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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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Version 2.

hi everyone!
it's been a while since i last had a journal going.
i decided to start fresh with what i'm calling version 2 of my finnex 4 gallon tank.
it's been up and running for about 5 weeks now but after 3-4 scapes i'm happy with where it's at right now.

Here's the details, cause everyone loves them as much as I do!

Tank: 4 gallon finnex
Light: 13w cfl pointed vertically down 12 inches from substrate (should be medium light and may consider moving to 23w for high light if necessary)
Substrate: AS
Plants: Blyxa Japonica, hydrocotle japan, anubias nana, very few glosso and h.m.
Helanthium tenellum
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Marsilea quadrifolia
Bacopa monierri
Staurogyne repens
Rotala sp. 'Colorata'
Ludwigia arcuata
Ludwigia arcuata x repens
Persecaria sp 'Kawagoeanum'
Hygrophila sp 'Bold'

ph: 6 (normally my ph is around 6.8)
amm: 0
nitrite: 0
nitrate: 5
TDS: 53

dosing macro and micro 3 times a week.
co2 on 24/7 around 1 bps.
lights on 6 hours for now - i have to see what's right for the tank.
have been water changing nearly every 2-3 days for the last few weeks, i think it's a bit more stable now.
i may go another week of water changes but will likely be just once a week from now on.

a small dw i kept from tom barr's batch

you can see the hydrocotle in the back

instead of using rocks i planted just the roots of my anubias. it wasn't easy at times because the roots were fairly short on some of them.

i love fishing lines!

let me know what you guys think! i'm ready for fish but would like to give it some careful consideration. i like the idea of getting some chili rasbora but to me...they're rather boring. the red does pop but they're kinda...dull.

i was looking into the dario darios but for some reason most people are out of them right now. and i don't want to pay $50 for a pair.. haha kinda crazy to me!

additionally, i'm looking for some tips or ideas on additional plant placement or moving of current plants. i'd love to mix in some redness into the tank!

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