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Old 05-02-2007, 12:16 PM   #11
 
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I finally got some pictures up! I also got some driftwood and java moss yesterday.

Here's my tank:
The bubble wall-I have this set up to turn on at the same time that the light turns off. I read that having too much CO2 at night can lead to the fish being killed off.
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/great_wh...804361386098/0

Micro Swords-I cut the runners apart a few weeks ago, and hopefully they will from individual plants that will in turn send their own runners out and carpet the bottom well.
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/great_wh...804361405568/1

Lighting Unit- coralife 96 watt CF
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/great_wh...804361396782/3

Java moss on driftwood-I got both the driftwood and the java moss yesterday. The moss is pretty nappy looking right now, but hopefully it will spread out and completely cover the driftwood. From what I've read, I'll have more than I need in a month or two.
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/great_wh...804361416302/4

Guppies- Here are three of my five guppies. Three females got a bad case or the preggers, and the other two are too small to mate. I'm waiting to see little fry swimming in and around the java moss any day now.
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/great_wh...804361381538/5

Chain Sword-I wasn't too fond of the chain sword when I first got it, but it's turning out to be a great midground plant for this tank. It's double in size in the last 3 weeks or so.
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/great_wh...804361381760/6

The Tank-This is just a shot of the entire tank itself. All that I have left to do is plant something behind the driftwood, and let everything just fill in. I have all the plants where I want them for right now; they're just kinda sparse looking right now. Also, you can see in the back of the tank a topfin filter that I initially purchased, then the bio-wheel filter that I ended up getting a few weeks later since the topfin sucked so much!
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/great_wh...804361416793/7
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:28 PM   #12
 
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Update: I picked up two different kinds of bacopia today for the background. You can still see the heater and CO2 difuser, so I'm going to get one more plant to block it. I'll take a picture of it once it starts growing.

p.s. I fixed the problem with the pictures, so you should be able to view them now.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:25 PM   #13
 
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I finally got some pictures up! I also got some driftwood and java moss yesterday.

Here's my tank:
The bubble wall-I have this set up to turn on at the same time that the light turns off. I read that having too much CO2 at night can lead to the fish being killed off.

Micro Swords-I cut the runners apart a few weeks ago, and hopefully they will from individual plants that will in turn send their own runners out and carpet the bottom well.

Lighting Unit- coralife 96 watt CF

Java moss on driftwood-I got both the driftwood and the java moss yesterday. The moss is pretty nappy looking right now, but hopefully it will spread out and completely cover the driftwood. From what I've read, I'll have more than I need in a month or two.

Guppies- Here are three of my five guppies. Three females got a bad case or the preggers, and the other two are too small to mate. I'm waiting to see little fry swimming in and around the java moss any day now.

Chain Sword-I wasn't too fond of the chain sword when I first got it, but it's turning out to be a great midground plant for this tank. It's double in size in the last 3 weeks or so.

The Tank-This is just a shot of the entire tank itself. All that I have left to do is plant something behind the driftwood, and let everything just fill in. I have all the plants where I want them for right now; they're just kinda sparse looking right now. Also, you can see in the back of the tank a topfin filter that I initially purchased, then the bio-wheel filter that I ended up getting a few weeks later since the topfin sucked so much!
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:35 PM   #14
 
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Nice tank! :D
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:41 PM   #15
 
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Cool tank.....

Actually, you have it almost backwards, and want to correct you. It's not the CO2 that kills the fish at night. The reason for the bubble wand at night, is that if the plants start to grow in fairly heavy, plants use O2 at night, and can suffocate the fish if too much O2 is stripped from the water. So the bubble wand simply maintains the O2 levels at proper levels for the fish. It's not needed during the day, as the plants use CO2 during the day and give off O2.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:48 PM   #16
 
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ohhhh, I thought it was an issue of too much CO2, not a lack of O2. Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2007, 05:05 AM   #17
 
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Your tanks looks really lovely hamdogg, good job! :)
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:30 PM   #18
 
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Actually, you have it almost backwards, and want to correct you. It's not the CO2 that kills the fish at night. The reason for the bubble wand at night, is that if the plants start to grow in fairly heavy, plants use O2 at night, and can suffocate the fish if too much O2 is stripped from the water. So the bubble wand simply maintains the O2 levels at proper levels for the fish. It's not needed during the day, as the plants use CO2 during the day and give off O2.
Doesnt the O2 Pump pump Co2 too?
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:37 AM   #19
 
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Very little if any. Not enough to really matter.
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:36 AM   #20
 
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Lovely tank. I have heard many people say that small tanks are much more difficult to keep planted than larger ones so you've done a really good job there.
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