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Old 05-20-2013, 10:57 PM   #16
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OVT's 30g Shallow Cube Riparium --> A Bunch of Fibs and Honest Lies


The little mighty Finnex just could not handle all the junk that floats off AS. 24 hours after flooding I still could not see inside. Its little sponge got clogged up rather quickly, slowing the flow to a trickle.

Had to hook up Fluval 404 to clear the water. Ammonia is at 1 ppm.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:37 AM   #17
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Let me know if you need to borrow a filter. I have an Eheim 2234 with both stock sized intake and a shortened one. I am sure you have something but let me know.

Is it in position now? I guess I came by a few days to early lol. I did really like your 10 gallon, even though you didn't haha.
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Thanks, friend, for the offer but I am good. Took me over 40 mins to figure out that the impeller shaft was broken on the 404. Luckily, LFS had them in stock. Still, set me back a day.

I really do like my 10g, but wanted a bigger beast. If l had any room, I might have kept the 10 going.
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The 10g got moved to a nearby dining table. Having a 12'-long table really helps:



The new tank goes int it's place:



One 9L bag of AS goes in. A bit thin, but I will move the AS from the 10g:



In goes the wood:



Add 6g of water... :



I am getting lots of help:



6g more to go. Added , heater and a pump:



Does he know something I don't?



Do I really want to know what they add to AS?:



Fill 'er up, add a Finnex 360. Getting late, me tired:



2 hours later and this is no longer funny:



Meanwhile, the filler is waiting:



Water check:



The filter needs some help. First plants dumped:



Might as well work on plants:



and chose my first victims:



The few, the proud:



Dump. It's getting light outside:



Tomorrow is another day.
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Coming along nicely!! Always amazed at your plants, simply gorgeous!! Is that aromatica in the sink/tub?

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Very nice!
What plants are those on top emersed?
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Hay OVT how many WC have you done to change
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I'm a little concern about flooding my dsm in 2 weeks and I think I get the same AS as yours.
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Where did you find this tank?
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Default OVT's 30g Shallow Cube Riparium --> Flood-ed

Looking good! Well once it's cleared up a bit! I love those stems! I'm actually planning a Dutch style layout for my 10g! I like that tank more every time I see it!
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I'm a little concern about flooding my dsm in 2 weeks and I think I get the same AS as yours.
0 with 24 hours between pictures.

I did a 95% wc a day later because I had to reposition the tank. Another 15% wc one more day after that. I am mostly skimming the junk off the top and let the filter and plants to do the rest.

I am a bit peeved as it took just 1 day from mud to clear on a 10g. I am going to add a powerhead back to blow the dust off the substrate.

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Very nice!
What plants are those on top emersed?
Water hacynth.
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Coming along nicely!! Always amazed at your plants, simply gorgeous!! Is that aromatica in the sink/tub?
Thank you. It is Aromatica, I want to see how it does in low light. I bet I will lose the pink but the tops should look nice from above.
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Default OVT's 30g Shallow Cube Riparium --> Flood-ed

Awesome start. I love the amount you've got it planted. Super neat looking.

Laughed quite hard at the few and proud comment. I always add snails to cycling tanks, too.

I've been planning a super small version of this, lately. Shallow tanks are just so neat.

What stocking in the future are you looking at?
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Ammonia still at 1 ppm: 30% WC + more plants + some AS from an existing tank.
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Sweet tank OVT, I've got the same dimensions (GLA though). Looking forward to seeing it grow in!
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