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Finally working on my 125 !!!
Old 01-15-2011, 05:40 PM   #21
 
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I am pretty excited about it The company is a&e Java Wood
I called them about the product, since it was in the reptile section. They said the wood spends a long time in a pond with carp and that is how the bark is removed. They then bake the wood and send it out. He did tell me to soak it for a could of day to releas the tannin in the wood. It turned the water a medium tan when I soaked it and lowered the PH a bit. ofter a few day soaking with several water changes all seems good. I will post pics in a few days so you can see what if any changes it mad to the water.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:18 PM   #22
 
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I like it a lot it looks awesome!
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:41 PM   #23
 
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Update..... no noticable change in the water color, however, I did have a slight PH drop, which may not be too bad as long as it stops. The ph has been a little high since I set it up. I will let you know where it settles. I am still messin with it a little..... I added some stuff to the left front corner.... it was kinda bare.


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Old 01-16-2011, 04:17 PM   #24
 
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Looks good.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:26 AM   #25
 
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I agree 100% that this looks great. Kymmie is right, the plant is pennywort. Now just pop that background on and you're good to go.


Am I seeing rainbows in the tank? You haven't shared a stocking list at all. Please do!
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:04 PM   #26
 
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OK..... the fish I had a thread about the fish that came with the tank that you all helped me ID
Need Help with fish ID

I have since added 4 dalmation mollys, 2 chinese algea eaters and some snails.

I am going to move my community from my 55 into this tank once I get the room finished and move my office. My son wants to get either a few red bellies, or a fresh water stingray for the 55 after I vacate it.

I am a little concerned about the size of the fish in the 125. I have some neon tetras, ADFs and whisker shrimp in my 55..... I hope they will all get along
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:01 PM   #27
 
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Craigslist strikes again !!!!!! I just picked up a 20# co2 tank for $25!!!! I am a happy camper, now I can use the halides in that light fixture (also from Craigslist).
Sooooo tonight I setup the co2 and added more shells to the tank, as well as a media bag of shells in the canister to try to buffer the Ph with the addition of the co2.
I am not sure how much co2 to add, but this evening I was running at about 4 bps and the little co2 gauge thingy is still blue.... I am not sure how long it takes to get enough co2 in the water to change the color. I did shut it down for the night since I am a little paranoid that I will wake to dead fish.
I will keep playin with it and see how it goes, and will try to figure out how much light to give it. Right now I have the T5 on dawn till dusk and the Halides on 10 -4. I guess time will tell.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:42 PM   #28
 
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Still havn't replaced the background yet But I have added a few plants and am waiting to see what does well..... then I will try to arange a bit.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:44 AM   #29
 
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This just keeps getting better and better. I don't even know what to say.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:14 AM   #30
 
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It is really looking good!
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