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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Version 1 (2007)

Version 2 (March 15, 2012)

Version 3 - coming soon. I'm breaking down the tank next week to move to a new place, so now's probably a good time to post pics :hihi:

Here's the progression of Version 2

August 2011

I added a more substrate to get more slope. Got it wet and started planting:

All 4 bulbs on, and light lowered. (LOL too blue! :hihi: )

September 2011

October 2011

(Late) October 2011

November 2011

December 2011

January 2012

(Late) January 2012

February 2012

(Late) February 2012

March 9, 2012

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Tank - ADA 120-P (120cm x 45cm x 45cm)
Stand - Aquatic Fundamentals 75/90
Lighting - ATI Powermodule 4x54W T5HO (SUPER HIGH Light, made for reef tanks!)
Substrate - ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia II
Filtration - Filstar XP4 + ADA Outflow + Do! Aqua Inflow [+ Hydor Nano Koralia Evolution 240gph]
CO2 - pressurized, old regulator assembled by Rex Grigg years ago
Fertilization - modified EI - 1.5tsp GH booster after water change, 1/2 tsp KNO3, 1/4tsp KH2PO4, 1/8tsp Plantex CSM+B
Water changes - 2 consecutive 60% every 6-7 days

Weeping Moss
Crypt Green Gecko
Crypt Mutated Nurii
Ludwigia Red / Hybrid
Mystery Stem from Aqua Forest (I *think* it's Pogostemon Erectus)

Fish & Inverts
Nannostomus Mortenthaleri
Nannostomus Rubrocaudatus
Nannostomus Beckfordi
Pseudomugil Gertrudae Aru II
Pseudomugil Tenellus

Caridina Multidentata
Caridina Cantonensis sp. "Red"
Neocaridina Heteropoda var. Red
Neritina natalensis sp. "Zebra"

Nerd Alert.
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AMAZING. Me want.

Got any fish pics? :)

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Some fishy / inverts pics I have....

Front and center - N. Beckfordi,
Left - Glo-light Tetra
Back and center - N. Rubrocaudatus

N. Mortenthaleri (front and center)


Amano on a nerite :hihi:

Shot of 4 of my Nannostomus Mortenthaleri (Coral Red / Red Arc Pencilfish). There's a pair of Beckford Pencfish in there as well

Shot of the Nannostomus Rubrocaudatus ("Purple" Pencilfish) on the left, and the N.Mortenthaleri on the right. There's a gertrude there in the middle, but it's too much to ask from an iPhone 4 to catch a non-blurry pic of it

Shot of the 3 pencilfish species I have in the tank. Left is the "Purple", top-middle is a female Beckford, and at the right is the Coral Red / Red Arc.
And again, there's a blurred gertrude there



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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Where did you find the coral reds? They're one of the favorite fish, shame they can be difficult to get a hold of.
Most are from Aqua Forest, and a few from Neptune Aquatics. Wet Spot Tropical (?) had a few on sale at Aquabid last year. Eric (Ibn) found a couple of other sources that I can't remember off the top of my head at the moment LOL!

But yeah, they are not easy to find. Maybe other folks are buying too, but normally I don't see more than 10 in stock, that is if there are any.

Nice tank! I look forward to the rescape!
Thanks! You in sfbaaps? If not, go register :proud:

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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Speaking of rescape, I picked these black lava rocks up this morning.

I'm a little worried about color consistency, especially the big rocks. However, some are wet and some are dry, as these are just in a pile outside. I'll get them all uniformly wet sometime this week and go from there.

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