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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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20gh normal tank, pics

Hey got into this hobby less than a month ago. Started this tank that i had, Hoping to get some tips and ect from you guys

Equips!

Lighting - Current NOVA EXTREME 2X 24W T5HO 24" 10k + antict, removing it soon
Filter - Some random filter came with deluxe long ago
Heating - heater
Floor - Flourite black
DIY CO2 XX

Fish
4 Otto
5 Bloodfin tetra
2 pencil tetra?

Plants

2X Amazon Sword
1X Anacharis
1x Brazilian Sword
5x "trying to carpet plant" dont know what they're called,ID
2x Bamboo Sticks
XX Javamoss
1X banana plant

This tank is about 4 weeks old, just got my lighting today ;/ used to have the t8 18wat fluroscent.
All working on a budget! Still a student. Not bad for first timer right? j/k









Any idea what these are? Bought em from WIN's for carpetting




They love this thing!


Feeder tank for my arrowana ;x

Thanks for viewing! - Chao


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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Excuse my bad picture taking skills ;[ First time taking pictures in years


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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 11:04 PM
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your carpet plants kind of look like some indian red runner babies i had a while back . . . Given the right conditions, they definately wont carpet. I love the rock work! Cant wait to see updates.

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Hahaha, thanks! You guys dont think the rock look unnatural? picked up few months back @ the bay;/


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The red plant is Hygrophila polysperma 'Sunset'. It is beautiful when given high light and CO2. However, it is illegal to sell in US.
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The red plant is Hygrophila polysperma 'Sunset'. It is beautiful when given high light and CO2. However, it is illegal to sell in US.
that is correct, I know win always keeps them very short, but they will grow fast and tall. When you trim or get rid of them, please do it responsibly.
I may have some trimmings next week, keep your eyes on the sNs
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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reallly? they're illegal? should i be getting rid of them then?


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they aren't illegal to sell/trade/grow. They are illegal to transport across state lines. If you do dispose of them (or even when you trim them) do NOT simply cut them and toss them in the trash, and certainly not out into your yard, etc. Dry them out completely before disposing of them as they are VERY invasive. Florida is having a hard time with this plant and has been for some time.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 08:24 PM
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Bamboo is not full aquatic, it may work in a riprarium. Either get something to have most of it out of the tank or try and return it.


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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-13-2010, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Oh about the bamboo plants, i had them for like almost 9 months in my salamander tank, which was completely submerse into water, somehow they greww lmao..


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its time for an update with new pictures!
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-31-2010, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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5/10/10 everything is going right! w.o mcuh care










^ most proud plant, being the biggest and nicest



^lonely shrimp and snail, wondering why they always together ;/ maybe illl get some shrinal
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^ a lil moss turn into good amount



^ bamboo still alive.





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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-31-2010, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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Not bad for 20 days , i guess.

heydude819 is a nice guy! watch out for his post, u might get free fish and ect


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The tank is looking good. The lucky bamboo that you have in their is not an aquatic plant and will start to die before long. Jus thought I would let you know.

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-31-2010, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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I guess they're lucky! Had them for almost a year now on my other tank.


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