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Old 12-31-2012, 05:07 PM   #121
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some quick iphone pics

my HC has really taken off as of late. Fiss is popping up and thriving all over the place.





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Old 12-31-2012, 06:51 PM   #122
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Mini fissiden is looking awesome... I'm glad it had a chance to root to the rock before you flooded... I like the look of the lawn too.. Nice having a dark green foreground
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:37 PM   #123
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wow, looks great, love the carpets!!
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:59 PM   #124
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Mini fissiden is looking awesome... I'm glad it had a chance to root to the rock before you flooded... I like the look of the lawn too.. Nice having a dark green foreground
thx. i was worried about the mini fiss at first because i only waited 2 weeks to flood it after i applied it to the rocks. but it turned out great. thrilled in fact.

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wow, looks great, love the carpets!!

i appreciate it rustbucket. i absolutely love the fiss carpet as well. it has turned out better than i had hoped.

I am actually pulling out all the UG tomorrow because of the huge contrast in the shade of green between it and the fiss carpet. I am going to replace it all with E. belem
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:23 PM   #125
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Wooow, your tank looks amazing!!

Makes me think to change the 125 tilapia to what I originally wanted to do...

You should put that tank in your living room, such a showpiece!
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:24 AM   #126
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Yea.. The fissiden lawn kinda looks like a nice weed less fescue yard
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:33 PM   #127
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Wooow, your tank looks amazing!!

Makes me think to change the 125 tilapia to what I originally wanted to do...

You should put that tank in your living room, such a showpiece!
Thx Tom. The tilapia are eventually going to need a bigger tank than a 125 anyway...so....start planning...

My wife originally didnt want that large of a tank upstairs, BUT i think that she is regretting it now.

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Yea.. The fissiden lawn kinda looks like a nice weed less fescue yard
thx, it is coming in so nicely!
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:37 PM   #128
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i pulled all the UG out and replaced it all with more HC and E. belem









Here is a shot that includes all 5 species of plants that i currently have in there. HC, DHG, Fiss, Micro sword and Blyxa


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Old 01-11-2013, 11:46 PM   #129
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Man that is looking so good!!!
I kind of wish your background was black now to see those fishes haha.
Looks like those new lights are doing great things to your tank!


And that's one sweet looking ss pre filter guard

Oh ya what's on top of your drop checker?
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:06 AM   #130
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Nice fissidens!
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:37 AM   #131
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If you let this tank go for a year or two, so the fissidens carpeted not just the substrate, but almost all of the stone, it would be phenomenal!! That said, it looks amazing, Chad! I guess I look at the long-term possibilities. Any plan to tear this down in the near future, or are you going to maintain this set up?
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:03 PM   #132
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Man that is looking so good!!!
I kind of wish your background was black now to see those fishes haha.
Looks like those new lights are doing great things to your tank!


And that's one sweet looking ss pre filter guard

Oh ya what's on top of your drop checker?
-Sent from my Samsung Note, a "Phablet"
yeah the cardinals dont show up in pictures all that well, plus i am using my Iphone to take the pics, i am sure that doesnt help too much.

Yes the Filter gaurd is sweet, works like a charm, and does not restrict flow at all. Thx a ton for that!

the drop checker....i bought it used and the suction cup it OLD and doesnt work all that good, so i took a "vege holder" thingy and clipped it to the drop checker and stuck it to the glass. Im cheap.

In a few weeks i will remove all the equipment, get my wife's nice Nikon and take some good pics.



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Nice fissidens!
thx, it is coming in nicely.

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If you let this tank go for a year or two, so the fissidens carpeted not just the substrate, but almost all of the stone, it would be phenomenal!! That said, it looks amazing, Chad! I guess I look at the long-term possibilities. Any plan to tear this down in the near future, or are you going to maintain this set up?
I have NO intention of tearing this down at all in the near future. I actually envisioned this tank, when i planned it, to have the majority of the floor space and hardscape covered in fiss. That i will eventually keep nicely trimmed.

I cant wait for it to grow out and mature.....but i guess ill have to do just that.....wait that is.

Thx crazydaz
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:32 PM   #133
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i should really remove all the equipment and use my Nikon someday to get some good shots.

changes:
  1. I raised the lights about 3 inches. So now they are 36" above the substrate.
  2. I started trimming the HC. (im getting more brave in doing so)
  3. Going to remove the microsword and replant some HC trimming in it place.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:04 PM   #134
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Really love this tank.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:00 PM   #135
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It has come a long way and it's looking really good, I have a micro sword in my 10 G, Lilaeopsis mauritiana and it took a very long time to acclimate and start to grow but after it got started it takes off pretty good but it's still slow. Oddly enough mine wasn't doing well at all until I had to treat some algae with H202 then it perked up and started to grow, the nice thing about it is it's not a fast invasive plant like DHG which it tangled all through my HC, good luck.
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