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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-14-2011, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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55g Dirt/Low-Tech

Set this aquarium up in June as my second soil tank. Only got fish two weeks ago.

-2x54W T5-HO 10,000K Fishneedit fixture
-Aquaclear70 HOB
-MiracleGro Organic Choice Potting Mix
-Quikrete All-Purpose Sand
-8.5/hr/d photoperiod
-Daily Excel dosing (only recently started doing this since plant health declined with lack of fish, things are starting to get back on track)
-Two times weekly Flourish dosing. Also recently started doing this as I noticed a decline in plant health, as stated above. Seems to be helping things
-No CO2 injection

4 Black Neons---Originally had 6, but two have died. Going to pick up another 7 in a week or so

Echinodorus amazonicus
Cabomba caroliniana
Sagittaria subulata

I took this photo only twenty minutes ago, after a major weekly PWC. Thanks for looking!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-15-2011, 09:00 PM
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Very pretty! I love the simplicity.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 12:03 AM
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Nice tank, Heck yeah for the cabomba, nice swords.

thanks for viewing
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 01:13 AM
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I am always finding the loveliest tanks often have few plants. Looks good.

Without Algae, death of mankind would be inevitable.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! I am not really into having like, 10 species of plants. I like to keep it nice and simple. It's easier to work with.
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