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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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16 Gallon Planted South/Central American

Well I wrote a big thing about my tank with pics and videos but I'm new so it deleted it. Thanks for deleting my first post, it only took a half hour to write it.

I have a tank, and its nice looking. It has stuff in it. When the forum lets me post, I'll post it again, maybe.

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post #2 of 54 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 04:54 PM
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Oh, man. That's frustrating. Sorry dude.


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Sorry to hear that. That really sucks. I will be watching for updates.

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post #4 of 54 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the support. I think I still need like 3 more posts before the system lets me post pics and linked materials.

For the sake of fun, I'll list the tank parameters:

Hardware:
16 g Bowfront Tank
100W Stealth Heater
Eheim Liberty HOB Filter
Seachem Fluorite substrate
Tropica Master Grow Fertz.
65W 6500k PC Light, Coralife
Spray-Painted Black Back
Eheim Auto-Feeder
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Livestock:
Anubias nana x 2
Java Fern x1
Pineapple Swords, 2F/1M
German Blue Rams 1M/1F
Cardinal Tetra's x 13
Schwartzi Cory x 2
Gold Ansicstrus Pleco x 1
Cherry Shrimp x 3

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post #5 of 54 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Ok lets try this again....here is the tank a few weeks ago, before I changed substrate to fluorite, which I did last week. It looks just like this still though basically:



And a video....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPYc1gYvd9A

So there ya go...this tank is basically an experiment; I've been into reefs for about 15 years, and I'm a marine biologist. I just started my own custom aquarium/maintenance company so I need to get this whole planted tank/nature aqarium thing straightened out so I can offer it to my cleints!! To that end, I've just purchased a 10lb CO2 tank, regs/solenoid/bublecntr/needle valve/co2 reactor, and I'm going to grab today: hemianthus c., blyxa japonica, dwarf hair grass, l. aromatica and taiwan moss.

PS, the sponge filter in the back was used to cycle the tank, and has since been removed.

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post #6 of 54 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 11:52 PM
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The tank looks like it off to a good start. Love the driftwood.

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nice, i like the rams
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post #8 of 54 (permalink) Old 06-01-2010, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I'll get more shots of the tank when the HC becomes established...right now it looks like a hot mess...

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post #9 of 54 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 04:39 AM Thread Starter
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Avec le CO2!

Well here is a tank update a few weeks after CO2 introduction. Pretty sure the HC didnt make it this round; it was infested with algae when i got it, now its mostly just algae.



I introduced some malaysian trumped snails. I also tried a sort of zebra striped snail, but it chewed holes in my crypts so i removed it!

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post #10 of 54 (permalink) Old 06-20-2010, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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better pic

Couple days later, the limnophilia is really starting to look great IMO...like ...very dr. seuss lol


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post #11 of 54 (permalink) Old 06-28-2010, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Things are progressing. There is some BBA, but not a terrible amount. I'm anxiously awaiting my drop checker(s) to arrive in the mail so that I can start to gauge how much CO2 is actually in the water. If I were to wager a guess, I'd say 'not enough' lol.

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The way this is growing in is looking awesome! Keep up the good work!
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Little overstocked IMO but it's looking good otherwise.

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I really like it!

And I love the Dr Seuss reference- totally fits!

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