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Old 08-12-2012, 01:30 AM   #16
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looking great, i have seen your other tank from another thread, great setup you got going there, i love your style, if you have any links to your other tanks i would love to take a look at em, your edge looks awesome, how is your experience with fissedens? i have never tried them out before and would like to get some feedback
Check out my new sig. Never used fissidens before so I'm hoping I'm doing it right. Only time will tell in 2 weeks.

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Looks like a great light mod... Are you planning to weather seal the light strips... Moisture killed my mr-11s
Moisture or backsplash? I noticed I have a lot of backsplash and that hits my LEDs. I'm going to buy a piece of acrylic and attach it to the arm as a shield.

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Good enough to grow low/medium-light plants? I'm currently looking for an extra boost to add to my two mr11 leds.
Try the LED floodlight. 20W and the dimensions looks like it would fit. Check out the lighting forum for the floodlight. That would completely replace your MR11.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #17
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You mean like one of these kinds of things?
http://brilloop.com/images/BLP-FL20W01.jpg
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:46 PM   #18
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You mean like one of these kinds of things?
http://brilloop.com/images/BLP-FL20W01.jpg
Yeah I'd double check the dimensions though. And it's water proof apparently. I haven't tried this myself so I'm not 100% certain it would work but it looks like it would.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:37 PM   #19
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Very cool scape, looks like a beach cove!
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:51 PM   #20
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Your design sense is awesome!
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:19 PM   #21
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Yeah I'd double check the dimensions though. And it's water proof apparently. I haven't tried this myself so I'm not 100% certain it would work but it looks like it would.

Awesome! I'll have to look into them. It seems like they may be a bit too tall for the Edge but I'll have to measure to be sure. I have mainly low light plants in my tank and am really interested in those light bars you purchased. Do you think I should get them? Either that or I buy 2 more MR11's and extra sockets and have 4 bulbs on the light arm. I'm really not sure which would be the better option.

I really like your scape, I look forward to seeing it filled up and grown it
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:44 AM   #22
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Very cool scape, looks like a beach cove!
Thanks! That's what I was trying to go after!

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Awesome! I'll have to look into them. It seems like they may be a bit too tall for the Edge but I'll have to measure to be sure. I have mainly low light plants in my tank and am really interested in those light bars you purchased. Do you think I should get them? Either that or I buy 2 more MR11's and extra sockets and have 4 bulbs on the light arm. I'm really not sure which would be the better option.

I really like your scape, I look forward to seeing it filled up and grown it
I think the height might be an issue but if you chop that arm support in the middle so it can fit in it could work. But if you're going low light plants... I'd just get the light bars I got. You could probably buy 2 and put it on both sides of the box that houses the MR11s keep it in place with like a zip tie or something.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:38 PM   #23
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Beautiful tanks! Did you drape the fissidens over the rock? Can't wait to see where this goes!
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:47 PM   #24
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Any updates? I am very interested in this scape.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:53 PM   #25
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Looking good!
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:04 AM   #26
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I ended up tearing the tank down because it got overloaded with hair algae.

Back to the beginning.





I had some seiryu stones laying around and a log with anubias petites on it. It was from a holding tank I took apart. I sawed the log in half and just kind of tetris'd them together.



I tried to keep the log off centered from the middle because I've noticed the outflow from the filter is in that zone and would always disrupt the substrate. So this was to keep the flow from moving things around. And most of the light is in the middle of the tank so just keeping the plants near there is best.



Lots of rocks in the tank. Just the heater in the filter.




Anubias petite on the log, anubias barteri on the rocks, NLJF, and some red crypts in the corners.



The tropica 49 is a bit of an experiment to see how it'll do in this tank. Its not doing so well in my other one.



I got some fissiden and tied them to some small manzanita branches I had lying around from that 300 gallon tank. They were small ones that broke off when I was moving those massive branches around.

This tank is for the girlfriend so I put in 5 guppies. 3 males, 2 females. I need to get 1 or 2 amanos just for cleanup. Or an oto but I don't think there's enough algae for one to munch on.

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:17 AM   #27
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And for those wondering why I was able to put guppies very shortly after setting up the tank, tetra safestart is my secret no ammnoia spikes what so ever in an hour for me
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Great idea on keeping the anubias near the middle, my Edge has to be kept at ~50% flow to keep Aquasoil from blowing around.

Love the scape!
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:40 AM   #29
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Great idea on keeping the anubias near the middle, my Edge has to be kept at ~50% flow to keep Aquasoil from blowing around.

Love the scape!
Thanks! Yeah! I've rescaped this tank so many times I've noticed something to divert the flow is a must and plants on the perimeter won't do so well unless they are super low light plants. This thing is running at 100% flow.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:43 AM   #30
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I agree with the corners/edges needing to be low light. I'm currently attempting to get my HC to spread in the corners now :-p
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