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Old 12-15-2012, 11:46 PM   #61
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Holly brown tide I stopped dosing phosphorus and did a 50% water change and the drown tide came rolling in hard. My Ottos have all died in the last 2 weeks as well. I'll be restocking the Ottos as soon as I find some. I have a Phos-zorb pad in the HOB and it looked like it was then drown tide WTF.

I need to find some Amano and Ottos
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:17 PM   #62
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Ok found Ottos today at Fish Town USA 3 for $4 GOT 12.
Put them in the tank and they didn't make it to the bottom they went right to the plants and started cleaning. Say by by to the drown tide.


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0 ammonia
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PH 7.2 that went down by itself from 7.8/8.0
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #63
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Wow! They got fat. They have happy happy full bellies this morning.Plants looking better too.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:45 PM   #64
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Loving your thread. I'm going to be setting up a 16 gallon and its helpful to see your steps/ progression.

I like your set up. It's great looking.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:49 PM   #65
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Got some stems from acitydweller and planted them. The tank is looking more like a planted tank then a mess. I hope they straighten up over night.



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Old 12-20-2012, 07:09 AM   #66
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It's looking nice.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:38 PM   #67
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Nice looking tank!
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:43 PM   #68
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Your tank has filled in nicely. I love the look of yellow labs but I never pulled the trigger fearing they would wreck havoc in my tank. If you want a quick and easy background, go to Micheal's or some other craft or hobby store and pick up a sheet of black matting. It worked well for my 37G after I filled it and started to hate the background that i got.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:21 PM   #69
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Thanks ALL
I moved the filters to try and stop them from blowing down the Ludwigia and it looks like when thing fill in they will cover the Equipment.

The cichlids are now become a problem one has dug out under the log and rip up all my DHG. The lab is pretty melo but the white one {which looks awesome} like to chase the others and stress out the tank. I think I'll move them to the 5.5 and move the Cory, cardinal tetras and shrimps to the big tank. I hope the loache doesn't make lunch out of the shrimpys
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:21 PM   #70
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Well I had a big melt when the heater went nutz and raised the temp to 80 degree
I lost all my Ludwigia {red and tinted red} and Hygro. The Wistiria lost all its leaves excepth for the very tips so it chopped off the top 2 inches and replanted it and it coming back nicely but not as tall as I would like. The Green Greko melt completely away and I thought was a loss but HEY JACK its back and grow slowly. The onoin is not looking as good as it did before so I was thinking of trimming it back at least halfway.
So the new heater went in a Ehein Jager 100watt unit an all is well so far heres a new pic of the tank with some of the new Ludwigia planted. I think I need to add some root tabs.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:46 PM   #71
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Its looking really good. Amazing how far it has come in such a short time! Keep it up.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:53 PM   #72
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Thank the Greko will hope fully fill in and the rest of the ludwigia is go in tonight and i have some java moss I'm going to rap a clay pot with.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:19 PM   #73
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Well add the rest of the Red Ludwigia did a little re-scape dug up some of the rock that got buried way back. We brought them back for the Great Smokey Mountain national park. The pot and moss will be done some time next week need to drill the pot to tie down the moss.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:51 AM   #74
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The water cleared up a little more and the tank is looking pretty good the part that shock me is the fish seem the like it a little more their roaming the tank unstop.COOL
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:30 AM   #75
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Well just add 6 Glo-lite Tetras and some are already eating. Sweet.

But I did do a stupid thing I also brought a Micro Crab I have him in a breeding pen floating in the main tank. I've come to the conclusion he will me loache snack if I drop him in or the ram will nomm him. So I have to wait till my daughter's tank is ready for fish 0 day and counting.
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