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post #31 of 141 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Short vid of what it looks like right now. I'm really surprised at how much the HC has spread in a month's time with just that one 24watt bulb!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLdC8...ature=youtu.be

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post #32 of 141 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 11:47 AM
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I think I have that pinksih bulb. The wattage is 24 combined with a 12 watt bulb. Will it grow HC???
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post #33 of 141 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 03:26 AM
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Nice Video!

The tank and everything in it look GREAT!

Man those Platys are small! I am not up on all of the live bearers, so I didn't know they had a dwarf platy! I will have to look to see if I can find some!

The HC is looking really good! Do you trim it very often, or is it just growing that short?

Thanks for the info, and keep up the great work on the tank!
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post #34 of 141 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 03:55 AM
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Nice job. If you want the HC to spread more quickly, you can trim the bushy growth down and transplant.

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post #35 of 141 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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I think I will do that. I really need to post some pictures, there's been a lot of growth!
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post #36 of 141 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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Here's a photo update. Some comparison shots...

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post #38 of 141 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 04:32 AM
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Looks great bro. Check out my tank journal in my signature. I've been doing similar things with my 20l. Good job. Keep us posted.
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left rock looks like a shark coming out of the substrate! :b
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That much growth without CO2?

I was under the impression HC was pointless without CO2 but maybe not!

It's looking good!
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post #41 of 141 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 05:21 AM
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Subscribed! That look on your face getting that tank reminds me getting my first tank in college. . . (and the 8 other tanks that followed) Man you give me hope in doing more with plants without doing all the high tech stuff. I have 2 20l sitting here and I want to try that ground cover carpet plant you've got for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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Very nice tank and growth! Can I ask what filtration you have running?
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post #44 of 141 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 02:05 PM
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Total newb here myself...really enjoy seeing the progress on your 20 long, which is what I have (slowly adding more plants). HC is cool stuff...

Is the light you're using the ZooMed 30" Dual T5? If so, how do you like it? I've been looking into getting one, but have been researching my options extensively.

Will be checking back for sure.
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post #45 of 141 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Very nice tank and growth! Can I ask what filtration you have running?
Just a tiny little internal filter: a Fluval Nano filter.

It was like $15 from Amazon. I'd love to get an eheim, but doesn't look like it's in the budget for now!
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