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Old 05-17-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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My ever changing 125g and 55g's debut

Added a piece of driftwood in my 125g and some new plants. I finally bought an ok light fixture for my 55g and was able to do some aquaScaping. Boiled the DW for 4 hours, changing water when it gets really dark brown. Took me around 6 hours to finish everything not including boiling the DW. Well, cleaning the tanks is included in the 6 hours. lol
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Great looking tanks!
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:56 PM   #3
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Woot! very nice and clean looking! I love all the plants in the 1st shot! Well done
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Hey Roy! Whats your setup? Dosing? lights? etc. I'm looking to do the planted discus tank as well. Yours looks incredible!
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Hey Roy! Whats your setup? Dosing? lights? etc. I'm looking to do the planted discus tank as well. Yours looks incredible!
Thank you Sudz.

I run a CO2 system, six 65 watts PC bulbs and I dose MMN mix, iron chelate(dry ferts from aquariumfertilizers.com) and sometimes I dose excel by seachem. I'll start dosing N, P, and K. I also use root tabs for my heavy root feeders.
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Very nice looking tanks. You planted people have all the fun.
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Nice looking Tanks kind of reminds me of when i started out i had a Fw planted with discus that was ages ago though lol
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Thanks. It's never too late to build a planted tank, right?
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Your tanks are really cool. I'm a newbie at planting and would love to find out what plants are on your driftwood and how you attached them. I am beginning my planting experience with a 72g. I hope mine looks as nice!
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Very nice planted tank ... hope mine comes out that good!
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Thank you the plants on the DW are java ferns. There's probably 10-15 pieces. I use super glue to attach them to the DW. Some people use fish line or cotton thread to attach plants but I don't like how it looks. So I decided to use super glue. I was advised here about that.
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These are shaping up really nicely

How's the El Natural project going btw?
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Thanks.

Its been raining for 6 days now and the tank didn't get any sunlight. The plants are in bad shape. I put some of the plants in the 55g and they bounced back. The tank is not cloudy or soupy though. Just didn't get any good lighting. It's going to be sunny this coming week. I hope the plants will get better. If not, I'll give it a try again this summer or if I'm sure that it's not going to be raining for that long.
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Looks great, Roy!
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Pic update. The 125g needs some trimming. The 55g is doing ok. Except or the ozelot sword. No new leaf for 2 weeks now. And my new 10g that I just finished today
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