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Name: Tropical Retreat

Size/Category 30-Gallon Freshwater

Type: Glass

Shape: Standard

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Lighting: 36" T-5 Lighting

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Top Tank Photo Contest
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08/23/2013 10:46.45 AM
Your gourami is such a neat color, so unique, but my two favorites in your tank are the crayfish and the hillstream loach. Left a vote! Looking good! :)

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03/25/2013 03:43.31 PM Report This Comment
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06/01/2011 12:00.46 PM
oh ya
I voted all :)

Come visit me, Chocolate Delight, Dwarf Rasbora Delight & Angelfish Surprise.

03/14/2011 12:25.49 PM Report This Comment
Been Awhile and...
I again was amazed at all your beautiful pictures and setups! And all those plants :)

btw, I am hoping for SOTW next round - will you vote for my Chocolate Delight?

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03/14/2011 12:24.43 PM Report This Comment
recheck blog
I so like when I see one of my old posts with a bunch of typos. I'm a proofreader by nature but since I'm more of an insomniac, sometimes what I'm thinking isn't always what I'm typing and well, I laugh at myself regularly hehe. I do have some live plants in my 55, they've been thriving for about 3 years or so, can't remember the sword-ish one though and doesn't need to root in the gravel, will grow on just about everything I can attach it to, and it sends out runners with little babies to propagate. Wish it got taller though! and I have Java moss that is in constant need of thinning, but is very dark green and nice. I really don't want any plants that can't survive in my UGF's, as I have UGF and powerfilters on all my tanks, have always had them, and not sure I will ever change. I read all the time and even have several aquatic plant books, but I'm just not sure about the substrates, and then there's lighting, Co2 factors and well, that's when they lose me, I'm pretty lazy about my tanks over all. My house plants love my fish tank water though so I figure that's close enough hehe.

Come visit me, SpazSewer, SpazBees, Gobi-Wan Kenobi & K-Spaz.

02/27/2011 02:50.51 AM Report This Comment
Love your setup!
And Spaz just brought my attention to that Tiger Hillstream Loach. Wow! I would love one of those. Ah well, I am fully stocked other then the occasional adding to one of my small schooling fish....

Leaving you a vote.

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02/26/2011 04:55.55 PM Report This Comment
you rpics
I just realized you have one of my wish fish, a tiger hillstream loach! OMG! Part of why I'm getting a new tank set up is to acquire one or so later this year. Weather here is mild, and DRY. Wow, is it dry. Told bf it's why I need more tanks, to get some humidity in the house. Not sure he bought that but at least he doesn't mind my tanks. How goes your world? So far all is well this year, kids are doing great, got one in college, 2 more will go this fall and hopefully in 2 years when they are done, they'll move out so I'll have rooms for more tanks haha. Well, at least more room anyway.

Come visit me, SpazSewer, SpazBees, Gobi-Wan Kenobi & K-Spaz.

02/06/2011 06:35.14 AM Report This Comment
How's your Day Going?
Hey! I would like to win the SOTW if you could stop by with a few votes that would be awesome! Also Leave a note so I can return thew favor Thanks Again!

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02/04/2011 08:18.05 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for the visit.
Not a lot happening in my world as of lately. And my discus tank is starting to get a lot fo blanket algae dispite my water change regime. So I shortened my light time to 6.5 hours a day only on from 2pm to 8pm. Is this the right coarse fo action? What do you think? Also dropped a vote as well.

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01/26/2011 11:28.11 AM Report This Comment
Just stopping by!
Just stopping By to drop off a Vote.
Post You Later
Len

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01/20/2011 11:37.09 AM Report This Comment
Thanks for the vote
I've had very little luck with my Dwarf Gouramis. I got a male/female pair but the male didn't make it. I then got another male and both the female and the new female died (all the other fish in the tank continued to do fime). So, I gave up on Dwarf Gouramys. Leaving a vote here and a silent vote on each of your other setups.

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01/15/2011 06:35.17 AM Report This Comment
Hi
Love your setup; left a vote. I've posted a profile of my Red Wag Platy fry born on last Election Day (11/2/10) at http://www.fishchannel. com/blog/ViewBio.aspx?apid=197571 (RickFern 2)
Please visit; and, if you like what you see, vote early and vote often.

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01/06/2011 08:26.26 AM Report This Comment
hello again
Yes, I spend some time on the forums, I find them educational and entertaining. Thank you for stopping by. The Angels were dime size when I first got them in Aug. They are really growing, bigger than quarters now. They are also very interactive,whenever I'm near the tank the fishy "feed me" dance begins!See you on the forums!

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12/11/2010 07:01.00 PM Report This Comment
hello
beautiful planted tank! here is a vote for you.

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12/10/2010 11:16.18 PM Report This Comment
Hello
How goes the gardening? I love the pictures and I bet the plants are growing out of control. I should try to visit the forums more often. Have a nice day and take care, bye

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12/07/2010 05:10.23 AM Report This Comment
Just stopping by!
Just stopping by to say Hello And to drop off a vote.
Read you on the forum!

