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Old 12-12-2012, 05:02 AM   #16
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Sump is together (20g H)









I've planted the center "refugium" with wisteria. Don't mind the shoddy shape its in - been sitting in a bucket for a few weeks.



Tank has cleared up quite a bit - window is dirty as ever. I plan to run the main light on 4 hour intervals (7-11 AM/PM) and the sump light (65W) for 3 hour intervals (12-3 AM/PM). Eventually I plan on wiring up blue LED's for the sump and extending the photoperiod.

The sump inlet is loud at the moment. I'm thinking of running a straight siphon out of the rear overflow box, or simply out of the tank with the standard overflow chute as a backup. I think this would cause less out-gassing and certainly make for quieter operation.



Pump is plumped up to the outlet with 1/2in PVC. Currently setup as a spray-bar.

Picked up some DHG - have planted about 1/8th of it so far.

Thanks for taking a look all.

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Old 12-12-2012, 05:39 AM   #17
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This is so great. I love the huge driftwood sticking out and plumbing through it is genius!
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:08 PM   #18
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Update:
Tank is almost cycled - Added fish.
Ended up deciding on a school of 12-15 Harlequin Rasboras and 2-4 Bolivian rams.
So far I've just purchsed the HR's

Planted some Dwarf Hair Grass - Added an emersed plant out back.





Getting some new growth

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:10 PM   #19
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That wood is like holy wow I'm jealous
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:39 PM   #20
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Very cool. It has a stylized feel to it. What is the plant on the wood?
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:07 AM   #21
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love the oversized woodscape with the mosses and the plumbing, looking forward to watching this tank's progress
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:25 AM   #22
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You're off to a great start. If those are Mangroves, they'll look pretty cool as they grow up.

Though, it is concerning that you're adding fish before your tank is completely "cycled." Are you dosing Prime to make sure you don't burn your fish up?
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:33 AM   #23
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Very cool. It has a stylized feel to it. What is the plant on the wood?
Thanks kwheeler - I think the plant may be something in the vinca family:


Side Note: I am experiencing some die back on the moss. Hoping it will spring back.

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Old 12-19-2012, 02:11 AM   #24
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Added two Bolivian rams - went to two pet-stores and they all looked a bit dodgy. If you're a ram expert - let me know if you see any signs of bad genetics. This pair has been very friendly since being placed in the tank - the male will often shield the female when I approach the tank. She's very passive, and he's a bit bossy.

I'd like to add 4 more and allow them to pair off more naturally - then remove 2 or 4 that aren't working.

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Getting Cozy:
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:42 AM   #25
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Went bog shopping - testing out some new mosses









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Old 12-20-2012, 05:21 AM   #26
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Pretty cool tank.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:15 PM   #27
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The new moss looks decidedly unnatural right now - After I see what grows and what doesn't I'll re-arrange.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:38 AM   #28
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Very nice. Do you mind explaining how the airline tubing works to run water up the DW?
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Wish I could say I was a ram expert - really do like Bolivians though, the examples I've seen have had a really unique kind understated quality to their coloration
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:31 AM   #30
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Very nice. Do you mind explaining how the airline tubing works to run water up the DW?
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