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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-19-2010, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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10g low tech tank journal

been here for a couple of months but never posted a tank journal until now. here's my first ever planted tank.

10g low tech tank setup around sept. '09:

15w t8 plant light
flourite black
toms mini rapid filter
dosing 1ml flourish weekly
1/8 tsp kno3
1/32 tsp kh2po4
1ml excel daily


java moss
java fern
sunset hygro
crypt wendtii
crypt ?
water sprite
chain swords


1 sae
1 otto
15 small guppies

nothing too exciting going on b/c nothings really growing. i'm lucky that not too many things are dying though. this was my first planted tank and i'm still learning what to do.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-19-2010, 05:19 AM
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whats with the background?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-19-2010, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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ha, it was in the side of my kitchen so i put up some paper to hide the rest of the room. the spots are reflected water spots on the glass.
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Just leave the plants alone and they will grow in looking really nice and lush. Things just take longer under low light, but those crypts will look really nice down the road.

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