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I may have some S. Repens when you're ready for it...if you need some.
Oh! Sweet. I can take them whenever you have some. The 37 is still up and keeping all sorts of plants growing like weeds. I plan on moving all/any s. repens/blyxia, I have to this tank when cycled. (Which isn't much, gonna need to grow them out, which is fine, one of the reasons I'm doing this )
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Re: 20 Long High Tech Planted

I have never tried to keep my ammonia within a certain range. I only measured the amount it took to hit 4ppm initially. Once I knew it took x teaspoons I dosed that amount everyday, no matter what, until I was reading nitrites - usually in about 4-5 days. It is possible that my ammonia was way off the charts at some points along the way...maybe as high a 10-12ppm. But like I said, it really doesn't matter. That is why I never really tested again until nitrites were zero.



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Alrighty. 100% wc, and removed filter, two weeks of that, then drained the tank 100% and left empty for two weeks.

Filled tank with water 2 days ago, added new filter on a powerhead. (that's all I did.)

Today, tank measures out at:
AM: 0
No2: 5ppm
No3: 40ppm.

So much for attempting to start back at scratch! haha.
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Whoops. Wrong thread. I do have updates for this thread.. But meant to bring back the 15shrimp dinosaur. :D

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Pic update. Looks about the same.

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Very nice! Pssst I see algae on the left.

"I've macrostoma tastes on a veiltail budget. "

If i drew it it'd look like a monkey eating a horsradish on the moon or something
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If you look at the last two photos. You'll see the 2nd photo the sponge is sucked in, alot like what I do with my stomach when taking photos. The 1st pic the sponge is just letting it all hang out.. This is the issue I'm having with PH and the sponge.. THat's a 30, on it lowest setting.


That's not *algae*, that's me storing food for the Oto's I'll soon be getting. :D

Although, there is a 6" flying fox in there somewhere, he's getting lazy in his old age!! :D
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Re: 20 Long High Tech Planted

For the sponge on the intake try one of these in the links below. They are less dense and will not suck in into that hourglass shape. I had that same problem with the Fluval prefilters when I used them on the AC50 filters.

http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Ocean-...filter+sponges

Or these - NOTE, this sponge is really black, not blue as in the picture:

http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Block-...SAZKBY9ZFDPHZ7
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Thanks Sue. I never considered that. found a more porous sponge at the lfs. so far so good!

And Picture update. The RCS are amazing red. And the Assassins are doing well too.



OH, and I moved the starflare sunburst, whatever it is plant to this tank.
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Beautiful!

70 gallon- Betta Enisae pair, betta Ocellata pair, female Betta Pugnax

29 Gallon- Betta Pallifina and Betta Patoti

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Small update.

Most of the RCS are now moved to the RCS tank. Added two *panda molly*'s to the tank last weekend (10/10/15). front half is gold, back half is black.

Tank is getting ~ 3bps of pressurized co2, has two canned lights above tank, 6500k. One ph30 ontop of a sponge.
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Picture update.

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perdy!!

70 gallon- Betta Enisae pair, betta Ocellata pair, female Betta Pugnax

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Lurvly wood!

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Added 5 band corys. 50% wc

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pretty!

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