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Old 02-05-2013, 02:23 AM   #46
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:11 AM   #47
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Day 7 Update

I got 20 more plants (L. senengal(2), Tonia(10) and red Lud(8)) yesterday. Still haven't had time to work on the hardscape...hopefully this weekend.

Here are some pictures....I need to work on the picture taking..the colors aren't coming through like they do in person.









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Those plants are starting to look pretty good right now and you are off to a good start! I wouldn't do anything different parameters wise if you ask me. Is that a Wallichii looking that happy or Hippuris? Either way, they look good!

Also, when taking pics of the tank turn the flash off on the cam so we can appreciate the colors with you
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:00 AM   #49
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I think its more the reflection I'm getting. Even without the flash they don't look "right". I'll read up some in the photography forums here and see what I can change. The camera is a Canon T2i and I have a couple lenses available.
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So I found time Sunday to add rocks and scape a bit. I plan on attaching the anubias to the wood but need to pick up some thread or fishing line. I then need to figure out a plant for the middle...tempted to pick up some "white" anubias for the spot. Any ideas?

I like the look of the tank overall so far. I really need to give it a few weeks to grow and fill in but I think I'm off to a decent start.

I also figured out how to block out the excess light to remove the reflection. I hung up some black felt across the top of the tank/walls. It's actually solvent absorbent material I borrowed from work.

If you got questions/comments/suggestions let me hear them!

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Your tank is coming along nicely and plants look healthy!



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I love the placement of the stones. Really looks good. The pieces of driftwood really are in a perfect spot. Keep up the good work.

So when are you going to add the fish?
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Looks great. Shape of the wood is very dramatic and it's texture is unique.
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Thanks everyone

I'll add fish when the tank is cycled...zero ammonia. It usually takes 1-2 months for this to happen so at least a month before fish/shrimp are added.

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I'll add fish when the tank is cycled...zero ammonia. It usually takes 1-2 months for this to happen so at least a month before fish/shrimp are added.

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Yes, ten 9L bags, normal type
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Day 14

Measured the water tonight....

Temperature-78F/26C
pH-6.2 (from probe, 7hrs into photoperiod)
TDS-250
Hardness-180-200ppm
Alkalinity-50ppm
Ammonia-nitrogen-1ppm....so unionized ammonia was basically zero. I am going to check when CO2 is off and the pH is above 7.

Tap water report has 187 ppm for hardness and 82 ppm for alkalinity.
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I'm sorry I haven't seen this journal sooner!!!!!!!
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