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Old 08-29-2005, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thought I should finally post a picture of one of my tanks. I'm still waiting for the HC to fill in the front and the xmas moss to adjust to a co2 rich environment. I recently was able to lower my temp from 84 to 78 using a Vantech Stealth 92mm case fan. Evaporation is roughly 25 ounces a day, but that's a small price to pay for a decrease of six degrees!

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Looks very nice. What kind of lighting do you have on there?
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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AHS 1x36 and 2x13, but I don't use the 2x13 anymore.
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Excellent tank Erik!

Maybe you can give me a hand at the aquascaping part
I have some Hedoytis sp 'Rio' that might do nicely in this size tank. It is much smaller and lighter than the E. diversifolia so that could be an issue.
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I'd have to see the plant first and decide if it would work in the 'scape. I'm really becoming attached to the Echhornia. It's the most perfect color of green, like right in the middle of the visible EM spectrum (has to do with the 528 Selfiggio frequencies and 518nm light wave.) Maybe when I finish my fall independent study I'll be able to explain it better. Yeah.... I'm really happy with the way this 'scape is turning out. I might post a picture of the tank from a month ago if you folks are interested.

And since nobody has noticed my -secret- just yet, maybe I'll hold off tell you all what it is until the meeting.

Dosing is simple, EI method, macros/iron/excel on T and S days, traces/excel on MWF, co2 ~30ppm, 50% WC on Sunday.
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I've always liked the color of Eichhornia. The deep green is cool. The growth rate just turns me off.

Didn't notice the secret, is it with the tank or personally?

Some pics of the tank a month ago would be cool. Would let everyone see what a month does to a tank.

I asume this pic was take shortly before pruning...
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The secret is with the tank. I'd prefer to keep my personal secrets clandestine...deep, dark...terrible secrets.

Uh, anways... The picture was taken earlier today. Trimming was done yesterday after the water change, and a couple snips before the picture. I've been keepings a weekly journal of the tank, but it's turned out to be bi-weekly. I'll post a couple more tomorrow!
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LOL, yes this is the SAME TANK from exactly one month ago!

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Cool ass tank, Dude! Looks like something from a fish magazine...or maybe a SWOAPE newsletter. Oops, might have opened up Pandora's Box.

What's the plant in the front left of the old pic?

Seriously, that's a 10 gallon? It looks much better than my 1st 75 at it's best. I'm not in tune to the whole aquascaping scene yet. You are. Maybe I need to brush up on Takashi Amano or something.

I am taking notes....
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I am VERY interested in how you rigged the case fan to cool your tank. I have an old case sitting around and a tank that's been running in the mid 80's. Pulling the case fan out to cool my little 7 gallon tank would be awesome!
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