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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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CheW's HiTech 20Long Tank Revival

So after getting a puppy and ignoring my fish tanks for a few months I finally started getting back into the routine. I had this tank up and running for a few months and just got a little in over my head. I had a tank full of hair algae and killed off most of my shrimp because I didn't know what I was doing. I've now figured out a little bit more about planted tanks and this is what the tank looks like now.

This is what it looked like when I started out.

This is some of the Hygro Pinnatifida I've been growing. When I bought my shrimp in Julyish of 2012 I had 1 stem.

I'm still trying to get the DHG to fill in like I want. I started trimming it and it sent out new runners but some of it started to brown. If it doesnt start to look better by the time I get another co2 regulator for another tank I'm going to put the starougyne repens from that tank in and take the hairgrass out. I hope I dont have to because I didn't enjoy replanting the hairgrass.

That shows some of the browning I was talking about.

20 Long

Marineland HOB
Maxijet Powerhead
Aqueon Heater
Aquatek PB co2 Regulator
Coralife 2x24" T5HO

Substrate & Deco:
ADA Aquasoil Amazonia New
Manzanita DW
1 Random Rock

EI Dosing about 1/3 extra the recommended dosage.

Dwarf Hairgrass
Hygrophila Pinnatifida
Ludwigia Repens
Rotala Wallichii
Red Ludwigia
1 unkown plant

Rili Shrimp (whats left after my fiasco)
8 Otocinclus

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-03-2013, 02:19 PM
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wow nice tank. i really like it.

your R. walliichii and H. pinn have some great coloring.

If you ever want to let a few stems of that pinn go, PLEASE let me know

There are 2 types of people on this forum. Those that have algae, and those that lie and say they don't.
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