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Aqueon 20g Loooooooooooooooog Possibilities! Updated: 1/8/13 [Old Thread]

Current Photo - January 8th 2013

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Tank Specs:

Aqueon 20 Gallon Long (30L x 13W x 12H)
Water Volume 15 Gallons


Black Diamond 1" Cap
Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix (MGOCPM) 1" Deep


Eheim 2213
Aquaclear 30
Coralife 36" T5HO Fixture (x1 39w 6,700K & x1 39w Colormax)
Milwaukee MA957 Regulator


Christmas Moss
Bacopa Carolina
Flame Moss
Hemianthus Callitrichoides
Limnobium Laevigatum
Limophila Sessiliflora
Ludwigia Arcuata
Rotala Colorata
Sagittaria Subulata
Willow Moss


1 Ablino Bristlenose Pleco
2 Otocinclus
6 Platies
5 Rili Shrimp
4 Platy Fry
15+ Red Cherry Shrimp

Finding The Balance (Lights, Co2, Fertilizers)

Currently, I am in the process of finding a healthy balance in this tank. I started at 50PAR (medium light) with 9 a hour photo period; however algae has force me to reduce light intensity by raising my fixture. Right now, I am at about 35PAR (low light) with a 7 hour photo period. I do not dose any fertilizers in this tank at the moment, but I am going to start EI dosing very soon. I hope to add fertilizers, add flora, and increase to medium light while finding a healthy balance in this tank.

The Big Picture

I setup this tank up for the simple fact that I wanted to learn more about this hobby. I am still very new to the fish & plant keeping hobby. This is my first dirt tank, but not my first planted. In fact, this tank is my second planted tank and I have been learning a lot every step of the way. I want to send a special thanks to all our friends here on The Planted Tank (TPT) for helping me out. Please take some time to read though my thread here and comment. Thanks for reading.


This is the beginning of my 20L.

>Aqueon 20L
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Just think of all the possibilities!

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