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Looking for advice on the hardscape. I am new to this whole substrate mound thing with slopes and whatnot.
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Looks VERY nice. Have you tried moving one of the larger rocks to the right side though?

What is the egg crate at the bottom for?

Cute cat too.


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I'm interested to see how your UG will turn out

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looks like the UG is going to good hands!

the hardscape looks great. The only thing you might want to try is if you have some more aquasoil, add some to the where the large grouping of stones are. The rocks look a little small in there which was my problem when I tried a iwagumi in a 10gallon. I steeper slope will make the rocks look bigger and put them closer to the surface of the tank.

I see you are trying without co2. I started with only excel and the UG just seemed to do okay. The color was real pale green and looked a little scraggly. Once I threw on a DIY co2, it exploded.

Best of luck with the project!
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Looks great. The kitty is cute.

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I figured I have a month or so before I even need to consider CO2 for this tank. I could cut some pvc piping to raise up the stones. The eggcrate is to make sure that the stones don't crack the bottom of the tank. I was going for this type of look on the hardscape.

Hehe, yeah my cat thought she could help me with the setup but all she did was chase flying pieces of eggcrate when I was cutting it up.


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New hardscape and more cat pictures since I can't do anything until the plants arrive.



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I setup a DIY co2 system with 2x 2L bottles and a 20 oz. vitamin water bottle for a bubble counter. Also, I planted the UG and got the tank covered with plastic wrap to keep in the moisture. Instead of the AC20, I want to try that Tom's mini canister, then feed the co2 into the intake of that, but I'm on the fence now about how I want to filter this tank.

Pics tonight when I get off of work. Am I doing this emersed growth thing correctly? This tank gets a lot of sunlight as you can see.




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I want this tank to flourish. When I get this filled with water I want to EI dose with Mono Potassium Phosphate and Potassium Nitrate for macro ferts, then use Flourish and Flourish Trace for the micro ferts (as I already have 2 bottles being unused)

Going total chemistry nerd on this project. Instead of soda bottles for the DIY co2, I am opting for glass erlenmeyer flasks and rubber stoppers for the sugar/yeast solutions. Gonna hit up a labstore tomorrow and see if the silicone tubing I have will fit through the stopper holes.

2x 1000mL erlenmeyer flask
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Already purchased 3 nano glass diffusers from ebay. The company AquaticMagic seems sketchy to me...I've read they can get you a nice letter from Dept. of Agriculture if you order plants through them. Hopefully I get the diffusers.

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keep it updated man, I'm interested in how ur UG will do under 27W light.
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AquaticMagic is a good company, but yes, the plants can get confiscated. This is the case with most incoming plant packages originating from outside the U.S. With glassware, you shouldn't have a problem as a few members of this site have ordered lily pipes and such from AquaticMagic and were pleased.

Great looking 10g you have.
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yea aquatic magic is a great company to deal with in my experience. I've ordered several diffusers from them and they always got to me in less than 2 weeks. One of them came in with a small chip in it and I told them and they sent another one out to me that day. I have also ordered plants from them. The first ones did take a while to come in so they were dead brown, but when I told them they had no problem sending out replacements which came in great condition.

Glad to see the UG got to you in good condition. If you have a little time on your hands you might want to break the clumps up and plant closer together. It will carpet much faster this way.
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keep it updated man, I'm interested in how ur UG will do under 27W light.
The 27W Hampton Bay light gets trumped most of the day by direct sunlight. I would consider this tank very high light.

I was afraid if I broke up the pieces too much I would kill the UG so I left the clumps a little bigger.

Also, the labstore was closed yesterday but today I am going for sure. I want to see if they sell EI dosing ferts (i.e. KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4)

Edit: $20 for 1 pound of KNO3 at the labstore...just placed an order with Rex

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I was afraid if I broke up the pieces too much I would kill the UG so I left the clumps a little bigger.
Don't worry, it's best to plant them in as little clumps as possible to encourage them to spread runners in every direction But what you did looks good enough.

Have you figured out which filter you want? If you're going to use DIY CO2, there's a great thread about putting it directly in the impeller chamber of AC filters. I'm trying to find it now; I'll edit this post if I do find it.

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