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Old 03-01-2013, 07:48 PM   #76
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What do you think about the inline diffuser? I am planning to get a new CO2 diffusion equipment (I currently have a huge, ugly, and noisy venturi in my tank right now LOL) and I want to hear your thoughts on your diffuser's efficiency.

Also nice job with the stem plants!
So far so good. I like it better then the in tank Atomic Diffuser I have on my other tank. The bubbles are VERY small (barely visible unless you are looking right into the tank from a weird angle). Right now I have the Co2 cranked but when I take it down to 1bps (around where it will be when I add fauna) there are no bubbles in the tank at all. There is a slight hissing sound when I stick my head under the cabinet when it's on but when the doors are closed it is completely silent. First day it was 1/2 full of water in the morning but now it's just a little condensation in the Co2 chamber all the time. Had it in operation for a week so only time will tell.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:52 AM   #77
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Plants are growing like crazy. Already getting runners from the DHG and the Rotala is huge! (sorry about all the reflections)

Ammonia: 4ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm (there has never been even a trace of Nitrite since day 1)
Nitrate: 10ppm
GH: 5
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:29 AM   #78
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looking nice and green! So I gotta ask about the stones. Whats with the holes that are perfect circles that I see people planting in? Are they drilled out?
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:32 AM   #79
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looking nice and green! So I gotta ask about the stones. Whats with the holes that are perfect circles that I see people planting in? Are they drilled out?
Thanks! Yes the stones have holes that are pre-drilled. Small has one, medium has two, and large has three.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:50 AM   #80
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How much do you fertilize?
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:01 AM   #81
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Interesting. Can you see the drill marks? It almost looks like the whole rock is made by melting it around the openings.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:49 AM   #82
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How much do you fertilize?
Right now I'm not fertilizing at all only Equilibrium and Baking Soda to re-consitiute my water (since I'm doing 100% RO/DI water).

Was thinking about starting after the first month. Still trying to decide between EI and ADA fert system. I know ADA will be more expensive... Still not sure what I'm going to do here.


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Interesting. Can you see the drill marks? It almost looks like the whole rock is made by melting it around the openings.
Yes you can kinda see where the holes were drilled in the rock. Most of it looks natural-ish.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:14 AM   #83
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Your tank looks great! The way the stones and their pockets create a sort of planted terrace down is a really nice affect.

Also love your organization with the pipes and equipment

Have you seen Frank's journal here at TPT? It's a good day by day, week by week look at maintenance with an ADA setup. I found it very helpful.
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Looking great David!

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Interesting. Can you see the drill marks? It almost looks like the whole rock is made by melting it around the openings.
Unzan is processed volcanic stone, if I recall the "pockets" are intentional and were meant for placing ADA Wabi Kusa in. I think they are water blasted to hollow them out. But that is just my guess.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:12 PM   #85
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Your tank looks great! The way the stones and their pockets create a sort of planted terrace down is a really nice affect.

Also love your organization with the pipes and equipment

Have you seen Frank's journal here at TPT? It's a good day by day, week by week look at maintenance with an ADA setup. I found it very helpful.
Thanks!

I've been reading franks thread for a while now. He has been very helpful.
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Quick update.

Finally started to see some nitrite! Guess it was changing to the every other day water changes.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:46 AM   #87
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Just over two weeks and the foreground is almost completely grown in. I've changed to water changes every other day and Ammonia is at 0. Probably going to need a trim soon on some of the plants. I don't have much experience with hydrocotyle. How do you trim it? It mostly seems to be growing vertically right now. Should I just top it?


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Old 03-10-2013, 03:57 AM   #88
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Really nice tank!may i ask wat is MM just want know so i could get it_ tooo nooob
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:04 AM   #89
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Those stones would be perfect to grow some creeping hydrocoytle out of!
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:50 AM   #90
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Really nice tank!may i ask wat is MM just want know so i could get it_ tooo nooob
It's Micranthenum Micranthemoides.
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