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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Smile 4 weeks of growth - 4 pics

4 weeks of growth on my 8g nano



The wisteria has been chopped down twice now and propagated to fill in the back - thinking of removing it soon and replacing with some red plant.
Water onion on the right also gets trimmed weekly - might have to go as well.

Just added an additional light (for 51W) and injected CO2 - curious to see how week 5 fares.

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Nice growth!

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nice transition!

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 05:12 PM
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what's that grassy stuff up front? Micro sword?

tank looks really good.
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It is microsword! It is showing the least vibrancy - which will hopefully be cleared up by the higher wattage lights and addition of pressurized CO2.

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8 gal cube: Fluval Flora
Substrate: Fluval Stratum / Petco Sand
Hardscape: Found driftwood / rocks
Filtration: modified Magnum 350 canister - recirculation gate / valved
Other Tek: 2x 13W 6500K CFL (~3 W/G), (11/15 added 1x 25W CFL and solenoid controlled CO2 injection)

Flora: Anubias (removed) / Green Crypt / Micro Sword / Windelov Fern / Wisteria / random betta bulb / fissidens fontanus

Fauna: Betta Splendens, 5x(?) Red Cherry Shrimp, 1 Apple Snail, 1 Nerite Snail, 10x Corydoras Pygmaeus, 1 Amano Shrimp, 1 Otoclinus

Light Schedule: 8 hours on 16 off, CO2 8:16 shifted 1 hour earlier than the lights

Ferts: Dosing Flourish 2x weekly as of week 3, no root tabs or cal-mag

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^ which plant is on the left of the microsword? awesome looking tank!
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^ which plant is on the left of the microsword? awesome looking tank!
Thanks my friend, that'd be a Cryptocoryne Wendtii - grows like a weed
So far I've removed 4 leaves which were getting aged.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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While We're on the subject, here's the current growth

original for comparison


4.5 days after the last pic in the series


Think the crypt needs a haircut
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