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Old 12-07-2010, 04:54 PM   #11
 
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things are looking great...you know things are going well when the fish are breeding for you without effort involved...you should try the spiralina enriched brine shrimps...same brand i believe...oh and what did you do about your aphids....
Sorry for getting back to you so late...

I saw the enriched brine shrimps, but they where way more expensive. Next time when I have more cash with me I will deffinatly get the enriched ones. For the aphids, I dunked all the plants under water for 24 hours then scraped the sides of the tank to kill any others. After that I haven't had a problem with them!
Thanks for the comment,
Jake
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:55 PM   #12
 
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This tank is finally kind of starting to look like I had planned it to be. Remember the, "kind of" in that last statement.
The over all plan is to have the riparium section act as the obvious land section, being filled with Acorus graminius (spelling?). I would then place the driftwood(manzanita if all goes as planned) to make them looks like the root system/stump of a tree. The rocks would then be arranged so that the left side of the tank would be like the center of the stream. Vallisneria and a few Echinodorus would then be lightly added throughout. Sound good or what! :biggrin:



The current rescape is temporary until I can get some better wood/manzy.
The leaves are right now gone for a little as they where causing to much waste for my liking. But don't worry, they will return.
Also, I am in the hunt for some new equipment, if you happen to have a decent canister filter, 24-36" T5HO light fixture, or a good heater that you would like to sell, PM me!

I am still working on pictures my picture taking skills, especially fish and full tank shots so please bare with me.




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Old 12-08-2010, 01:30 AM   #13
 
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yeah once you get that wood and light it souds like it would be quite the biotope...not that it isnt impresive as is...how often do you change the oak leaves...
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:21 AM   #14
 
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yeah once you get that wood and light it souds like it would be quite the biotope...not that it isnt impresive as is...how often do you change the oak leaves...
I will be going on vacation to CA in January, and I plan to pick up some manzanita then. I should be able to get the light fixture after christmas, depending on what santa brings me.

I change the leaves about once a month. I unfourtunaly wasn't able to collect any more leaves other then the ones I have now, so I will have to invest in some indian almond leaves sooner then later. TFH actually just had a thing about leaves in the home aquarium. Pretty good read IMO.
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Jake
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:42 AM   #15
 
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That is avery nice tankk... Very jealous
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:26 AM   #16
 
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Thanks Fishboy!

Here is an updated picture:
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:27 AM   #17
 
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What are the inhabitants??
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:27 AM   #18
 
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On a side note, I will be getting some wild-type livebearers and a honduran red point for this setup in mid-Feb. So siked!
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:42 PM   #19
 
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i am currenty trying to cross my convicts with honduran reds right now...just for fun...
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:42 PM   #20
 
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i am currenty trying to cross my convicts with honduran reds right now...just for fun...
That is sweet! Keep us updated with your progress.
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