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Old 10-05-2016, 04:57 PM   #1
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"Dance of the Fireflies" - [4 gal]

Dimensions: 38x19x22cm 15 l (4 gallons)- Optiwhite
Lighting: Chihiros A-Series 21W
Filtration: Eheim 2211 (sponge, ceramic rings, Purigen)
CO2: 3kg cylinder, Inline atomizer, 1 bps
Heating/cooling: DIY inline with Jager 25W / aFan pro
Substrate: JBL Manado
Hardscape: Redmoor wood, lava rocks
Fertilization: PPS pro, Easy carbo
Water parameters: Temp. 24'C, pH 6.7, KH 5, GH 8
Plants: Cryptocoryne tokinensis, Cryptocoryne parva 'Mini', Bucephalandra sp. 'Cherry', Bolbitis sp. 'Mini Guinea 2002', Microsorum sp. 'Dwarf narrow leaf', Eleocharis acicularis,, Fissidens fox, Fissidens Grandifrons var. Planiccaulis, Fissidens sp. 'Brasil', Phyllanthus fluitans, Bolbitis heteroclita 'Difformis', Riccardia chamedryfolia, Crepidomanes Sp. Calicut.
Fish/shrimps: Boraras brigittae, Neocaridina heteropoda var. "Yellow", Leopard ramshorn snails

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Very nice - I don't know how you get such detail in such a small tank.
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This is gorgeous, wish I can get mine looking like that

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Shut the front door!!!thats a 4 gallon !!!!!! 😳👍. Niccccccccce


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Wowsa! That is amazing! I'm swimming in total admiration of your skills. Maybe one day I will reach that level. I just got started with this hobby but I'm learning fast. Best wishes! And post more pics!

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Fantastic. Really breathtaking. It really hits home how generous you can afford to be and have to be with co2 injection.

1bps co2 in a 4 gallon tank. There are people (such as myself) that are delivering only 3x this amount in a tank 10x the size wondering why they are getting algae and poor plant growth.

Out of curiosity, with your KH and starting pH already fairly low, what does your pH read at the height of co2 injection?


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Dude... Rasta... Man your work is pretty awesome!
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Incredible! Lovely tank.


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Fantastic. Really breathtaking. It really hits home how generous you can afford to be and have to be with co2 injection.

1bps co2 in a 4 gallon tank. There are people (such as myself) that are delivering only 3x this amount in a tank 10x the size wondering why they are getting algae and poor plant growth.

Out of curiosity, with your KH and starting pH already fairly low, what does your pH read at the height of co2 injection?


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With this CO2 rate i have about 30ppm of dissolved CO2. I know this not only by DC reading but when i get water from it and let it sit for 24h I have reading pH 7.7
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With this CO2 rate i have about 30ppm of dissolved CO2. I know this not only by DC reading but when i get water from it and let it sit for 24h I have reading pH 7.7

Ah I see what you mean. I thought the ph stated above was tap water for some reason. I don't use a drop checker. Just my pH pen. How often do you calibrate your pen.

Even so. 1bps in a 4 gallon tank to achieve 30ppm. People take note!
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I am calibrating the pen every 2 weeks or so... Have 2 pcs. so I combine and compare.
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I am calibrating the pen every 2 weeks or so... Have 2 pcs. so I combine and compare.

I think mine is overdue a cal. Do you buy the calibration solutions/powders in bulk?
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Yes, pack of 10 on Ebay for couple of $ ... Last me over a year.
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Yes, pack of 10 on Ebay for couple of $ ... Last me over a year.

Thanks I'll get some of these.
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