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Postby smiley » 2007-03-15 23:52

well so far im trying the cheaper way lol
i got some king brittish green water control. So far it is doing a bit of good but i think im going to have to invest in a uv filter later on

ill let y'all know how it goes with this stuff
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-03-16 21:23

Lovely - I don't have UV myself, so will be interested to see how you get on with it, especially on set-up.
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Postby KittyKat » 2007-04-30 21:50

How about some update pics, J?
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Postby smiley » 2007-05-04 23:26

yeah...sort of....

so far the free floating algea did clear up within a week, but its starting to come back :( :mad: you wouldnt beleive how anoying that stuff is ...

anyway pic time....

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hygrophilia is doing well
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raymond,my male ram . . . . wow my camera skills are bad ... :lol:
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female sword tail
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one of my clowns
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my common plec dont see much of him so im pretty happy with this pic
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and an apple snail, which escaped from the sump ....
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since the last post ive got 4 bottom sword endlers, curtasy of Kat and a female ram. that is about it for fish going in there, quite full as it is...
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Postby smiley » 2007-05-10 18:33

2 days into my third try with 'oparation clean freefloating algea up' and all seems well...
doesed the tank last night just before the lights went out and, this morning, the water is next to crystal clear, lets hope it stays that way

pics tomorow hopefully ^_^
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Postby smiley » 2007-05-18 17:39

well i havent got any new pics YET :)
i've bought another 50 plants that ive chucked in.
not trying to blow my own trumpet or anything, but its looking almost perfect. :D just now quite hard to take picture of it as its a lot darker now :( and my camera has a phobia of darkness
but here are some of the 'better' ones
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still needs a background. no idea what sort of background to go for... any ideas? and i might move a few of the plants around yet not too sure
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Postby KittyKat » 2007-05-19 11:23

Ooooh, I'd go for black :P Personally I like dark backgrounds as they make fish stand out more and are less "visible" behind plants ;)
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-05-20 22:20

I'd agree with Kat. You can't see the algae on the back then lol
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Postby smiley » 2007-05-24 21:36

ive put a black back ground in and TBH im not too keen on it, i mean it looks nice with a black background but it reflects too much of whats going on outside the tank, even with a dark ish room
and because of the blackground (see what i did there? black+background) my camera dosent pick up anything in the tank now

i might try one of those 'plant photo' ones, although for some reason i always imagine them looking tacky on the back of my tank.....

BTW can anyone name the plant in the last photo on the right hand side? (the tall one that comes up behind the bogwood )
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Postby Aquaboy » 2007-05-25 21:50

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Postby carpy » 2007-06-03 18:09

tbh smiley, as long as the fish are happy, its all good :)

my water is almost always tea coloured...i have so much bogwood that the tannins stain it a permanent orange tea colour! :flirt:

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Postby KittyKat » 2007-06-03 21:32

Looks to be Elodea that... ;)

Nice work J :)
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Postby smiley » 2007-06-03 23:48

kat, i think you were looking on the LEFT side?

the plant im on about is on the right side :)

and i think ill be picking a background out tomorrow. so hopefully ill have some new pics up soon
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Postby KittyKat » 2007-06-04 15:15

Erm, sorry :)

Which one? There's hygrophila, bamboo and something that looks like creeping jenny/moneywort
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-06-04 18:34

*chuckles* Well he did say behind the bogwood too...

nods - looks like a type of bamboo. Watch it though, mine keeled over suddenly. And if it gets bigger, be careful, one of those types gets little thorns on it. If like me you're unlucky enough to get that one, you end up being scratched when you go to pull keeled over plant out.
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