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Old 11-02-2015, 10:23 AM   #11
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Thanks!

So much easier to work around. Before was rocks balanced on rocks and stacked driftwood that was all pretty precarious.

I did pull one piece of driftwood out thinking I could improve but 5 minutes later was back to square one. Like some terrible jigsaw puzzle that is far smarter than me

Thinking of going to an auction tomorrow night but going to definitely not buy anything. Probably.

I did set up for the bottle idea and thought this would be great. The project got a bit swamped in the end with having to go out.
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:36 AM   #12
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Tank has cleared up nicely now. It was very clean for a bit. Probably the gravel vacs and double water change helped.








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Old 11-05-2015, 10:17 AM   #13
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Zeee plane!!!! Zeee plane!!! Looking good man!

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Lol, lol - maybe that's where the plane ended up.

Got a new 4 or 5 inch bumblebee catfish from the auction but it's very shy so far. Hoping it gets used to the light and I get to see more than the tail
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My 150 gallon at home is the same dimensions as this. I always wanted to do real plants for it but it seemed like too much cost and hassle to light a tank that deep. But yours looks so beautiful I regret thinking that!
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My 150 gallon at home is the same dimensions as this. I always wanted to do real plants for it but it seemed like too much cost and hassle to light a tank that deep. But yours looks so beautiful I regret thinking that!

Thanks! Must admit it is too much hassle and it's too deep. 😀 Some of the guys here with planted 6ft tanks must have deep pockets as its all LEDs, ph controllers, backup co2 bottles and lots of punnets of plants.

I did clean the plants up of bad leaves and bleach the ornaments. But after a week it seems to be settling down well. Fingers crossed over the next few months. I'm hoping to take some pics charting growth and not a BBA over-run 😱

I do find it gets expensive until the plants get going and trimmings can be replanted. There's some loss from fish and algae, and I've found its either all in so there's heaps of plants to spread the damage around or just bear it.

I did look around here for LED lights to replace the LED light that went, however the cost was 4 times a t5ho. I tried ordering one with led moonlights that was a good deal but they wouldn't ship to here

Everything is working well though so it's been really nice to work in the tank and then watch it at night.

All the mystery snails are in a small tank. Seeing if their shells improve and might see if neighbour wants them. I think they worked ok on algae(?), but it seemed like as algae went, then plant stems seemed to be getting eaten out or something.
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Very nice job, the fish look great too!!! my 90gal, seems deep too but l got uses to cleaning it.

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Boring stuff - tank readings

Lights are on 7 hours and CO2 8 hours in split periods.

Tap is GH = 6, KH = 6 and phosphate/nitrate = 0.

Tank is GH = 8, KH = 6, phosphate = 1ppm, nitrates 10-20ppm. Potassium is 78ppm (not sure if I trust test there but most times the test reads 70 to 120ppm). Now I can throw out the scribbled notes

Also added (Hygrophila difformis) Wisteria (hope I have that right) according to the shop. There are few plants I have to replant on weekend but there seems to be some growth going on so will have to get some pics as well.
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Nice tank. I bet you guys have great selections of rainbowfish there in Australia.
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I've been wanting to put a shipwreck in my SW predator tank but with macro's around it ,
you just gave me a good direction
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