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Old 09-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #76
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Wow. Can't wait to see this flooded.
Me too. But I had a little set back and won't be flooding soon. BTW, your tank journal was one of the reasons why my tanks exists. Thanks!

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Wow planted tanks and Star Wars Lego? Very cool in my book!
Thanks Travis! Does your daughter get to play in your tanks? Haha.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:12 AM   #77
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They seemed to have calmed down about the CPDs. A bag of 4 (i think) went for about $22 yesterday. (did you go?) Are you going for the giant auction next month? If not for set backs, I'd flood that thing and enter it in the contest! Looking good.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:59 AM   #78
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She did ask to go swimming in it before! Lol no dry start for me so no playing in the foreground plants.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:56 PM   #79
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They seemed to have calmed down about the CPDs. A bag of 4 (i think) went for about $22 yesterday. (did you go?) Are you going for the giant auction next month? If not for set backs, I'd flood that thing and enter it in the contest! Looking good.

Lol, I didn't get to go. That's probably why it went for cheap. I won't be able to go to the October show or auction, I'll be in Disneyland for that week. I don't think it's a good idea to enter a show when you're not able to take care of it the week before. but I'll think about it... Hey did you update your new shrimp tank?
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:43 PM   #80
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Well I wish I could say that I was flooding my tank too. But I ran into a some issues. My son's soccer season started and I neglected the tank for a couple of days. I guess it was too hot and some of the HC melted... Then I put too much water to compensate and again neglected the tank. I got some algae on the substrate and took it out. I guess I have to wait a little while more. Maybe this tank will get filled before October. I was planning to enter it in a contest happening on the second week of October, but it's not looking good. It's a good thing I have a back up.



My Back up tank always in dsm. I just need a regulator for a paint ball C02.

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Old 10-02-2012, 07:13 PM   #81
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I really like those rocks. Good stuff!
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:19 AM   #82
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I really like those rocks. Good stuff!
Thanks! Just something I had stuck in my head for awhile.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:28 AM   #83
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Ooppps... I haven't updated this in a awhile...

Well, I went to DisneyLand for a week and no one was taking care of the tank. So it sort of dried up. My bad. I pulled out the brown roots and dead plants and started to spread more HC. I also pulled out a rock and replaced it with better one that I found. My new plan is to have it root for another week then just flood it. I'll try to get new pics of the tank this week.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:38 AM   #84
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New stone and FTS



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I'm also going to cover some of the new HC with ADA powder then flood and hope for the best.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:06 PM   #85
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love it man! how did you you get that HC to stick to the rock?
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:22 PM   #86
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It is DSM (Dry Start Method) I think they root attach itself if I am right.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:07 AM   #87
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It is DSM (Dry Start Method) I think they root attach itself if I am right.
Thanks! I put some aquasoil power on the top of that stone, then put the HC on it. It did stick to the rock durning my test flood but I'm not sure how it will do in the long run.



I really like the texture of the new stone, but it'll take a couple of years to find some matching ones. Anyone know how to make fake Seiryu stones?
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I love the layout, those rocks are so beautiful, give the tank so much depth and space. The HC on the rocks is a very nice touch.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:46 AM   #89
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I love the layout, those rocks are so beautiful, give the tank so much depth and space. The HC on the rocks is a very nice touch.
Thanks! I really like your 20long tank.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:59 AM   #90
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I decided to work on this tank today since I had extra time. I found a bag of ADA powder and filled in the holes and covered some of the HC. Next, for some reason I had the desire to see the tank finally flooded... I filled it up slowly with plastic bags over the hardscape and substrate. OMG, it was Beautiful! Pearling everywhere and the little bubbles on the fresh powder. Although the HC isn't even close to carpeting, I'm just going to watch it grow.

One bad thing about flooding is the algae that I thought I got rid of is back on the substrate. I don't know if it's just BGA because this one is a really nice shade of forest green. I tried to remove a lot of it manually but I'll see if it spreads tomorrow and try to take a picture of it.

Thanks for looking!
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