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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-26-2013, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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55g Journal

Seeing how I am new to this forum I thought it would be good to have my journal here from when I started the tank to now. Bear with me there are quite a few photos

Light: Aquatic Life dual t5ho

Substrate: Black diamond blasting sand

Carbon: 30ml / day of excel

Root tabs: Diy root tabs 50/50 mix of Osmocote Flower and vegetable and Miracle grow Tomato Fruit and Vegetable plus calcium in size 00 gel cap

Fertilizers: EI dosing of dry ferts

March 2013


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August 26th 2013

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2013, 02:47 AM
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The tank looks great filled in!

110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
10g RCS and show guppies

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2013, 05:24 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I have a red tiger lotus and some stargrass growing in the back left of my tank to fill out a little more so hopefully in a few weeks that will show up.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2013, 07:02 AM
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I love and hate LG Amazon swords with all that space they claim
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2013, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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I love and hate LG Amazon swords with all that space they claim
Yeah, but it's my baby. It's the first plant I ever bought It's not quite a problem yet since it's not shading out my other plants too badly.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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Took out a big rock and added a large piece of driftwood that I found by the river in the spring right after the thaw. I ended up using super glue to stick it onto a piece of lace rock I had laying around.

I followed that up with a large rescape of my tank.

Driftwood:


Starting the process:


Absurdly Large temple leaf hygro:


Halfway through:


Finished but cloudy:


I pulled 83 individual plants of Star repens out of my little carpet area and for the record... It takes FOREVER to plant that many of them
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
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Just realized that I never posted a picture of the final product

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