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Old 09-22-2009, 07:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
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What grade and how much were the shimp (If you don't mind me asking)
verry nice by the way
They supposedly S/S+ grade. I got them from APC members. Send me a PM for more details.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
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This is the first erio tank I really like. I think your combination of plants has helped so that it doesn't just look like puff balls sitting there. I think your tank is great! Hats off to you!



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Old 09-23-2009, 05:41 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Wow, i love how its so simple but yet it is amazing.
Great job
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Thanks for the compliments guys . Yes, I think the Syngonanthus sp. and the Pogostemon helferi definitely provides contrast in height and textures. My only regret is that I should have used a darker substrate like Flourite Black.
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Wicked! I like it. Very hard to scape with these plants but they look pretty cool.
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very nice tank
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I'm using a 27 watt light on my 3 gallon pico tank and some of the hm is gowing horizonally. Your tank looks really good.
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:17 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Thanks for the compliments everyone! This is just an update ~ 2 weeks later. I have not done any trimming of the plants except for the moss border. In this respect maintenance is a breeze compared to my 60-P with Rotalas, Limnophilia and other stems that require a trim weekly if not twice a week or it gets completely out of control (like now)

The sharped-eyed viewers out there may notice the sand looks whiter that the last update. This is because I sucked out layer of the old sand that had green algae stain and replaced it with fresh layer of clean sand.

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Closeup of Syngonathus sp "Maderia" I believe. Such a pretty plant!


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Anyone know how to trim back the downoii?
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That's Ohko Stone (also called Dragon Stone) that you've used in the pictures on the first page, right? Did you find it affected your water parameters at all?

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That's Ohko Stone (also called Dragon Stone) that you've used in the pictures on the first page, right? Did you find it affected your water parameters at all?

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Yes I think that is it. I believe I read somewhere that it might increase the hardness of the water. I did not test it rigorously, just a quick read with the TDS meter - not much increase. Maybe that is why they recommend it being used with Amazonia.

I must preface by telling you I boiled to stones for a couple hours in a large pot outside. The water got a little cloudy after the boiling but the stones stayed intact.
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