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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by thelub Click here to enlarge
    How do you get your java moss to grow so well? I fail at growing moss of any kind. I've bought a few clumps and they always melt away.
    Not sure it just does. It grows better in the dirt tank then in my others but it still grows in them too.
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    holy java monster i rember not long ago when that was plastic grid with some odd looking green scruff
    new plants are looking good !!!
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    finally [IMG]Click here to enlarge[/IMG] after my disater picture. had to start over with the plants and no co2
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    that java is cranking man!! and the tanks looking better every time i see it Click here to enlarge i cant wait to get my chain swords soon
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by crawler007 Click here to enlarge
    finally [IMG]Click here to enlarge[/IMG] after my disater picture. had to start over with the plants and no co2


    It looks good now!!!
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    Nice colors on the rainbows!

    Whats that lotus looking plant right in the middle?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mondow Click here to enlarge
    Nice colors on the rainbows!

    Whats that lotus looking plant right in the middle?
    Thanks!! I think it's a tiger lotus or just a green lotus!
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    "whats the lotus looking plant in the middle?"... "lotus" lol sorry too funny
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    While DFK was down I was looking thru some of my old stuff and made this video!!

    It about one of the test I did before setting up the dirt tank. I think testing is important before moving in your home. It was my first sump tank setup

    55 gal tank
    20 gal sump with a 5 gal diy sump on the side for the pump. It wouldn't fit under the the store bought stand so I modified it to fit
    485 gph pump with about 3 foot of head


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    nice looking set up, you got going there Mr Brown! where did you find the sump you are using?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Divinehammer Click here to enlarge
    nice looking set up, you got going there Mr Brown! where did you find the sump you are using?
    I traded some work for it. All I can find out about it was that it was made in Denver Co. by GLC wholesalers Reef Keeper series back in the 90's. It is defiantly different with everything in the back to the front.
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