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post #1 of 103 (permalink) Old 04-04-2013, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Jareds New 2.5 Tank!

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4 ember tetras
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10W heater

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post #2 of 103 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 02:18 AM
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Nice tank!
I think it needs a little more sand for depth, a little more wood and a lot more plants then it will have reached its peak!

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nice tank!
I think it needs a little more sand for depth, a little more wood and a lot more plants then it will have reached its peak!
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Yeah, that substrate layer is WAAYYY too thin IMO. Then, either more plants or more hardscape, as it's looking quite bare at the moment. Congrats on the new tank.

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Jareds New 2.5 Tank!

Yeah I'm gonna actually set it up this time since I was kinda rushing last night when I set it up


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Here's a FTS^

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All 4 ember tetras

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Added more Hygro Polysperma

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Also added some Rotala indica


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Jareds New 2.5 Tank!

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Using biomedia in the tank so when I get the new filter tomorrow I can put it in there. The embers are coloring up nicely and all the plants are slowly starting too grow again!Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365467116.421031.jpg
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Here's the filter! Does 58 GPH and has pretty intense flow, I have the flow all the way down and the media is a small black insert sponge and 5 bio media rings


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Here's a FTS as of 11/4/13 added some trimmings from the DBP Tank as well as the co2.

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One of 4 embers died due to some ammonia in the water, hopefully I will be getting 4 more so that will make 7.
I also was planning on getting red cherry shrimp in the future when the tank is more mature


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Just curious, is that 10W heater keeping your temp stable? I've heard mixed reactions on keeping a stable temp in a 2.5G tank...

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Just curious, is that 10W heater keeping your temp stable? I've heard mixed reactions on keeping a stable temp in a 2.5G tank...
The 10W heater had a crack in it so I traded it for a 25W heater and it keeps the temp at 75-77 degrees.


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Tons of new growth since I added the fluval co2 from the 3G DBP tank


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