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Old 11-17-2020, 07:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nice Tank and Lighting! I'll try to post a pic of my latest 40 breeder soon. Dealing with 35 oaks and leaves currently!!

Be great to have a meeting. It's been 9 months since the last in Feb. I will be down to 4 tanks soon so I will have a few small to medium crypts and african fern to share with members here in SW Arlington. I will replace it (40G) with a 20 rimless this winter. Might even be able to fit my 7G Finnex tank on the stand with it.

Hope everyone stays safe and healthy. I will send out the next meeting notice hopefully in 2021!

Have a great holidays,
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Old 11-17-2020, 09:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Nice Tank and Lighting! I'll try to post a pic of my latest 40 breeder soon. Dealing with 35 oaks and leaves currently!!

Be great to have a meeting. It's been 9 months since the last in Feb. I will be down to 4 tanks soon so I will have a few small to medium crypts and african fern to share with members here in SW Arlington. I will replace it (40G) with a 20 rimless this winter. Might even be able to fit my 7G Finnex tank on the stand with it.

Hope everyone stays safe and healthy. I will send out the next meeting notice hopefully in 2021!

Have a great holidays,

I found one of your crypt pontederiifoliaís hanging out in my tank. I thought I cleared them all out.


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Old 11-18-2020, 07:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I still have a corner of my 65G with the Crypt P. but I have the same problem with my Limno Aromatica. I thought I had given it all to bsboust but I have 2 nice new stems.
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Old 11-18-2020, 01:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I still have a corner of my 65G with the Crypt P. but I have the same problem with my Limno Aromatica. I thought I had given it all to bsboust but I have 2 nice new stems.

Plant is such a weed. I think my current un get riddable plant is myriophyllum roraima. Great orange plant but grows to the top of my 40b weekly.
Itís a great non co2 colorful plant also


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So Pretty! Those are awesome lights! Do they give off a lot of heat? I am having an over heating problem and am looking for cooler lights. Cooling units take up more space than I have.
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Old 11-20-2020, 08:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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So Pretty! Those are awesome lights! Do they give off a lot of heat? I am having an over heating problem and am looking for cooler lights. Cooling units take up more space than I have.

They are LEDís with built in fans. No over heating problems. NilocG Prizms 16í 2x of them over a 40b


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Old 11-21-2020, 06:03 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Jeremy, just out of curiosity, are you using tap water? What is the chemistry like?
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Jeremy, just out of curiosity, are you using tap water? What is the chemistry like?

Yes I am using tap water. It is absolute garbage. I can get better details when Iím at home. A new trick I learned though for making it not so hard is dosing muriatic acid to deal with the kh.
I have no problems growing syngos, eriocaulons and toninaís in my tank.
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Our water here in SW Arlington comes out of the tap at 8.0 pH so not as bad as west texas water. Having a pool, I have used the Muriatic Acid hack before. Here is the link on how to safely use the acid : https://wattleydiscus.com/how-to-low...cal-fish-tank/ . Good tip Jeremy!

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I recall high nitrates in the tap water out that way. It actually played to my benefit for the plants. I played a trick on the PetsMarts folk in Abilene by taking a test bottle from my tank and one fresh from tap. The one from tap was really high and the guy was recommending a water change before I bought any fish. Then I gave him the one from the tank (perfectly clean because of the plants), and let him in on my secret, lol!
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