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post #16 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-11-2014, 10:59 PM
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That's a great looking tank. There's a very nice balance and movement to the way you have things placed. It's sometimes hard to do something so asymmetrical while also maintaing balance. Great work. Also clever on the moss balls. I'm quite fond of those little guys, never thought to use them that way. They look like rolling grassy hills.
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Love the tank!

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post #18 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-15-2014, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Green hair algae was my latest battle. So far it is in check. I have decreased the light with plastic binders mounted on the back and sides of the tank (since the room gets plenty of ambient light, even with the curtains drawn). The translucent blue binder as a background looks really nice! I've stopped dosing the microferts for a few weeks because of the high iron content. (It's a new tank with typical enriched substrate, so maybe applying ferts is not necessary yet?) And have begun dosing with Excel, which I believe has been the strong arm to defeat the green threads within a matter of a few days. It's still early in the game, hopefully everything will balance in a few months. Thanks for your kind comments!
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Beautiful tank !!
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An update on the 6 gallon eheim kit. Going strong on month 5. Added some java and an unknown crypt. Trimmed back on the stem plants. The betta and 3 amano shrimp are doing well.



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Beautiful!!
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post #22 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-10-2014, 12:35 AM
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Great tank! What do you do for ferts? thanks
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post #23 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-10-2014, 03:14 AM
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That's a beautiful set-up. I wish I was that talented!
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post #24 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-10-2014, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much for the kind word everyone ;-)

I buy my ferts from the Plant Guy (Canada) online. Root tabs and a dry mix of micro ferts (which you add water to, to make about a liter of solution). Works great. Excellent price!
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post #26 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-12-2014, 01:34 AM
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Wow. Your tank is filling in nicely. Did you ditch the lid? I'm still thinking about getting this tank but not sure I like the lid. I need a heater for the cold months and wanted a hole for an a feeder in case I go out of town.
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Very nice!
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post #28 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-14-2014, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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I omitted the lid for photo purposes. You will need to have a piece cut off the back corner for the heater. The lid really helps to decrease evaporation. It's a nice simple set up for low/ medium light plants. Good luck with your aquarium choices!
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Eheim should use those photos to sell that kit, very nice.


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Beautiful, I can just set and stare at the picture. Your scape really enlarges the tank.

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