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Old 09-01-2010, 06:22 AM   #46
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Thanks for the comments.

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I am really digging the driftwood. It looks more natural to me than the rocks did. Go figure, since they are both found in nature. I love the microsword. Where did you find it?
I get my mini micro sword from Minsc (fellow TPT member). Great guy to deal with.

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I like the driftwood a lot more then the rocks too, Sara...this tank looks awesome Dan! Pretty betta too. Does he have a name?
I do not name my pets as I am not good at creating names. As long as I keep him well fed he doesn't seem to mind being nameless.

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What filter are you using on this tank? I have an identical size one. Any problems with shrimp jumping out at all?
It is a Red Sea Nano filter. Azoo also makes one, which is identical. I attach window screening to the inflow so the shrimp don't get sucked into it. It doesn't affect the flow much and haven't had issues of clogging like sponges can.

No problems with jumping shrimp. In my experience, RCS are not fans of doing suicide jumps out of the tank, even in my Mini M.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:53 AM   #47
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Minsc is awesome. I got some amazing plants from him earlier this year.
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:24 AM   #48
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What's your Excel dosing on this? I have the same tank (2.5g), and will be starting to use Excel once it comes in the mail (none of my LFS have it).
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:30 AM   #49
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What's your Excel dosing on this? I have the same tank (2.5g), and will be starting to use Excel once it comes in the mail (none of my LFS have it).
Before the Mini Pellia - .5ml
After - .2ml or .25ml

Seachem's recommended dosage is .25ml for 2.5G of water.
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:35 AM   #50
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Sooo.... Any update to your tank/. I'd love to see the growth of the mp and fissidens on the stump.
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:33 AM   #51
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Sooo.... Any update to your tank/. I'd love to see the growth of the mp and fissidens on the stump.
I think I'll be adding DIY CO2 to this tank on the weekend. Should see faster growth.

Here is a up-to-date picture:
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:21 AM   #52
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Nice growth. Loving the mini micro sword, what's the scientific name for your mini micro sword?

Also, does it stay compact or you just recently trimmed it?
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Nice growth. Loving the mini micro sword, what's the scientific name for your mini micro sword?

Also, does it stay compact or you just recently trimmed it?
No clue on the scientific name. I do not trim it and I am not sure if it can be without causing damage to the plant. The maximum height seems to be about 2" but it is staying at 1" in this tank.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:49 PM   #54
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9-30-10:
Scraped some of the brown algae specks off the glass and added DIY CO2. I jammed the CO2 tube (has a chopstick piece on the end) into the tree stump to help keep the CO2 in the tank as long as possible. I may purchase a Hagen Elite in the future to use as a filter and diffuser. It does a great job filtering and diffusing in my 7.5G cube.



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Old 10-01-2010, 06:01 PM   #55
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Terrific looking nano. Really loving the scape. I'm planning on adding diy co2 to my 5g and wanted to ask you what method you're using.
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Terrific looking nano. Really loving the scape. I'm planning on adding diy co2 to my 5g and wanted to ask you what method you're using.
Thanks Ray. I'm using the Hagen CO2 kit that a friend gave me. I also use another of this kit on my 7.5G cube and have been pleased with the results.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:33 AM   #57
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Love your setups... been lurking and following both this one and the 3 cup setup as well.

Two questions:

1) Is there anywhere that you know of that ships RCS? I cant seem to find them at any LFS in my area.

2) Where did you get the glass CO2 level indicator?

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Love your setups... been lurking and following both this one and the 3 cup setup as well.

Two questions:

1) Is there anywhere that you know of that ships RCS? I cant seem to find them at any LFS in my area.

2) Where did you get the glass CO2 level indicator?

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You can find a few RCS sellers in the Swap n Shop part of this forum. The going rate is $20 for 20 RCS shipped.

The CO2 indicator is usually called a drop checker. Type drop checker into ebay and you'll find a lot of sellers. Price is around $8-10 shipped.

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:38 AM   #59
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10-7-10:
I added some more MP to the bottom left. The MP, Fissidens, and Sub have been pearling as of late.

I should really scrape off the rest of the brown algae on the glass.

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Old 10-08-2010, 02:51 AM   #60
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looking good. i really like how the stump is turning out.
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