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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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planted rimless 10

Just re arranged some stuff and switched arround a few tanks and had enough left over to start a new one! i had a ten gallon i had de-rimmed a couple of months ago sitting in the garage so i decided to give that a try.
The substrate is a mixture of eco-subrate i think its called and black sand flourite. The lighting i am using is a aquaticlife 20" 36 watt t5 fixture with one 6000k and one pink roseate bulb. I am planning on running a DIY Co2 system along with dosing with flourish.

With these conditions, can anyone tell me about how long i should run my light for per today?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 01:06 AM
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I wouldn't go past 10 hours. 8 would be a good place to start.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for the fast response 2in10!

ive been getting it planted with some extras i had left over from a tank that i had let go a few months back and let everything grow wild. i never had that light on a timer, it was just kind of a turn it on when i think about it, but id like to do this tank right.

Heres my progress so far:

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sorry for the cloudiness, couldnt wait to let it clear! lol
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Heres the life of the tank. Tell me what you think!

first set up: 6/9/12


first planted: 6/10/12


6/10/12


Now: 8/8/12
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Looking good! Those look like happy fish and plants.

Removing that rim makes that tank a breath of fresh air!

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Looking good! Those look like happy fish and plants.

Removing that rim makes that tank a breath of fresh air!
thanks! it sure does removing the rim. makes it look like i paid more for the tank too haha
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hey i have rimless 10g too! check it out in my signature, i like yours, nice job keep it up!

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Very nice and simple! Pretty tank Ecas!!
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After about a year of being out of the hobby, I have recently returned! Everything I had in this tank died off and I completely started over, and the result is this:

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Now THAT is a difference. Looks great!!!!!

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Welcome back to the hobby! Your tank is looking good, will be ready for a trim soon I bet!
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Yes a trim indeed! I could not be any more happy with how it turned out. Actually, if only my hair grass would fill in.....

But, I am starting an iwagumi style 2.5g nano and carpeting UG using DSM. Hopefully I will have better luck successfully carpeting dry!
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Yes a trim indeed! I could not be any more happy with how it turned out. Actually, if only my hair grass would fill in.....

But, I am starting an iwagumi style 2.5g nano and carpeting UG using DSM. Hopefully I will have better luck successfully carpeting dry!
DHG can be tricky, I have had it grow out of control on one side of my tank and completely die on the other side, same tank, same amount of co2, fertilizers and light. This plant just seems to have a mind of its own. I quit using this in my 75g display tank because my TSAE would dig it up all the time and I was tired of having to replant it daily. But I am going to be setting up either a 10g or a 40b just for DHG soon.

One thing I did find out is to increase the number of runners you have, keep it trimmed really short, about 1/2 inch and keep a good supply of root tabs underneath were they DHG is planted. The trimming seemed to work best, I guess the plant decides to quit using energy to grow taller and starts to send out runners.
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DHG can be tricky, I have had it grow out of control on one side of my tank and completely die on the other side, same tank, same amount of co2, fertilizers and light. This plant just seems to have a mind of its own. I quit using this in my 75g display tank because my TSAE would dig it up all the time and I was tired of having to replant it daily. But I am going to be setting up either a 10g or a 40b just for DHG soon.

One thing I did find out is to increase the number of runners you have, keep it trimmed really short, about 1/2 inch and keep a good supply of root tabs underneath were they DHG is planted. The trimming seemed to work best, I guess the plant decides to quit using energy to grow taller and starts to send out runners.
thanks for that tip! I will go trim right now.
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