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Old 06-27-2008, 06:28 AM   #46
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I am in kinda in hurry because the fish I want are seasonal. I have a 40 that I have on my deck with the filter running from m old 120gal and as thinking of leaving the fish outside. Its shaded and cool but last week temp here was 110F so the fish stayed at the LFS.
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:53 AM   #47
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Been there done that with fish in a rubbermaid bin while my ADA AquaSoil cycled! It's been 1.5 months! That's a S L O W hurry! LOL Hope you get them in soon. I've been waiting to see it all. Love your rocks!
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:52 PM   #48
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Oh, I hope you get them soon! What fish do you want?
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:39 PM   #49
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nice start now lets see some plants!!
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:54 AM   #50
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stargate I wont disclose what fish I will be adding yet. But the tank now has substrate and has been scaped. will update with pictures soon.
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:03 AM   #51
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hurry!!! we want to be jealous!!!
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:21 PM   #52
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What he said!

Can't wait to see the scaped tank.
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:36 PM   #53
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Things are gonna move faster now, I hope. I filled the tank with aquasoil first then placed the rock and played with it for a while. I had another rock about the same size but it did not look good with both in them. I tried smaller rock but did not look proportioned. BTW my best friend helped me out, and he really thinks its fun. Even though he has not had a fish tank in ten years. Ok so my friend suggested we break one rock in half. So we drove back to his house, took his sledge hammer and broke the rock in two pieces right in half. We drove back to my house and placed the rock until we both were happy with it. Now after all that work the tank was emptied to add power sand, tourmaline BC, Bacter, and some Penac. Then refilled the tank with aquasoil and repostioned the rock.

first try with two large rocks.

I like this scape

added all the power sand and ADA extras

refilled the tank with substrate

Final scape


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Where are the plants!? Love the rocks!
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:46 PM   #55
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Oh, forgot this forum is for aquatic plants. LOL. Im going to go with glosso in the foreground and E. tenellus in the background. I thought about HC and D. hairgrass but my experience with HC is that it has a very short root and tends ro lift up in patches. Glosso has a deeper root system. I may use blyxia triponica instead of E. tenellus. If I order plants this week then It will be planted. but Ineed about 30-25 pots of glosso and 10-15 of E. tenellus. No emereced growth here, don't have time for that.
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Looks very nice. I like it, and I think it's gonna be great

One suggestion would be to maybe add some smaller (less than like 50lbs , those are HUGE) rocks in there to surround the larger rocks and soften the appearance? Some accentual pieces?

I really like it better with the larger piece split up. How are you going to light this behemoth?
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Love the rocks!
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If I order plants this week then It will be planted. but Ineed about 30-25 pots of glosso and 10-15 of E. tenellus. No emmersed growth here, don't have time for that.
That'sa lotta spicey meatballs! Do you mean blyxa Japonica? I have some of that. How much do you need?
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:02 AM   #59
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Tex I like blyxia triponica instead, its a liltle smaller. I will post a wtb thread soon. If not then Ill order online. The smaller rocks are about 10-15 pounds a piece but Ill try some of them. I was going to get Aquamedic pendants, but fishneedit.com has similar ones for way less and they have 8k bulbs. If I find a good deal on a MH/T5 combo I will go with that. For now I will start the tank with my Catalina Aquarium 4x65watt PC. this will allow me to control the light better . In case I run into algae problems.
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I was trying to find blyxia triponica but don't come up with anything. Do you have a px of it OR does it look just like the other but smaller? I've seen the blyxa alberti. I really like the red color it has. Someone had posted that their Blyxa Japonica turned red in high light. Have you heard of that? I have 3wpg and mine are green. I'm getting new lights soon so maybe I'll be able to test it out myself.
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