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Old 01-12-2015, 01:45 AM   #1
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Obakemono's 55 (updated 4/29/2015) Baby fish!


Current FTS:
Flora:
Crypts, assorted (I forgot what they were)
Anubias coffeefolia, lanceolata, barteri, barteri congensis and nana petite
Amazon Sword
Echinodorus horizontalis
2 x Ludwigia Senegalensis
2 x Hygrophila pinnatifida
1 x Hygro Blue Willow
4 x Hydrocotyle verticellata
1 x Lemon Water Hyssop
1 x Ludwigia peruensis
4 x Rotala 'indica'
1 x Rotala wallichii
1 x Scarlet Temple
1 x Cryptocoryne wendtii bronze clumps
1 x Red Flame Sword
10 x Staurogyne repens
5 x Ludwigia repens

Buces:
4 x giant dark velvet
1 x super mini Catherinae
1 x red wave

Fauna:
8 peppered corys
1 albino cory
1 green cory
8 Ottos
20 Rasboras
5 Zebra Danios
1 Cardinal tetra
2 Glow light tetras
1 ramshorn snail
10 Platies

50 Cherry shrimp

Equipment:
2 Eheim 2213's with a custom outlet setup
1 Eheim 300w heater
Eheim skim 350
Fluval CO2 drop checker and 88g diffuser
48" Finnex Ray 2
48" Finnex Stingray
7lb CO2 tank
Aquatec CO2 regulator/shutoff valve/black CO2 line
Glass bubble counter and check valve

Fertilizers:
Excel Prime, micros, and trace.
DIY root tabs

Substrate:
100lbs of Eco complete
Stand built by myself.

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Old 01-18-2015, 12:54 AM   #2
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Ok, it's up and running. CO2 is going, both filters are running, moved what plants I wanted from the old tank and the driftwood. Bringing the water up to 72f, added the initial ferts, DYI root/iron tabs. Set up the light/CO2 timers. Now to clean it up and organize the wire mess under the stand.



I'll take more detailed photos tomorrow with my camera, not my phone.
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:06 AM   #3
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When I saw "It begins" I immediately thought of the original Frankenstein movie...
It's alive...
Got any detailed photos of the stand build ?
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:12 AM   #4
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When I saw "It begins" I immediately thought of the original Frankenstein movie...
It's alive...
Got any detailed photos of the stand build ?
No real pics of the stand build, just the normal 2x4 buildup that many others have done. I'll be building a new stand for my 56 column the same way so I'll remember to take pics of that build.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:13 PM   #5
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Sorry for the cloudy pics, the tank is still settling in. Plants should be here this week.

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Old 01-22-2015, 04:12 AM   #6
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Update:
Seems like my Rasboras are in the spawning mood. They have been hitting the undersides of the leaves and doing their "thing" allot today.

Mystery:
I came home last night to find my drop checker with no color at all. I thought i gassed the tank or something but find the drop checker (fluval) was empty. HUH???? Where did the check fluid go?!?!? Did a PH test and everything was fine. Refilled and will see if it does it again. Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:09 PM   #7
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10 gal cutting tank

New leaf


Waiting for my plant shipment tomorrow.
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:57 PM   #8
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:55 PM   #10
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Sorry about not posting in the last month, got hurt at work and been dealing with that issue (I am now allergic to isocyanate compounds) but i am on track to finding a different job on base. Tank is doing great. The Echinodorus horizontalis is out of control, and is pushing out a flower right now, so once it clears the plant more I'll get some pics of it.
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:36 PM   #11
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very nice pictures
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Thx.
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:14 PM   #13
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tank looks great! that sword is really exploding!
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:57 AM   #14
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When I bought the sword it was doing ok, then was neglected in my old tank (you can see how small and low it was when I moved it to the new tank). Once I gave it allot of light, CO2 and good ferts, LOOK OUT! I gather that type of sword is not common in the hobby.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:37 PM   #15
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The plants are doing so well you cannot see the large driftwood pieces on the left at all.
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