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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Introducing moo wah!

Hello all, decided to become a supporting member today. I've greatly appreciated the advice given over the past three years. This forum has been the single most contributor to me staying with the hobby. Its definitely a new year. I just moved for a new job, new home, and of course a new tank!! Decided to go all out, and have reaped the rewards over the past month, only the tiniest sprinkle of green spot!! so I'm beaming.

Here are spec's
29 Gallon
2x65 w coralife
jebo u.v./828 canister
hydor inline 300 w heater
5lb. co2 w/jbj reg/solenoid/boyu glass diffuser
hygrophila difformis
bacopa caroliniana
rotala indica
micranthemum umbrosa
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
marsilea crenata
glossostigma elatinoides
ludwigia repens
cryptocoryne wendtii
Eleocharis montevidensis
aponogeton crispus
hygrophila compacta
5 gold barbs (wonderful color when mature)
15 pristella maxillaris
1 silver tip tetra
1 yoyo loach
1 emerald cory
1 siamese algae eater





Thanks again maintainer on this forum and fellow aquarists!!
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Mmm makes me think I'd like more empty space at the front of my tank...

What the heck is that holding your CO2 canister up? Milk crate with a pillow stuffed in it?

Nice tank man, very neat. Makes me feel mine is totally messy (I'll say natural LOL).

You know my tank and yours are about the same size (gallons wise)... but I think mine must have less width because mine seems much longer... anyway good tank man.
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Very nice tank.
Will look better and better as it grows in.

Is the marsilea crenata in the middle of the 2d photo, right behind the glosso?
And does it grow along runners just beneath the substrate?
I think I have some of that as well, but was uncertain of the name.
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Looks like that should grow in very nicely. Good stuff!
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what substrate are you using?
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Welcome to the Pristella club.

X-ray tetra rule, i have 7. The most hardy fish in the wooorrlld - in my opinion.
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my co2 tank is held up using two halves of styrofoam cut to the
shape of the tank, wrapped in packing tape and inserted into these
mini milk crates I love to pick up at the dollar store

substrate consists of laterite, and left over fluorite.(next tank will
be experiment w/shultz aquatic plant substrate)

yes the marsilea leads into the shadows behind the glosso
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Red face update; scape tweeking

well the tanks been up since the end of february and the scape has evolved with growth. did away with micranthemum, chose to use it in a 3 gal nano, truly where it belongs. Anyway here's a few shots, wish my camera could really do it justice! Everythings filling in nicely, having trouble with the glosso and hairgrass filling in, still a few gaps but making progress.

thanks for looking, I'm glad to be sharing

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Wait . . . so that isn't sand in there?

Helluva nice tank you have there.

Do you feel that 65 x 2 watt is a good ammount for a 29g?

Today I just received my 2nd 65w Coralife for my 25g because I felt it just one wasn't cutting it.
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I think it was the height of my tank that made me upgrade, still I would feel it is inadequate for a 29 gallon, definitely happy I went with the 2x65 w fixture. Plus the switches are seperate if I wanted to switch to low-tech less demanding setup.
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Nice lookin growth, for sure!
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still I would feel it is inadequate for a 29 gallon
Are you serious? Man, I've got 2x55 and it's more than enough. I think my fish have gone blind! I would appreciate the extra length of the 65w bulbs, but oh well.
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it was an adjustment at the time, just can't seem to go back! couldn't get the growth out of my foreground before. Two 55's would be a good happy medium, especially if your not pressurized.
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Beautiful tank. That wisteria is going to go wild and keep your sizzors moving! The sandy laterite foreground with glosso looks terrific. The plants look super healthy.





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