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Old 09-23-2003, 10:39 PM   #1
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Thought I would share some pics of my tank. This is what the tank looks like after the removal of the artificial decorations. Still putting together my co2 system. Things should start to improve soon.
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Old 09-23-2003, 10:47 PM   #2
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It's taking shape!!!! 8)

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75 gal heavily planted,50/50 Black beauty,Eco-complete substrate, Pressurised CO2 with solenoid, ph controller, AB Reactor 1000, 330 watts 9325K GE PC lighting,Ehiem Liquidoser, 2-Filstar xp3 canisters.
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Old 09-23-2003, 10:48 PM   #3
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Looks good... What kind of fish do you have in there????

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Old 09-24-2003, 12:19 AM   #4
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Your plants look healthy but I cant say as I am a fan of your stones.

They just look to smooth or something, like they belong in a stream and the tank has the pond effect...

CO2 addition will really be beneficial.

Looks nice...
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Old 09-24-2003, 02:03 AM   #5
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cool tank looks very clear and healthy. the stones look like beans. it looks awkward becuse its right in the middle. try shifting it to the left or right just a bit so its not in the center, you'll notice a big difference.
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Old 09-26-2003, 03:35 AM   #6
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Looks good... What kind of fish do you have in there????

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Boesmani Rainbows, Cherry Barbs, Cardinal Tetras, and Algae crew (Otto's and SAE's). The population was a bit larger about a month ago. I lost about 12-15 fish recently from toxins coming off some artificial decorations. :cry:
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Old 09-26-2003, 03:43 AM   #7
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Sam,

Sorry to hear about your loss. Tank is looking good, keep posting new pics, we never can get enough....


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Old 12-24-2003, 04:18 AM   #8
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I upgraded to fully automatic CO2! After experimenting with DIY CO2 and liking the benefits but not liking mixing the yeast... :? ... I upgraded to this pressurized system.
  • 5lb CO2 tank
    JBJ Regulator w solenoid and bubbler
    Milwaukee SMS 122 pH Controller
    Ceramic diffuser

I set my cutoff pH on the controller to about 6.8 and let her rip! 8)

The results are much more impressive than with the yeast CO2. I really like this system and spent a few months collecting the parts. The CO2 bottle came from my Home Brew Supply store. LOL
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Old 12-24-2003, 04:25 AM   #9
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Here are some results from the addition of the presurized CO2. Note my Boesmani darted in front of the camera. Try to take a picture of him and he hides! Go figure? :?
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Old 12-24-2003, 05:09 AM   #10
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Yo Sam!

Tell me about the background. Is that painted?
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Old 12-24-2003, 09:10 AM   #11
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cool tank man, i like the background. The rocks disturbed a lot so you should remove it.If you want to create a nature effect,remove the plants at where the filtered water comes out since in nature plants don't live in current water. The rocks may be placed there(the effect is like the current has polished the rock until it is smooth.(just a suggestion only)
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Old 12-27-2003, 03:00 AM   #12
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Scorpion-
The background is just black plastic. I guess the algae on the glass adds to the aesthetic appeal!

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The aquascaping looks a bit different now that the plants have grown in and the rock is covered with algae. I will post a new pic soon.

Thanks for the compliments!
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Guess the algae crew must be happy with all the algae.
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Old 12-27-2003, 07:22 PM   #14
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I like this tank a lot. Nice work.
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Old 01-23-2004, 08:50 PM   #15
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This is a shot from January 1st of this year.
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