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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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First all planted tank

This is my first all planted tank, 20g long, finally added driftwood and moss that's been soaking for about a month. Let me know how I did, thanks!


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 02:08 PM
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, only thing I might add are some small foreground plants between driftwood where there is bare spots and once I do a big WC before stocking the heater will be getting pushed down lower to hide it a bit

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 06:26 PM
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More plants is always good. I think you're going in the right direction. I'm a stickler about trying to hide equipment (filters, heaters, etc), but that's just me...

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 07:27 PM
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Tank looks really good. Just a little bit of advice. I am running that same light on a 20 Long. When I had it sitting on the tank like you have now it was an algae factory. I raised it about 15" above the substate and dose Excel. If I don't dose Excel algae will work its way in.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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I've been dosing excel daily since I started cycling over 3 weeks ago so far minimal algae
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