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I didn't like the ikea stand I was using. Went back to AFA and bought the archea stands they make. I'm pretty happy with it. A little pricey for what it is, but prevented me from building something myself and it looks good. I'll be doing a 120p in the next few weeks as we finally found a house and will most likely buy the archea stand they make for that. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435948072.165643.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435948097.825179.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435948108.584028.jpg


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MTS begins - Ada 45p - "hints of Yosemite"

Yeah! Will add clear hoses once we move. Not in a rush since it'll remain fish less until then. What's funny is this tank was to keep me busy until I can order a 120. The 120 will be here before I put fish in this 45!


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Some updates. The wood up front is just there to grow some moss on.

Trimmed the DHG the other day and it's starting to spread out a bit more.

The floating plants are also just there as they are growing like wild beasts in my other tank.

Moss is growing in nice (that wood with moss next to the main piece is also just filler for growing some Xmas moss)



Lighting right now is about 5 hours on - 3 off - 5 on. Also dosing excel daily


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Added some Red Japanese Rotala Macrandra this weekend.

Co2 tank arrived today, just waiting on my regulator from co2arts.

Also starting my EI dosing and got my ferts from nilocg today.


Battling a little algae and moved one of my nerites in from my big tank.


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No picture updates.

Still cycling, ammonia spike is done, now going through the nitrite spike. Levels are off the chart.

Ammonia 0-.25
Nitrite 5 ppm
Nitrate 10-20ppm
Ph 6.7
Kh - 2
Gh - 7

Co2 is pumping. Really amazed by the plant growth so far.




Need to determine how to trim the dwarf rotala in the back (at least I believe it's dwarf rotala)

The tops are gorgeous and green but middle to lower stems had some stress during the initial setup.

Should I cut the tops, replant and pull the sad looking rooted plants? Or just let it go?


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Looks awesome!

So that must be the 200W heater. Not too much for such a small tank?
 
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