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post #911 of (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 04:54 AM
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Location: Rhode Island
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Here is my 15 gallon 'Bedside" tank. =]

Its standard size, though its my first 'dirted' planted tank, so im having a bit of problems, but im blundering though it with many water changes.
[My other planted tank has only sand!]

Its Miracle Grow Organic Potting Soil, sifted though a wide tank cover, and capped with half sand/half gravel. I had a hard time coming up with the final scape, so i moved plants around and some of the soil has come up in the back, but im not sure what i want to do about it.

Lighting is a bit wonky, but i try to stay to a five to six hour night/day cycle. It works because i can have it on from the timei wake up til i go to work, then when i come home i can turn the light on for another six hours, til i go to bed. [Sometimes, it stays on for nine or ten, if i fall asleep. When that happens, i give the tank a longer night period, about three more hours, then turn the light on. The tanks never complained!

As for ferts, in another tank, [which is where i stole the seeded sand from] there were osmocote tabs, which are not in this tank. ive tried pushing them all down in the sand, but theres spots i cant quite get to, or see. Other than that, i dose Flourish Comprehensive. I plan on adding iron caps/ potash/dolomite tabs and osmocote tabs, once i am finally sure this is what i want. Not sure if i should continue to dose flourish after adding the tabs, though ill jump that hurdle when i get to it! =]

For Flora:
Banana Plants
Aponogeton Bolivianus
Aponogeton Ulvaceus
Aponogeton Undulatus
Crinum Calamastratum
Melon plant
Marsilea Quad.
dwarf red lily
sword plant
repens x arcuata
rotala rundifolia
java fern
bacopa monnieri

Fauna: endler males
leasy killifish juvies
two ADF
five otos
apple snail
[soon to be adding more!]

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50g, 45g, 15g, 10g, 2x2.5g, 2g bowl

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