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post #121 of 129 (permalink) Old 10-10-2010, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Here's my cube, it's looking nicer. I got rid of a lot of the algae and reduced the light to about 7 hours a day.

Here's my messy 20 gallon long, I'm still trying to get things figured out in this tank.

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Just planted in the Myriophyllum, not sure if it will do well in low tech or not.


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post #122 of 129 (permalink) Old 10-10-2010, 05:57 PM
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Well the plant on the far left looks like it needs iron. Brightwell Fe should help. It contains- Iron oxide, iron sulfate.

I think some Ludwiga to separate the Rotala indica and Stargrass would make the plants stand out. For the Rotala indica and Stargrass both have pointed leaves.
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Well the plant on the far left looks like it needs iron. Brightwell Fe should help. It contains- Iron oxide, iron sulfate.

I think some Ludwiga to separate the Rotala indica and Stargrass would make the plants stand out. For the Rotala indica and Stargrass both have pointed leaves.
Thanks, I will look for Ludwigia at my LFS, isn't iron bad for inverts though? Would Flourish Iron have the same effect? Or could I buy some dry iron chelate?

That's limnophila btw, at least it was sold to me as that.
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Thanks, I will look for Ludwigia at my LFS, isn't iron bad for inverts though?
Oh, I forgot about your shrimp. Probably better to get Kent freshwater (Kelp, boric acid, magnesium sulphate, sodium nitrate). Kelp is a natural form of iodine, potassium sulphate, magnesium sulphate, calcium sulphate, iron sulphate.
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post #125 of 129 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 03:23 AM
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lovin the 20 gallon long =) I want a tank by those dimensions some time in the future.
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post #126 of 129 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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lovin the 20 gallon long =) I want a tank by those dimensions some time in the future.
Thanks , it's kind of a mess right now, there are dead snails and planaria everywhere.

Redid the 7.5 gallon, the algae was getting bad and it was too much of a hassle to try to maintain, so, I figure I'd try something new.

Got some HC, glosso, DHG, Cryptocoryne Parva, and Fissidens and tried an emersed growth start. At first it was going well...


But then I figured I was doing something wrong, as most of my HC started dying off, so I filled it and got my co2 going (first paintball setup ).
I think it's doing alright, it just got cloudy, but I figured that would happen.


Some of it seems to be growing out of the dead/dying plants. Gosh, this sure is familiar huh? Seems like just yesterday that I was watching new plants grow out of my dying HM with algae everywhere.

Finally, a full tank shot:


I'm still a bit iffy on the hardscape, I could use some opinions.
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Got rid of the old rocks, I didn't really like the flatness of the old setup I had. Still not sure what plants I want to put in here.

I also ordered a 27w Archaea light, but it's currently out of stock, so it should be here within a couple of weeks.
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Here's my cube
For some reason didn't pay much attention to it earlier. Very nice!! The wood give the illusion that the tank is bigger. Where did you get the wood?
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post #129 of 129 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I got the wood from Manzanita Burlworks at www.manzanita.com, they have a $25 dollar package for nano aquariums.
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