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post #41 of 54 Old 05-21-2012, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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I like the wood. As the plants grow up around it, that is going to really be impressive. And the floating plants when they spread out will help the fish. Good work.

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Thank you after seeing your tanks and a lot of others on here was able to get a good idea of what i wanted.

I am working to get the water hardness down through adding RO/DI water each week so the plants and fish will be healthier. Man i never knew this would be so much work. The funny part is I think i actually enjoy it more because of everything there is to learn :)

was thinking about getting some more floating plants but not sure if I should get them or just wait for the ones i have to grow. Thoughts?
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post #42 of 54 Old 05-21-2012, 07:16 PM
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Thank you after seeing your tanks and a lot of others on here was able to get a good idea of what i wanted.

I am working to get the water hardness down through adding RO/DI water each week so the plants and fish will be healthier. Man i never knew this would be so much work. The funny part is I think i actually enjoy it more because of everything there is to learn :)

was thinking about getting some more floating plants but not sure if I should get them or just wait for the ones i have to grow. Thoughts?
If you can get them, I would. The fish will thank you. I can't make out what the floaters are, so can't estimate how long before they spread.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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If you can get them, I would. The fish will thank you. I can't make out what the floaters are, so can't estimate how long before they spread.
I think i will go down to the LFS this weekend and get some some. I know they have wisteria and watersprite.
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post #44 of 54 Old 05-21-2012, 07:21 PM
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I think i will go down to the LFS this weekend and get some some. I know they have wisteria and watersprite.
Water Sprite is perfect, I have it in all my tanks floating. Fish just love it.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #45 of 54 Old 05-29-2012, 03:27 PM
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Great deal and your tank looks very nice. I am sure, as the plants grow and spread, it is gonig to be one heck of a great tank. It does take really lot of time to start new community tank.

I see that you have Serpae Tetra in the first picture. They are very good swimmers.

Congratulations man!!! Thanks for sharing.
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post #46 of 54 Old 05-29-2012, 03:33 PM
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Wow this tank is coming along nicely.

Do you have any new updated pictures of it?
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post #47 of 54 Old 05-29-2012, 04:08 PM
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All that driftwood looks awesome! and like Byron said, once your plants grow round it all it will look really sweet.

I see you have Botia kubotai, or Angelicus loach. I have 4 of those, and they have grown so much! beautiful loaches though! and fun to watch around your tank!

Good job, definitely get floating plants, the more the merrier. It could take a while for that much surface area to get covered, but if you get a couple decent water sprite I don't think it'll take long. Geomancer another member here has had good results with water sprite in just a few weeks! so buy em up if you can!

Look forward to seeing updates soon.

Peace always..

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post #48 of 54 Old 05-30-2012, 01:14 AM
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How are you adding pictures from your iphone to the forum? Or were the pictures just taken with your iphone?

Just curious, would like to add pics to forums from my iphone on my iphone without getting on the comp.
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post #49 of 54 Old 05-30-2012, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone it has been a learning experience to say the least. I got some more floating plants last week and will get some more this weekend.

Termato, i will get some more pictures this weekend to show the addition of the floating plants.

CinBos, I had to download the pictures to a PC in order to add them. it would be cool to add them directly from the phone. This site should definitely have an app :)
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post #50 of 54 Old 05-30-2012, 08:16 PM
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How are you adding pictures from your iphone to the forum? Or were the pictures just taken with your iphone?

Just curious, would like to add pics to forums from my iphone on my iphone without getting on the comp.
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Can you view the desktop version from your iphone? I have an android base phone and I can switch from one to the other. If I am on the desktop version on my phone then I can upload pics. The mobile site I can not.

Btw awesome looking tank Deadstroke.

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