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Oh my, I think that is one of the most beautiful 20L setups I've ever seen!! Keep posting pictures, please!
again alaizabelle, i am humbled by your kind words... i only strive to keep a tank as beautiful and healthy as other hobbyists in the forum whim i learn from. your words are very encouraging thank you soo much!


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I realized the moisture control dirt isn't all that different from organic, I should have just sifted through it, and probably baked it / set it out for ammonia to evaporate.

Next tank I'm setting up is going to be like yours, no more gimmicky moss trees or lucky bamboos lol, just plants.

Do you have journals for your other tanks?
idk man i kinda dig the bamboo forest lol... but i totally uderstand your position. the little 5g dirt tank was just a "happy accident" as bob ross would say... i wasn't expecting anything really to thrive. the reward for me is the fact that the plants in tere were ratty plants cuttigs and throw aways that just decided to make the 5g their home!

i am always happy not to throw plant mass away. not sure if the water is safe for fishies yet tho. maybe in anither month i'll give it a shot


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Progress 02-04-12

just a couple progress pics pre-maintenance (probably tomorrow). not going to trim this weekend. i think i'm gonna let it get a little wild this
month. my fish love the plant cover, and i'm starting to see spawning behavior so, i want to be careful with what i pluck out lol


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Love this tank man. Its super with extra duper served on top! I agree, you should let it grow out a bit. I always had a liking for "junglefied" tanks myself.
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Love this tank man. Its super with extra duper served on top! I agree, you should let it grow out a bit. I always had a liking for "junglefied" tanks myself.
LTBF bro, again i am humbled by your words of encouragement. i can only attribute any sucess my tank has had to this forum and members like yourself who've taught and inspired me in my own goals. i love this forum... PT network FTW!!


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Very nice.
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Very nice.
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Tank is looking good, You've got some neat plants in there.

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Progress shots 02-09-12

i've been busting my arse at work for the past two weeks. i've been getting home late everynight so much so my tanks are lights out when i get home... tonight i made an exception and woke up my fishies. i needed to see my beloved 20L

i skipped a trim last week and the plants are acting like they're in a race for total domination!

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btw guys (u know who u are)... u were right... i got one bulb running and now the brown algae is history...thanks for the advice!


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Haha, you must have been posting when I replied. The pictures look great, as do the plants and fish. Nice job.

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Tank is looking good, You've got some neat plants in there.
thanks bro... sorry about flaking on the plant package man. something came up and i had to prioritize, plus i still haven't made final payment on my co2 reg, its been on hold for over a month now







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Tank looks great. Nice to see people from Queens in here!

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Tank looks great. Nice to see people from Queens in here!
thanks bro... dude u live like 15min away from me... my sister lives in astoria. maybe we can trade plants sometime when i'm in the hood


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