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Old 03-13-2013, 08:59 AM   #31
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Sexy SS pipes

I have the same too, by looking at your picture I assume you cut the intake to fit this tank? Because that's what I did too lol.

Btw I would like to see the progress with the finnex light. It seems that the par is still very high on this unique tank dimension.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:19 PM   #32
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how is the GLA reg working out so far? Lovely tank btw
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:03 PM   #33
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Sexy SS pipes

I have the same too, by looking at your picture I assume you cut the intake to fit this tank? Because that's what I did too lol.

Btw I would like to see the progress with the finnex light. It seems that the par is still very high on this unique tank dimension.
Thanks! Luckily I didn't have to cut it. I bought them on the SnS and they had already been cut to fit a mini m. The only thing I did was switch the mesh out for a finer grade so it would be shrimp safe if/when I add some.

Since it's just the Fugeray and not the Ray 2 I don't think I'll have any issues. I was actually wondering if the par wasn't high enough because I haven't been getting a whole lot of pearling. You have the Ray 2 for yours, don't you? Have you started working on it again?

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Thank you! I'm a complete noob to co2, but so far so good. The bubble rate has held steady since I set it up. I installed the inline diffuser on the filter's intake line and you can hardly see the bubbles in the tank. No 7-up water like I've seen people complain about.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:39 PM   #34
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I tore down my tank, going to redo when my UG arrive

Yeah the par on these ray two is pretty intense lol.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:30 PM   #35
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I posted a thread in the plants section with these pics, but I figure I'll put them here too. I've gotten a lot of new growth this week in the tank, but everything's coming in a very bland green. Debating on upgrading the lights, but waiting to see what the experts have to say.









The tank has a bad case of diatoms right now as you can probably tell from the lower leaves in the pictures. Here's how bad:



I moved an oto in yesterday, but he hasn't really made a dent so far. I also moved my dwarf puffer (Lil' Goozy) in a few days ago. I was considering making it his tank, but he's not going to be in there for long. I taught him to eat from a dropper so now whenever he sees my hand he charges me and bobs around at the surface. I'm afraid he's either going to nip me (lame, I know) or get cut when I'm trimming the plants. Here's a shot of him in his temporary home:



I got some l. aromatica in the mail today from OVT and I have some rotala pearl coming from h4n soon. They should both be in sometime next week. I have the l. aromatica just floating right now because it lost some leaves in transit. I'll let it float until the rotala gets here, then trim the bottoms and plant both.
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BEAUTIFUL puffer. Ugh I want a puffer tank so bad.
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ok im either overfeeding my dp, its a bad shot, or does your dp look extrememly skinny? I usually feed mine so that it belly is nice and round....
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Thanks! He's an awesome little fish.

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ok im either overfeeding my dp, its a bad shot, or does your dp look extrememly skinny? I usually feed mine so that it belly is nice and round....
He's never been round, even when he was in tanks with "unlimited" snails to hunt. He'll get a visible belly bump after eating, but the rest of the time he's pretty slim. Is yours a female? I know females tend to be more plump than males.
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Coming along nice!
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Default rocksmom's 12 Long - finally up and running, lots of pics post #30

Is he the only DP in 12g?
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Yep. I've had him for about a year and a half and have been too afraid to try to get a girl or two for him. I know when they're younger it's hard to sex them and don't want to risk ending up with another male that could fight with him.
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I really like those Mr. Aqua 12s.

I'm curios if your regulator is working out?

I'm also curious if the otos will eat the brown algae? Will anything else eat it?
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Yep, regulator has been great. Easy to set up and holds a steady bps.

And yes, otos LOVE diatoms. Ramshorns also eat it, but they aren't as "neat." They leave little tracks through it while the otos are pretty thorough. That's all I really have experience with, but there might be others. Amanos maybe?
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Yep. I've had him for about a year and a half and have been too afraid to try to get a girl or two for him. I know when they're younger it's hard to sex them and don't want to risk ending up with another male that could fight with him.
You must be kinda bored with the tank :/ one fishy in a 12g.

I think male/female you could put at least one more in, don't you?
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dp are very territorial so good for you on just getting one. I only have one by itself in a 10gallon and from the looks of it I think its a female so maybe thats why it looks more full then yours.
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