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    Those buce look so huge in that tank, LOL!

    Those buce look so huge in that tank, LOL!
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    I don't know any local acrylic tank builders, but...

    I don't know any local acrylic tank builders, but if you're considering a custom build, consider custom glass too. Acrylic scratches so easily. :(
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    One thing you can do to see if there is any...

    One thing you can do to see if there is any growth is to pull one up and see if there are any roots. This will set back the growth of the clump by a week or two, so only do it if you are worried...
  4. I'm looking for a carpool! I'm in Venice (90291)...

    I'm looking for a carpool! I'm in Venice (90291) - if you're within 10 miles of me, and going to stay for the whole meet, let me know - I'll get myself to your place, ride with you, and pay $5 (your...
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    Wow, those are all looking great. Great pics,...

    Wow, those are all looking great. Great pics, thanks for sharing!
  6. Thread: peat

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    I'm skeptical of 'aquarium grade peat'. Sounds...

    I'm skeptical of 'aquarium grade peat'. Sounds like a way to charge more for peat.
  7. Thread: UNS vs. ADA

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    I don't know if they use different quality glass,...

    I don't know if they use different quality glass, but on small tanks even regular-old glass with the green tint will give the same aquarium view as the pricier aquariums. It's only on larger tanks,...
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    You can skim the surface manually using a small...

    You can skim the surface manually using a small cup pushed under the surface so that it slowly pulls in surface water. Pull out as many cupfuls as needed to skim the surface and then top off with...
  9. Thread: HOB placement?

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    Measure the actual tank you're going to be...

    Measure the actual tank you're going to be lidding. It wouldn't surprise me if mass-produced aquariums varied in dimension by a mm or two.
  10. Thread: 'Natural' CO2

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    Yeah, six months of stable CO2 would be a nice! ...

    Yeah, six months of stable CO2 would be a nice! If you do this, I'll definitely be interested in hearing how it works.

    For the moist air part, it might be easier to get a mister and mist for a...
  11. Thread: HOB placement?

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    No, I'm not running a lid. I kept meaning to...

    No, I'm not running a lid. I kept meaning to make one (with a couple of glass panels that would slide), but never got around to it, and by now I'm thinking I just won't bother. You'd have to make...
  12. Thread: 'Natural' CO2

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    Why not just use a yeast/sugar mix? That's a...

    Why not just use a yeast/sugar mix? That's a 'natural' process too, and it's cheaper and simpler.
  13. Thread: HOB placement?

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    I have an AQ50 on a 20 high. I have it on a...

    I have an AQ50 on a 20 high. I have it on a short side, so the outlet goes across the top longways and sets up a circular flow back across the bottom to the filter intake. I feed my CO2 into the...
  14. Thread: UNS 45u

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    Those threadfin rainbows are really nice. How do...

    Those threadfin rainbows are really nice. How do they behave with the shrimp?
  15. Thread: Rescaping

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    I have small fish (white clouds), and I can put...

    I have small fish (white clouds), and I can put them all in a bucket. I'd put the shrimp separate (and catching them will be a lot of work, LOL), any container of a half gallon to a gallon or so...
  16. Thread: Rescaping

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    I only have a 20, but when I'm doing a big...

    I only have a 20, but when I'm doing a big rescape I dechlorinate some water and fill my water change bucket, all my mixing bowls, big tupperwares, plastic storage bins, my pasta boiling pot, etc,...
  17. Thread: 135G Upgrade

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    Try to get a 72" beamswork, though, if they make...

    Try to get a 72" beamswork, though, if they make them. Otherwise the ends of the tank will be pretty dim.
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    Looks like algae to me. I vote get rid of it.

    Looks like algae to me. I vote get rid of it.
  19. Oh yeah, deep tanks can be hard to light. ...

    Oh yeah, deep tanks can be hard to light. Although if you're doing mostly Anubias and other low-light plants like ferns and mosses, you'll probably be okay with a Nicrew or Beamswork.
  20. I have a 24" Beamswork DA FSpec and love it. ...

    I have a 24" Beamswork DA FSpec and love it. It's been running strong for 18 months so far (knock wood!).

    Whichever LED light you get, get a dimmer/controller. I have (and recommend) the S2 Pro...
  21. August 11 Lotus Meet WTB/WTS/WTT/Carpool Thread

    This meet is almost here! Post anything you're looking to buy/sell/trade or search for carpools here.

    Looking for the RSVP thread? Here it is!

    I'm looking for Fissidens Fox or Miroshaki, and...
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    Welcome to SCAPE! I'd love to see any pics of...

    Welcome to SCAPE! I'd love to see any pics of your tanks that you'd like to share.
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    What mosses have you already got?

    What mosses have you already got?
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    Thanks to everyone that brought the shade canopy...

    Thanks to everyone that brought the shade canopy things! I was sitting in the shade the whole meet and the heat still wore me out.
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    You always have the best tank sketches :laughing

    You always have the best tank sketches :laughing
  26. I have a couple Grindal cultures that I can bring...

    I have a couple Grindal cultures that I can bring for the meet.
  27. I like plastic tubs for shrimp, so that they sit...

    I like plastic tubs for shrimp, so that they sit upright on the tables and can be easily handled at the meet. Clear sides is nice so you can see the shrimp inside. I recycle suitable ones from the...
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    Ooh, what pretty tanks. So small and cute and...

    Ooh, what pretty tanks. So small and cute and healthy looking.

    I also love the cloud/sky pictures on the wall behind one of the tanks.
  29. Thread: Spec V

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    Yes, I bought a couple 'crypt parva mini' tissue...

    Yes, I bought a couple 'crypt parva mini' tissue cultures from Buceplant and used them for the carpet. I'm guessing that the 'mini' parva is the same as regular parva, but they had that one in stock...
  30. Thread: Spec V

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    Yes, I'm running DIY yeast CO2 on it. I have the...

    Yes, I'm running DIY yeast CO2 on it. I have the CO2 airline going to the input of the filter powerhead (tied on with a metal twist-tie) in order to diffuse the CO2 in the aquarium. Crude, but...
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