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Old 12-05-2012, 02:49 AM   #136
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Stop spending money!!!!!!!You are killing us.
Great tank. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:56 AM   #137
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I've got some extra crypts you can have if your not picky..ill post a pic tomm .
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:57 AM   #138
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I've been messing around today after watching a bunch of Benibachi videos. What I noticed about all their tanks is that they have spraybars constantly dropping water from the top in order to get as much oxygen into the tank as possible. I then noticed that I pretty much had no air bubbles floating around so decided to tinker. Here is my latest contraption for the time being while I see how well it works.

So I took my outflow lily pipe out and replaced it with the eheim spray bar that they give you with the filter. I cut it into a smaller piece as it was as long as the tank. The finnex light came in handy since it's holding the pipe in place....the spray bar sits very sturdy and has no chance of falling. It's creating a nice bubble waterfall effect. It's actually injecting a ton of bubbles with not much flow at all so it's not like it's disturbing the whole substrate. It's also very silent so there isn't a Niagara Falls noise going on in my living room.





Spraybar cannot fall in any direction. Can't go up since it's held by the light, can't go to the side nor can it fall down into the water.





I added a small partition made out of straws so the top floating plants are not getting pushed down by the spraybar. It also keeps the plants in one spot which is very good as I can never grow floaters if there is too much flow.


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Old 12-10-2012, 02:03 AM   #139
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Man, I just stumbled across your video (searched feeding borneowild color, first link booyah) of your old setup. I really want PRLs now....gah.
None of my friends notice a difference between my PRLs and regular CRS. haha. So yeah, getting PRLs is just a novelty thing.

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Stop spending money!!!!!!!You are killing us.
Great tank. Thanks for sharing.
haha...I'm the same way. I see people spending and then I go on my own binges too. I'm almost done though. I picked up a cool dual sponge filter today since I'm on a "high oxygen in the tank" kick.

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I've got some extra crypts you can have if your not picky..ill post a pic tomm .
Thanks man. I just ordered some crypt nurii and crypt pontederiifolia. Will be receiving them tomorrow so I'll probably be posting pics.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:25 AM   #140
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smart!
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:51 AM   #141
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Received some crypts today from Ghazanfar Ghori. Crypt Nurii and Crypt Pontederiifolia.

These came in excellent shape and look really cool. Tank looks much fuller now.





I don't know whether one of those crypts is going to like all the air bubbles but what the heck...that was the cheap one. hah





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Old 12-11-2012, 02:03 AM   #142
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How many gallons is the 60p??
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:14 AM   #143
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About 18 gallons
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #144
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I have the same light and some frogbit I got off the SnS. I've got almost zero surface disturbance, but the frogbit is not doing well. It's going all yellow and turning to sludge. I'm trying to come up with another idea for a floater (NOT DUCKWEED!) if the frogbit doesn't recover.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #145
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@betta maniac, your water may be uber clean and devout of nitrates which is starving the frogbit...
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:47 PM   #146
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OMG, that didn't even occur to me!!! I'll dose some nitrate tonight.
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Bamn, nitrates will help, but longer lighting period will help as well.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:39 PM   #148
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Nice little mod. Does the crypt you place below displace the flow ? Just wondering if its strong and if your substrate gets kicked up from the spray
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:05 AM   #149
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I have the same light and some frogbit I got off the SnS. I've got almost zero surface disturbance, but the frogbit is not doing well. It's going all yellow and turning to sludge. I'm trying to come up with another idea for a floater (NOT DUCKWEED!) if the frogbit doesn't recover.
As others have said, you might be deficient in nutrients which is why your frog bit is not faring so well. I usually have issues when I do not provide enough light. Why not try various floating plants and see which ones thrive in your conditions? In my experience, giant duckweed and salvinia minima (sp) does the best in my conditions. For example, I cannot grow Red Root Floaters if my life depended on it...not sure why but it just does not grow in my tanks.

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Nice little mod. Does the crypt you place below displace the flow ? Just wondering if its strong and if your substrate gets kicked up from the spray
The flow is actually not fast at all but it creates a ton of bubbles. None of the substrate gets displaced. The crypt doesn't even move all that much. Honestly, I am not sure how much I like this mod since the tank is filled with bubbles all over and looks like soda water.

Here is a pic from a few mins ago....you can see that the bubbles are all over.



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Old 12-12-2012, 09:07 PM   #150
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nice new crypts!
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