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Old 02-23-2013, 04:28 AM   #91
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Yeah, that's really cool man! Those rainbows look incredible, and I'm really impressed with the cleanliness and neatness of the tank. It's the perfect setup for rainbows!
THanks!
hoepfully driftwood will be done sinking by sunday, and i'll drop the lights to 9 inches above water or increase the 6 bulb duration to 6 hours
not sure which way i'll go yet, im thinking the drop to be less intense of a change

if driftwood is done it'll be due for a nice rearranging! i'll have 2-3 pieces on the left and 1-2 on the right to break up the plants
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:37 AM   #92
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so just for NWA-Planted i took a few shots of my fish
female and male lacustris rainbows. the male was very shy
HOWEVER, a male pracox kept showing up riht past the driftwood to block the male so of course i assumed he just wanted his picture taken as well

Also included is a full tank shot driftwood got thrown in, just waiting for it all to stop floating before i completely arrange it. i really like the two pieces on the right side
Are you sure those are not Melanotania Kamaka? Lacustris have a very distinctive bright turquoise color to them. It could be the way the camera is capturing the color though.
http://rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au/Kamaka.htm
http://rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au/Lacust.htm

Beautiful tank!
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:40 AM   #93
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sorry they are kamaka!!! especially since lacustris display yellow on their heads when mating
kamaka display blue which my one male displayed blue tuesday
i thought they were lacustris from looking online. but u are indeed correct.
they were sold a kabutu's at my lfs which i def didn't think was corrrect
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:29 AM   #94
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so just for NWA-Planted i took a few shots of my fish
female and male lacustris rainbows. the male was very shy
HOWEVER, a male pracox kept showing up riht past the driftwood to block the male so of course i assumed he just wanted his picture taken as well

Also included is a full tank shot driftwood got thrown in, just waiting for it all to stop floating before i completely arrange it. i really like the two pieces on the right side
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sorry they are kamaka!!! especially since lacustris display yellow on their heads when mating
kamaka display blue which my one male displayed blue tuesday
i thought they were lacustris from looking online. but u are indeed correct.
they were sold a kabutu's at my lfs which i def didn't think was corrrect
hehe, thought so. LFS's for some reason have a very hard time with rainbow id's. it could be due to the huge amount of hybrids that come from the fish farms. There are a couple of really good rainbowfish forums out there too, the US based one has some members (including Gary Lange) that has some very very rare rainbows. I am trying to get ahold of a group of M.Nigrans. they are addicting!!!

Kamaka's are one of my favorite species as well. they stay pretty small and get very deep backs.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:49 PM   #95
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Default Who said ludwigia repens was boring?

Many here have tried to get ludiwiga repens to have color. it can turn a nice red with the right lighting and co2.
I however prefer the color it is now
check this out

also for those of you naysayers
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:47 PM   #96
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well its about time for a plant trimming again. the ludwigia cuba got a little co2 deficiency in its new spot. its comming back but the leaves are fat and short and not looking too sexy, but the color is awesome i guess??
the stand of ludwigia sp. red is comming in nicely after chopping it way way down. it had a lot of old leaves burned by ammonia that needed to come off. its about 6 inches tall now and growth has really picked up on it. i expect trimmings frm it two weks frm now.
rotala colorata had the same issue, and is very close to a huge trim, i give it maybe 4-5 more days before it overtakes my overflow and i have to trim it back. should have plenty of clippings there to get rid of

as for the hardscape. it keeps sinking a little more every day, im waiting for one last piece to roll over and i'll rearrange the tank to be more scapish rather than just a plant holding tank
This tank will be my first real attempt and anything scape worthwhile. previous endeavors ended up getting cancelled due to poor growth results.. im also enjoying the fact that my nutrients being dosed are actually being used. TDS from the tap is approx 100 as an average. TDS is staying around the 120-140 range which is ver surprising. my last tank saw around 240.

all in all, im thrilled. I installed my LED moonlights which are awesome looking. they realyl are my favorite lighting period, everything just looks so nice when its dimmly lit
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:46 PM   #97
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EH, quick update here, this past tuesday the last piece of wood finally sank enough to roll over and be situated on the substrate the way i wanted.

I removed some Blyxa and have made it more of a centerpiece. I'm not too sure how i feel about it yet, but things may go more to my liking after things fill in.
Ludwigia got wacked and looks pretty haggard right now. It needs a good prunning and shaping which I have not had the time for.
Cuba got trimmed back hard. It had lots of side shoots so in the next few weeks i'll have a huge stand of it beside the rotala colorata. Persicaria Kawa also got trimmed and moved into a better lighted area so it should come out nicely.
I've had a little trouble with hygrophilia araguaia. I believe its just not in the right spot, too much light and not enough flow. i've set it inbetween the 3 small pieces of wood on the left side. It'll get a little shade and is more directly in the path of water movement. it should bounce back quickly there.

Ludwigia senegalensis is a nice plant. im starting to like it more as it bends away from the light and sends out new shoots. odd for sure since its probbaly 14 inches frm the light..

my star repens has been picked at by my loaches so i trmmed it down and replanted in a brighter area which thye generally stay away frm.
i started a small strand of DHG in the front. we will see how it does, very high flow area but i don't want it to get entangled with blyxa roots, which at this point is very likely.
over all i'm pleased as long as thigns go the way i plan, i also did a slight overflow box mod which is pretty cool. i'll show that one later!
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:35 PM   #98
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Ooih baby that plant growth is looking gorgeous, that red stem in the back, wow lol thing is vibrant!!!

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:41 PM   #99
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Ooih baby that plant growth is looking gorgeous, that red stem in the back, wow lol thing is vibrant!!!

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i should have taken a picture of it before i whacked out a lot.
i have a 5 gallon bucket full of plants. and the rotala and repens still needs a good trim.....
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2ND UPDATE. first picture was taken ON tuesday
this picture was taken today at lunch.
so 1.5 days of growth and with co2 set properly
look at the difference in how plants are responding to light, they are much more open and less folded.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #101
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So much plants!!

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Bushs blyxa, rediculous rotala and lovely ludwigia haha nice plants!
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:12 PM   #103
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Bushs blyxa, rediculous rotala and lovely ludwigia haha nice plants!
thanks!
need any rotala. there are probably 30 stems in that one small spot LOL (if not more)
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:39 PM   #104
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just did some calculations. my tank goes through 0.48 pounds of co2 per day
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so...much....blyxa.....
epic job man
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