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For the big one, its because the tank has a hole drilled in it, used to lead to a sump right underneath but its apparently leaky. So I only fill it up to below it. I actually wanted to turn the hole into the intake for my filter if possible but that involved effort, a visit to home depot and...more effort? Its nice though because I have pennywort growing up from the water that way.

For the 20..well... evaporation. Laziness. Ahem. I keep open tops so it drops pretty fast.

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V that would be cool! Its funny, all the plants on the bottom grow soooo slowly, but if they ever manage to hit the upper half- they start growing like crazy.

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vivadawolf, I'm bringing dwarf sag if you want - it will carpet fast and nicely, even with low light.
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I am sad ... I just lost the last of the mint floating on top of my goldfish tank to mold. The crypts are just sitting there and I know the nitrates have to be on the rise. I don't know if I should try to find someone with a pond to take her, or try an algae scrubber.
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I need a home for my goldfish haha. Its a floater jungle on top for them though.
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post #20 of 128 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 02:44 AM
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I am still working on it. Need to attach the java moss to part of the driftwood and rockwork. Also will be adding Anubias Nana Petite.

Current set-up:

Equipment:
20 Gallon Long
Nova Extreme SLR T-5 30" x 5.5" 48 Watt Freshwater Light Fixture
Aqueon Quiet Flow 30 Filter (Extra carbon to be added)
40 LBS of Eco-Complete Substrate
Drift Wood
Some rock
5 LB. CO2 Tank w/regulator and solenoid

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3) Anubias
1) Cryptocoryne Wendtii
8+) Cyperus helferi(?)
Java Moss
Salvinia (Most likely will be getting rid of it)

Fish/Shrimp:
None yet, but will keep Rasbora's, pygmy corydoras and Celestial Pearl Danios
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I would advise to replace the java moss with something more manageable. I added some fissidens some time ago, and although it doesn't grow near as fast as Java, it is a lot prettier and doesn't go everywhere like Java does. Eventually I think I will replace all my java moss with it.
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I am not crazy about java moss... I have it because I plan on having shrimp and because I don't have anything else at the moment. But I plan to keep it where I can control it. I am looking at a few options and want to have a combination of anubias nana petite and Hemianthus Callitrichoides.

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my main tank, picture taken a while back



another picture of the same tank taken a few month before the 1st one

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my 10g, picture taken about 1 year ago.



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post #25 of 128 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 12:11 AM
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It is the opposite, "crazy low" light. 2x32w T8 in homedepot $49 workshop light fixture. You can see the light fixture sitting on top of the tank in the 2nd picture.

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It is the opposite, "crazy low" light. 2x32w T8 in homedepot $49 workshop light fixture. You can see the light fixture sitting on top of the tank in the 2nd picture.

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Oh nice. You were able to grow H.pinnatifida in lower light?

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Through their growing pains,
My first


today, a wild tangle of greens and oranges





today, a green monster



I tried to link bigger pics to the progression pictures but it didn't work. Oh well, tanks for looking!

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Oh nice. You were able to grow H.pinnatifida in lower light?
yup, most plants do not demand high light as commonly believed.
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Everyone's tanks are beautiful!!! wish mine were as nice. I'm posting a pic of my 40b, the 75g needs an overhaul right now. this is the very beginning and then one from last night and my new little sparkling gourami.the second pic will have to go in another post, can't get another attachment on.
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what it looks like now.
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