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post #21 of 70 Old 02-22-2014, 06:40 AM
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+10 to Wifey! Tank looks good, simple - I like it! How long did it take to bring it from the first shot to the last?

The blackwater looks lovely with the plants in! I can't wait to see how they grow in there!

PH monitors are awesome, lovely to have that information readily available. Does your system also check other parameters? A very handy toy. . . if you don't mind my asking, which brand do you use? For now I'm stuck with chems and test tubes, but one day I can see myself going this route. I just like to know what's going on in my tanks where I can't see ^__^

Your stocking list has me swoonish!!! I'm especially keen on whiptails and apistos. . .*ishjealous!!*

Keep posting! Can't wait to see what comes next!
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post #22 of 70 Old 02-23-2014, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Chesh, I didn't even know that she knew what aquascaping was . The pH meter is the OCS Digital pH/Temp Meter P09. My old marine setups used to monitor just about everything digitally but I wanted to come away from that so just pH and temp on this one.

The Apistos and Whiptail will be the last going in the tank but think I am pretty set on Panduro and Cacatuoides for the Apistos. Mrs Biff wasn't too keen on the Whiptail originally but then she saw it in the flesh and was sold
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post #23 of 70 Old 02-23-2014, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Performed the final water change today before the fish start to go in and checked the parameters

KH 60
GH 100
TDS 259 (getting there)
pH 6.8-6.9
Nitrate Trace

The plants seem to be settling in, had to harvest some of the surface ones earlier in the week and looks like this might be a fairly regular task. The rest of the bark has gone in and I think we are good to go.

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Hopefully I've sorted the problem with the clogging corner box intakes. Placed a courser mesh as a 'prefilter'. Seems to be working so far but if it is still problem I will remove the finer one altogether (just a pain to do as it's very awkward to get at).
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post #24 of 70 Old 02-23-2014, 12:33 PM
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wife's tank is really lovely..she has a keen eye for aquascaping !!
your tanks coming alone very well
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post #25 of 70 Old 02-23-2014, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry

It's not a setting I've got wrong or something is it?

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wife's tank is really lovely..she has a keen eye for aquascaping !!
Don't tell her that, she has already tried to take over the planting of the amazon tank
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post #26 of 70 Old 02-23-2014, 04:06 PM
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Looks lovely in there, RSV! Excited for the first fish to come home!!

. . .Oh no, Willow!!! Not again!!? O.o
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post #27 of 70 Old 02-24-2014, 08:29 AM
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hmmm it's working now…there's a pranking pixie at work. lol

let wifey loose….you're in safe hands
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post #28 of 70 Old 02-24-2014, 10:56 AM
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RSVBiffer, i love the tank!
And your wifes too


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hmmm it's working now…there's a pranking pixie at work. lol

let wifey loose….you're in safe hands
Mwahaha, im all about more pranking pixies around here !
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post #29 of 70 Old 02-25-2014, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all.

She already has two tanks, how many more dies she need lol. She asked me the other night what I was doing in her tank .

Those pranking pixies have a lot to answer for
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post #30 of 70 Old 02-25-2014, 09:47 AM
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She already has two tanks, how many more dies she need lol.

ALL OF THEM!

(how many do you need?! :P)
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