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Old 03-30-2012, 11:13 PM   #166
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Hows the light working for you?
I'm doing my emersed with my 12 gallon with 20" Oddysea 36W dual T5HO.
Trying to make a lush green lawn of HC. I was thinking of Coralife 36" dual T5NO fixture because of the sleek, thin look. But it seems they have a crappy reflector.

I just like thin, as thin as possible fixtures because the tank itself looks thin too.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:16 PM   #167
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I think the Coralife fixture would be fine because the tank is quite shallow.

Really enjoy this Marineland Double Bright. The shorter Marineland fixtures aren't as nice but this one has worked well for me. I really like it.
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:09 AM   #168
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TDS is up to 145. Part of that is from the water that remained in the tank and filter before the water change. If TDS hits 160 tomorrow, I'll do another massive water change or two to make sure I get all the junk out.

Having used this rock before, I have a good sense of where solids should sit. And it's one of the reasons I decided to use it. Also provides the perfect texture for algae and junk for shrimp to nom on.

It's my first time using Azoo Plant Grower Bed for Crystals so I'm hoping I have a good experience with it.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:18 AM   #169
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Really enjoy this Marineland Double Bright. The shorter Marineland fixtures aren't as nice but this one has worked well for me. I really like it.
I like the look of your light too, and with the recommendation I think I will try it.

Nice looking tank! I love the long sleek tanks.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:43 PM   #170
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TDS was 160 this morning. Another big water change and it looks like things are stabilizing just under 150. I think I've hit the sweet spot.

Also... I really had forgotten just how great Purigen is. The difference in water clarity is borderline obscene. I should wait to add it to every tank I start instead of doing so really early. Allows me to see the difference. Best $6 ever spent.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:22 PM   #171
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Added 20 adult PFRs and two juvies and four Anubias nana 'petite' I found in the back of my quarantine tank (yay).

Here's a full tank shot:



You can see that the Bacopa desperately needs a trim so it can continue bushing up.

Marsilea minuta is thickening. C. parva is doing its thing. E. parkeri are all flowering and growing in after losing some dead leaves. Dropped in some Ramshorns and three small Horned Nerites.

More of the Painted Fire Reds:









Really enjoy walking by the tank and seeing all kinds of red critters from above:



Now I just need to wait a week or two before ordering 5-10 CBS.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #172
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awesome nice pfrs! can't wait to see the cbs
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:02 PM   #173
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Thanks!

I'll be ready to add them soon enough. Just have to find the right seller first. And decide whether I want to add SS or SSS. Or even run of the mill CBS.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:25 PM   #174
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Looking nice, Jake!
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:27 PM   #175
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Thanks.

I'm going to give it 5-6 months before I pass judgment on whether or not I want a different scape. Figure it's best for me to be patient and allow the Bacopa to get bushy and the Marsilea to grow in thick.

Let's see if I have that kind of patience! Ha.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:50 AM   #176
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Added 20 adult PFRs and two juvies and four Anubias nana 'petite' I found in the back of my quarantine tank (yay).

Here's a full tank shot:



You can see that the Bacopa desperately needs a trim so it can continue bushing up.

Marsilea minuta is thickening. C. parva is doing its thing. E. parkeri are all flowering and growing in after losing some dead leaves. Dropped in some Ramshorns and three small Horned Nerites.

More of the Painted Fire Reds:









Really enjoy walking by the tank and seeing all kinds of red critters from above:



Now I just need to wait a week or two before ordering 5-10 CBS.
Very nice tank! I love the little shrimps hanging on the plants
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:26 PM   #177
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Nice, super red shirmp! I love the long tanks.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:28 PM   #178
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Beautiful set up and beautiful shrimp!
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:35 AM   #179
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Thanks. It's really growing on me as I see the tank get more green every day.

Think it's time for me to order some CBS.

So, folks, 5-10 SS? Thoughts?
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:49 AM   #180
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i would order 5, then another 5.
or if shipping is a problem, then I guess order the whole 10.
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