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Old 08-04-2009, 07:50 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Orlando - Thanks for those nice comments!

WFT - I've only had them a few days, but so far I see no aggression toward the smaller fish even the male fancy guppies.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:20 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Congos have really colored up nice:


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Old 08-14-2009, 07:27 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Well, seems as if you settled on a very nice Tetra choice.
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Those are nice. They look like they're plugged in.
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:46 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Yep, definitely like these guys. I think they're a good size for the flora and tank size. They also seem to work well with a black background.
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They look great! Any chance of getting a full tank shot?
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Update:

Tank still going strong about 10 months after setup. Very little maintenance other than clipping the ferns,thinning out the blyxa and refreshing the sand so tank has lived up to it's promise of being low maintenance. One curious think is that I'm starting to see a slight dusting of brown particles on the plants. I'm not sure if it's diatoms or the breakdown from long-term use of Aquasoil II. I'm leaning toward the former but curious if anyone else has experienced this.

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Tank still going strong about 10 months after setup. Very little maintenance other than clipping the ferns,thinning out the blyxa and refreshing the sand so tank has lived up to it's promise of being low maintenance. One curious think is that I'm starting to see a slight dusting of brown particles on the plants. I'm not sure if it's diatoms or the breakdown from long-term use of Aquasoil II. I'm leaning toward the former but curious if anyone else has experienced this.

Hi Jeff,

The tank is still looking great, and I like the aquariums that you feature in your Blog as well. I have to agree with you, probably Diatoms. I have a 45 gallon with natural gravel where the plants grow great. It has been set up for about 15 months and Diatoms are starting to show up here and there in the last month or so. When this happened in a smaller tank, I just added a couple of extra Ottos and they took care of it in a few weeks. Let us know how it turns out!
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:09 AM   #59 (permalink)
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It is the work of people like House of Cards that is my main inspiration. I kept on my desktop a picture of another one of his aquariums (a small one that resembles Central Park rocks) and this gentleman is becoming something of an example of how you should address aquascaping.

Thank you for your work!
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:30 AM   #60 (permalink)
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Seattle,
Thanks for those comments. Yeah I agree I'll try a school of otos see what happens.

GrandPippo,
Wow, thanks for those words, I really appreciate it and glad you enjoy my scapes.
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