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Old 12-27-2012, 06:59 PM   #121
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That's a huge almond leaf! Tank looks nice though.
You might think that, but it actually is just normal sized! This tank looks way bigger than it actually is


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Old 12-27-2012, 07:00 PM   #122
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Well at work when we move large amounts of water across rough terrain we usually put floating stuff in the barrels to dampen the waves. Helps out alot when you're going across gravel and such to toss in a few 2X4 scraps. Now I know you can't just toss anything in your tank, but you're a semi smart fellow you can figure something out lol.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:03 PM   #123
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Haha thanks! I'll take that as a compliment.

Good idea though. I'll start scrounging around. No wood or sticks or anything like that. I'm thinking buoyant plastic specifically for this.

AH HAH. I figured it out already. I'll make a floating "plank"

I'll post a pic when done.


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Old 12-27-2012, 07:09 PM   #124
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Haha thanks! I'll take that as a compliment.
Lol you know I can't post in your threads without giving ya a bit of trouble, but it truly was a compliment, perhaps a bit of a sideways one but a compliment none the less. BTW how much did that prefilter cost. I've looked at materials to make them myself.
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Haha trust me I'll return the favor.

Well... I know it was 30 for two of them, two filter guards, and a bunch of plants + shipping.

It is a high grade stainless steel. You'd probably save money doing it on your own, but I'm no handiman, as sad as I am to admit it lol.


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Old 12-31-2012, 04:36 PM   #126
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THAT IS THE TANK I WAS ABOUT TO BUY!

I love it (should have gotten it) my LFS had it (got the 8x8x8 instead *head bang*)

how's it going with 2 palm filters (i have that and i think it's a bit under powered for a planted with a betta) i'm thinking of trying a turtle 501

the Least Killifish are cute...

my shrimp LOVE to swim up the filter intake.. i had to put a fluval prefilter on it nothing else kept them out (lost a blue due to that) .. i was wondering how the H2N filter guards were...

where did you get the outflow covers!

plastic floating stuff = needle point plastic (50-90 cents) from a craft store (if you just need a small piece i may have it.. i used it for my rock walls/moss (with a rock under it)

i LOVE your rocks.. i was looking for that exact rock! .. i may have to come and steal your tank!
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THAT IS THE TANK I WAS ABOUT TO BUY!

I love it (should have gotten it) my LFS had it (got the 8x8x8 instead *head bang*)

how's it going with 2 palm filters (i have that and i think it's a bit under powered for a planted with a betta) i'm thinking of trying a turtle 501

the Least Killifish are cute...

my shrimp LOVE to swim up the filter intake.. i had to put a fluval prefilter on it nothing else kept them out (lost a blue due to that) .. i was wondering how the H2N filter guards were...

where did you get the outflow covers!

plastic floating stuff = needle point plastic (50-90 cents) from a craft store (if you just need a small piece i may have it.. i used it for my rock walls/moss (with a rock under it)

i LOVE your rocks.. i was looking for that exact rock! .. i may have to come and steal your tank!
Haha you'll have to pry the tank from my cold lifeless fingers :p I love this tank. I'm so happy with it.

You still should get it. It works nicely, and I get told often it looks much bigger than it is.

The azoo palms work perfect. They do a good job filtering and the flow is perfect.

These prefilters and filter guards are made by H4N.

He also grows some good moss

I like the SS mesh as it keeps these shrimp out. If you read through the journal, I went through the same issue, and I fixed it short term with some nylon stockings over the intakes. It worked OK, but they kept getting back there. They were climbing in!! The filter guard fixed it.

These rocks, (towards the front of the journal) are all bartohog. He finds em in the mountains. They come with fresh lichens on them hah.

Thanks for the kind words. Hope you follow along and give input :p.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:32 PM   #128
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And feeding frenzy!

Again, I'm amazed how these fish use the shrimp as their feeders. The shrimp toss extra food up into the water, and the fish now wait patiently for them to do it.

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There's a little tail nipping by the dominant female during feeding time, and I think it probably is normal.

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These guys were smart. They found the piece of food the fish weren't after. But the snails got to it first! You can see my own breed of leopard snails well here.

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All the fish just wait for food to fly.

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Enjoy!
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:34 PM   #129
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Haha you'll have to pry the tank from my cold lifeless fingers :p
You know for a small fee (will take HQ shrimp) that can be arranged.

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Lol I bet you get told that all the time ~.O

Sorry had to lol. Anyhow I've got 99.9% of my plants in today, just received a some from bartohog today, waiting on h4n's floaters to arrive then all plants are in, then i can start setting up my tank and journal and you can repay me for all these jabs lol.

Are you going to post a few pics of the tank before you go back to college? I do love seeing your tank, it has really come together since the AA forums days. How are you fry doing btw? Getting all growed up yet?
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Lol figures you post pics as I was typing.
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LOL I unknowingly set myself up bad.

That's too funny. Can't wait to see your tank bud! Did bart send any of his stone?

The fry seem to be doing OK. I'm hoping I have enough to do RAOKs soon.

One is a Juvie now. But they take a few months to mature I suppose.

I've got 10-15 fry running around lol
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:46 PM   #132
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Did bart send any of his stone?
No, I went to the landscape yard and picked out a few from there. 18 lbs of rock for 2 bucks lol. Think this tank is going to be mostly driftwood, went to the river and found a few nice pieces, one will stick out of the tank and I think I may put terrestrial moss on it and vines.

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One is a Juvie now. But they take a few months to mature I suppose.

I've got 10-15 fry running around lol
Holy crap you better hope they take a bit to mature or you're not going to get rid of them quick enough lol. BTW incredibly cute pics love how the fish wait for the food.
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I know! They're all less than the diamater of my pinky nail right now, so everything is kosher.

Nice deal on the rock, hope you found some jagged pieces.

Your driftwood you find is second to none. I really like it! I'll help you scape the tank, as that's one of my favorite parts of new tanks!
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:55 PM   #134
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love the yellow shrimp...

with 2 palms i guess you can get enough stuff in the filter mine is STUFFED

hmm.. rrroooccckkkss...

if i find a place to put it i'll pick it up next time i'm in town.
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They're actually orange. I have two lighter orange and one darker orange. Tangerine Tigers! I really love them. They quickly beat out fire reds as my favorite shrimp. Very active.

I've cleaned my filter compartments out a little, but I'm not big on it. That stuff breaks down eventually. Idk. Maybe I should more.
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