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Old 03-14-2013, 11:01 PM   #161
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lol I was so hoping no one would notice that. It is really noticeable with the longer tank. It's not the desk either, it the rug under it. Well partially under it. I hate the old hardwood floors so I got the biggest rug I could find (not putting carpet in a place that's not mine). Problem is my room is simply put massive. The rug wasn't long enough by like five foot. Hence two legs of the desk are on the rug and two off. I know the lean isn't good, but I made sure everything was stable before any tank was put on it. Absolutely no wobble.

The rocks are all similar to what I had before. I'm going to wrap a bunch of them in moss and put them in tomorrow to see how that looks. I'm going to go crazy with the plants I think. I hadn't done that yet, because I wasn't sure how many to get. Looks like I have plenty of room.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:08 AM   #162
 
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Lol yeah its pretty noticeable!
I would be worry about it putting stress on the seams on the right side of the tank where the water is higher. Though is this where you had a tank before and didn't have a problem right?

Those same types of rocks would fit good in the tank LoL am sitting here staring at you full tank shot thinking you could maybe put the rocks on the right side and along the back some. Maybe make it look the driftwood got stuck in the rocks. Not sure I would place them under the driftwood though. Does that makes sense to ya at all? That's something I would try for but then again I have a hard enough time setting up my tanks.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:25 AM   #163
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I hadn't considered breakage. Perhaps I need to move my bookshelf and more the desk so it is all on the carpet. This is where the ten gallon was.

Yeah where to place the rocks was killing me. Before the upgrade it was like you said, although the rocks were across the whole tank and under the wood. I'll play around and see if I can do some, anything decent.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:37 PM   #164
 
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Again! I'm gone for just a couple of days and a whole bunch of stuff happens!

I love the way it's coming along, Cory! I love the idea of mossy rocks! I would pile them around the driftwood and keep the hardscape together. And of course, more crypts are always good!!

I may have missed it, but how long until you can get fish in there?
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:51 PM   #165
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Lots and lots of crypts! I got some today, but very few. I'll plant them tonight and make the moss rocks and then take some more pictures. It definitely has a ways to go yet before I'm completely happy.

I was going to wait a couple of weeks just in case to make sure there is no ammonia leaching. I don't really expect it to be noticeable with all the floating plants this time around, by why risk my fish if I don't have to.

Since I was bragging about how great my forethought has been for once I should mention the thing I just realized as I was answering this. I forgot to leave enough space behind the tank for the filter. Just one more reason to redecorate my room. I still want credit though for remembering the background!
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:17 PM   #166
 
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BWAHAHAHA!!! Okay, you remembered the backround +10 for memory skills! Have you done any ammonia tests to see if anything testable is coming up?
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:36 PM   #167
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I just checked. I thought yeah that's a good idea. As I was sitting here waiting the five minutes I realized I put Prime in the water. It is reading 1.0, but that's not accurate. lol Not as bad as the time I tested my 29 gallon got a reading of 4.0 and wondered how my fish were still alive!
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:55 PM   #168
 
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Are you sure? I thought (could be wrong) that the test will still read the levels of ammonia true - even though they are 'bound' by Prime? *shrugs* Either way, WAY better than 4, for sure - and sans fishies. Don't melt, little Crypts! PLEASE don't melt. . .
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #169
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From the Prime website: " A salicylate based kit can be used, but with caution. Under the conditions of a salicylate kit the ammonia-Prime complex will be broken down eventually giving a false reading of ammonia (same as with other products like Prime®), so the key with a salicylate kit is to take the reading right away." API (what I have) is salicylate. Trusted me I was freaked before figuring it out.

What my plant order that arrived today should have been: 1 C. wendtii 'green', 1 C. wendtii 'Mi Oya', 1 C. petchii, and 1 Lagenandra thwaitesii. Opened the package up and there is a note apologizing saying some of the crypts had melted down to nothing in between my ordering them and them being shipped. Turns out it was the Mi Oya and petchii. I have two adult Mi Oya left that have seen better days. The rest melted. I have maybe 6 baby plants though. I had wanted more, but oh well. The petchii was another I really wanted.

I'm sure I sound like I'm complaining. That's to build the mood so I can flip it around. I got replacements. 1 C. pondtederiifolia and 1 C. lucens. Oh and a 3" rhizome of Java fern 'windelov'. Need some ideas where to put that guy. That's still not all though, I also got a C. affinis 'metallic red'. Kind of hard to be anything but excited about all that.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:24 PM   #170
 
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So the crypts that you ordered and didn't get are they going to replace them? Or is that the replacement you were talking about?

There definitely enough plants there to get excited about! Are all those plants going into the 20L??

3" Java fern 'windelov' that's pretty big umm that's going into the 20L too?? Not sure where to put that one?? Dont those get pretty tall?? I would probably add that to one of the rocks as a background plant .. So where is going to depend on where you place the rocks. Of coarse this just my opinion.
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