. Looking forward to what you do with this set up.
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i like the wood how it is. but maybe a little fissidens. i would leave most of it uncovered though!
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The ADA branch wood looks great underwater bare. It is what I've had in my mini m in the past. I would probably cover the thicker parts of it with moss though.

I'm considering removing those rocks again and placing the wood back in growing just MP and a few anubias nanas in my tank.

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What kind of stand is that? Homemade? Rough dimentions?
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:18 AM   #23
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What kind of stand is that? Homemade? Rough dimentions?
I got it from my LFS. If i remember correctly Aqueon custom builds these stands for them.
Dimensions are 24" long, 12" wide, 36" high. Perfect for an ADA 60-P (i actually have the exact same stand for mine ).
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:31 AM   #24
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I filled this tank a few days ago. Right now there's just some HC, Bacopa monnieri, and Rotala colorata. Haven't been too impressed with the Eheim 2211's flow; i probably should have gotten a 2213 instead. Oh well, it should be alright.
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I think the 2211 will get the job done. Some of us (*cough* me *cough*) overdo it on flow way too often and just get used to monster current.

Give us new pictures! Because the tank looks awesome so far.
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Got the filter today. MAN the stand looks empty! I practically have room for a second mini-M down there!

Final scape:









what are the dimensions on that tank? What is the Mini-m I am a newbie. Looking at doing a 18inch rimless and need lighting and filtering advice.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #28
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Update time!

The CO2 seems to be working well and the diffuser puts out a super fine mist. So far i've been very pleased with this little disposable cartridge kit.
The tank has been filled for almost a week now and so far so good. I added some HC, Bacopa monnieri, and Rotala 'colorata'. There's still a few more plants that i want to add, but i forgot to pick them up at work yesterday. I'm trying to keep the scape simple yet interesting. The more i look at the scape the less inclined i am to add any moss at all to the driftwood, though i'd still like to hear your thoughts and opinions.





ANNNNNNNND, today i ordered 6 Centromochlus reticulatus from a seller in Montreal, Canada! They will be arriving in the US (Denver) on Wednesday and will be at my door on Thursday. I've been looking for this fish for a long time and i'm happy that i'll finally be getting some. He thought he didn't have any left in stock when i e-mailed him about a week ago but then was going through his tank and he found 6 of them hiding.
I haven't decided whether they'll be going in the 60-P or mini-M yet. I'm thinking the Mini-M since they get no more than 1.1", but 6 might be a few too many for the tank. We'll see. When they arrive i'll probably put them in a breeder box in the 90G to acclimate since i'm not sure if the mini-M is completely cycled yet.

Here's a pic of what Centromochlus reticulatus look like. The ones that i'll be getting are juveniles, so they'll look a little different. Are they awesome or what!!

http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...&image_id=9505
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:59 PM   #29
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They're like golden honeycombs!! Everything looks like it will turn out pretty nice Phil.
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This looks wonderful! Can't wait til it grows in.

I think you picked some really bright and colorful plants that are going to explode quite soon. Will look even more beautiful.
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