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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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And so it begins...

So this is a ten gallon tank. Planning on have red cherry shrimp in it at some point( either this or my 5) well let's get to it
The plants I have are bacopa Carolinia back, dwarf hairgrass in front Anubis afazelli on driftwood and java fern on driftwood as well. And I. The back of the driftwood was a tiny piece of java moss when I bought it and now it is a lot bigger than it was!
Substrate is just black sand
Hob filter
Aqueon plant food fert
And 2 10 watt bulbs that are both 6500k
DIY Co2
And that's about it. Started about a month ago and have just added plants slower than I wanted but am just waiting for the to grow out now.
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Littles bacopa I have(: and a java that just there to experiment
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Anubis and yes I know it has algea on it it was a recent diatom bloom
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Java fern( I think if not please tell me what it is)
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Some micro sword(again I think if not please tell me)
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What started out as a little spec of java moss is now a bush
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DIY co2 2 bottles of mixture and 1 to get water or other stuff of out air that come out then to the tank
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My ferts
And that's about it! Input is much appreciated and just remember this is my first full planted tank! Thanks for reading this!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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And so it begins...

Instead could I have CRS in it? I absolutely love the way they look!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 12:50 AM
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Start out with the cherry shrimp, CRS are so sensitive to water parameter changes, which are common in a new tank. Their not cheap either.
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And so it begins...

I have a 5g hex that I am planning on just putting moss in. I am hoping someone will donate (have no money really whatsoever) some Christmas and flame moss. Or one or the other. It would be soooo much appreciated! And then I might put some RCS in there so would I have them in both?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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And so it begins...

Well my other DIY co2 was leaking air so I decided just to redo it and start all over. By this time my tank was overrun with hair algae! So I set up my Co2 and today when I came home.....BAM!! It was all gone! I'm guessing I found the balance in my first planted aquarium! I am beyond excited! So here are a few update pictures of the tank! Enjoy!Click image for larger version

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I added this frogbit. Does anyone know how to get it to grow fast/propagate? And also how to keep it In one spot and not behind the filter intake?
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Can't see very well in the picture but the bacopa is turning a light pink color.
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Anubis is growing new leaves!
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Java fern is doing pretty well still!
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Java moss is growing pretty fast! And I'm pretty sure this is java moss but I'm not sure. Does anyone know?
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Microsword is doing ok but not really carpeting yet.
Thanks for looking at my tank again!
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