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Old 09-17-2012, 08:43 PM   #91
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Who is Nick? My name is Rich, lol...

Only 8? that is only good for a 10-20 gallon, you need at least 20. Come on Bob...
LMAO

Must be the gold names. :P

Good luck styxx!! Lookin forward to the end result.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:36 PM   #92
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I finished reading this journal, and I like it a lot. Actually if I recall, this was one of the first journals I read on Planted Tank and also one of my inspirations for starting my own ADA Nature Aquarium.

You mentioned getting a Vuppa, that would be sweet, I think you would love it, that stainless steel is shiny.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:30 AM   #93
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Who is Nick? My name is Rich, lol...

Only 8? that is only good for a 10-20 gallon, you need at least 20. I would put 5 for every 10 gallons. Come on "Bob"...
Rich,
LOL! I'm so Sorry! I was referring to Speedie (Nick) and he's right the damn gold names are messing with my already fragile mind. As for the Amanos, I don't really have that much algae for the ones that I have and they usually have to be fed shrimp food once a week to ensure that they get sufficient nutrition. Your friend, Bob.

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LMAO

Must be the gold names. :P

Good luck styxx!! Lookin forward to the end result.
Nick,
Yes that's exactly it, plus I'm always in a rush it seems these days to just post and get to other things, so I sometimes miss out on accuracy.

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I finished reading this journal, and I like it a lot. Actually if I recall, this was one of the first journals I read on Planted Tank and also one of my inspirations for starting my own ADA Nature Aquarium.

You mentioned getting a Vuppa, that would be sweet, I think you would love it, that stainless steel is shiny.
Green_Flash,
Thanks so much for the encouragement, I really appreciate it. Posts like yours give me the strength to battle the constant issues of algae and other problems that invariably crop up over time. Stay tuned and I promise you a truly EPIC tank by the end of the year!
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:07 PM   #94
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LMAO

Must be the gold names. :P

Good luck styxx!! Lookin forward to the end result.
Oh so your Nick, ok... Lol, yea that must be it.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:08 PM   #95
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LOL! I'm so Sorry! I was referring to Speedie (Nick) and he's right the damn gold names are messing with my already fragile mind. As for the Amanos, I don't really have that much algae for the ones that I have and they usually have to be fed shrimp food once a week to ensure that they get sufficient nutrition. Your friend, Bob.
It is ok, I understand. I thought you mentioned you had a problem with some algae, sorry Bob..
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:45 AM   #96
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It is ok, I understand. I thought you mentioned you had a problem with some algae, sorry Bob..
Oh I do, but in goes the Echotech MP10 Monday and we'll see what Mr. Algae has to say about THAT!

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Old 09-22-2012, 10:43 PM   #97
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Talking MP10 Arrived!

Well as you can see the Vortech MP10 arrived today and earlier than I expected. What a nice surprise. So in it went and I must say that I'm stunned how quiet it is even at top speed (which by the way is ridiculous) and no vibrations or getting hot, but at 50% it stirred up a bunch of mulm and detritus that cleaned up my substrate very well. After about 5 minutes, my aquarium substrate is sparkling clean and the ottos and loach started going wild eating like crazy, lol. The Amanos weren't too keen on the high flow so I set it to the "lagoon" mode, which is much more sedate though useful flow in contrast to just the Fluval G6 alone. And of course, you will have to forgive the bubbles, but I didn't feel like unplugging the solenoid just for the pictures (which btw, come courtesy of my iPhone 5, hehehe).

Positioned in pace on the opposite end of the aquarium's outflow, just above my CO2 atomizer:




Here are two shots at 50% speed:






Here you can see an ensuing battle between Amano shrimp and the Loach on Mt. Rainier (the Loach won, and off the Amano went).



Just a quick, misc. shot:



And finally, the CO2 diffusion in action:

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Old 09-22-2012, 11:07 PM   #98
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nice, my iphone 5 comes in 3 days!
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:09 PM   #99
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How much was that powerhead?
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:13 AM   #100
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Nice pickup styxx! That's my next powerhead if I ever get another .

Looks like the iPhone5 cam is very capable. Still waiting on mine.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:40 AM   #101
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How much was that powerhead?
You don't even want to know (aka around $200), but this thing is a beast, and it scares the sh*t out of me when turned up to 100%, as it can literally blow your substrate up off the bottom if positioned to closely. However, I have noticed that when using it at near 100%, it will kick up a lot of crap that you didn't realize you had in your substrate, making it easier for the filter to take out. When I did it, the loach started eat up all kinds of stuff. The main reason that I decided on this big purchase, was based on two things - (1) I tried a Koralia and it just didn't have enough power and of course the wire to the powerhead went into the tank and (2) the dry side of the MP10 is outside the tank and thus much easier to manage cabling and wire management. Those two combined were sufficient to persuade me, when you add in the controller which enables a wide range of settings. Having the CO2 circulate through the aquarium is just an added bonus. Definitely money well spent, IMHO.

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Nice pickup styxx! That's my next powerhead if I ever get another .

Looks like the iPhone5 cam is very capable. Still waiting on mine.
Yes, the camera is pretty impressive and I ordered my at exactly midnight on pre-order day (PST), and fortunately was able to get it done in time for delivery on the 21st. You will love how the iPhone 5 feels and looks; it's so sleek and very thin and the battery life is very nice.

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nice, my iphone 5 comes in 3 days!
And believe me, you're going to love it, hahaha.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:58 PM   #102
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Just ordered my vortex
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:09 PM   #103
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Judging by how blown over your val was in that one picture, it looks like a bit too much flow for that tank...but I may be wrong. FTS with the pump on? Sweet new toy, though.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:42 PM   #104
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Just ordered my vortex
Oh you're going to love it!

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Judging by how blown over your val was in that one picture, it looks like a bit too much flow for that tank...but I may be wrong. FTS with the pump on? Sweet new toy, though.
Oh the vals are just blown in that direction from the G6 outflow, not the vortex. But since you asked, here are the FTS pics. Please note that the lights are on 50% intensity here:

This one is a fairly up close shot, after water change, dosing, trimming, etc. And of course please forgive the microbubbles from the CO2...it's only an iPhone 5 pic so not the excellent quality typically found with a "real" camera.



Here is a slightly off-kilter FTS, lol.

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:11 AM   #105
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i really like the tank. but it will take forever for the lileopsis to grow in, especially all clumped up like that...
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