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Old 11-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #16
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How's the sample workin out for ya?
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:07 AM   #17
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What size finnex light did you get? 10"?
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:24 PM   #18
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!2 " actually, 10 wouldn't make it.

Crypts are doing well! More updated pics in the first post in this thread
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:27 AM   #19
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Did you have moss and plants inside your filter? Did this work well as a filter system?
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:29 PM   #20
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Did you have moss and plants inside your filter? Did this work well as a filter system?
I have moss, anubias, and ricca in my HOB Filter, but more for looks than filtration. It's an aquaclear filter with 2 sponges blocks, purigen and ceramic media providing the filtration. the moss and stuff are growing emerged-style on top of the "stack" of sponges (no lid on the filter) and on a piece of plastic grid in the spillway.

Would like to swap out the plastic grid for stiff stainless steel - the plastic doesn't hold it's bend as well and the Ricca/moss doesn't seem to get a good grip on it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:24 PM   #21
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New pics on front page! Ordered more SS mesh to try to improve the 'spillway'.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:09 PM   #22
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Spillway working out nicely, pics on front page updated
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:48 PM   #23
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This is beautiful. I just started a 3 Gal Picotope my self. Any tips you can share on Co2 or additives?
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:10 PM   #24
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How are you liking the 12" fugeray? I'm considering buying one but I don't know if it'd be enough light for me.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:24 PM   #25
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This is beautiful. I just started a 3 Gal Picotope my self. Any tips you can share on Co2 or additives?
No Co2 on this tank - but I do add one drop (from an eyedropper) each of Excel, macros and micros once or twice a week. I also add Fluval shrimp mineral supplement to the water change water.

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How are you liking the 12" fugeray? I'm considering buying one but I don't know if it'd be enough light for me.
it was MORE than enough light. The tank is less than 9" tall, when I first put the Fugeray on I ended up with BBA, had to raise the light an mount i under the shelf over the tank (and cut down on water changes, I was doing way too much)
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Hmm thanks for the feedback. What color would you describe the light? Cool white?
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:50 PM   #27
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With the blues and whites on together it is nicely between warm and cool - nicely white and crisp.

With just the whites it is warmer
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:20 AM   #28
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Looks great!
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This Picotope totally puts mine to shame, and inspires at the same time! Lovely!
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:15 PM   #30
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How's the sample workin out for ya?
Real good! I have the bar type Fugeray over the tank and the clip/arm one over the planted HOB - which is growing like a monster:






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