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Old 01-28-2012, 06:11 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Cool fish!

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but cholla wood usually decomposes quickly when submerged. It does look great, sorry it won't last!
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:28 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Just wanted to share some new pictures of my jungle I took tonight.

I updated the lighting for the tank to T5 High Output as I found a used fixture with individual reflectors for a good price. Two 54 watts bulbs, one is Giesemann Aqua Flora and the other is Zoo Med Ocean sun 10,000K. I was going to buy the Giesemann Midday but I had zoo med lying around so didn’t want to waste money.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:48 PM   #23 (permalink)
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looking real good, what would did you use that has all those holes in it?
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Cholla wood, see Micahel comment above. Cholla is a cactus, that why it decompose in water after 4-6 months and the plecos love the wood.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:00 AM   #25 (permalink)
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the wood it's different, it has some shape to it... me don't know what i will do got to find me a tank.. took a break from plants, to stay focused on salt water now returning to plants... all i have is a 5 gallon with plants in it.
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Quick question--how did you avoid huge ammonia spikes in the beginning?
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Looks great!
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My tank was set up for fish only for a very long time. So when i decided to convert the tank i kept the canister filter running in a bucket to maintain the bacteria.
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Are you using co2?
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no co2 and no ferts

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