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Old 11-01-2011, 05:23 AM   #1
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Mike's 60g tank


here is my first tank journal.
tank: 60gal
substrate: 1st layer pumice + aquasoil new amazonia + Hillsborough rocks
filter: XP2+ lily pipe
heater: hydor ETH 200w
lighting: DIY led lighting
Co2- pressurize + EI dosing


upgrading from my 30gal to a 60gal tank.
my 30:


8/26/10


9/2/10
put in pumice+aquasoil+ Hillsborough rocks(from landscape store)


9/4/10
got manzanita + rearranging scape



9/5/10
got the scape i wanted


9/9/10
dry start HC


10/30/10
fill tank with water + transferring some plants from my 30g


11/30/11


HC is not growing as fast as i thought it would.

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Old 11-01-2011, 12:32 PM   #2
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I don't know how I feel about the manzanita placement but I like how the rocks are placed. I can't wait to see it grown in
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:52 AM   #3
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:14 AM   #4
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Looking great.... but i would move some of those plants that's covering the view of your rocks on the right... just a suggestion...
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:38 AM   #5
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Looks good, what kind of creatures are in there?
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:40 AM   #6
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update:
1/30/12


3/24/12
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:16 AM   #7
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your tank looks very nice!
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:44 PM   #8
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very nice but i think the rocks are obscured as some1 mentioned prevously
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:36 PM   #9
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yeah, been meaning to clear out those plants and replace them with HC, but i'm having a difficult time growing HC, they all melted. as you can see from the 1/30 photo, i have hc and 3/24 photo most of them are gone.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:06 PM   #10
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a long update:
3/3/13


let me know your comments. still trying to figure out the placements of the plants on the left.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:51 AM   #11
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4/20/13

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Old 04-20-2013, 02:05 PM   #12
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I'm diggin' the sense of depth in that last picture, lookin' very nice!
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:40 PM   #13
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Yeah same here, love how much that's opened up your tank. Nice work!
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:16 PM   #14
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Others may disagree, but I really like how you have blended with DW and rocks. It really creates a lot of depth and character.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:30 AM   #15
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Thanks, still waiting for the HC to cover up the foreground. my 4th attempt. i think i figured out why HC was not growing( bad co2 diffusion).
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