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Old 01-01-2013, 08:32 PM   #31
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Very good progression, wait until you get a bigger tank, you'll have tons of fun + headaches

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #32
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hey james, sorry, i got tied up in other forums in the past few days. looks good man. the ammonia issue will eventually resolve itself. that's why i keep my substrates simple

and i agree with oscar, the real fun comes in with the bigger tanks....LOL
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:45 PM   #33
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Why does the real fun come with the bigger tanks? I have few more months in Afghanistan and I will be back on here on a more constant basis to give updates etc. allot had changed especially with that ammonia strike and my wife who doesn't like tanks and had been taking care of it during my deployment. Soon I can express the awesomeness of trying to talk done one who knowsnothing about fish tracks to take care of a high tech tank etc with allot of algae problems....
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:32 AM   #34
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So allot has happened but I wanted to show off how it looks now because everything got covered in every type of algae while I was gone and my wife had to peroxide dip them all and I had her add a. Milwaukee regulator and had to go to the er because of chemical burns from the Co2...
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:36 AM   #35
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First picture is the tank add of today and the second is a side view of the japonica blyxia
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:37 PM   #36
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I know it looks rough but I will submit more pictures later but it looks ALOT better and the last pictures I thought already looked a lot better from when everything was covered in brown algae...
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:23 AM   #37
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Having a problem with acclimatizing shrimp... Here is the thread I started on that: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=409634
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:12 AM   #38
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Updated picture from 8 days ago, but have noticed some BBA appearing and staghorn algae also
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:27 AM   #39
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I had her add a. Milwaukee regulator and had to go to the er because of chemical burns from the Co2...
Say what now?!!

If it were my tank, I would at least consider decreasing light intensity, at least just for awhile...as an experiment of sorts, see if it helps. If it doesn't, you can always increase the intensity again.

As you may have read, bba is often caused by imbalance between co2/light.

Staghorn I've had show up recently in my 29 on plants closest to the light. I think I measured detectable ammonia with api test kit (I'm never too sure with those things) recently, and am feeling like this might tie into the stagorn.

I like your tank and the rocks too! Getting it to grow is frustrating, but remember, the journey is the blessing!
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:08 AM   #40
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Say what now?!!

If it were my tank, I would at least consider decreasing light intensity, at least just for awhile...as an experiment of sorts, see if it helps. If it doesn't, you can always increase the intensity again.

As you may have read, bba is often caused by imbalance between co2/light.

Staghorn I've had show up recently in my 29 on plants closest to the light. I think I measured detectable ammonia with api test kit (I'm never too sure with those things) recently, and am feeling like this might tie into the stagorn.

I like your tank and the rocks too! Getting it to grow is frustrating, but remember, the journey is the blessing!
Sorry it took me SO long to write you back, usually I def find a way to write everyone back immediately from leaving a post on my journal because I get so far and few between LOL. My wife did get CO2 burns from going off "how-to" online to hook up my CO2 but the difference was it said to unscrew it from the bottle one last time for something, and since it was talking about the actual CO2 bottles that have a nozzle and I was using a paintball hook up, she unscrewed it partially. She stopped due to the fact it started spraying CO2 out and her reactions was to immediately grab it to stop the CO2...

The BBA is better but is still on the large middle rock but I think I might have it worked out correctly now with the lighting/CO2.

I also had a noticeable amount of ammonia in the tank for whatever reason but it was just enough to show up on the test, so that could be the cause of the stag horn. I have been just manually removing it for now.

As for my shrimp, I have had high nitrates, this being said it is the ONLY reason I can find for my loss of shrimp to include cherries...
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Upcoming tank... Just received this in today.... Super excited and can admit the elegance and quality of the glass.
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Upcoming tank... Just received this in today.... Super excited and can admit the elegance and quality of the glass.
Nice! What size?
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:58 PM   #43
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It is a 60P, roughly 18 gallons.... SUPER excited but will be awhile to plan it out correctly, get a light, etc because I don't want to come in with "guns a blazing" and destroy it because I didn't take my time on something so nice.
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I looked at the last photo and was a little embarrassed, so I had to upload these
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:58 PM   #45
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I looked at the last photo and was a little embarrassed, so I had to upload these
Had to get some better pictures other than cell phone ones haha
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