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Old 02-29-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Hi Guys & Gals!! Just thought I'd share some photos of my tank. The first photo is right after first set-up. It's been going for at least 4 months and my water sprite has took off like lightning!!

I'm planning on adding two pieces of driftwood as soon as I'm done soaking them. Any suggestions and comments will be appreciated!!
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:51 PM   #2
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Wow those plants grew nice! Where arfe you thinking of placing the driftwood? Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:46 PM   #3
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They're a medium and a small piece so I'll place them along the front. Im most likely going to tie my loose java moss to them before it latches completely onto my rock decor.
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Careful with driftwood...it's beautiful but I had to remove mine because it kept making the pH drop!
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Thank You Sammybelle My ph holds at about 7.6/7.4 so as long as it doesn't drop drastically and quickly I think my guys should be ok
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That's exactly where my tap pH is 7.6-7.4! But I had three rather large pieces of driftwood in my tank and the pH would consistently fall down into the low 6's. I considered putting only one piece in there, but I think I've finally gotten my pH to stabilize without it, so I'm going to continue to soak my driftwood elsewhere and maybe get a fake piece for now...I'm getting anxious to stock my tank!
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My tap pH is 6.7 which is low already for some of my fish. When I added a small piece of driftwood it dropped to 5.8, so I moved it to another tank that has fish better suited to such a low pH. It's too bad because I really like driftwood.
Good luck with yours! Hopefully it won't mess with it much at all
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I'm going to start soaking the wood tonight. When I have the pieces in place I'll update the photos.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:28 PM   #9
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Wood soaked. Moss attached. Fish happy!!




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Tank looks great! What type of substrate is that?
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