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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-02-2013, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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My newest planted tank....would like your input

New aquascape...waiting for it to grow in. Added pogostemus helferi, made a light hood with compact fluorescents and led strip too, and made a co2 diffuser. Root tabs by seachem and liquid ferts. Plants and fish seem to be happy now. Trying for high tech on a low tech budget...lol
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-02-2013, 08:28 PM
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New aquascape...waiting for it to grow in. Added pogostemus helferi, made a light hood with compact fluorescents and led strip too, and made a co2 diffuser. Root tabs by seachem and liquid ferts. Plants and fish seem to be happy now. Trying for high tech on a low tech budget...lol
Wow that's a nice start for low budget...I take forever to get where ur tank is. Lol


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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-02-2013, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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I used a $10 light strip from Home Depot an made a hood with 2x4's, then mounted a LED strip. I am using 3 compact fluorescents 25 watt 6400k, and got a fluval ceramic diffuser for about $12. The CO2 is from a dr. Pepper bottle with sugar water and yeast. Not much money into it, but didn't want to spend to much...the lack of money makes the tank less enjoyable. Lol.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-03-2013, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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Lots more views than opinions! I would love some input on plant selection to placement! Feel free to input .
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-03-2013, 02:57 AM
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Looks vibrant. Not much to say besides "well done". Will look even more lush when plants fill in.

I don't think you really have to, but if you want more plants, I think any Hygrophilia will look nice and keep nutrients in check: Water Wisteria, Willow Hygro, or some variety of Hygrophilia corymbosa will look good at the left back end. A single Water Sprite will add to the jungle. Maybe a red tiger lotus or dwarf Lilly for a touch if color.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-03-2013, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you...I would like more color variation!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-03-2013, 10:52 PM
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wish mine looked that good
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 08:36 PM
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Tank looks really good.
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