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Old 03-30-2012, 03:48 AM   #76
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Thanks guys!



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beautiful angels! That blue is distinctive, are they Pinoy?
These were bred by Neil Oyama. 75% Rio Negro Altum hybrids.

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Awesome tank, Nick. Really jealous of all of you in California sometimes, what with all your fantastic LFS and such. We have Florida Aquatic Nursery over here but given the stock in local stores you'd think Florida was barren.

Anyway, subscribed!
You got GLA over there as well. Plus you guys have your backyards that you can collect wild specimens from... just watch out for them gators! haha

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...but then they spam your driftwood and rocks with thousands of insoluble white eggs.
This is why I left out nerites on my list lol.

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Really nicely done scape. I'm sorry if this has been covered but I'm curious to know how high above your tank your Tek is hung? Also, do you run all the bulbs (4?) the entire photo period? Have you checked the par at the height you have it? Sorry for all the questions, but I'd like to know because I have the same fixture and size tank and just want to get an idea what someone with a similar setup is doing.
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My lights are suspended aprox 14" above the tank. Currently I'm running a 8hr photoperiod with a 4hr noon burst (all 4 bulbs), to speed up plant growth and soak up the excess nutrients. These are the par reading results that were taken a while back with my old scape:


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Old 03-30-2012, 04:10 AM   #77
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Fantastic progress!

Yes, I didn't forget about GLA - they are quite awesome, but not exactly a public storefront (yet anyway, I dearly hope they become one though).
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:19 AM   #78
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This is why I left out nerites on my list lol.
Never again bro
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Are you using a lily pipe for your output? I just noticed that in the image.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:24 AM   #80
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Hey speedie, not sure if anyone has asked but how many bags of aqua soil did you use for this 120p? Thinking of getting a 120p in the future. Thanks and awesome work so far.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:03 PM   #81
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Never again bro
I know the feeling.

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Are you using a lily pipe for your output? I just noticed that in the image.
It's the stock piping that came with the CFS-500. Very bulky but I like it because it has a head that can pivot.

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Hey speedie, not sure if anyone has asked but how many bags of aqua soil did you use for this 120p? Thinking of getting a 120p in the future. Thanks and awesome work so far.
I used 4 bags. Thank you sir!
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:56 AM   #82
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I was lucky enough to nab some of this brand new to the US hobby foreground plant, from youjettisonme. It's called Elantine Hydropiper aka "mini glosso". Here it is planted in with the MQ. It came with some nice long healthy roots, making it super easy to plant.



There's a tiny bit of white fuzz developing on one of the wood pieces, for some ungodly reason but I'm not too worried. I dropped in some Amanos to start working on cleanup. They're already hard at work and yes, I tested for ammonia and nitrates before I plopped em in. I've already done two, 50% WC since it was filled. So far so good. Oh yeah, the mini xmas moss is already turning green again.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:03 AM   #83
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Wow. You're so lucky to get some of that! Do let us know how it does.

Btw I see that you have tons of surface agitation. Degassing much?
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Wow. You're so lucky to get some of that! Do let us know how it does.

Btw I see that you have tons of surface agitation. Degassing much?
It's said to like cold water so we'll see how it fairs during our hot Summer months. I'll keep posted on here.

Degassing? What's that? I got my CO2 going at 6bps atm. Plants are pearling, shrimp are alive, all is good.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:25 AM   #85
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Get a chiller!

Are you running like a 20lb? How do you even count 6bps?...
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Yup running a 20#er. It's a guesstimate haha
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Beautiful tank speedie! Started on your erio thread and envied the massive farm that is your tank the proceeded to the prior version of this tank through this one.

Really setting the bar with your tank! I need to rethink my tank!
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The tank looks Sick Mang!!! I hope those Macs are safe.

It's not just the tank everyone. You need the photography skills to pull something like this off, don't be fooled. You got to pick up two or three skills to be at Nick's level. I'm not even going to try...
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Very nice tank! I really like the hardscape. That's something my tanks always lack. Mainly cause I'm too much of a cheapskate to spend money on rocks lol. Local rocks are sandstone and boring looking.
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Beautiful tank speedie! Started on your erio thread and envied the massive farm that is your tank the proceeded to the prior version of this tank through this one.

Really setting the bar with your tank! I need to rethink my tank!
Thank you for the kind words my friend. Very much appreciated and I hope you enjoyed the long journal. Good luck with your tank... I'll look for it.

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The tank looks Sick Mang!!! I hope those Macs are safe.

It's not just the tank everyone. You need the photography skills to pull something like this off, don't be fooled. You got to pick up two or three skills to be at Nick's level. I'm not even going to try...
The macs are staying in the 40B holding tank permanently. I'm only putting the Angels and chain loaches back in. Keep it simple. I may add a school of Asian Rummies if I can find some nice ones.

Thanks Jimmy, I'm humbled bro. I'm just a normal human, not the robot you project me to be lol.

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Very nice tank! I really like the hardscape. That's something my tanks always lack. Mainly cause I'm too much of a cheapskate to spend money on rocks lol. Local rocks are sandstone and boring looking.
Locally collected rocks are nice but these stones are different. I didn't even try scaping. They just kinda scaped themselves because they look so good lol j/k. Def worth buying if you have access to them. Thank you!
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