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Old 05-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #196
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Invest yourself a nice DSR. It'll pay for itself and they're so cheap nowadays. You can talk to Maknwar. He just built me a solid @ss setup.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:51 PM   #197
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I don't have the money for a dsr right now, I've never had issues with change in bps, i musta hit it cleaning or something.

My crypt opened up dude!! I feel so accomplished lol I'll get pics tonight
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:56 PM   #198
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I don't have the money for a dsr right now, I've never had issues with change in bps, i musta hit it cleaning or something.

My crypt opened up dude!! I feel so accomplished lol I'll get pics tonight
I'm just saying, once you go DSR, you won't look back. haha Nothing wrong with SSR if it's a good working one.

Speak of the devil! I got 2 new spathes pop up! Pygmaea and Blassii
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:41 PM   #199
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My C nana has 4 spathes going right now. It's immersed so I won't get to sniff it LOL.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:14 AM   #200
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I'm just saying, once you go DSR, you won't look back. haha Nothing wrong with SSR if it's a good working one.

Speak of the devil! I got 2 new spathes pop up! Pygmaea and Blassii
It's working great so far, I have it split too two tanks 24/7 and this 20# co2 tank has been up and running for like 6 months. Can't complain i guess.

I got pics up of the Spathe!
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:31 PM   #201
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My C nana has 4 spathes going right now. It's immersed so I won't get to sniff it LOL.
Some spathes smell horrible so maybe its a good thing for you . Then again it'd be nice to see it actually open up.

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It's working great so far, I have it split too two tanks 24/7 and this 20# co2 tank has been up and running for like 6 months. Can't complain i guess.

I got pics up of the Spathe!
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:55 PM   #202
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Some spathes smell horrible so maybe its a good thing for you . Then again it'd be nice to see it actually open up.
Isn't that why they call them Crypts....because it smells like Death? Hopefully I can smell one when I visit.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:11 PM   #203
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Isn't that why they call them Crypts....because it smells like Death? Hopefully I can smell one when I visit.
Lol, we'll see son! I don't have many crypts left so hopefully something flowers in July for you.
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Lol, we'll see son! I don't have many crypts left so hopefully something flowers in July for you.
Yes, yes....crypts was so 2010....LOL...j/k....you know how this hobby evolves...Crypts, Erios...then Buce....now Echinodorus....get your hands on some of THAT!
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:50 PM   #205
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Lol I'm just getting into crypts. Guess I'm a bit behind everyone.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:02 PM   #206
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I had 11 Roselines full grown in a client's 350 Gal, they took over the tank and bullied every other fish. They were like larger SAE's that got fat and lazy.
Even a tank that size, they seemed crowded. They were the same size as the ones at Albany Aquarium had for awhile.



So what is the plan for the plants in the front of the tank? E hydropiper can be brought back.
E triandra is easy and would balance and fill the tank in rapidly, nice very bright green.
UG is another nice option.

H araguaia around the rocks as mid ground(this plant can handle being shaded some) and nice bright green foreground would contrast well, then some ferns etc over the rocks etc........some nice brighter color stems in the rear.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:05 PM   #207
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I had 11 Roselines full grown in a client's 350 Gal, they took over the tank and bullied every other fish. They were like larger SAE's that got fat and lazy.

So what is the plan for the plants in the front of the tank? E hydropiper can be brought back.

E triandra is easy and would balance and fill the tank in rapidly, nice very bright green.
You trying to say you got some foreground plants ready to drop in the mail for me Tom? I've tried E. Triandra in "River Wild" before and it just didn't take hold... maybe my lights are not strong enough? I'd love to give hydropiper another go because the tank is very stable now. All signs of algae have vanished.

Let me know Tom!!

Actually... send me everything you think will go well in this tank. I'll make it work hehe
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I had 11 Roselines full grown in a client's 350 Gal, they took over the tank and bullied every other fish. They were like larger SAE's that got fat and lazy.
Even a tank that size, they seemed crowded. They were the same size as the ones at Albany Aquarium had for awhile.
The eight 2.5" Roseline babies I have are all over the tank at the bottom, in the plants etc., not just in the main top half clear area most of the mid/top swimmers hang out. I'm working on a much larger tank to be obtained soon as I know my 45 gal tank is just holding them for a couple of months. I hope they don't become bullies after they grow up.

My 3 fat lazy SAEs sure are fat and lazy and out hog the other fish when I feed, but show no aggression towards the smaller fish other than getting between them and the food while vacuuming up the floating flakes.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:44 PM   #209
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I've never experienced aggression from my then group of Roselines when I was keeping them. I had 13 of them too IIRC.
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I'm just saying, once you go DSR, you won't look back. haha Nothing wrong with SSR if it's a good working one.

Speak of the devil! I got 2 new spathes pop up! Pygmaea and Blassii
Speaking of CO2 I just switched to one of AFA's high pressure reactors and wow does it inject a fine mist of bubbles into the tank now that don't make it to the surface at all. Alot better than my glass one.

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