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HunterLook's 10G Planted

Realized I never made a journal and decided to consolidate everything into this thread!

So far my set up consists of:
-Standard 10 Gallon Tank
-Tetra Whisper EX30 Filter
-100W Heater
-Rio+ 200 Pump
-DIY CO2 Setup w/ bubble counter and check valve. Rio pump is used as a diffuser and seems to be working well. I'm closely monitoring the performance of the pump to make sure the CO2 air pockets aren't harming it.
-Standard light hood with a 15W CFL on non planted side and a 12W 50/50 aquarium bulb.
-Driftwood

Plants consist of:
-Madagascar Lace
-Banana Plant
-Anubias/Java Fern on small piece of driftwood
-A few bunches of Anacharis
-Also, what is the plant floating in the top left? It came in my back of shrimp
-Marble Queen Sword
-Amazon Sword
-Ludwigia Repens (Red)
-Narrow Leaf Chain Sword

Animals:
-5 Zebra Danio
-2 Gold Long-Fin Danio
-3 Otocinclus Catfish
-2 Ghost Shrimp
-Zebra Nerite Snail

This was the tank when I set it up initially


My CO2 setup, it's been working great so far!


Then I got more plants


I had to trim almost every leaf from the Java Fern (they were gross) and the grass you see on the left side in the above picture all died off. I trimmed it almost down to the root and it's behind the driftwood, making a strong comeback. I'm hoping it will fill that empty space in due time.


This is my tank currently.


Madagascar Lace got a full trim a few weeks ago and it's making a great comeback. Also added Ludwigia Repens today for some color contrast.


Little Oto doing work!


Couple shots of my Zebra Danios



Thats it for now, I'm about to get my 40 Breeder up and running so I'll be adding more as I make progress.

Thanks for looking

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Nice work! Looks trim, and with the stocking it looks like it should stay that way. Watch out (I mean, idk your xp), the lace plant needs some healthy (read large) leaf growth to keep on rejuvenating itself so I'd be interested to know if its happy kept very trim.

great photos
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Nice work! Looks trim, and with the stocking it looks like it should stay that way. Watch out (I mean, idk your xp), the lace plant needs some healthy (read large) leaf growth to keep on rejuvenating itself so I'd be interested to know if its happy kept very trim.

great photos
It slipped into dormancy for a brief time and just sprouted some new leaves. The biggest one is about 2 weeks worth, smaller is about a week and I have another coming up from the substrate!

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Nice tank, I like your variety of fish. I used to have a bunch of these tanks back when they were 10 bucks each. Do you know if they can hold up without the plastic frame?
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Nice tank, I like your variety of fish. I used to have a bunch of these tanks back when they were 10 bucks each. Do you know if they can hold up without the plastic frame?
Yea I've read on quite a few sites that anything under 30 gallons is generally pretty safe without the plastic frames. I would stay on the safe side though. If you remove them, measure the glass when the tank is empty then measure it filled to make sure there isn't excessive bowing.
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