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Jason Baliban 01-04-2010 01:49 PM

Re: DVAGA--January 2010 meeting (1/2/10)
 
Great to see everyone!! Also, a super cool el natural setup to learn from!!

Here are some pics...

http://www.projectaquarium.com/webpics/ds1_6405.jpg
Nate's beautiful 75

http://www.projectaquarium.com/webpics/ds1_6356.jpg

http://www.projectaquarium.com/webpics/ds1_6359.jpg

http://www.projectaquarium.com/webpics/ds1_6367.jpg

http://www.projectaquarium.com/webpics/ds1_6368.jpg

http://www.projectaquarium.com/webpics/ds1_6369.jpg

http://www.projectaquarium.com/webpics/ds1_6372.jpg
Getting ready to start the demo

http://www.projectaquarium.com/webpics/ds1_6374.jpg
Adding soil

http://www.projectaquarium.com/webpics/ds1_6381.jpg

http://www.projectaquarium.com/webpics/ds1_6384.jpg
Planting

http://www.projectaquarium.com/webpics/ds1_6397.jpg

http://www.projectaquarium.com/webpics/ds1_6387.jpg

http://www.projectaquarium.com/webpics/ds1_6394.jpg

http://www.projectaquarium.com/webpics/ds1_6395.jpg
Complete

jB

ngb2322 01-04-2010 01:59 PM

Re: DVAGA--January 2010 meeting (1/2/10)
 
Great pictures Jason!!

rjfurbank 01-05-2010 08:41 AM

Re: DVAGA--January 2010 meeting (1/2/10)
 
Great photos!

Thanks again Nate for hosting--your 75 is looking awesome!

ngb2322 01-06-2010 05:13 PM

Re: DVAGA--January 2010 meeting (1/2/10)
 
Day 4 of El Natural:
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 5 ppm
Phosphate: 0 ppm
pH: 7.4

Not much has changed in terms of water parameters. I added some MTS, ramshorns, and pond snails. I plan on getting some shrimp and livebearers from rjfurbank this weekend to stock up the tank. Again, there is no filtration on this tank, just a heater. It took over a day for the temperature on the opposite side of the tank from the heater to reach the set-point of 72F, from a starting temperature of 50F. There are a few new leaves on all the stems, which is a good sign. The blyxa japonica is starting to fade from the bright color it started with, so not sure if it is going to make it.

ngb2322 01-11-2010 05:31 PM

Re: DVAGA--January 2010 meeting (1/2/10)
 
Nothing too new to update on the El Natural, except that I added a mini-powerhead filter thingy to get some water movement. Blyxa Japonica leaves were all fading and falling off, so I removed it all. Guess that answers the blyxa question....

I added Neocaridina heterpoda var. yellow and Heterandria formosa from rjfurbank. Heterandria formosa is quite a cool little fish I am really enjoying. Pictures will be posted at 1 month.

Thanks!!

PS Sorry for missing the BCAS meeting, I really wanted to be there to here the photography talk cause I'm a noob, but my gf had other plans for me.


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