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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-2003, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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any questions and suggestions are welcome!
the tank has been setup for 2 weeks. within a week, i did some rearranging. planning to add java fern + driftwood + fish + riccia

at the beginning after filling

HOT magnum took care of the dust in 5 hours

close ups:

3 days later bacteral bloom. you can see my jungle fizz factory co2 bell


side view:

did 95% water change, planted new plants, filled:

bacterial bloom has not gone away after the water change:

added 30 more watts of light in the white HD fixture. inserted carbon in filter. bloom is gone.
clear tank, fuzzy picture:

today added the micro sword:

tank area:

cleaning micro sword before adding.

2 days later, you can see the growth about 2 inch in the rotala already. also you see diy co2 setup.

10 gallon (standard)
45 watts. full spec + 4100k + bad bulb, switching to 5500k soon.
100% reg flourite
ferts: postash + jobes fern root sticks.
filter: ac 200. floss/foam/foam
plants: rotala, jungle val,amazon sword,1 tiger lotus leaf(rest were rotted from LFS, the only leaf i got left popped out my gravel 2 days after planting),micro swords,hydrocotyle,cyperus

will update regularly on request and upon interest. thanks for looking. comments and ?s welcome.[/img]
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-2003, 01:16 PM
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Looks like a nice setup! Be patient and let the tank stablize without disturbing it too much.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-29-2003, 03:23 AM
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Yes your tank is beautiful. May I ask how do you seal your DIY CO2 system. It looks pretty different from anything i've had suggested.

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oh ignore the co2 seal. it's a bad example. what happened was at first i sealed it wtih bathroom sealant. but i was in a hurry to use it, therefore i didnt wait long enough for it to dry completely. it started to leak, so i just took plastic wrap and wrapped it in a way that i was complete sealed. it took me about 20 mins to get it sealed. next time ill just wait 36 hours before i use it.
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whats that tall grassy palnt, and nice setup and how big is the tank?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-03-2003, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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updated pic.
added live stock:
4 amano shrimp
2 endler guppies

added plants. camomba, glossos,unknow red plant. everything is giong crazy and growing like mad.

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