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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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chicago_animals "Last Tank"

Tank:5G Fluval Edge Chi
Lighting: Coralife Mini with two 18 watt - 9" 50/50 bulbs
Substrate: EcoComplete
Co2: Paintball Co2

This is probably my last attempt at a planted tank after a few fails. I am posting this journal so everyone can help me along the way and I can get this working.

I just got these plants in the mail today but didnt have time to plant them so they are loose in the tank. The weights are holding them down from floating.

Foxtail 'Green' (Myriophyllum Pinnatum)
ROTALA WALLICHII
DIDIPLIS DIANDRA
Rotala Rotundifolia (Indicia)
Moss Ball

For ferts I have the entire line of PFERTZ but these are about 1 year old.
Does anyone know if these are still good? They were in my basement which is cool and out of sunlight all year.

I will post pics of the plants planted tomorrow but heres a few pics to give you an idea.














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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 07:18 AM
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Hey good luck Chicago Animal. I think you're on the right track so far.

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Ferts should be fine especially since you kept them in a cool dry place. I'd just shake them up once a week or so if you start seeing that weird floating stuff appear. You have some fantastic plants in there. Hurry up and plant that guy for us!

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Here are the pics of them planted. The CO2 diffuser fell down so please ignore it.







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The layout is simply breathtaking.... I really appreciate your eye for detail and plant selection. If I were to change anything, it would be to flip the pictures upright. Other than that, great job!

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The layout is simply breathtaking.... I really appreciate your eye for detail and plant selection. If I were to change anything, it would be to flip the pictures upright. Other than that, great job!
i WAS going to mention it but i see Sara got here ahead of me.... i must have been sleeping!

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I use Windows Picture Viewer when I view these pics I transfered from my iphone. They arrive the way the appear here but I am able to flip them around with the windows program and they stay that way. When I uploaded them to photobucket they came back out like this. Any help with that?
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I'm using an iPhone 4 right now. I don't even own a computer anymore. All I do is use the camera in my phone, then upload pics to photobucket via their iPhone app. It's actually VERY convenient. Just don't use "Tapatalk". Log onto plantedtank.net like you're on a PC and you'll be set to jet.

The tank is looking pretty good! I like the rotala "bush" you've got there. Keep up the fine work.

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Sweet! I never thought of a photobucket app! I will take some new pics and try that out.

THanks cam!
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Fixed the second portion of pics so you can see it the REAL WAY. Let me know what you all think.
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looks way better.. now i dont have to hold my head at an obsene angle to "get" your tank.. lol


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Now I give it an A+! Much nicer now that I can see the picture upright. Be sure and keep us updated on the thread!

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The Foxtail Green seems to be getting algae covered on it. Any suggestions?



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That looks like the algae you normally see in new setups. Best thing to do is to wait it out. Do you have fauna in there? If not, you could try to crank up the co2 a bit.

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Just plants. Right now I got about 1-2 bps for C02. Crank it up a little?
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