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  1. shihr
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    So I started this tank about 4 months ago.. It's been a huge learning curve for me so I thought I'd share it with u guys:)

    14 march 2012. Wasn't sure of the scape.. Thought I'd try anyways..
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    14 march.. Planted and filled.. No proper filter yet
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    17 march. Things clearing up and growing
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    Close up of the left
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    Finally got myself a second hand filter
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    21 march, things looking ok
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    27 march, things starting not to grow..
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    6 April, things getting bad. Plants stunting and some plants rotting away..
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    I finally realize that the stunting and rotting was because of adding Tap water strait into the tank with out dechlor..green water came abt from the rotting plant matter.. Thanks to Raymond for lending me his uv.. It went away in 1.5 weeks. This pic is 18 April
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    29 April, things back on track.. But I notice my hair grass HC,HM and brevieps melting/stunting.. I have a suspicion it's because I used too much RO water..
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    29 may, suspicions confirmed.. Using full dechlor tap sorted my issues with the plants melting..
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    5 June.. Growing well
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    After a ug carpet trim..
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    A mission as usual
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    Some downoi
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    Got some more pics but too lazy to load now.. Will do so some other time.. Hope u guys enjoyed.. It's one more trim and grow away from being complete:)
     
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    wow dude thats an awesome tank and what a lesson to be learned here. Thanks for sharing this experience with us. Tank looks excellent in the last FTS.
     
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    Nice work dude! looks awesome! love the scape
     
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    Love the transformation!
     
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    Very nice tank there!
     
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    Well done Richard, looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing your probs too.
     
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    Looking good.. Great selection of plants there.
     
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    Oooo same downoi
    And it looks goods
    Plz do share
     
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    Re: Re: 90lx50bx45h

    Is that the hens teeth that everybody is looking for?
     
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    Thanks for the compliments guys! It's been some hard lessons with this tank..

    Here's the latest pics.. I'm away on hols so don't have the most most recent ones..

    I've taken out the wood as it wasn't doing anything for the scape.. Hope u guys like:)

    9 july
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    17 July
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    That looks even better. The heater is a bit of an eyesore.

    Nice that you describe all the problems you had along the way. Just shows that even if all goes down the drain, you don't have to brake down and start from scratch again.
     
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    There's no where else to put it..I'll take it out when I do a final pic:)

    Ya, I forgot to mention that I had a bad case of staghorn and BBA when I added the cardinals:( but I learnt it was from bad filtration. So added some matrix to the filter and? Gone:)
     
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    I saw this tank in person. Its stunning!
     
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    What is used for that ground cover? Stunning!!!
     
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    That ground cover is called ug or Utricularia graminifolia.
     
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    I want!! Lol
     
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    Dude, you are getting on monday. Did you forget ?
     
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    Lol... What would i do without you guys,,, prob forget to put water in the tank!!
     
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    Nice Richard!!!

    it looks like you only got AS only on the side HAHA...

    stunning growth there dude!
     
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    ya, im thinking of taking out those 2 plants at the front right and left and completely filling with ug!

    i was away for few days and dam.. the ug has grown back so nice! also the staghorn has left the tank! hehe..

    water is bit murky and seems like i may be getting green water again.. we'll see what happens.. im doing a wc tonight so i hope it will go away :)
     

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