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post #21 of 52 Old 01-15-2011, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #22 of 52 Old 01-15-2011, 06:18 PM
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I like it a lot it looks awesome!

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post #23 of 52 Old 01-16-2011, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #25 of 52 Old 01-17-2011, 09:26 AM
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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!

30g SE Asian Tank
15 Lambchop Rasbora
2 Gold White Cloud Minnows
3 Dwarf Chain Loaches
2 Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami

55g Amazon Tank
2 Wild Type Angels
1 Marble Angel
1 Black Angel
1 Koi Angel
2 Bolivian Rams
14 Pristella Tetra
10 Dwarf Pencilfish
2-3 Twig Catfish (to come)
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post #26 of 52 Old 01-17-2011, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #27 of 52 Old 01-20-2011, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #28 of 52 Old 01-30-2011, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #29 of 52 Old 01-30-2011, 11:44 PM
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This just keeps getting better and better. I don't even know what to say.

30g SE Asian Tank
15 Lambchop Rasbora
2 Gold White Cloud Minnows
3 Dwarf Chain Loaches
2 Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami

55g Amazon Tank
2 Wild Type Angels
1 Marble Angel
1 Black Angel
1 Koi Angel
2 Bolivian Rams
14 Pristella Tetra
10 Dwarf Pencilfish
2-3 Twig Catfish (to come)
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post #30 of 52 Old 01-31-2011, 09:14 AM
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It is really looking good!

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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