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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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A Valley of grass...ADA style

I set this tank up last week and have been now growing it for about 5 days now.

Echinodorus tenellus in rear left
Sagittaria subulata in rear right
DHG up front on the right, HC on the right
Seiryu stone layout
Amazonia and Power Sand
ADA Bubble Counter, Diffuser, Poppy Glass Intake
Finnex 24" LED
Eheim Canister
Pressurized CO2 at 2BPS
ADA Brighty K, Green Gain, Python Git, Step 1

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 06:38 PM
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Wow-That tank is beautiful!
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YES! Can't wait for the fist after trim photos

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Wow, that is really nice. What did you use for a background?
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That should fill in pretty quick! Can't wait to see it grown in.
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Nice looking tank
Can you tel us more about that 24" led
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone!

The tank is showing progressive growth very quickly; I planted heavily because I found it to be better than sparse planting with the Aquasoil. The water changes are a pain in the butt.

The background is a glossy Crayola white board cut to fit behind the tank

The light is a 24" Finnex daylight with 192 LED bulbs. They are economical and have been good plant lights for me so far.

I will update in a week or so after the slow changeover to R/O water as I slow up the water changes to every other day starting Wednesday.
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Updates:



Added some S. repens to the L hand side for some brighter coloring against the DHG and also as a surround for the L Seiryu stone:



Bonus: Snowball Shrimp and a few of my Red Shrimp after a feeding; I hope to move them over to the 60P eventually...we'll see!!



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Very nice. I really like the shrimp to.

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Looks beautiful. Any worries about the shrimp interbreeding?
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Looks beautiful. Any worries about the shrimp interbreeding?
Thanks!

The shrimp probably won't have enough time to interbreed (fingers crossed); I originally planned on moving them to the 60P but after I took over these yellow guys, I decided to put together separate tanks for them. I have a Mini M and a AquaTop Cube that are currently being readied for them; hopefully they don't get busy in the next week or two . They are currently in a Fluval Spec V but I will be taking that tank down after I move the shrimp over

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I am still undecided on fish for the 60P; I originally wanted cardinal tetras but now I am not so sure; ideas are welcome! I want to keep it a species tank like my Emporer Tetra tank on the right hand side.

I use R/O water and re-mineralize so I can pretty much customize the water for any species.

How convenient they lined up right as I was taking the front tank shot, so I took this (there are currently 4 in the 60P)

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So beautiful! One day I'll break down and just do a beautiful field of grass too. I need to join the party.
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may i know the plant list in the tank with the white background?
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may i know the plant list in the tank with the white background?
Sure!

Echinodorus tenellus
Glossostigma elatinoides in fron L hand foreground
Hemianthus callitrichoides on the R hand foreground

That's all
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HC finally starting to grow better, algae has reduced dramatically:

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