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Old 12-20-2012, 07:15 PM   #91
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:20 PM   #92
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nice setup, what do you feed the otos?
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:07 AM   #93
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in both tanks i dont feed them ever. i only feed my rasboras and tetras. everything else is self sustaining. they stay super plump with algae.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:40 AM   #94
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the light stands look great mario... why don't you use a couplin fitting and an eye hook to connect those chains? it will look more finished and safeguard your light from sliding

+1 on yout tanks and photography bro. your 20L looks so effortless and wonderful... i wish i could exercise the same restraint in my own tank lol
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:52 AM   #95
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i was thinking about how to hang the chains but wasnt to sure about how to do it cleanly. thats definitely a great idea ill probably do that this week sometime. i might also paint the piping black some time. idk how well the silver is working. but right now my 20l is in the downstairs portion of my house. im thinking about moving it into my bed room with my 10g and soon to be my new 30g to keep everything in one place. we will see what happens the coming week. im trying to figure out how to move it with out taking everything out and keeping as little water as possible. also so the plants dont come out of the ground. anyone have any input on how to do this efficiently?
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #96
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Hm I would think the easiest method would be just to drain all the water (even below the substrate) do the tank is light enough to carry. If you drain enough water that should keep the sand pretty rigid. Take your time when carrying, maybe get two people so you can keep it perfectly level. Best of luck!
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #97
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Your tanks are very peaceful, I'm especially jealous of the 20g L - love that look
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:13 AM   #98
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Hm I would think the easiest method would be just to drain all the water (even below the substrate) do the tank is light enough to carry. If you drain enough water that should keep the sand pretty rigid. Take your time when carrying, maybe get two people so you can keep it perfectly level. Best of luck!
yea thats what exactly what i ended up doing today. thanks for the input! the move went well now all the tanks are in one room witch is way more convenient and looks awsome!

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Alright so here the pics after the move and all the equipment was set up again. took for ever for the tank to clear up a lot of dust got kicked up from the sand in the tank and the filter restarting :/ but other wise none of the plants came up! and nothing was damaged witch was biggest fear.

on other news my 10G is going to need an all around trim soon and cut back that limonphilia that's getting massive and the DHG thats getting super tall. im thinking i need somthing defferne tin left hand corner rather then the ludgwigia cuba cause it just blends in with the linophilia. ether that or just replant a couple stems and keep only the limnphilia in the back? any opinions?

All 3 tanks sitting nice and clean


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Old 12-27-2012, 12:47 AM   #99
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looks great! maybe on the left hand side, replace the L. cuba with something bright green, like a smaller leaved Rotala.
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thats not a bad idea. i was thinking of trading my rottala wenditii into that spot cause the red could contrast nicely and create a vocal point other wise that would be the best option.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:25 AM   #101
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WOW! These look amazing, I love the re scape, I liked it before, but think the open space is very pleasing to the eye, also the fish! The 10g is also looking superb. I agree with the idea of possibly switching the wendi, think that would look really good!
Also, what filter(s) do you use, if any? (on your camera that is )
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:52 PM   #102
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WOW! These look amazing, I love the re scape, I liked it before, but think the open space is very pleasing to the eye, also the fish! The 10g is also looking superb. I agree with the idea of possibly switching the wendi, think that would look really good!
Also, what filter(s) do you use, if any? (on your camera that is )
Thanks! i just switched the two plants last night and we will see how it looks once it grows in. i dont use any filters on my lens i use to but now that i switched to my 50mm i dont use them anymore. just some basic photoshop white balance tweaking and im good.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:55 PM   #103
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thats not a bad idea. i was thinking of trading my rottala wenditii into that spot cause the red could contrast nicely and create a vocal point other wise that would be the best option.
i thought of something red there, but i think it would look alot better with a vibrant bright green. especially since the Lymnophylla romatica has a rusty tinge to it. if you really want red, i would put the red plant in the place that the L. aromatic is currently in.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:02 PM   #104
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im probly going to end up keeping only the L. aromatica once the wedittii gows back from its trim
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:04 PM   #105
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im probly going to end up keeping only the L. aromatica once the wedittii gows back from its trim
sounds like a good solution
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