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12/02/2010 06:18.58 AM Report This Comment
You must of had a great time teaching about planted aquariums. Did you bring one to start in your classroom? Did the kids enjoy it? I will have to check out the forums one day. Have a great day and take care, bye

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11/28/2010 06:03.59 AM Report This Comment
Hi
I hope your having a great day. How is school? Are you still busy in the forums? Left a vote, bye

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11/22/2010 05:17.19 AM Report This Comment
thanks for the vote
nice pic

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11/17/2010 05:05.22 AM Report This Comment
thanks for the vote
nice pic

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11/17/2010 05:04.36 AM Report This Comment
Gorgeous tank!!!
Your tank's are so beautiful!!! We all wish we could be as talented as you!!!

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11/14/2010 07:53.47 AM Report This Comment
that pleco
is so incredibly awesome. Makes me think I need more tanks...not sure I can convince the family of it though haha. Life is good here, hoping the same for you there.

Come visit me, SpazSewer, SpazBees, Gobi-Wan Kenobi & K-Spaz.

11/07/2010 07:52.23 AM Report This Comment
Hi, here is a vote for your great tank.

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10/29/2010 04:38.56 AM Report This Comment
Hi
Just stopping by for a quick vote. Have a great day.

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10/05/2010 08:13.20 AM Report This Comment
Heyyy! Haven't been on for awhile, thought I'd send you a vote! I never got to go diving that day because the water wasn't that clear :(

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08/28/2010 08:31.48 AM Report This Comment
Hi
How has your summer been? When do you go back to school? We can't complain about the weather, it's been warm. I have some driftwood soaking to put in the tanks. I still haven't figured out the forums, so you have to be a member there too? Take care and have a great day, bye

Come visit me, oceanview & Oceanview2.

08/13/2010 07:23.22 AM Report This Comment
Thank you for the visit
Your tank is doing well after your miss hap. Kodoos to a job well done.
Talk to you later and I'm dropping a vote.

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08/10/2010 11:03.44 AM Report This Comment
Hello
Just dropping by to leave you another vote!

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08/06/2010 05:47.39 PM Report This Comment
Made it look nice by buying some of those backrounds that you can measure to the aproximate size of your aquarium and it is a backround.

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08/06/2010 02:32.17 PM Report This Comment
Nice pics!
Hey awesome tank! I gave you a vote! Come swim by and take a look at my tank sometime!

Come visit me, Casey and Jesse's 5.5 REEF!.

07/24/2010 10:01.57 AM Report This Comment
HELLO
Hey thanks for stopping by, having visitors is nice. Here's a vote for you!

Come visit me, Reef Keeper.

07/14/2010 10:38.44 AM Report This Comment
Hello
So I added you to mu buddy list and congrats on being number one on the quiz charts. And I left you a vote!

Come visit me, Reef Keeper.

07/05/2010 02:01.51 PM Report This Comment
Happy Friday
My cute fish left your cute fish a vote!!!!

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07/02/2010 09:08.40 AM Report This Comment
HELLO
Hey Findingjohn, Just stopping by to drop off a vote and say Hi! Do you mind if I add you to my buddy list?

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06/30/2010 12:35.53 PM Report This Comment
Algae
I do add CO2 to the aquarium. My filter is a Magnum 350. About three months ago I put the lights on a timer so they get 2 hours in the morning and then five hours in the evening. It's in a room with windows but the shades are closed all the time to help keep out the heat. It does not get direct sunlight at any time. The only plants I know the names of is my amazon swords, and the lilly. The other plant just grows and grows. I'm always clipping and then planting. So since I have all live plants and so many of them, fast growing too, I'm surprised I have such an algae problem. I used to have a small pleco but he died after about a month. Never did see him active around the tank or eating any algae, which I was told he would do. I think he starved to death, poor thing. Phosphate is low and I've tried different phosphate removers anyway but I never saw a difference in my readings. Any ideas? Left a vote.

Come visit me, Kuhli.

06/24/2010 12:26.04 PM Report This Comment
Hi
How do you keep algae from taking over your tank? I seem to have the blue/green algae and it's taking over at the moment. It seems to like the higher temps of summer.I can't scrape it off the plant leaves or it kills them, so I end up prunning everything but it still comes back. Leaving you a vote.

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06/22/2010 07:28.10 AM Report This Comment
HI
Hope your vacation is going well. Only 6 more days of school here. Are the forums keeping you busy or have you been working on your wife's honey-do list? Take care and have a great weekend. Bye

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06/18/2010 05:41.31 AM Report This Comment
Hello
Hey Findingjohn, Just stopping by to drop off a vote and say Hi!

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06/10/2010 10:42.10 AM Report This Comment
Hi
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Take care, bye

Come visit me, oceanview & Oceanview2.

05/29/2010 07:53.18 AM Report This Comment
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