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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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5 Gal Planted Tank - Opinions?

Just wanted to show all you fanatics my newly planted 5 gal tank. Im quite new to this so a little help on plant names would be greatly appreciated since my wife got them for me Can i get your opinions in how to better it. Thanks!

Equipment -
- Aquaclear 20 filter
- DIY CO2
- Clamp light - CFL 5000k bulb

Substrate -
- Miracle grow organic potting mix (1")
- Aquarium sand (capped about 1 1/2")
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry didnt put up the pic...here it is!
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Looking good so far, it looks like you've got some moss in the back, a little HC on the right, and DHG in the middle. I'm a newb to so not sure...

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 11:19 PM
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You might have too much light if the clamp lamp is resting directly on top of your tank. Also, that amazon sword in the back will get too big for your tank.

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What fish are in there?
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks a lot guys! I hope it keeps going like this! The plant in the foreground to the right is actually Glossostigma and it grows upward sometimes? As for the light I've been looking for something nicer but I've had no luck, if you know of anything better by all means let me know...as for the fish I'm not sure ingot them at my LFS and they said they would survive without a heater...also have 3 ghost shrimp and 2 are pregnant. You can see the eggs in the stomachs!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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A close up on the amazon sword leaf!
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