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Old 11-20-2008, 08:18 AM   #41
Originally Posted by lynneticknor View Post
I have no idea what that is, but I just wanted to tell you how nice your tank is looking. I enjoyed seeing the development of this tank over time and I am so appreciative that you posted all these pictures. I had never even heard of this type of tank before.
I hope someone can help you with your growth question, but I just wanted to chime in to give you a compliment and say "thanks" for posting all of the pictures!
thanks heaps.. i love comments like these.. and it is so easy to do (the tank)

Originally Posted by Tyyrlym View Post
Ten free red cherries? Sheesh.

Love the dark sand. The twin 24W fixture is a lot of power for a 10 gallon tank.
gonna get another handfull on the weekend.. will post picks when i do.. might see how another 20 handle in the tank .. maybe

Originally Posted by Chrisseh View Post
I liked the white better. But I love the light. I have seen the white stuff on the java moss before. I just thought it was the dead bits, never really paid attention I guess.
yer the light is awesome.. the higher kelvins makes a huge difference.. im gonna get a lowere wattage though.. maybe keep the 24 watt one on one side and get a 9 watt on the other so when viewing ill put the 24 watt on.. :D

Originally Posted by Little-Fizz View Post
I see that stuff right before it turns into black fuzzy algae... You may want to look into a co2 system.
ive read alot of DIY CO2 but how easy is it??
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:34 AM   #42
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To be honest, I've been planning on a DIY co2 system for a long time now. I've never gotten around to it but it seems fairly simple once you have everything you need. But I'm being lazy and once I get paid I'm just going to the LFS and buying one. Ones that would work well in your tank are probably only 30-40 bucks. Well worth it if you ask me, I'm not up for the challenge of a DIY yet. Do you have any good sites to research off? I think I have a great one saved in my favorites if you would like to see it?
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:12 PM   #43
30-40 BUCKS IN AUSTRALIA.. that would be awesome.. hook me up :P
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:54 AM   #44
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I was actually at my lfs the other night checking the co2 systems out, the one I'm looking at buying is like 30 bucks and its for up to a 20 gallon. And the other one I want for my 28 gallon is closer to 50 but its good for up to a 40 gallon tank. The one that was 30 bucks came with like three months worth of the pellets or whatever it is you use to produce the co2. I'm not sure of Australian prices, I've heard it's expensive out there.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:18 PM   #45
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Do you have any info on the system? Most kits I've seen are targeted at people who are going to do pressurized CO2. Most DIY CO2 set ups use things like old soda bottles and the only parts you need for them are some tubing and a diffuser.
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:40 AM   #46
bit happened since my last update, i got a submersed filter :S (150 l/h) and a bubble tube to use with the bubble thing that i already had.. and i bought to bristlenose catfish this arve.. and as soon as i released them into the tank they just started smashing the algae i got a few average shots of the tank filled with algae and crap.. still got troubles with hair algae.. hope you like..


right front

left front

back with bubble goin off!

healthy catty

healthy shrimp

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Old 12-03-2008, 10:47 AM   #47
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Hey, good choice on the BN pleco. I love them and I want one some day, they remind me of walruses! :D I like the updated pics. Thanks for sharing. :)
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:28 PM   #48
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It looks really good!!! Did you look into that co2 system? Beware of the black hair algae... If you let it go to long it'll take over. It's taken over my 20 gallon and I don't get paid until the 5th... So a few more days until I get my co2 system... I hope it'll kill all the algae fast... This stuff is starting to take hold of my sand
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:24 PM   #49

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Old 12-03-2008, 08:12 PM   #50
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Great choice on the BN. I love my BN and they do such a bang up job on the algae. Your tank looks great and all those shrimp pics are so darn cute!
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