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Seeing that the tank now looks like that from this look:


I'd say you're making such an excellent progress and the tank is defeinitely DONE!
Awsome plants, scape, and cool fish.. congrats man!! I m getting that reineckii soon as well.
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I like your tank! Love the colors! The last FTS with the gourami is SICK!

I also really like how you built your DIY CO2 setup haha. When I first started planted tanks, that was exactly the setup I had in my head. Just never had the chance to build it before I went pressurized.
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I love the idea of incorporating Ikebana into this tank. I've always thought it would be a good idea for an aqua-scape!

I also love the wood in the arrangement. I think it captures your idea of Ikebana quite well.

Looks great!
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Seeing that the tank now looks like that from this look:


I'd say you're making such an excellent progress and the tank is defeinitely DONE!
Awsome plants, scape, and cool fish.. congrats man!! I m getting that reineckii soon as well.
It's a cool plant that grows easily. I have some in my non co2 tank and it's growing just as nicely.

It's funny looking back at those old picks...I remember thinking to myself, "Man, I did a good job on this scape". lol

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I like your tank! Love the colors! The last FTS with the gourami is SICK!

I also really like how you built your DIY CO2 setup haha. When I first started planted tanks, that was exactly the setup I had in my head. Just never had the chance to build it before I went pressurized.
Thanks! Diy CO2 was a fun little project, but mixing sugar and yeast every couple weeks gets old quick! Wishing I could shell out some cash and go pressurized!

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Really nice tank! Nice job on the algae on your hair grass.
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post #37 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 09:32 PM
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Any Chance of an update on this Amazing Tank?

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Any Chance of an update on this Amazing Tank?
yep, I'll have one soon. Been kind of neglecting my tanks since MW3 came out . Finally getting tired of that game, so now I can switch back into fish tank mode.

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Now I know why people get big tanks...my little 20L just isn't tall enough. Unless I prune regularly, I have a huge mess of plants all over this tank. Need to save up some money and get me that 90 gallon!

I took out the Hygro Kompact and replaced it with some riccia that had taken over one of my other tanks. Strapped it to some rock with red fishing line...like this



Topped all the A. Reineckii and replanted them and here's what the tank looks like now. Hopefully everything grows in nicely



Oh ya, like I had predicted earlier, I sliced my finger today cleaning the glass top

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Your in my Top 3 tanks on this forum! Can't believe it's a 20g long can't imagine what you could of done to a 40g or even a 75. One question thought what kind of sword is that in the center of your tank 70% of the time?
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Your in my Top 3 tanks on this forum! Can't believe it's a 20g long can't imagine what you could of done to a 40g or even a 75. One question thought what kind of sword is that in the center of your tank 70% of the time?
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The green one is just a regular amazon sword. If I remember correctly I picked it up at petsmart in one of those plastic tubes. Whenever it's get's to big, I take it out and break it up into smaller pieces. The last time I was able to get 5-6 separate plants.

If you're talking about the reddish one it's a Bronze crypt wendtii. I really love this plant, the coloring is remarkable to me.

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post #43 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-02-2012, 01:15 AM
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Petsmart??? Whatt haha I bought mines at a LFS and they aren't as healthy and green and full as yours i'm bummed out now haha. Also if you don't mind me asking where did you get your diy ferts? I would like to try it out but have no idea how much of each product to use.

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Petsmart??? Whatt haha I bought mines at a LFS and they aren't as healthy and green and full as yours i'm bummed out now haha. Also if you don't mind me asking where did you get your diy ferts? I would like to try it out but have no idea how much of each product to use.
haha, ya, I have to cave into the big brand names every once in a while. I got the Spectracide (KNO3) from lowes, the Fleet enema (PO4) from CVS and Morton salt substitue (KCL) from publix. If you want to add Magnesium I use epsom salts. Use the fertilator over at APC to find ppm you want to add to your tank. Or check out the sticky in the fert forum for more info.

If you buy these in bulk from someone you'll save money in the long run. Thing is, I'm always broke for some reason, so I went as cheap as possible and since my tanks are all small I never use much.

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That red one around the swords are the Bronze Crypt Wendtii?
oh...woops. No, that's Alternathera Reineckii, also a petsmart purchase That green plant in the middle is Hygro Corymbosa Kompact

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post #45 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-02-2012, 03:24 AM
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yea i've been trying to make an estimate and i'm not understanding it lol guess ill do some more research before i stop mixing.
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