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Old 06-26-2012, 08:46 PM   #331
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I had no idea Excel worked that well. You can hardly tell there was an algae issue. I used the double dosage treatment then when it turned white I added Special Blend from Microblift to dissolve the decaying algae. The combo worked well. Snail infestation is the last of the issues that need to be resolved. 20 Assassin snails are on there way. Still about 60 Cardinals remain. Pics tonight
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:03 AM   #332
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I had no idea Excel worked that well. You can hardly tell there was an algae issue. I used the double dosage treatment then when it turned white I added Special Blend from Microblift to dissolve the decaying algae. The combo worked well. Snail infestation is the last of the issues that need to be resolved. 20 Assassin snails are on there way. Still about 60 Cardinals remain. Pics tonight
Glad to hear excel worked for you, it's good like that. Looking forward to the pics.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:54 PM   #333
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how about an update on this beautiful tank?
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:47 AM   #334
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I had no idea Excel worked that well. You can hardly tell there was an algae issue. I used the double dosage treatment then when it turned white I added Special Blend from Microblift to dissolve the decaying algae. The combo worked well. Snail infestation is the last of the issues that need to be resolved. 20 Assassin snails are on there way. Still about 60 Cardinals remain. Pics tonight
I have long sworn by Excel as an algae preventative. It doesn't always work when things are completely out of balance, but it certainly is a useful deterrent, IMHO. I hope that the assassins work out well for you! I know I absolutely hate having snails in any of my aquariums but it seems like they're almost inevitable...

@Tom, I used some shims and she's all good to go and has been running nice and level...now only if I could get this E. Hydropiper to carpet, lol.

But on to the PICS I say, as Chad properly suggests!!! We are eagerly waiting the next update Pugman! I don't know about anyone else, but I know the suspense is killing me, lol. In many ways, I'm much like you Pugman - I don't like taking and posting "bad" pics but, then again, if it weren't for those I would never have learned anything about the hobby. So in that sense, they can be pedagogically useful.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:58 PM   #335
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Alright already I'll see if I can get some pics soon. I'm not sure if I mentioned this earlier but we had a new baby less than two months ago so I have even less time to clean and take pictures. I'll get on it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:43 AM   #336
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Here's a few updated pics from the iPhone.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:09 AM   #337
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Your the beast pugman! btw where is the fissidens?
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:17 PM   #338
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I love how the HC is dripping off the cliff there... awesome!
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #339
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Wow! Awesome design. I love the contrast between the dark rock, rich greens, and white sand.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #340
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stunning and i especially love the lights
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:02 PM   #341
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I'm... at a completely loss for words. One of the best, Amano-quality for sure.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:43 PM   #342
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Looks nice. I like how the hc is creeping over the rocks. It looks like you have a bit of GSA or other algae there.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:26 PM   #343
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Nice overall design concept pugman, reminds me table top mountain outside Oroville. Well, before the flowers start popping up.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:31 AM   #344
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Your the beast pugman! btw where is the fissidens?
It's there I threw a bunch of it away before I used Excel. I'll get a macro shot of it.

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I love how the HC is dripping off the cliff there... awesome!
Thanks I do too.

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Wow! Awesome design. I love the contrast between the dark rock, rich greens, and white sand.
Thanks.

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stunning and i especially love the lights
Thanks. The lights are pretty fun to play with..
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I'm... at a completely loss for words. One of the best, Amano-quality for sure.
Thanks that's quite a compliment. I'll try not to let that go to my head. Lol
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Looks nice. I like how the hc is creeping over the rocks. It looks like you have a bit of GSA or other algae there.
GSA ? Green string Algae?

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Nice overall design concept pugman, reminds me table top mountain outside Oroville. Well, before the flowers start popping up.
Thanks. I'm sure that subconsciously it lead me to this design. maybe I should add some wildflowers.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:35 AM   #345
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Green Spot algae, but looking again it could just be the picture, or it could be diatoms. The scape is near perfect, not much else to work on. If it is some algae it might be something interesting to try to tackle if you feel like it.

The tank looks much less blue in the newer pics. Which photos are closest to in person? Are you liking the look of the LEDs? Would you buy them again?
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