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Old 05-07-2012, 07:58 PM   #181
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I agree with a few exceptions. I can plant any of my dirt tanks without making too much of a mess. And planting in the stratum takes finesse. If you slam plants in, you're gonna cloud it up. But if you are gentle and use pinsettes, piece of cake. But van isn't going to plant these tanks, so it's a non-issue.
How's the crypt tank coming along dan? Ready for a couple rare ones?
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:09 PM   #182
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Bill,

Seeing how nice you turned that 60gal into, I may do some plants.. LOL
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:16 PM   #183
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Holy crap! First shrimp, now plants! I think i may be having a stroke!!! Lol
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:36 AM   #184
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tank cleared up. Emptying it now and filling it with new water. should be even clearer once the new water is in.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:11 AM   #185
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Nothing fancy. Just added some moss after new water added. Need to make a PVC overflow for draining. Filling is not an issue with the fluval stratum since new water is filled through the middle of the foam.

Picture taken with phone camera. Will break out the big camera once the new CRS in.



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Old 05-08-2012, 05:27 AM   #186
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Hey guys,

Drexel student here. Standard 55 with 48" T5NO 2 bulb fixture housed in a piece of gutter. Fluval 305 and Tetra Whisper EX30 Filters. No Co2, so I do get some algae, mainly BBA on the equipment and on some crypts. 2 GBRs, 2 Bolivian Rams, 14 Harlequin Rasboras, 10 Albino Cories, 2 ember tetras, 3 Guppys and 2 Oto's that rarely come out.
Lots of plants that I think include African Green Hygro, Sunset hygro, Anubias Nana, Hygrophyla corymbosa "stricta",Limnophila sessiliflora, Red Root Floater, Frogbit, Hygrophyla polysperma.

This is my first real planted tank. The fish seem happy and healthy, they all eat well and I haven't had any deaths or diseases since I set it up. The cories lay eggs every month and the GBRs spawned last week. They ended up eating the eggs but I hear that's normal for the first go around.

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Old 05-08-2012, 01:26 PM   #187
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How's the crypt tank coming along dan? Ready for a couple rare ones?
I tore down my 55 grow-out tank and spread the plants around in my other tanks. Still have a lot of stuff floating that i'm not sure what to do with cause i'm out of room.
Haven't set up anything for the crypts - not ready for any new plants yet.

If anyone wants a beat up 55 its free if you can pick up before the weekend. Otherwise its going out with the yardsale stuff on Saturday.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:35 PM   #188
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Hey guys,

Drexel student here. Standard 55 with 48" T5NO 2 bulb fixture housed in a piece of gutter. Fluval 305 and Tetra Whisper EX30 Filters. No Co2, so I do get some algae, mainly BBA on the equipment and on some crypts. 2 GBRs, 2 Bolivian Rams, 14 Harlequin Rasboras, 10 Albino Cories, 2 ember tetras, 3 Guppys and 2 Oto's that rarely come out.
Lots of plants that I think include African Green Hygro, Sunset hygro, Anubias Nana, Hygrophyla corymbosa "stricta",Limnophila sessiliflora, Red Root Floater, Frogbit, Hygrophyla polysperma.

This is my first real planted tank. The fish seem happy and healthy, they all eat well and I haven't had any deaths or diseases since I set it up. The cories lay eggs every month and the GBRs spawned last week. They ended up eating the eggs but I hear that's normal for the first go around.

Thanks for taking a look!

Bill
It's looking good bill! Keep an eye out, you never know what stuff is gonna get tossed around in this local thread. We have a great group of people in here if you need anything, just holler!!
Btw, if you want to avoid the bba, raise your lights up
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:37 PM   #189
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Looking good van. They look like the perfect breeding tanks for those new kiddies, they are gonna love their new homes!!!
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:40 PM   #190
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I tore down my 55 grow-out tank and spread the plants around in my other tanks. Still have a lot of stuff floating that i'm not sure what to do with cause i'm out of room.
Haven't set up anything for the crypts - not ready for any new plants yet.

If anyone wants a beat up 55 its free if you can pick up before the weekend. Otherwise its going out with the yardsale stuff on Saturday.
No prob man. I'll just keep growing them out for ya i wish i had room for another tank, but right now, i'm kind of at my limit.. i plan on one more tank though, but it's gonna be a big one
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #191
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Hey guys,

Drexel student here. Standard 55 with 48" T5NO 2 bulb fixture housed in a piece of gutter. Fluval 305 and Tetra Whisper EX30 Filters. No Co2, so I do get some algae, mainly BBA on the equipment and on some crypts. 2 GBRs, 2 Bolivian Rams, 14 Harlequin Rasboras, 10 Albino Cories, 2 ember tetras, 3 Guppys and 2 Oto's that rarely come out.
Lots of plants that I think include African Green Hygro, Sunset hygro, Anubias Nana, Hygrophyla corymbosa "stricta",Limnophila sessiliflora, Red Root Floater, Frogbit, Hygrophyla polysperma.

This is my first real planted tank. The fish seem happy and healthy, they all eat well and I haven't had any deaths or diseases since I set it up. The cories lay eggs every month and the GBRs spawned last week. They ended up eating the eggs but I hear that's normal for the first go around.

Thanks for taking a look!

Bill
somebody get this young dragon some driftwood for the left side of his tank!! Lol
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somebody get this young dragon some driftwood for the left side of his tank!! Lol
This old dragon would but someone clean me out of all my driftwood
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:54 PM   #193
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Ya know, i heard a rumor that that guy may have a few pieces lying around.....lol
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Hey guys,

Drexel student here. Standard 55 with 48" T5NO 2 bulb fixture housed in a piece of gutter. Fluval 305 and Tetra Whisper EX30 Filters. No Co2, so I do get some algae, mainly BBA on the equipment and on some crypts. 2 GBRs, 2 Bolivian Rams, 14 Harlequin Rasboras, 10 Albino Cories, 2 ember tetras, 3 Guppys and 2 Oto's that rarely come out.
Lots of plants that I think include African Green Hygro, Sunset hygro, Anubias Nana, Hygrophyla corymbosa "stricta",Limnophila sessiliflora, Red Root Floater, Frogbit, Hygrophyla polysperma.

This is my first real planted tank. The fish seem happy and healthy, they all eat well and I haven't had any deaths or diseases since I set it up. The cories lay eggs every month and the GBRs spawned last week. They ended up eating the eggs but I hear that's normal for the first go around.

Thanks for taking a look!

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Nice looking tank. Only recommendation is to turn that heater horizontal. The way you have it place scares me. I guess if you remember to turn it off before each water changes, you are fine.
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You know, I still have this thing laying around.
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