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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-02-2014, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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20G Excel based tank

Tank Specs-
Tank size- 30" X 12" X 12",(20 USG approx.)
Substrate-Ada amazonia aqua siol (12li)
CO2 -Excel(Initially 1.5 ml daily now reduced to 1 ml daily)
Light - 2* 36 watts PLL (later reduced to 1 *18 W PLL and 1 * 36 W PLL) for 6-7 hrs daily
Filter- Internal power filter
Dosing- Macro (six days in a week) micro (once in a week)

Flora-
Eleocharis parvula
Anubias nana
Echinodorus tenellus
Taxiphyllum barbieri
Sagittaria subulata
Hygrophila sp. 'Araguaia'
hygrophila polysperma rosanervig
Cardamine (Cardamine lyrata)
Ludwigia repens(melted)
Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Cryptocoryne cordata
Cryptocoryne axelrodi
hygrophila corymbosa stricta
Rotala rotundifolia
Echinodorus amazonicus(trimmed)
Microsorum pteropus
Egeria densa
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Fauna-
Started with 2 mollies and 2 zebra
Once tank was established introduced 8 cardinal and 1 dwarf gourami & 3 mollies-

Tank at beginning-




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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-02-2014, 04:00 PM
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Very awesome looking, the dwarf sag looks so lush.

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Very inspiring! Im only using excel on my 4g and trying to grow rotala sp green is a wee bit frustrating
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Damn that filled in fast!!
Can you post an above tank angel view (looking down into the tank)?
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2014, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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Damn that filled in fast!!
Can you post an above tank angel view (looking down into the tank)?

It filled fast probably because I used tissue cultured HG of japanees variant. However now the growth has reduced. Tenellus and Sagittaria growing very slowly and currently fighting with staghorn .Once I get a chance will upload more pictures for sure.


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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Few Updats after long time

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the tank looks great!
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-26-2015, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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the tank looks great!
Thank you !
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Lost the foreground in summer.Will be re-scaping it soon.Here is the current status

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-20-2015, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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As planned it’s an update after a month .Foreground & back ground modified almost a month now. Few crypts and fern added very recently which seems settled now. Add few rummies which are schooling well. Hope within another months crypts will also flourish and will create more dense forest. Here is the FTS and few fishes.
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