The 44 project | Page 3

Discussion in 'Members Fish Tanks' started by Thunder_o_b, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. chippygal

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    WOW, I love it! It looks amazing.
    Great job.

    I have that dragon in my new 36g. LOL
     
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    Thank you carol :)

    I am so fortunate to have Sunhawk, she shares my passions, and is not afraid to tell me what she thinks. She played a big roll in this tank. I got the idea for the dragon from her "family of dragons" tank. I will post shots of it in a bit.

    You make a VERY good point about the crystals, all the crystals (except for the large one) have been tumbled and have had the sharp edges softened.

    I just checked the madagascar lace plant, and the two little sprouts have grown a over a 1/4" since last night. I have read conflicting reports on the light they like. Right now there is a Marineland plant LED and a Marineland Single bright LED. I am going to replace the single bright with another plant LED. The babies tears that will be in the foreground will benefit from that, I hope the people that say the lace is a high light plant are right.

    The betta has taken up residence under the dragon :D and Fred and Ginger are staying in the private place behind the drift wood in the back. To day is bloodworm day, so I am hoping for some good shots. Photos to follow :)
     
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    Thank you chippygal :)

    It is a cool line of dragons. Sunhawk has the large one sitting up guarding some stone eggs that she got at the V-Rock shop, and there is the smaller one sitting up… The teenager in the tank :)
     
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    I forgot I was going to mention the Madagascar lace plant. I love those when they can move with the current. I noticed that you have to keep the debris cleaned out of the little lacy bits. Just a gentle shake will do it. If it dies back after awhile leave it planted as they will occasionally take a rest (about once a year I think)
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    Thank you carol :) any info on the Madagascar is welcome. I really hope I can do everything right to get this plant to flourish.
     
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    I don't think you'll have a problem :)
     
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    The second Marineland plant LED arrived from Dr Foster and Smith yesterday. Must say I had not planned on spending that much on lighting, but "in for a penny, in for a pound."

    I think the way I will program them will be to have the front one come on around 8 in the morning. Then have the second one come on near noon. Then have the first one turn off at around 5 PM, then have the second one go off around 10PM with the moonlights coming on at that time till say three AM.

    The Madagascar lace plant already has one leaf about two inches long with two others starting. One of the snails has been playing in the dragons treasure and knocked some of it off on to the substrate. Not sure if I will put it back or get more to replace it. All the plants are doing well save the cabomba which is strange because the cabomba in the 29 gal is doing fine and the lighting is only a single bright strip. Fred and Ginger and their neighbor Mr. Betta are all doing very well, and finally coming into the main open area of the tank.

    The babies tears that my friend at the LFS ordered are back ordered :( so it seems that I will have to place another order to Dr Foster and Smith while they still have them. I think I will make it a phone order so it does not get dropped again. Not happy about having to pay the shipping again for plants that I already ordered that got lost in the net. There are other plants that I want so I guess it does not matter.

    I will be doing a large water change this weekend, and will post shots after.
     
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    Great news...

    ... we're getting a picture's treat soon!

    About the cabombas, is it possible that they might be over fertilized. I found out that the stems that grew close to the root tabs tended to stretch and melt. Whereas the ones a little farther looked more healthy. Just a thought...
     
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    Interesting, that may very well be it. I will ask Sunhawk where she put the root tabs in her tank.
     
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    Especially if you do root tabs AND liquid ferts like I did!

    What about them pics...

    :p
     
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    Yup, we are using both. I might be able to post some shots tonight, depends if they keep us 14 hrs as usual.
     
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    Ok, these will be the last available light shots (for the most part) I prefer the control of the twin flashes, and their ability to freeze motion. It is very interesting to note from a photographic stand point the difference in the way the 5DMKII processes the light from the single bright LEDs, and plant LEDs. With the single bright I have to adjust the white balance a fair amount, with the plant LEDs it is spot on with no adjustment needed.

    1a. They shipped me two Madagascar lace plants. So I planted one towards the back, and one towards the front. I put a plant tab near the front one, and none near the back one. I want to see what if any difference it makes in the plants growth. But with the Eco Complete this may be a moot point.
    As can be seen they are sprouting nicely.
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    The shots of Fred ,and Ginger came out interestingly. In the close shots (see beta) the white balance is right on, but across the tank the tannins come into play. These look to me like they were taken in the wild. Interesting effect.
    Mr. beta is finally coming out. He is still a bit shy.
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    Close up of the dragon.

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    I am truly surprised at the lack if interest in this thread.

    Oh well
     
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    Good pics are a bore...
    ;-)
     
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    Love your pic's.
    I'm following this thread. :;perfect
     
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    I have been following too!
     
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    You just made my day.

    Thank you chippygal :)
    Cool, I'll keep at it :)
     
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