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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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65 gal tal Showing progress UPDATED 01/12

Hi all,

I've been a member here for awhile now. Just kinda lurked around. Learn alot from everyone here and I thank everyone. Figured I'd give back/have something worth showing. This is how my tank has progressed over the past 1 1/2 yrs. I had some stumbles along the way, killed alot of plants and fish, grew alot of algae Tank is a lil overgrown w. e tenellus gonna do some trimming soon thinkin about a lil rescape.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-01-2008, 05:40 PM
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well it defiantly has evolved and must say looks good. what size tank is it also what are the specs of the tank and live stick and such

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what kind of look are you going for? It looks like you're kind of trying for that end of the forest scape, where one side/corner is densely planted and spills out into a field of grass.

If this is the case, Id say you need to build up your background more thickly, maybe plant more corkscrew val and fill out the corner. You should also define a midground, maybe by building up the driftwood?

I can't see what's next to the driftwood to the left. Try taking the pictures in a dark room with no flash and just the tank light on.

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Ok so alot has changed since I last posted. I went a lil nuts on upgrades for the tank. Gonna be poor for awhile. I upgraded the filter to an Eheim pro 2028, plumbed in diy co2 reactor, and bought an eletronic c02 regulator and bottle. Currently, I have 4 x39 watts t5 tho bulbs 2 6400k, 2 10000k, I stagged the bulbs. Bank 1 is on a 9 hrs and Bank 2 is on for 6 hours. Prob too much light because I don't really dose just some potassium and micros weekly. I was having some bba issues so I turned the C02 up to 2 bubbles per sec. Had it like this for 3 weeks trying to adjust things a little. It will eventually be switched over to mineralized substrate. Just trying to get rid of the mts first.

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Animals include:

1 gibby/sailfin pleco
6 tiger barbs
1 blue peral gouramis
1 full moon betta
4 siamies algea eaters
1 amano shrimp
1 spotted raphel catfish
3 pepper corys looks like Sixray Corydora, False Corydora
3? otto cats
3 assassin snails
hundreds of MTS

Plants include:

Anubias barteri 'Nana'
Cabomba caroliniana a darker green w. purplish highlights
Corkscrew Vallisneria
3 diff unknown Cryptocoryne I've moved them around a few
times so they have melted and come back still kinda small.
1 looks like Cryptocoryne x willisii 'lucens'
1 looks like Cryptocoryne walkeri 'lutea'
1 unknown its bigger and lot darker than the rest
Echinodorus tenellus
Hemianthus micranthemoides (temp. just wanna see if it will grow)
Limnophila aromatica
Nymphaea (lily)? from a bulb pack
Potamogeton-gayi
Sag,Subulata?

I just did a major rescape a couple weeks ago those are the first couple of pics. The next couple are from a rescape on this past Sunday. I moved the sag, and potamogeton-gayi and small driftwood piece. I like how it turned. I just need a foreground prob will get hc. Hopefully it will stay like this for a lil while. The MTS really flatted scapes with all the moving around in the substrate.

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later,

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I think it still looks a bit bare, I deff need a foreground plant maybe some hc.

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