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I decided the tank design wasn't working for the bolivians. I've done some minor changes



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Busy day today, finished my last round of treatment to the new wood today. This was the best position for what I want to plant around it. Moved the crypts around and pulled the last martii out.

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I have not updated this thread for awhile. I've done some changes over the last month.

Pulled a late night last night and messed with the tank. Cleaned the hoses, and man was that mess in the kitchen. Replaced the filter pads and got it flowing again. I had a bunch of left over packing paper. So I put together a new bacground.












Still need to move the air stone over and move the heater to the rear.
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Hey, I have a 1/2 full 10lb C02 tank from my old calcium reactor setup I would part with for $50 if you get tired of the yeast/ sugar water method.
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Let me think on that. I need to measure my space.
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Looks pretty cool. I was thinking about taking one of our empty 10 gallons, I have like 5, and making it into a beta tank.
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I love a 10 gallon wet pet tank. You can do some pretty amazing scapes with a 10 gallon.
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I'm thinking I may set it back up and do dwarf puffers again. I've got so many freaking empty tanks. I've got 5 10 gallons, 3 20 longs, a 20 high, 2 29's, and a 40 breeder.
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I put my 10 gallon betta tank together for less than 50.00, cheap hob filter, brooder lamps and 6500k cfls from lowes, air pump and stone. (I already had the substrate)
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I just need substrate to get a 10 gallon going. I've got heaters, hoods, bulbs, ac10s, ac20s, ac40s, ac70s, I've got a lot of stuff I'm not using.
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I could not pass these two up on Saturday. I attempted to place them in the 29g with riko, but that didn't work out very well.
I welcome nova and nebu to the community.



I put them in Satuday afternoon. They are fitting in fine. Sticking together and swimming with the tetra.


I spent some time observing behavior with the addition on nova and nebu (still not sold on this, help me out)

For the last 24hours Sebastian has stuck to his right side divet he's made home. Here, well in my head is the exchange I just watched that went down between nova and Sebastian.

Middle mopani piece, nova on the front side, Sebastian on the back.

Sebastian: (swims up) looks, sup
Nova: same thing

Both swim down

Sebastian: (su) fin, sup
Nova: oh you got fin, I got fin, bam

Repeat for about 5min untl Sebastian "flex'd" on him.

N&N have been doing a little bit of chasing, and they keep raming the dwarf sag and get confused when it moves. Im hoping the chasing will lessen a bit once they settle in.
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It sounds like territorial testing of each other, not a big deal.
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It was, but I ended up moving these guys to the 29g and putting Riko in here.
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Rams have settled in nicely. Novas tail is growing back. Almost healed in 7 days. Ive added some jungle val and replaced the maxican river rock with some tiger rock.

Plants are starting to fill in.
















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You are making me want to setup my first freshwater aquarium, looks sweet dude! Awsome looking tank !
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One plant I have right now that I`m really liking is Bacopa Carolinia. Your tank could use some of that.

I like the new plants you have added, looks good. Will look great when it fills in. Are you dosing with c02?
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One plant I have right now that I`m really liking is Bacopa Carolinia. Your tank could use some of that.

I like the new plants you have added, looks good. Will look great when it fills in. Are you dosing with c02?
he has been using the sugar/ yeast method, I offered him my 1/2 full 10lb CO2 tank from my old calcium reactor setup, he is thinking about it, but if you know any planted tank guys that would be interested LMK, I decided to go the calcium hydroxide reactor method on my new reef so I have no use for it.
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This tank is excel only, I have a diy on the 29g, this tank could get away with 2x2l and be fine. I'm am interested in the bottle for the 29g. still looking into regulators. How tall is the bottle?
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I'm about to pull the trigger on a GLA inline diffuser and a GLA regulator and a 5 or 10 lb c02 bottle.
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Check out nilocg on planted tank. Cheap dry ferts and nice co2 packages not overly priced.
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Nova and sunshine are doing wonderful. I have some blue starting to come out.

The driftwood of the left side became a bba breeding ground. So I removed. I have some ludwigia sp red on the way to fill the void. My hairgrass has almost filled in the left side like I want it to.



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Here are some updated photos, The diy co2 has given my some major growth, my hygro has now breached the surface!

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This macrandra was dormant for some reason. This is all new growth since Thursday.

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Growth picture of the macrandra

Stargrass has come alive

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Ive started to gain some ground on the bba/staghorn. Spot treatment of peroxide a change in viewing time with two less hours ive managed to clean up a bunch of it. Im resetting the tank. Way to much fert and light and not enough water changes.







I've had the diy co2 on this tank for almost a month now. I have had a serious uptake in growth. The large hygro has now reached the surface of the tank and has started to produce a bunch of very vibrant green side shoots. I added some blue hygro, or corymbosa last night. I had this plant when I first started the planted tank adventure. They did not make it. I'm interested to see how they fair in the tank now, 10 months later after a lot of changes were made. The Bolivian Rams are starting to show more color and I'm starting believe I now have 2 pairs in the tank. I need to pull the sarpaes out, they keep nipping at tails. They never did this before, but in the last 3 weeks they have started nipping everything in the tank, so they are coming out if I can catch them.

I raised the tank light up another inch above the tank. The BBA has started to subside now. Still some on my anubias and jungle val though. I'm going to let the large temple grown above the water. I would like to see them flower.

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