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post #16 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 11:31 AM
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vvDO's 20L "Spaceship" Trim and update 2/26/13

What's that little clover stem thing you have in there?


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post #17 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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Hydrocotyle, unsure of the species, it's a type of pennywort

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Your aquarium is really looking good! Looks like you are really starting to see some nice growth!
I'm surprised myself especially after everything melted early on. CO2 and ada amazonia are amazing. Soon I will be running out of room.

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post #19 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-03-2013, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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Koi angels scouting their new home...


So far they have been hanging out together. Will let them rest with lights off until tomorrow and see if they will start eating.

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post #20 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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Weed trimming time.

E. setaceum split so I divided it and replanted the 2 stems. Left the rooted stem without crown to see what happens.

Rotalas macandra Japanese and "indica singapore" (which is probably a variety of rotundifolia) grow like crazy and still need some more trimming.

A couple of additions added last week... L. Aromatica and hygro augustifolia.


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post #21 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 08:59 PM
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I started with a 20 long too! mine didn't look half as nice as yours does though... had nice white clown puke with 3 sword plants from petsmart. I guess you can say I've grown up since then... Your tank looks great through. Keep up the good work.

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post #22 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks cc, took a look at your discus journal... Were you able to get rid of your algae?

Here's an update...

Full tank shot


Close up left of center...


Otto sitting on a leaf...


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I get the spaceship reference- it's like the one in Alien and Prometheus!
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As many others have said, that piece of DW is incredible and very unique...good find! Lol

I literally love my aquarium(s).

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I see a picture of some green sponge. The community need a explanation of what you use it for. LOL



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post #26 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Tiz... Yes but sunken. Lol.

Aqua... Thanks, I bet it would look even better in a 40B.

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I see a picture of some green sponge. The community need a explanation of what you use it for. LOL
Those are in my canister filter to provide surface area for biological filtration. 6 for $1 at the dollar store.

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I like how this is evolving vvDO. You are getting some nice growth and ought to be hacking away at stems on a regular basis I expect.

Hey , why not hide the heater in back behind plants or the dw?

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I like how this is evolving vvDO. You are getting some nice growth and ought to be hacking away at stems on a regular basis I expect.

Hey , why not hide the heater in back behind plants or the dw?
Major drop-off of light at the edges of the tank since the bulbs are 22" and the tank is 30". If I place the heater at back I would lose prime growing real estate.

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Damn heaters and their awkward sizes. If you put it in the back left corner horizontal behind the stems it might make your stems look a little fuller because it would push them forward a bit. The plants will find their way around it. It does look like a good setup as is though because with your outflow blowing on the heater you want get cold spots in the tank when the heater is on. Not that it matters a ton. Good looking tank though, the 20l has so much variety of planting styles. Probably my favorite tank size so far. I want a 40b pretty badly! Too bad stands for 40b are limited outside diy. :0

Some Anubias Nana petite would look great in the right side of the driftwood.

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post #30 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 04:05 AM Thread Starter
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Petco has a stand made for a 40B, may not be the best looking but it should do.


Here's a video...

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3 golden long fin rams
3 ottos
7 white clouds (feeder quality)
Bought 6 Amano shrimp however I rarely see them


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