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Old 12-12-2011, 09:16 PM   #11
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took about 4 weeks to get the pH within testing range on api high pH test. my water from the tap is 8.2 so i was able to add it by then. i cannot imagine how long it would take to get down to low 7s, lots of wasted water.
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That's why I opted to spend the extra cash and get sikatop, saved its worth in water alone.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:51 AM   #13
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Managed to get it looking vaguely how i wanted it to, it does exactly what i intended it to , with the tank being relatively small my neon tetras finally are settling to one territory within the tank, my shrimp and yoyo loach love there new cave and the others are doing great.
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That looks spiffy! I can hardly wait to see how fish will like mine. Here's a pic this morning. The ledge/cave in the foreground on the right is the future home of the black ghost knife I will get. That's my favorite FW fish by far and they like a cave. I'm going to put water in tonight.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:03 AM   #15
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Very nice - both tanks that is. Viper did you cut the flagstone in order to keep it thin enough for that small aquarium?
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:45 AM   #16
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That looks spiffy! I can hardly wait to see how fish will like mine. Here's a pic this morning. The ledge/cave in the foreground on the right is the future home of the black ghost knife I will get. That's my favorite FW fish by far and they like a cave. I'm going to put water in tonight.
Core Blimey thats amazing Alyssa kinda belittles mine in awsomeness a ghost knife will love it in there!!
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:18 PM   #17
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The foam method was good so far. I like the creative freedom it allowed. Hopefully it will all work out in the end as a good healthy and attractive environment.
i can imagine so withit being such a robust material. i can really see what you were trying to do. And i can probably take a guess to what planting methods you will use.
i envy your tank alyssa, as thats kind of what i had always imagined my perfect tank to look. I cant wait to see pictures of your ghost knife poking hs head out his cave what else you going to stock in there?
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:07 PM   #18
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Not totally sure yet but tentatively planning dwarf gouramis, gold angels, rasbora het., cherry shrimp, one hammers cobalt lobster... I have a list somewhere ;D
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And thank you so much for your kind words. This project has had me in tears on more than one occasion, but I'm a pretty stubborn cuss when I set my mind on something. If you have any planting suggestions I would love to have them. I haven't kept many live plants in the past so it's a whole be world for me.
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That concrete probably holds a lot of BB!
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