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post #76 of 93 (permalink) Old 08-12-2020, 12:25 PM
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Thanks, it's getting filled out to where I want it. Give it a few more months and it'll be filled out.

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I am sure it will be! I am in the same boat, dealing w/ getting a 125 going.
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I am sure it will be! I am in the same boat, dealing w/ getting a 125 going.
My biggest complaint so far is that it's taking so long to wash the tannins out of a big piece of driftwood. I just need to get my auto water changer set up to fix that.

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My biggest complaint so far is that it's taking so long to wash the tannins out of a big piece of driftwood. I just need to get my auto water changer set up to fix that.

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Yeah its a slow process on Tannins, especially if you have a large piece you cannot boil. Water change and patience Have any purigen laying around?
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Yeah its a slow process on Tannins, especially if you have a large piece you cannot boil. Water change and patience Have any purigen laying around?
No purigen, but a gallon of carbon in the sump only cleared it up for about a week. The ROI isn't high enough for purigen. I'll just keep changing water, since I'm going to anyway.

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New pics with water change. Also a pic if my shrimp less shrimp tank.



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Another update. Plants are growing well, no complaints there. My glass brace popped off the front again on the right cross brace. The tank hasn't bowed out at all, so I think that I might just add a piece of aluminum to the plastic to hold up the tops. Another option is to make a full hood and use that to brace the top with a cross piece running front to back.


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Since the tank wasn't really bowing after the glass cross brace came undone, I took it out and bolted a strip of aluminum to the plastic cross race to support the glass tops. I move some ludwigia (too much) from the left overflow to the right to fill in some of the black area too.

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I'm working on finishing the stand, but in the meantime I was able to fix nd 7 cherry shrimp to live in the moss tank next to the big tank.


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That little moss/shrimp tank is spectacular and so clean, I'm a little envious. I battle angel poop and algae even if my plants grow decently.
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That little moss/shrimp tank is spectacular and so clean, I'm a little envious. I battle angel poop and algae even if my plants grow decently.
It's only little compared to the 210. It's a 37 gallon column. I haven't don't anything special with it except for mostly ignore it. Clean the filter every month or so, no ferts, simple diy light.

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Another update. Still working on finishing the stand. I haven't trimmed it yet, but have made the doors and "stained" what I have done. Once I get the trim on, I'll give it a couple of coats of poly. I am going to rework the canopy trim and give that the same treatment.

The corkscrew val is threatening to take over the left side, might need to move some of that.

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New additions to the shrimp tank.

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I really like your shrimp tank

What moss are you using?
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I think its Java moss. Its basically whatever has survived a couple of attempts to purge my tank of moss over the years. I let it go when I shut down my 280 and moved everything to the 37 while we were selling our house.

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the tank is looking lush!!!

how are the LEDs working out so far, do you think you want to keep this level of lighting or up it a bit and try and get some more colorful plants?

I have always loved the juxtaposition of the two tanks. a bigger more complex tank next to a smaller tank that gets neglected but somehow always looks just as good.

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