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Old 07-31-2012, 02:08 AM   #151
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Where I live in Georgia the water is 6.8 ph. 0 Ammonia. I use straight tap on all my discus tanks with no problems. Still would recommend an RODI if you can afford it.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:40 AM   #152
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You are right Frank. My tap water here in NC is quite decent for planted aquariums. Gh is 2-3 with a kh around 3-4.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:09 PM   #153
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Beautiful work
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:10 PM   #154
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:18 AM   #155
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Great talking to you and sorry my phone died! Check your PM and can't wait to see your next update!
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:06 PM   #156
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a little side project

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Old 08-01-2012, 05:14 PM   #157
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Tanks like this just make me jealous!
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:35 PM   #158
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Nice!

Do you have this growing somewhere fancy or are you just trying to tease us all?

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:01 PM   #159
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Nice!

Do you have this growing somewhere fancy or are you just trying to tease us all?
Nothing fancy at all :0, a 48 inch 4 bulb t5ho unit, 3 4x48 inch PVC pipes, with some 3 inch holes, a cheap 130 gallon an hour pond pump and a 20 gallon tank, just a $200 DIY system i put together. i am also growing some carpeting plants in this style for my next tank. Nothing special
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:31 PM   #160
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here are the day 6 updates













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Old 08-01-2012, 08:02 PM   #161
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wow, not bad at all for a first time at planted aquariums. Have you decided what kinds of live stock you are going to use?
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:40 PM   #162
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on the 120, I will use ocats, amano shrimps, and cardinal tetras. On the 60P i will use Amano shrimp, CRS and CBS as well a maculata rasboras

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Old 08-01-2012, 10:26 PM   #163
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updates are looking great, i want one of thos wabi kusa's!!! lol i wanna learn how to make them for when i have extra growth
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:36 PM   #164
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let me perfect my wabi-kusa making skills (got to make sure the plants grow) and i will share my system with the world, Ill even trade plants for Wabi-Kusas.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:11 PM   #165
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Great looking tanks!

Are the riccia giving your problems yet? I started off using those as carpet too, easy to grow, lush green... then the growth just became unbearable, random floaters growing out and floating to the surface, getting stuck on other plants, every day. Eventually tore it all out and replaced them with HC, HM, Marsilea Minuta, Glosso, etc.

What part of Miami are you in? My tap is 160 tds 7 ph here in Brickell, 0.25ppm Ammonia but that gets used up quickly by plants, haven't had to treat it other than Prime for chloramines. I don't think your pH is that high 8+, let it sit for a few hours before testing since oxygen diffusion from the faucet raises pH.

I'm trying to avoid RO/DI as long as possible since I'll probably mess up remineralizing.
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