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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-13-2012, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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First Tank...Fluval Flora

Hello All,

This is my first planted tank and first aquarium in a very long. I have been reading as much as I can but I learn better by doing. The plants aren't too expensive as of yet. I'm assuming it can get expensive but with such a small tank it doesn't take much to feel it up.
Started on 11 Feb 2012

I am not real happy with the hardscape but it will work for now.

In the plants that are in there I have no idea what they are and how big they will grow.

I would like to get a carpet style plant going in the foreground.

Here are pics.

Got a Betta yesterday "Oliver"

Still working how how to take better pics of the tank with my camera.

If anyone knows what I got in here let me know.

Gonna try to keep this a running log.

All constructive criticism is appreciated.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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Little update.

Added a second light. Now have 2 13w bulbs. Should put me a just over 3wpg.

Also picked up some Flourish Excel and did 50% WC and first dose tonight.

Not much growth as of yet but the Micro Sword are producing runners I guess. I need to do some maintenance on those but need to do some research on exactly what to do. I also may move them a little further back in the tank.

Next on the list will be a DIY CO2 system. Can anyone suggest a nice diffuser?

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I've been able to get the Nano Diffuser on eBay to work with a DIY setup. You just have to make sure to reseal the caulk every time you replace the yeast/sugar mix.

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